I’m so excited to introduce you guys to today’s wedding vendor. The Boxwood Barn has been a florist on my radar for just over a year now and I LOVE seeing their work. Elizabeth & her family are super sweet people. I know I say this over and over, but when booking your vendors not only should you like their work, but you really want to like them as people as well. The last thing you want is to “dread” having to call a vendor because they get on your nerves. Liz is just the opposite. You’ll actually be looking for reasons to call her and chat about your wedding. They do a great job putting all kinds of arrangements together and I stopped by their place in Palestine a few days ago to get some shots.
Here are a few from a wedding we worked together at Elmwood Gardens.
And finally, here is their interview. Enjoy.
How did you get started, how long have you been doing this?
The Boxwood Barn was started in 2004. I majored in Horticulture at Texas A&M University with a specialization in floral design through the “Benz School of Floral Design“. We both got our certification in Wilton Cake Decorating for when we work with flowers on cakes. From there my mom and I joined forces to start The Boxwood Barn. And yes, we do work in a converted barn that has boxwoods around the outside. I am the artsy one, and she is the organizational one.
What is your favorite part about your job?
I love experimenting with designs and working with my hands. This is a family business so that is a plus!
What are some things brides should look for when looking for a florist?
Brides should notice if a florist seems knowledgeable of flowers. Also, a florist should take thorough notes during a consultation, and really listen to the bride’s desires for her wedding. Always ask to see photos! Also, does the florist have solutions and answers to a bride’s problems and questions?
What are some arrangements that you don’t get requested often but you think look great for a wedding?
Topiaries!!! We love topiaries! They can be greens only or constructed of flowers in a bride’s color palette.
What is something unique to your service that you are extra proud of?
We try to add extra touches to our designs and not be cookie-cutter. We love embellishments!
Anything else you wanna say?
Flowers are happy! Our favorites are tulips and sweet peas, go figure. They are not the easiest to work with.
You can’t beat working with a hardy stem like carnations or hydrangeas.
The Boxwood Barn