When we started By Recommendation Only in 1989, we interviewed Peggy as the very first florist. Peggy has now been in business for 20 years and still loves it as much as when she started. She likes the creativity involved, being part of such an important day, and the relationships she builds with her clients. Her goal is to fulfill the brides dreams, whether the budget be large or small. During the first appointment you get a good overview of her work from her extensive portfolio. She learns her clients preferences and makes suggestions accordingly. She can suggest appropriate styles for petite or tall brides. For vintage styles, shell come up with a floral design reflecting the era. If she underestimates the cost, she will honor the original price proposal.
Weddings are 75 percent of her business, and she has accumulated many wedding props and containers over the years. I saw Peggys work at a church in San Jose. The bridesmaids had teardrop bouquets with large ivory South American roses, pink and lavender roses, and deep purple delphinium florets. The bride held a cascade bouquet with large ivory South American roses, pink roses, lavender larkspur florets, and purple iris. At the front of the church there was a gorgeous arrangement of white gladiolus, stock, deep purple delphinium, alstroemeria, iris, and ivy trailed down around the beautiful iron stand that held
it. Peggy is a very nice person who can make you feel as if you have known her for years. One bride even said, "I felt like it was a friend doing our flowers." Her clients love her wonderful work and thank her for her dedication.
"You shared so many great ideas. It meant so much to me that you took so much time to talk with me about what we wanted and how to get there economically."
Before you hire a florist