Why so much greenery?!

I feel it's only fair for a florist to explain why they might work with so much greenery. Read: are you even a florist?! My reasons might differ from many that are going for the green purely for aesthetic reasons. BUT here are a few:

  • Working with foliage is much more sustainable than solely using blooms. Greens grow faster and are replenished more easily than flowers.
  • I'm able to source many of my greens directly from semi-local farmers in Florida and surrounding areas, as opposed to shipping from Columbia, Ecuador, and the Netherlands, as many traditional wedding blooms are.
  • Let's be real- it saves me money on cooling costs, which translates to saving you money on your order.
  • Greenery seems to be popular with down-to-earth brides, the kind I just love working with.
  • Texture and tone: different types of foliage beautifully bring these elements into play in different designs.
  • It looks natural. My goal is to give you beautiful arrangements and bouquets for your event, but not have them take over the space. Using combinations more readily found in nature is how I like to accent you on your big day! 

I am always up for creating a traditional, flower-filled bouquet, but those greens will forever have my heart. Stay tuned for our full feature on our botanical wedding from last fall and see why!

stephens-1120 (2017-10-28T12_57_39.718).jpg
color logo.png

Springtime Bridal Portraits

JPP_6826-2 copy.jpg

A few weeks ago I was asked to design a bridal bouquet and boutonnière for a styled photo shoot at Savannah Rapids, in Augusta, GA. Little did I know, I would be working with a real couple! 

These two lovebirds absolutely worked it, and I'm overjoyed I was able to participate as they recreated their wedding day. I might be biased, but I think there's something so special about couples that can renew their commitment weeks, months, or years after the fact. It was colder down at the river than any of us expected, but you definitely can't tell from looking at these! *insert fire emoji here*

I N G R E D I E N T S:
Ohara & spray roses, anemones, wax flower, gunny eucalyptus, bear grass, and dusty miller & snapdragons from my garden. I loveee adding in home-grown elements!

C R E D I T S: 
Florals: Honeycomb Florals (that's me!)
Photography & Coordination: Juliana Payne Photography
Bride's Attire: House of the Bride
Groom's Attire: Simon's Formal Wear
Hair/Makeup: Camry Powell
Bling (AKA ring): Windsor Fine Jewelers
Boutonnière Backing: Flowerstay

Check out the gallery below!

Dates Available for Booking

Couples usually book their wedding florist anywhere from 6-12 months out from their big day. Since I've been getting more and more inquiries for late fall of this year, I feel it's only fair to give an update on our availability. 

Honeycomb Florals will soon be adding a mini worker bee to the hive (read: I'm having a baby!). My little honey (How many bee-related puns can I add into this post? We shall see!) is due in October of this year, so I won't be taking on any major events from late September 2018-January 2019. I will still be scheduling consultations during that time, and will continue to fill orders for my holiday table runners. We will post more updates on those as the time approaches (ahem... after we see how my postpartum brain is humming along).

Please reach out with any questions! I am eager to continue to fill 2019 and get back into the swing of things with a little bugger on my hip. March is partially booked at this point, but the rest is yours. 

We are buzzing with excitement. Oh! And stay tuned for some floral maternity photos.

xoxo
Mallory & the babe

color logo.png

"Into the Woods" Styled Shoot

styleds-1068.jpg

Last month the Honeycomb team trudged into Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, SC for an afternoon of styling with Dailey Alexandra Photography and Baked by Lex. We ran around in the mud (aka horse poop) for about 3 hours while Dailey brought my floral designs to life with her gorgeous photography. Shoutout to Alexis for running around barefoot in that as our model, and to all the equestrians we confused with our 'pop up wedding' in the middle of their trails.

This day was one for the books. Whose idea was it to fashion a real-wood arch, sweetheart table and its fixings, bouquets and arrangements and lug all the supplies about a mile into the woods? Certainly not I........... (sarcasm goes here). I am oh-so-thankful my husband knocked some sense into me and talked me out of carrying our 6-seater pine dining table back there! Although that might have been selfishly motivated on his part.... hmm. Moving on.

I N G R E D I E N T S:
Sahara & spray roses, curly willow, bupleurum, brunia, scabiosa pods, dried yarrow, ruscus, wax flower, and alllll the eucalyptus you can think of (silver dollar, willow, gunny, & seeded eucs) 

C R E D I T S:
Florals & Arbor: Honeycomb Florals (that's us!)
Photography: Dailey Alexandra Photography
Cake & Bride: Baked by Lex
Moral Support: Our dear hubs that helped wherever needed. I'm sure it was just what they wanted to do ;) 

Scroll through to see the vintage-inspired, woodland wedding scene.

Honeycomb Timeline

Wondering what working with a dedicated florist for your wedding is like?
Read below to see what to expect as a Honeycomb Bride!
 

6-12 Months from your date: Consultation and proposal delivery. We will meet or speak on the phone to go over your vision of your wedding flowers. I’ll deliver a proposal to you within 72 hours of that meeting that includes a description of the items you may be ordering and the estimated cost. 25% of your total balance is due at the time contract is signed. This will reserve your date and ensure that I am all yours for the week of your wedding!

6 Weeks Out: Review order and determine adjustments. Maybe you added an extra bridesmaid and need another bouquet; perhaps the guest list just keeps growing or you would like runners instead of round centerpieces, etc. This is the time when we will meet either in person or over the phone to review the original proposal and determine if any changes need to be made. 

4 Weeks Out: Final Payment Due. This is the latest date to make a payment. I start preparations about one month before your wedding, and need to place the order for your flowers about two weeks prior. After that, it will be up to what the wholesaler has on-hand. (Don’t worry about this part, they have a TON of gorgeous blooms, but we want to make sure to order the specifics you’ve requested). 

Your Wedding Day: Delivery. I deliver your order and set up any installations. We (briefly) swoon over your day. I may stay around to help move items from the ceremony to reception space, if we’ve arranged that. 

1 Week Post-Party: Rental return. This won’t apply to everyone. If you have chosen to rent larger items like an arch or wall from me instead of buying them, we will need to arrange the return of those within one week of the event.

At any time: Text me, email me, call me. I aim to have transparent business practices and be available to my clients. You won’t bother me, I promise. 

Weddings should be FUN for the couple, and my goal as your florist is to keep the stress of planning out of the equation, at least for the flowers. ;)

Why Honeycomb?

I get it, there can be hundreds of options that come up as you look for a wedding florist. I've listed below (I love lists) a handful of ways Honeycomb Florals helps take the stress out of this part of your wedding. Without further ado- Why Honeycomb?

  • The Experience. You will receive a one-on-one consultation, a personalized proposal with floral vision “recipes” to see how your ingredients might look together, contact throughout the process, fresh designs and products, with clear and fair prices.
     
  • The Creativity. No matter our level of DIY, we have all scrolled through Pinterest looking at wedding ideas. You found something you want to execute, but don’t know where to start? Great! You didn’t find anything, but have ‘this one idea…’? Even better. I have a unique, nontraditional approach to design, and love attempting to create something new with flowers and greenery. 
     
  • The Details. I am a recovering perfectionist, but that won’t stop me from executing your vision with an unsurpassed attention to detail. I only book 2-3 weddings per month so that I can give your event the care it deserves. 
     
  • The Attention. I am available to my clients and respond promptly to questions, concerns, ideas, maybe you need to vent, maybe you have changes to your order, etc. Call me, Beep me, If you wanna reach me (Kim Possible, anyone?!).
     
  • The Value. Floral design is my passion, but weddings are not a way to show off my work. My designs are there to accent you, not the other way around.  

Contact us with any questions, or to set up your (free) consultation!