Did you see the amazing floral decor at Get Hitched Give Hope? We want to extend a big “thank you” to July Floral Designfor helping to make our event this year look absolutely fabulous! Owner of July Floral Design, Tess Kelbaugh, worked hard crafting some showstopping pieces – let’s take a moment to learn more about her company…
Tess, tell us a little about your company and why you are a floral designer…
I am delighted to be a floral designer in my hometown of Seattle. I find it empowering to have my own business, and to work with fresh flowers, illumination, fabrics and interesting containers! I was drawn to the scale of working with flowers- whether it’s the intimate beauty of a single blossom, or the breathtaking effect flowers bring to an event. After working in several shops in Portland, Oregon, I realized that this world was right for me.
What do you love most about your work?
The creative possibilities are endless. I love working personally with my clients, listening to their inspirations, and creating work that encapsulates that. The expressions of surprise and satisfaction on my client’s faces are deeply rewarding. We have such a fabulous diversity of flowers and plants that grow in the Northwest, and I love to incorporate what is in season as much as possible.
Why did you get involved with Get Hitched Give Hope?
I think it’s important to give back to this community. While I haven’t lost any family members to a terminal illness, I have helped friends through their losses. I am excited to be part of such a fulfilling cause.
What designs did you create for Get Hitched Give Hope this year?
I worked with the flowers and décor team to create a dazzling evening! I was particularly excited to design in a large-scale capacity. I created original designs to bring two 14 ft. tall metal trees to life using Orchids, feathers, and votives among other whimsical items! Guests enjoyed these trees while bidding on items in the ballroom.
Tess, thank you for all your help with our event! How can we stay in touch?
Check out my website: www.julyfloraldesign.com