I met Esu from Esu Floral back in March, when we collaborated with some local vendors on a cherry blossom photoshoot. Esu does absolutely stunning floral work, which I am excited to be featuring on the blog today! She is a great option for those who are looking for beautiful but also affordable flowers for their wedding or event. Be sure to read through her post to learn more about her, and to see examples of some weddings that she has done. <3
Who are you? I am Esu, the owner and floral designer of Esu floral.
Why did you start doing weddings? I should first tell why I started doing floral design. I grew up in an artistic family and my grandpa showed me how to put together centrepieces for the dinner tables since I was a little girl. After I moved to Vancouver from Alberta, I decided to take formal floral arrangement courses.
I started doing wedding flowers for my own wedding, and a few friends' weddings in Ottawa and Vancouver afterwards. These experience encouraged me to open Esu Floral to provide affordable custom-design floral arrangements for weddings, events, offices and homes.
Many brides and grooms had expressed to me their desire to arrange wedding flowers themselves but they didn't know what to order to achieve the look that they are going for. I am able to work with my clients and, in addition to providing arranged flowers, Esu Floral also provides personalized DIY packages for whom would like to be more involved. The difference between our DIY packages and the ones from others is that we custom design every package for all our clients with the flowers that they want. Free consultations are also provided along the way, so even our DIY brides would not be working alone for their biggest day.
What is your favourite part of working in the wedding industry? My favourite part is that I can always connect with the happiest people. I love listening to their love stories and getting to know them as a person. Of course, every couple is different, but one thing is always the same - the love to each other and the excitement for the wedding and their future life being together. Everyone around them can feel this karma. When I work for weddings, I don't feel that I am working but more as sharing a part of our couples' happy and exciting moments of life.
Any advice for couples who are currently planning their wedding? A tip that I have for planning couples is that most flower shops carry vases and simple decors. Before you contact decor companies for vases or other decors, check with your florist. In most cases, they will have or can source the decor for you, so you will have more time to deal with other items on your agenda. Last but not least, contact your vendors as early as possible. For flowers, it is recommended to contact your flower vendor at least 6 months in advance so you will have enough time to discuss the design with your florist, and get the all the details taken care of as well.
A random fact (or two) about yourself. I love eating sushi. I didn't know I would love sushi so much until I moved here. I am saving to dine at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo one day. I also love visiting open houses during my spare time.
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