How is it already January 5th?! I know I know, we’re just 5 days into the New Year but it seems like time is already flying so fast. Well, I took a small hiatus during the holidays but I’m back and ready to share with you one of my favorite California Vendor Friends (Friendor), Miss Kaylia Fisher of Tumbleweed Floral Truck.
I had the privilege of meeting Kaylia at a styled shoot I’d planned almost two years ago now. I immediately knew she had talent as she took the color scheme and vision of
the styled shoot and made her florals something magical. Kaylia’s business was just starting out and I knew she was going great places. And lordy, I was right! I think it’s fair to say now that she is one of the up and coming luxury wedding florists in the San Francisco Bay Area. She consistently creates lush, organic, whimsical florals that will guarantee to make your wedding the vision of beauty you’ve been dreaming of.
Without further ado, please welcome Kaylia Fisher of Tumbleweed Floral Truck
What’s your favorite ice cream?
What’s your go-to song?
Always changing, but right nowCalifornia by Joni Mitchell
Do you have a favorite quote?
‘Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.’ -Ernest Hemingway
Now let’s talk about your business:
How did you get started in your business?
Freelancing in New York City while going to school for an event and design company who did large floral installs for stores on 5th Ave. I moved home after college and helped out a family friend who did wedding florals as a side job and decided it was where I really felt at home.
How long has your business been established for?
Since February 2014
What’s the process like when someone books with you?
We start with the initial inquiry and then the client fills out a pretty in depth consultation form so I can get a clear idea of their vision to be sure it lines up with my
style; I always want to be sure we are a good fit for each other aesthetically. Then we go through a few rounds of estimates until we decide on something that is agreeable open; the estimate will of course change but we make final edits around 2 months before the wedding. I then accept a retainer to book the date and then the rest of the design is completed at the 2 month mark where we’ll go over final quantities and any changes as well as design. They will then receive a final invoice and an in depth design board before their final payment is due!
What makes you different from the rest?
First of all, my floral truck, which is still a work in progress hopefully launching Valentines Day 2018. But I’d like to think I have a modern boho vibe that fits the modern California bride in a unique way.
What do you love about your field?
The way that florals elevate the entire event. I always say their what makes the difference between a party and a wedding.
What are some popular trends you’ve seen this year that you think will be big next year?
Velvet, bridesmaids jumpsuits and alternatives to bridesmaids bouquets like lanterns and hoops.
If you could give three pieces of advice for couples who are looking to hire a vendor like you, what would those be?
1. Get clear on a realistic floral budget for your vision— first decide how important florals are to your day.
2. Find someone who’s style really mirrors yours— there are so many great florists out there; its important to find the right one for you.
3. Have fun! Florals are your chance to really add in some pizazz to your design. If your on the fence about where to play with color, I always say in the florals! If your someone who’s scared of color, choose a neutral linen and go big with florals.
Want to learn more about this floral boss babe or inquire about having her as part of your wedding team?