Peony Bouquet | Garden Style Bouquet

These bridals are what vintage dreams are made of. The dress, the manor; everything about this shoot was classy and it all came together perfectly. Read on to learn more about my feelings towards meeting new creatives and to see how perfectly these photos turned out.

Meeting Other Creatives in the Wedding Industry

One of the things I love about my job is the other creatives in the industry that I get to meet and work with. I cannot make it in this industry as a florist alone. In order to put my work out there for future clients to see, I need a professional photographer to take photos of my work. Anyone with an active blog or Instagram account knows how important it is that your work is photographed professionally. People like looking at nice, edited photos. Luckily, I live in an area where there is no shortage of photographers. I literally have hundreds upon hundreds of photographers to choose from. Even though I have quantity at my fingertips, I’m really needing quality and a certain kind of aesthetic. Over the years I’ve been drawn to a certain type of editing and shooting style and I’ve reached out to those creatives in hopes they find my work aesthetically pleasing and would want to make some magic happen. Working with these individuals have been such a joy! I love it! My job is never boring and it is never the same. Watching people in their element, doing the thing that they love, is fascinating. I love working alongside someone whose heartbeat quickens when they see the work they have created come to life. I’ve thought over and over again that “these are my people”. Sounds completely strange and cheesy (and I’m really hoping my friends will still talk to me after this?) but it’s the truth. I LOVE working with other artists.

Talia is a photographer that reached out to me asking if I wanted to participate in a collaboration for a styled shoot. I had never met this wonderful soul named Talia before. I’m always so honored when someone asks if I, me, Kaytee Stice, wants to be apart of their styled shoot. It’s humbling and it makes my heart swell knowing that another artist likes my work. It is the biggest compliment I could get as a florist. Never having worked with Talia before, I went over to look at her Instagram. This is something that I always do before responding to a collaboration request. Do I like her work? Does she focus on the details? Is it unique? Is it creative? Does it fit in with my own style? I may sound picky, I don’t mean too, but I have found how important it means personally to me that all of these questions get answered with a “heck yes!” before moving forward. Talia’s style has a certain mood to it. In my own words it exudes warmth and happiness. Each photo is perfectly captured, details are exposed, the people in her photos look emotional, vulnerable, comfortable. You know you have talent when you look at a photo and you are emotionally moved by it.

This shoot was taken 9 months ago. (I know seriously right? I need to be better at blogging. I’ll get there I promise) It has been so fun to watch her evolve over the months as a photographer and grow into her own style. As artists and creatives we grow and mature as the months past. We perfect our trade and master the details. It’s really awesome to see someone who was really good then look even better now. I’m stoked because we are working together on another shoot later this month. I know already it’s going to be just as beautiful as this one that was taken almost a year ago.

Vintage Perfection

I typically like photos to be taken outdoors. I really love the natural light, the wind movement, and landscape of shooting outdoors. This shoot opened up my mind to how much potential studio shooting can have. The light (and in some cases, lack of light) of these photos are just amazing. This shoot was actually taken place in someone’s old Victorian styled home. The open bay windows, the warm and dark wooden staircases and architectural details, it was just dreamy. The dress complimented the design of the house completely. We had Silk and Willow ribbon run almost done to the floor. How is that her ribbon always seems to be the perfect and final touch? I sure love it when everything comes together! What are some of your favorite indoor shoots that you’ve done or seen? Put the link up in the comments! With winter coming I could use a little indoor studio inspiration!

Florist: Talia Photography

Photographer: Roots Floral Design (that’s me!)

Ribbon: Silk and Willow

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"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"

-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding

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“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”

-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond.  Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."

-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"

-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding