- Sarah Daniel
Vendor Spotlight: MooseFeathers Florist
Meet Missy Robinson the face behind MooseFeathers Florist!
If you've been following along with us for a while, you're probably familiar with the name MooseFeathers.
Missy is an incredibly talented florist out of Brenham, and one of our favorite recommended vendors!
We wanted to take a moment to not only recognize Missy's talent, but also to ask her to give you some wedding planning tips.
Missy studied Horticulture at Texas A&M University (gig em!), earning both a Bachelor's and Master's of Science, so you could say she knows her flowers.
"I have been married to my husband, Dusty, for 19 years. We have 4 boys. (They are great at delivering weddings and putting out centerpieces!) They are in sports all the time ... we are a huge football family. I have been doing weddings for over 16 years. I love that things are seasonal and always changing. It keeps me excited and motivates me to learn new things."
- Missy Robinson
Missy's 16 years of experience kind of makes her an expert in wedding florals, so we asked her a few questions about flowers, wedding planning, and her business!
Here's what she had to say:
Q: Do you have a favorite flower to work with at weddings?
Asking me what my favorite flower is, is like asking me if I have a favorite child! LOL
I literally love them all.
Each different variety has its own strengths.
Roses are so versatile and come in so many different shades, they hold up well in our heat in the summers... They are pretty high on my list. I love gardenia for the scent. They bruise easily, but you can't get a smell like that anywhere else. I love peony for the colors and the size! I think part of what is so alluring about them is that you can't get them all year. So, you have to appreciate them when they are available. And I can't forget delphinium because blue is my favorite color.
Q: What's your favorite part of decorating at Deep in the Heart Farms?
My favorite thing about DITHF is the people!
The Andersen family and Allison are always so good to us when we come to set up for our weddings. All the staff are so helpful and make us feel comfortable. They are good people, who attract good people. And you can feel it while you are there.
I will also say that I love decorating DITHF because of how convenient everything is to vendors. The unloading area is so nice to get in and out of when you are hauling in 3 carloads full of flowers!
My favorite thing to decorate is the stairs!
Q: What do you recommend that brides always include in their wedding day when it comes to florals? Is there an add-on that you recommend specifically for our venue?
For this venue specifically, I think the cross in the chapel is a must.
It can be as simple as a greenery garland, or it can be a huge floral piece. It is a pretty way to say "there is a wedding here today!" and use it to incorporate your style and colors and set the tone for the evening. I also recommend a head table runner. It can be greenery only, or have floral mixed in... you can incorporate taller arrangements and/or candles. It's nice to treat those special people to a dressy table for dinner.
Q: What are the most popular types of bouquets that you're seeing so far this year?
I love that we are seeing bouquets with more color and unique style. I think classic neutral weddings are great. But, it has been so fun to get to include different colors and textures to stand out on the big day.
The hand-tied, gathered style still seems to be a favorite. I don't think that style is going anywhere for a while, and that suits me just fine. I tend to lean toward a more garden style, so I love a looser, wilder look.
Q: What tips do you have for brides when it comes to choosing wedding day florals?
One thing I really recommend is thinking about your photos and colors that you are choosing.
Some colors photograph differently than others.
Darker colors require different lighting than brighter colors, and the time of year and sunset times will also effect photos.
Your photographer is an expert, so ask them if they have any ideas or concerns about the colors you have chosen.
Also, think about the season that you are getting married!
I know everyone's schedules are crazy and you sometimes have to settle for a wedding date that wasn't your first choice.
But, try to make sure you are choosing florals that are appropriate for the season.
For example, you wanted a spring wedding and your colors were peaches and corals with bits of cream. But, DITHF did not have an opening until the fall of that year.
I would suggest using the peaches and corals, and even some lighter shades, but also throwing in a rusty orange, or some pretty browns and taupes. Foliages and berries could also make your springy shades look a bit more fall appropriate.
Q: Any last tips for brides?
Brides, TRUST YOUR VENDORS! Hire who makes you feel comfortable during the process.
For us, I always try to be as honest as possible... even if it's not the most fun. If something doesn't work in your budget, it's better to know now than later. Give your vendors a budget and some parameters, and then let them work! You will get so much more for your money.
Vendors do this every weekend, and I promise, they want your day to be just as special as you do!
Missy is always such a pleasure to have at the venue. Every time we hear that she is working as a vendor, we're excited to see her!
We have truly enjoyed working with Missy and her team and getting to know her and her family. We have nothing but great things to say about her beautiful florals or our experience with her. She is so genuine and truly cares about her work and how it makes her brides feel. She will go above and beyond to make sure brides are happy!
The couple featured in this blog post are Carly + Ryan Orsak, photographed by Emily Boone Photography.