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10 Pretty Things We Love About Little Hill Floral Designs

Today we get the pleasure of meeting Jenni, an absolute burst of delightful dynamite and owner of Little Hill Floral Designs. She started Little Hill when she was pregnant with her first babe (talk about girl power!) and has been creating beauty ever since. But there’s much more to learn – we’re talking red lips, inspiration, and key points to keep in mind when looking for the right floral designer for your big day!

1. How did you get into floral design?

I started out in the floral industry in 1999, when I was just 17 years old. I worked with two incredible bosses, a wedding florist and an interior design student. Right away, I was taken under their wing into the world of design, joy, and creativity… and just like that, I was hooked! For six years I managed, in my opinion, the cutest floral shop I’ve ever seen. After gaining some invaluable knowledge about the industry, I moved on to plan and manage 100+ weddings per year at one of Orange County’s most beautiful, busiest events studio. In 2012, my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child; we were filled with joy and I was filled with bravery. The kind of bravery that makes you want to open up your own business, while pregnant, because owning a business would be much easier. That was silly of me to think, or was it pregnancy brain?

During that first year of starting my own business and my pregnancy, I became lead designer for one of the industry’s most prestigious floral shops. Being lead designer for this floral shop gave me the knowledge and push (pun intended!) to welcome my second baby: Little Hill Floral Designs. With the help of my wonderful staff, we plan and design multiple weddings a year, and no design leaves my shop without my personal touch. I am passionate and truly love what I do… what’s that saying? “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life again.” Although, I think the job chose me.

2. What’s your personal motto, or a phrase that inspires you creatively?

I have two: the first is “A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are made for…” I’m not even a boating person, I just feel that this is very beautiful and relatable. And my favorite to say around the shop: “Teamwork makes the dreamwork!” It really does take a team of people to perfect a wedding. Everyone has their special talents and contributes something different to the element of design, so when we all put our talents together we are able to create something amazing.

3. Can you describe your aesthetic in three words?

Organic, sincere and romantic :)

4. What are three things you can’t live without?

Red lipstick (it’s my trademark), a design knife (it gets the job done!), and my family (their love and support).

5. Where do you find inspiration?

Aside from obvious answers like nature and keeping current on fashion trends, I find my inspiration from getting to know my clients. More than just their likes or dislikes of flowers, but their overall style; this allows my brain to create and know it is the right design for them. For myself personally, I will build off anything with a splash of blue, any tone, any style, I love blues (just not blue flowers)!

6. What’s your favorite social media platform?

At the moment I would have to say my favorite is Instagram. So much of what we do is visual, so I feel it is a great platform to show our style and work.

7. What is a floral design detail that often gets overlooked, that you wish got more attention in the planning process?

Pinspotting florals! I know it is more a part of the planning process, and not floral design, but it really can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of the room.

8. What do you think is the most important question a client can ask, when deciding who to hire for their floral designer?

I wouldn’t say a question, but a feeling of trust. We are creative people as floral designers. Some of my best work has been when a client gives me a vision and allows me to create it. I think it is most important to feel that your florist gets your vision and that you can trust them to create it.

9. What’s been your proudest professional accomplishment as a floral designer?

Ceiling treatments! But really, I feel proud every time I get to see a couples’ vision come to life.

10. When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

Play legos with my daughter, cook and karaoke!

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Photography: Jenna Bechtholt Photography | Floral Design: Little Hill Floral Designs

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Saturday Morning Movie: Traditional Mexican Hacienda Wedding

Happy Saturday morning! No need to attack that to-do list just yet; it’s the weekend and you deserve a break (am I right or am I right!?). So pour a second cup of coffee and settle in for some good vibes with this wedding clip courtesy of Light Cannon Films. It has transatlantic love, a gorgeous gown and a sweet, emotional Mother of the Groom – what more could you ask for?

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From Light Cannon Films… When Ana called us over a year before her wedding and asked us to be a part of her big day in Mexico City, it seemed like a dream. But it didn’t get any more real as the day approached; and the actual wedding was the most surreal part. Not only did we have the thrill of seeing another culture’s celebration of love, we got a glimpse into the lives of two people who we will never forget.

Ana and Evan met in Paris while both studying abroad, but it wasn’t until their tour was almost over that they realized they didn’t want to be apart. So, Evan vowed to buy a ticket to visit Ana in Mexico City, a promise Ana didn’t yet understand the depth of. Evan held true to his word and immersed himself in Ana’s world, even learning Spanish and working for her father. When they faced obstacles that came from an international relationship, they overcame them. When they could have easily decided it would be simpler to part ways and live their separate lives, they held fast to each other and came out stronger.

It’s no wonder that their wedding day was the most epic beginning to the Perrys’ forever. From a riverboat rainstorm to a traditional church in the heart of Mexico City, to a breathtaking vintage hacienda for a reception that lasted all night, their rehearsal and wedding was a non-stop celebration of two becoming one.

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Photography: Linda Arredondo | Cinematography: Light Cannon Films | Event Planning: Monica Moreno - Eventos Hechos A Mano | Wedding Dress: Krikor Jabotian | Makeup: Gerardo Parra | Hair: Orange Beaute Salon | Groom's Attire: Sastreria Adrian

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Bright Pink + Glamorous Gold Will Never Go Out Style

This Bride was made for the silver screen and her wedding was perfectly fit for an old Hollywood movie, from the gorgeous rose bouquet in blush and bright pink, to her classic hairstyle. She wed her handsome Groom surrounded by gold glam and Dana Fernandez captured it all. If you need us, we’ll be pinning every pic (this, this and this are must see’s!) from the Vault and loving every single second of it!

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From Dana Fernandez Photography… Brett and Kaci’s wedding day was absolutely worthy of a cinematic love story. In true old Hollywood style, Kaci worked with Serendipitous Event Planning to chose neutrals, gold and pinks for her décor. She looked poised, elegant and truly royal in her Essense of Australia dress. Brett looked like a dapper leading man in his finely cut tuxedo by Michael Kors. Together, they are a truly charming couple – as completely likable as they are ready for the silver screen!

To add to the sophisticated theme, the two were married at a romantic French Chateau inspired venue, called Chateau Cocomar which is nestled away within a Houston suburb. The venue was just as elegant as the wedding with marble, white, and gold accents, which also made it a dream to photograph. The ceremony was held in the upstairs in front of an ornate and oversized fireplace alongside beautiful ombre pink florals. After the ceremony, guests were welcomed into a reception dripping in over the top gorgeous florals at each table by Flora & Eventi.

The handsome couple spent the evening dancing the night away to an 80’s rock band. And once the party came to a close, friends and loved ones wished the newlyweds good luck and farewell with a sparkler exit. And so the film came to a close with a little movie magic as Kaci and Brett drove off in a classic 1950’s Rolls Royce. It was such a joy to work with this amazing couple that reminded us that fairytales really do come true!

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Photography: Dana Fernandez Photography | Event Planning: Serendipitous Event Planning And Design | Wedding Dress: Essense | Cake: Lisa Barcelona | Invitations: Invitation Solutions | Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Groom's Attire: Michael Kors | Venue: Chateau Cocomar | Bridal Boutique: Houston Bridal Gallery | Bride's Hair +Makeup: Leila Ruth Salon | Bridesmaids' Hair + Makeup: Sunkissed And Made Up | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Floral Design + Decor: Flora & Eventi | Vow Books: BHLDN

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