This review is actually a very special one. I worked for Allen Lichaa, owner of Picture Perfect Petals, for five years, and throughout the years we became very close friends. I know first hand how kind, incredibly hard working, and detail orie...
nted Allen really is. This last September, he was my florist at my own wedding. Eli (my now husband) and I have been together for 12 years. We had many opportunities to get married, but we waited so long because we wanted to do things our way. Our wedding ceremony and celebration was incredibly important to us, and there was absolutely no one else I was going to have to do our florals.
I have been to many weddings, but it was very humbling this time around as the bride. To any potential brides out there, floral work is hard work. It's a combination of artistry, business, and labour. I have seen Allen’s dedication to perfection, and it was no different on my day. Every wedding I ever worked with him, Allen would step up if another vendor needed help, if there was a crisis (we saw our fair share), or just if a little detail wasn't quite right. He wasn't just a florist who set up and left. He never thinks “that's not my job” and lets someone struggle. He is a creative problem solver. Trust me, you want Allen on your team for your day. His spirit and dedication drives his team, and these values are reflected in each of them, to go above and beyond. I felt absolutely taken care of my wedding day, I knew with Allen in charge, my vision would be perfect.
Creative vision and execution is where Picture Perfect Petals truly shines. Allen is constantly evolving, and falling in love with new designs. As a bride you want your vendors to love your choices and be excited about what they do for you. Every wedding, I saw Allen fall in love again and again with each design and color palet. He is never static. I love that he is passionate about every bride’s vision, and he always wants to try something new. For my wedding I had a very specific vision that I had never seen done before. I wanted an asymmetrical floral arch growing from the two pines at my ceremony site. Allen and his assistant built jaw dropping floral pieces that defied gravity and gave our ceremony site the most romantic and beautiful backdrop. It was the perfect mix of whimsical summer and dramatic fall, and just the right balance of soft and contrasting colors. Even my small arrangements I wanted were perfect, with varying colors and textures. My bridal bouquet was stunning, and I especially can't wait to see the flat lay photos of our details! (Allen is a master of these, check out his instagram). Honestly, his work speaks for itself, but if you wonder about the person behind the designs and hard work, I can attest that there is no one more passionate and talented than Allen. His work was the marvel of everyone at my celebration and lives vividly in all our memories and photos!
With love, Hayley Carroll