I was beyond excited to work with Jenevieve and Wild Flora, but unfortunately, my experience was not the greatest.
Wild Flora was the very first vendor that I booked, and at least a year and a few months before our wedding actually took place....
I am really into plants and gardening, and I was so excited to work with such a high caliber florist.
One of the main reasons we booked with Wild Flora is their focus on sustainable and local foraging. But a few days before our wedding, they reached out and said that Hurricane Ian impacted their floral supplies, so they were going to have to swap out some of the plan (and give us a discount). Our wedding was in Utah, so I'm honestly unsure how much of their florals are sustainably sourced if a hurricane on the east coast impacted their supplies.
Additionally, a few weeks before the wedding Jenevieve let me know that her company was no longer doing design suites with the florals (wedding sign, menus, etc). I had been completely expecting to be able to have them design and print those for us, so I had to rush to do it all myself. This was a major upset for me as I was really looking forward to her signage and printed designs to match the florals. Plus it created a ton of extra work for me. This was also in the contract that I had signed but she did not honor it and said that she is no longer offering that service.
And finally, Jenevieve completely no showed on a final design meeting with me. Then abruptly transitioned me to work with someone else, Kat, who was so nice and wonderful! It felt very jarring and I was disappointed to hear that Jenevieve wasn't going to be there.
I think I got the sense that there was something big happening in her personal life, which I completely understand. I just wish that it had been explained to me so I could've reset my expectations ahead of the wedding.
I'm grateful for the refund they issued on some of the florals that didn't make it. But I just wasn't wow'ed with our florals, like I had hoped (and expected) to be with such a high price tag. At times it felt like my wedding wasn't something that she was excited to work on, which wasn't a great feeling for having paid big bucks for her services. There were also a few things that I had specifically requested, like wild mountain sage on each table setting, but it just wasn't executed.