Today MunaLuchi shines its Coterie Member spotlight on Tampa based Florist, Royal Events & Services. With over five years in the wedding florist industry, Royal Events & Services has built a reputation for unique and luxurious high quality floral arrangements that leave a lasting impression. Offering fully customizable floral and decor services consisting of the finest hand-picked flowers from elite plant nurseries worldwide. Their custom creations include bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, altar arrangements, aisle decor, reception centerpieces, and more.
Royal Events & Services also offers event planning, consultation, and styling packages and services to take your most special of days from a dream to reality.
Read all about Royal Events & Services in their MunaLuchi Coterie Spotlight Interview!
Tell us a little about your background and how you got started in the floral business? Over five years ago, we entered the wedding industry focusing our business on wedding planning. We were invited to a few hands on workshops which peaked our interest and provided us a better understanding and appreciation of flowers. We took the knowledge we received and started hand crafting arrangements and personal flowers (such as bouquets, corsages, boutonnières, etc.).
Describe your floral design style in 5 words or less. Bold. Luxurious. Unique. Breathtaking. Memorable
What do you love most about being a floral designer? We love the opportunity to let our creative juices flow and come up with a unique floral design/concept that caters to our client and their needs. We also love the fact that working with flowers, provides you serenity and peace. Plus, flowers don’t talk back to you, they just listen…
What keeps you inspired? What keeps us inspired is that we know and recognize that we can only get bigger and better over time. We are always striving to learn more and enhance our skills by attending workshops held by some of the greats.
What has been the best business advice you’ve received? Never take no for an answer. When one door closes, get yourself up and create a new path/find another opening.
When you’re not designing, what do you love to do? Cooking, dancing, and spending time with our families.
What advice can you give to couples looking for that perfect florist? Being open minded when heading to a bridal consultation with potential florists allows us to work our magic and provide you with some fresh and unique ideas that still matches your personality. It’s also great to come prepared with photos clipped or saved via pinterest as it shares the type of bride/groom you are with us. In addition, we recommend that you conduct thorough research of your potential florist (or any wedding professional prior to the consultation) whether it be via google searching or reading reviews on several available platforms. Just come prepared and be aware.
What are your favorite flowers to work with? Anemones and astilbe as they are both underrated. This combo to us makes a statement as its bold yet beautiful.
When brides meet you, what is your process like? What can they expect?We invite our brides to our studio. Upon arrival, we greet with hugs as we want to welcome them to the RES family. We want them to feel comfortable and relaxed as we are here to save the day and provide them their floral and décor needs to ensure their wedding is beautiful by bringing their dreams to reality. Depending on the amount of information we were able obtain prior to their arrival, we do try to come up with a high level vision board and display that on our wall for review and discussion. Our couples tend to like this as it allows them to see things visually. Once a couple does decide to book with us, we offer mock ups/samples at their venue in order to show them what to expect on their special day-so there are no surprises. Our clients love this idea too as it allows them to make any adjustments or opens their eyes to new ideas/concepts we wanted to introduce.
Based on your experiences, what would you like every couple to know before their wedding? “Save!!!” We would rather a couple prolong their engagement to save more money than to be stressed out towards the end paying all vendors or running out of money. Your wedding day should be the best, most memorable day of your life. Let’s make that happen.
Also, don’t “settle.” We like to say “go hard, or go home.” Don’t half step. Let’s make sure that when you look back at your wedding album and/or video, 10 years from now, you still love every moment, every detail because your wedding was just that good.
Let’s get personal!
What’s in your handbag right now? Lipstick, Strawberry Mentos, Calendar/Planner, Cell phone charger, and business cards
iphone, blackberry or android? Android
Mac or pc? MAC
If you could travel to any location right now, where would it be? Maldives
Favorite song, Book, and TV Show? “This is why I love you,” The Color Purple, and Martin
Guilty pleasure? Sleeping under the stars in my backyard with a fire pit lit.
Something that recently inspired you? A homeless man received money from a stranger. He took that money to go buy blankets, water, and snacks for his other homeless friends. This grand gesture touched me as it’s a reminder that there are selfless people out there in the world.