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Jennifer Hopkins

​Floral & Event Design

From the time I was a young child I was drawn to nature, color and art -  canvas or otherwise. Growing up on idyllic St. Simons Island, Georgia, with all it’s natural beauty… it’s ancient oak trees dripping in Spanish moss, the colorful oleander, the ever changing marshes, the beach and the lull of the ocean waves, along with the history, one would have been hard pressed not  to fall in love with nature. Combine that with the beauty of my grandparents’ lush gardens (they were forever working in their yard!) and I was hooked on nature and flowers as an art form from an early age.

 My philosophy is simple...I want every flower to have its’ place -  allowing each blossom to show itself off and allowing you to revel in  all it's glory.

 I encourage my clients to pick colors that they are innately drawn to; flowers that make them feel good, ones that that are, perhaps, connected to a sweet memory or have a special sentiment. I spend a lot of time with each of my brides, getting into their heads to fully understand their style and the vision they have of their wedding day– often times helping them create and extract their own individual style, one they didn’t even know existed! Then, I let our innovation, style, artistry and attention to detail create an event that will stand the test of time and trends, and will reflect the true essence of their wedding day.

 

I’ve heard my work described as classic with a twist; elegant, organic and romantically whimsical; it is all of these things, but above all it is from the heart.  I seek out materials that are hard to find (I am known to forage in the woods or to be seen cutting on the side of the road!), to bring only the most exceptional blossoms and most unique botanicals to the designs… Heirloom Garden roses, hand cut and hand gathered stems and botanicals, hard-to-grow tree peonies, flowering vines, delicate woodland blooms, fragile succulents, lichens, mosses and gorgeous berries in dozens of varieties are justsome of the flowers and accents that make up the medium of my art, the framework of my style.

 Floral design is, poetically speaking “in my veins” and I am fortunate to  be able to do what I love and to be able to share this love with others.

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