Working Together to Design Your Wedding
When you work with Three Notch Florals, you work personally with Cara—its founder and lead designer. The studio intentionally takes on a limited number of weddings, no more than 20 in a year, so that each client can expect an intimate, creative, and detailed experience.
Why do this? At Three Notch it is not worth working on your wedding if we cannot offer you the highest level of service start to finish. From the very first meeting, where Cara will work with you on the overall feel and design, to the moment before your guests arrive, when candles are being lit, she is there making sure everything is perfect.
The Process of Crafting Your wedding
01. Initial Consultation
The process of creating a custom design starts with getting to know you, the atmosphere you're looking to create, and the parts of your story we can highlight with design. Are you channeling a grown-up summer camp or a moody Victorian dinner party? Do you want to reference your love mutual love of cooking? Is your family's Italian ancestry important to you? This is the time in the process to dream.
02. Custom Proposal
After we talk about your inspiration and what items you're looking for, Cara creates a unique proposal for you. Each proposal includes:
(1) a design board
(2) a work-up of multiple options
(3) seasonal flower inspiration with a focus on local flowers
03. In-Person Design Meeting
Once you've had a chance to review your proposal, we'll get together in person over a coffee or wine. (At Three Notch, we partake in all the liquid vices!) We'll begin to flesh out the details that make your wedding magical—attire, linens, place settings, paper goods, lighting, furniture, and, of course, flowers
06. 60-Day Check-In
You might love the design process and not need too much help in the months leading up to your wedding. We understand. We love design too! But Cara will still reach out 2 months before your wedding to get caught up on all these details and make sure your original proposal fits. Even if the only thing that has changed is the groom's pocket square, we want to know so his boutonniere doesn't clash!
07. Designs & Day-of Oversight
After spending months working together to finalize your event design, Cara will design your arrangements and oversee every other person who works on your wedding. Your wedding will come together exactly as we discussed because she creates or oversees every element of your event.
04. Site Visit
As the details beginning to fall into place, it's time to visit your venue together. Cara will walk through the flow of the wedding to be sure there's no bottlenecks. She'll also bring sample vases, candle holders, and styling accessories so you can imagine how they will look at your venue. And with tape measure in hand, we'll get your installation dimensions perfect.
05. On-Going Design Consultation
Between our first meeting and your wedding day, you will continually be making decisions on design elements. Cara is at your disposal throughout the process. She will work with you to source any items you need, suggest vendors you will love, create mock-ups of how different details will look together, and anything else you need.