Gorgeous floral design from Sprout Home Brooklyn (Williamsburg) makes its way into many weddings throughout the New York metro area and I’ve been fortunate to have documented more than just a few of these lovely events. As brides and grooms, who’ve recently been engaged, begin to plan their big day — and, as the calendar slowly transitions into wedding season — I thought it might be a good idea to catch up with a floral designer that I’ve always admired to garner some words of advice for couples. Tassy de Give, the owner of Sprout Home Brooklyn, was gracious enough share her time.
How would you describe Sprout Home?
Sprout Home is a modern home and garden store and floral studio. We offer indoor and outdoor plants, garden design, cut flowers, and floral design for weddings and events.
What makes Sprout Home stand out above your competition? Aside from flowers, what design elements/services do you provide?
Sprout Home strives to carry new and unusual plants not offered at your average garden center. We cater to the urban environment offering hard-to-kill plants and garden accessories for your home or office. We also offer a unique floral bar where customers can hand select each bloom to make their own bouquet. We have a separate studio space where we offer full-service garden design and installation as well floral design for weddings and events.
When it comes to weddings, how do you prefer to be identified: “Florist” or “Floral Designer” or… ?
We’re not picky about what we’re called, but if we had a choice, it would be floral designers.
What’s the best advice you could give you could give bride(s)/groom(s) as they think about floral design for their wedding?
Start with your budget and work backwards. Narrow down your favorite inspiration pictures to just one or two.
What are some common mistakes bride(s)/groom(s) should avoid as they think about floral design for their wedding?
Don’t try to do too much. Simple is better. Pick a favorite palette, flowers, or vessel and go from there. You don’t need to have too many design elements to make it a beautiful wedding.
What would you advise the bride(s)/groom(s) to prepare before visiting you for a consultation?
Budget, list of items needed, color palette, 3 favorite inspiration pics.