When planning her wedding in 2014, Michal Overholts knew that she would have to get creative to accommodate a member of her wedding party with severe allergies. Her search yielded a creative alternative to fresh flowers, which blossomed into a passion for creating the paper flowers that are the center of her business, PAPER BLOSSOMS BY MICHAL.
While Michal creates flowers for every occasion, 90% of the flowers she creates are for weddings. Michal told us, “I recently made the flowers for a large barn wedding here in Michigan. It consisted of over 2500 flowers. (For large orders like this, early bookings are highly encouraged!) This project, which took 6 months to complete, started with a free bridal consult where she told me what she was envisioning for her day. She loved the soft pinks and gold mixes that go so well with the rustic theme of the barn, but she also wanted something that was stylish and chic.”
She continues, “We narrowed down her flower choice and the general shape of each bouquet, and I went to work. Her order required hundreds of sheets of cardstock and paper in 15 different hues. I design and cut all my flowers, so tracing and cutting really began in earnest after the paper arrived.”
“Once the flowers were formed,” Michal noted, “I arranged the bouquets and sent pictures for arrangement approval, giving her the chance to change bouquet shape and flower placement if she wished. Once approval was given, I applied the finishing touches to all the bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and any other pieces in the order and then her wedding flowers were ready for her big day”.
Brides who are interested in Michal’s gorgeous creations can connect with her via her website or social media accounts. The process starts with a consultation and short questionnaire (at least four months prior to the big day). The questionnaire is reviewed, colors and flowers are selected, then Michal takes all of the information gathered during the consultation and provides a quote.
If you are looking for a pre-made arrangement, Michal’s Etsy shop features over 100 arrangements listed for sale. Of course, custom orders for any occasion are always welcomed: email, social media messaging, and phone calls are the best way to place those orders.
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