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Wedding & Event Floral Design Studio

 
 

Our passion is to create floral art that captures your vision of YOUR perfect event. We work with you throughout the planning process to make sure the designs meet any changes that may occur.

A flexible schedule, custom designs, and experience in fresh and silk floral arrangements all mean we bring the beauty of flowers to your event and a smile to your heart. 

 

 

Custom Weddings & Events

 

From the Bride's bouquet and bridal party flowers to the reception, Rose of Sharon will work to create floral pieces that capture your vision of the perfect wedding. Beginning with a personal consultation, the Rose of Sharon designers work with you throughout the wedding planning process to make sure the flowers meet the changing design and budget of your wedding. Our focus is on making the DETAILS EASY.


Primrose Weddings

 

Unique floral designs for couples planning from a DISTANCE, for couples on-the-go, or for couples wanting to take part in the design process. Our focus is on EASE OF PLANNING.


Corporate Events

 

Tailored floral designs focused on your business needs. SPECIFIC budgets, EASY ordering, and CUSTOM designs scaled to your needs are our focus.


Sympathy Tributes

 

PERSONALIZED floral designs to convey your condolences. With FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING and on-line ordering available, we strive to reduce your stress during this difficult time.


Flowers and decor were one of the most important things for me when envisioning my wedding. I had a specific atmosphere I wanted but not a good vision on how to achieve it. I showed Althea some random pictures I had collected and within 15 minutes of talking about what I liked or didn’t like in each picture she had my vision figured out! Everything looked amazing the day of and it was great to get some preview pictures sent to me the day before and morning of as she assembled everything. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out! Gorgeous!!!
— Bride, 2016
 

Virtual Wedding/Event Assistant

Now that you're engaged, do the details of actually planning the wedding feel completely overwhelming? Are you wondering how you're going to get everything done when you already have too much on your plate? Are there parts of the planning process that are completely uninspiring and make you seriously consider just giving up and eloping?  

As your Virtual (Wedding) Assistant, we will reduce the stress of wedding planning by taking over some of the less-fun aspects...budgeting, contracts, organizing, etc.  We work behind the scenes so you can have FUN planning your perfect day!

And at the end of it all, you can be the couple who enjoyed, not only their wedding day, but the engagement, too!   

 
 

Show me the money

* Divide the Pie.  Working with you, we will create a custom spending plan for you as a couple. We can help you determine how much of that limited budget goes to each category so you don't overspend in one area and have to skimp in another.  Your spending plan will be based on what you and your partner consider important.  

* Track the Pennies.  We'll set up a budget (it's not a dirty word to us...we like budgets.  Really!!) with you. From there you can either track expenses yourself, or send us the info and we'll do the data entry.  We'll also provide you with weekly expense reports to help keep you on track.


Vendor Love

* Payment schedules. So you don't have to keep track of multiple due dates, we'll consolidate all that for you. AND send you weekly reminders of upcoming payments.  Sorry, you'll still be responsible for making the payments!

* Important dates.  If a vendor gives you an important date (like dress fittings, head-count due dates), we'll keep track of those, too.  And send you those handy reminders.

* Details, Details, Details. Let us know who you've booked. We'll keep up with contact details and other important details...like contracts!


Friends and Family

* Lists. Need to keep up with a guest list? RSVPs, head-counts, addresses & phone numbers.  It's a lot of detail work...and details are what we thrive on.

* And More. Sending save-the-dates, invitations, and thank you cards...yep, we can do that, too!

Features

More details about what you get with each package found below.  

All prices are 50% off for current Rose of Sharon clients.  Limited time offer.

Discount will be applied to your invoice.

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A1. Divide the Pie $75

  • 1 hour client meeting via Skype or FaceTime
  • Creation of personalized budget based on your priorities.
  • Free report (Excel Spreadsheet or Google Sheet)

A2. Track the Pennies $275

  • Includes items from A1. Divide the Pie
    • 1 hour client meeting via Skype or FaceTime
    • Creation of personalized budget based on your priorities.
    • Free report (Excel Spreadsheet or Google Sheet)
  • 4 week block (2 hours per week)  budget tracking
  • Free weekly spending report

Additional weeks added based on time until wedding.

5% create & track discount : TOTAL $261.25


A3. Track the Pennies (with existing budget)$225

  • 1 hour client meeting via Skype or FaceTime
  • Review of existing budget.
  • 4 week block (2 hours per week)  budget tracking
  • Free weekly spending report

Additional weeks added based on time until wedding.

A4. Additional Tracking Time $25/week

  • 1  week block. Weekly report with reminders of upcoming payments (dates and amounts)
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B1. Payments, Important Dates & Details Schedule $75

  • 1 hour client meeting via Skype or FaceTime
  • Creation of personalized payment schedule based on your vendors.
  • Creation of personalized important dates schedule based on your vendors.
  • Creation of consolidated list of important information such as vendor contact details, contracts, due dates, etc)
  • Free report (Excel Spreadsheet or Google Sheet)
  • 1 free update per month for changes

B2. Payments & Important Dates Schedule $150

  • Includes items from B1. Payments, Important Dates & Details Schedule.
    • 1 hour client meeting via Skype or FaceTime
    • Creation of personalized payment schedule based on your vendors.
    • Creation of personalized important dates schedule based on your vendors.
    • Creation of consolidated list of important information such as vendor contact details, contracts, due dates, etc)
    • Free report (Excel Spreadsheet or Google Sheet)
  • 4 week block. Weekly report with reminders of upcoming payments (dates and amounts)
  • Free information updates

Additional weeks added based on time until wedding.

5% schedule & track discount : TOTAL $142.50

Stack the discounts. Purchase both Divide & Track (SHOW ME THE MONEY A2) + Schedule & Track (VENDOR LOVE B2).  10% off.


B3. Additional Tracking Time $25/week

  • 1  week block. Weekly report with reminders of upcoming payments (dates and amounts)
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C1. Friends & Family...in the Details $125

  • 5 hour initial block
  • Additional time can be purchased by the hour. $25/hr
    • Discounts for purchasing 5 hour blocks
 

Ready to schedule your Virtual Wedding Assistant?

Just complete the form below & we'll send you a proposal.   You can also use the form below to ask any questions you may have.

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Please complete and submit the form below.  When you submit the form, you will be emailed a no-obligation price list and additional information about our Wedding Virtual Assistant packages.  This form can also be used to ask any additional questions you may have, or you can call 479-957-1935 to speak with me directly.  

~Althea 

Join Our Team

Rose of Sharon is hiring
 
 

Posted: 10/16/17

What it’s like to work at Rose of Sharon.

Organized. Friendly. Creative. Positive. Flexible (mostly).  It’s a fantastic place to work if you are self-driven, like a variety of jobs and duties, you’re creative, and you’re good with deadlines.  It’s not so great if you need absolute structure, aren’t creative and aren’t willing to listen to project requirements (i.e. my instructions), or are always late.  It’s also not a good fit if you’re accident prone.  We work with sharp knives, ladders and lots of glassware!

We’re about service.  It’s our goal to make the client happy and comfortable and generally less stressed when it comes to an emotional life event.  We do this with service and creativity.  Think commercial artist, not studio artist.

We work with many of our clients remotely (email, text, phone), so you need to be comfortable with interacting this way.

In the shop there’s a lot of lifting and carrying…it’s not all ‘playing with pretty flowers.’  (That’s nice, too, but it’s not all we do.)  Expect cracked and dried out hands, sore feet and long hours standing up, and allergies.

Holidays = holidays for OTHER people. It’s not uncommon (it’s really very common, actually) to have weddings on holidays.  I do keep Christmas day and Thanksgiving day free, but any other day is fair game.  But during slower times, I’m very flexible about schedules, vacations, and time off.

Same with weekends.  It’s not every weekend, but you need to be available and flexible here.

If you’re used to being micromanaged, this isn’t the place for you.  Once you prove yourself, however, I’m MORE than happy to give you freedom and autonomy in your projects.  

We work by the Golden Rule.  No judgements here.  No intolerance of others at all, really.  If you prefer to make judgements, please apply elsewhere.  

We also strive for a drama-free work place.  

What I’m looking for.

Due to a variety of circumstances, we have multiple opportunities available.  Depending on the interest and skills offered, this may translate into one, two, or possibly three hires.

Designer. If you’re applying for this position, be prepared to show your work.  If you don’t have photos of work you’ve done, please don’t apply for the designer position.  There will be a hands-on interview as well.

However, the designer position isn’t ONLY designing.  We are a small shop. That means we do some of everything…washing buckets, making deliveries, taking orders, CLEANING, wedding set-up.  If it’s part of the business, you may be asked to do it.  If you want to be JUST a designer, this isn’t the place for you.

That said, I do try to let you focus on what you prefer and what you’re good at.  But if no one here likes cleaning, we’re all going to be taking a turn at cleaning the bathroom!

General Assistant.  Social media. Sales. Marketing. Networking. Accounting. Merchandising. Planning. Organizing. Someone to do a bit of everything that I do.  Help me by taking something OFF my plate and my to-do list!

You don’t need to be a designer for this position, but it doesn’t hurt to have an artistic eye.  You do need to be organized, on top of things and good at keeping up with details. If you have a little design or event experience and shine in this area as well, this position could be a good fit for you.

Sales Manager.  If this fits you, your main focus will be on sales and marketing.  Networking. Keeping in touch with other wedding vendors and clients.  The usual sales stuff with various other jobs around the shop (see the designer description.)

If you want to learn to design, be really, really good in another area or two and we’ll work out some training.  I enjoy sharing the knowledge, I just don’t have time to train from scratch without additional design help here.

What you get

Compensation: With all of these positions, pay depends on experience.  

Hours: I am currently planning on part-time.  However, if you are a perfect fit for everything, full-time would be available.  If there’s not a perfect fit, hours will depend on duties and I’m open for discussions.

Scheduling: Flexibility of scheduling.  I generally try to work around other obligations (school, family, other part-time jobs) as much as possible.  (Major holidays and weddings  will require extra.)  Unless you can only work evenings and nights, odd schedules are probably not a deal-breaker.

Start Date: Flexible between now and the end of the year.

Personal Value: You’ll be working for a small, tightly knit team that values you as a person, your creativity, and your contributions to the team. Plus we’re locally owned.


 

What you need to do

Send your resume, references and photos (if you’re applying for the designer position).  Most importantly, tell me WHY I should hire you.  Tell me about YOU—what’s important to you, what you do for fun, things that are important to you.  Very little is required in this letter, however it is this letter that will convince me to give you a call.

Things you MUST include:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio if you’re applying for the designer position. You can email the link to your portfolio rather than attaching photos if that’s a better option for you.
  • Work references
  • Hours you’d prefer to work (full/part time, freelance.  Mornings, afternoons, weekends. Etc etc)
  • What you’d like to do.  (Designer, assistant, sales manager, bucket washer, Jack/Jill of all Trades, etc. etc.)
  • Why you think you’d be a good fit for Rose of Sharon/why you want the job.

 

Things you might include:

  • Things you’re good at.
  • Things you’re working on improving.
  • Things you enjoy.
  • Things you run and hide from whenever possible.
  • Hobbies. Fun stuff. Favorite book.
  • Things you hate (certain foods, sounds, smells, etc etc)
  • Are you an introvert? An extrovert?
  • What’s your favorite food?
  • Did you ever play the card game, ‘Memory’?  Were you any good?  
  • Are you messy? Are you tidy? Is dust your friend or mortal enemy?
  • Are you a morning person, a night owl?
  • How do you approach a project that you’re in charge of?
  • What about one that you’re working with others on?
  • What was your favorite job and why?

 

Please don’t call or drop-in.  Email your information to: althea@roseofsharonar.com with the subject: YOU SHOULD HIRE ME.

 

PS—you have to like dogs.  We have a permanent shop dog, Sam.    😊

 
 

 

Planning from a distance? On the go constantly and trying to plan a wedding Have a DIY or 'hand-made' wedding? 

Primrose Weddings pairs unique floral designs with easy on-line planning.  

You were a dream to work with for my daughter’s wedding. Being out of state, you handled everything so professionally and promptly. The flowers were amazing and exactly what my daughter dreamed of for her special day. Thank you so much!
— Mother of the Bride

We know that Couture Events are not for everyone. Some clients just need to an easy way to take care of their event florals, they are planning from a distance, or they want to create their own floral designs. This section is perfect for our no-fuss clients, our out of town clients, and our extremely busy clients.

At Primrose Weddings, our expert floral designers will pick the blooms that best fit your theme and your budget.  We start with some of our most popular blooms such as roses and hydrangeas, mum and carnations, and of course our seasonal picks.  Then we add a few of your favorites to create an easy but custom look just for you. (Of course, we are sometimes limited by the seasonal availability of some blooms.)


Basic blooms:


Premium blooms:


Favorite Foliage:

I just wanted you to know that my friend loved the floral arrangement and your work was highly complimented through out the corporate office. Thank you so very much for helping me give my best friend some personal encouragement. She has been really down... The beautiful bouquet was delivered at just the right time on Friday!
— New Client, 2015

These lists are by no means complete!  


 How does it work? 

  • 1.  Click the WEDDING QUOTE button & fill out the form.
  • 2.  Receive your personalized Primrose Weddings quote.
  • 3. Approve the quote and book your wedding flowers.
You were a dream to work with for my daughter’s wedding. Being out of state, you handled everything so professionally and promptly. The flowers were amazing and exactly what my daughter dreamed of for her special day. Thank you so much!
— Mother of the Bride