It’s another lovely Wedding Wednesday here on the blog and today we’re sharing a little behind the scenes with Sandy, owner and lead creator at Petal to the Metal. Sandy started Petal to the Metal because she had been around floral/event design for years. Even though she never thought or dreamed about running her own floral design business back then, it didn’t stop her when the wild idea blossomed. With a kind soul and girl boss attitude she opened Petal to the Metal in 2014. Sandy mentioned that it was an easy and natural transition for her. What a success she’s been too. Last November they celebrated their one year in their new space! The warehouse offers her the space to meet with clients and prep for weddings, corporate events, deliveries, and accommodates their rapid growth! So proud to know this woman!
Sandy is one cool cat! She’s been nothing but open, helpful, and supportive of our move and launch into this new market. I couldn’t have imagined making a better florist friend here! Besides the amazing person she is, she has some of the coolest designs I’ve ever laid eyes on. From bouquets with kale (yes kale) to airplants they are so unique and stunning! Not to mention the textures and colors she pulls into a cohesive design… to say I’m just a little obsessed is an understatement 😉 Thank you Sandy for having me behind the scenes and taking the time to sit down and chat! Looking forward to working many weddings with you!
When you walk into Petal to the Metal the first thing that greets you are succulents and airplants! I was in heaven.
There are also desks and a client meeting space, but I was distracted by all the pretty florals and sparkly things in the back 😉
So many incredible props…
And of course fresh florals!
And my favorite part of meeting Sandy (besides getting to know her) was watching her work and create pieces!
She makes it look to effortless and her work has me swooning. Each design better than the last… (KALE!!!)
Creating more modern designs with airplants… who wouldn’t want one of these?!
The final product! Swoon!!
A hard day at work and what a beautiful mess! Thank you Sandy for having me!!
To wrap up this blog post I asked Sandy a couple of questions and here’s what she had to say:
What do you feel sets you apart from other florists? My energy and passion.
Where do you find inspiration? Nature – rain or a sunset.
Favorite piece you’ve done? This really cool architectural design for an event at Tannenbaum.
Any tips you have for brides? Let the professionals guide you. Be flexible and willing to customize. Trust your vendors!