BY JULIE FRITZ
PHOTO BY FRANZI ANNIKA PHOTOGRAPHY
Weddings are such a special occasion, and there is so much about your special day that says who you are as a person and as a couple. When you are designing your wedding, you want everything to be a perfect reflection of your unique style and showcase your love. One of the best ways to set yourself apart and really show your style is with the floral arrangements and bouquets you choose. At Wild Things Florist, you will find the right floral designers who have the expertise to capture your style and express it through floral design in the most unique and beautiful way possible.
When Wild Things opened its storefront two years ago, Owner Jenny Ford knew she had found her calling. After graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts with a degree in Film Production Design, she decided to make her life in Winston-Salem. She found herself struggling a little with what the best way to use her degree would be. “I knew that I would excel at working to design productions which led me to the wedding planning business,” said Ford. “Weddings are a large production and planning them was a perfect fit for my experience in production, design and planning. I went on to do that for five years.” Over time, she found that more and more clients were asking her for help with their floral design. She went on to say, “The more I worked on floral design, I began to realize it was truly my passion and that I wanted to focus on it more exclusively.” In 2017, she opened Wild Things, a full-service florist, including floral design, and made it her full-time gig.
The name Wild Things represents Ford’s personal style. She loves natural and flowing floral design that is a little outside the box. Recently, it is also very on-trend for weddings. When you are looking for the floral design for your wedding, Wild Things will set themselves apart from other florists by not only offering traditional floral design but also having a niche market of offbeat and unusual floral options. They specialize in a creative eye for something different, and they can bring that to the table for the floral design for your wedding.
When you choose to work with Wild Things, you get access to an extraordinary team. In addition to Jenny Ford, there are two other well-known local floral designers available for you to work with. Karl Hastings, Jr. came to Wild Things from another local floral shop with 22 years of experience. Lisa Irvin has 18 years of experience and worked locally with Price Davis until he retired. All three designers have the expertise and eye for design to create the perfect floral design to suit your style. With the help of shop manager Jan Allison, they will provide you with a customized wedding floral design package to fit your unique needs. The customer service you will receive is second to none. You will know your wedding is important to them from the start, and they will work hard to make sure you are thrilled with your floral design.
In addition to floral design for weddings, Wild Things offers design options for all kinds of events, including corporate events and parties of all sizes. The storefront provides cash and carry options including custom floral and plant arrangements as well as a full retail gift shop. They deliver Monday-Saturday, any combination of gifts and florals, with a minimum order of $35.
If you are ready to set up your custom wedding floral design consultation, reach out to Wild Things today. Wild Things is located at 3600 Yadkinville Road in Winston-Salem. The storefront is open Monday from 10am-1pm Tuesday through Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday from 1-5pm. For more information, you can reach them at 336.923.5914, or visit their website at wildthingsreside.com. You can also find them on Instagram and Facebook under the handle /wildthingsreside.