We have had the great opportunity to work with Kate Foley and her company Kate Foley Designs several times over the past couple of years! She is an awesome florist and we absolutely adore her! Kate is also one of the hosts for Thursday Therapy Fort Worth. We had the great pleasure of asking Kate a few questions and we of course wanted to share what she had to say with all of our readers! Please meet Kate Foley!
- How did you get started in the floral business, and specifically with weddings?
I studied Interior Design & took floral classes along the way. I was asked to design a friend’s wedding flowers 12 years ago and the rest is history!
- What is your typical day like as a Wedding Florist on the day of the wedding, and also on a non-wedding day?
During the week I am busy with consults, proposals, ordering flowers & the daily office work. Starbucks & shopping for wedding props/supplies/containers find their way into each week too!
On a wedding day, I am always up early finishing up last minute details to keep the flowers fresh. It is a fast paced day with finishing touches & delivering flowers. Favorite moment is handing the bride her bouquet ~ the smile on her face makes it all worthwhile! I love the reception set up! Seeing it all come together after months of planning is very rewarding!
- What would you say makes your style or personality unique from other Florists?
Although my style is to use a lot of texture for lush designs, I like to mix it up by working with the bride to bring HER vision to life.
My unique selling point is that I only take one wedding a day ~ so when a bride books KFD, the day is hers! I like to not only give the personal service she deserves, but also the peace of mind that the designer she met with will also design & deliver her flowers! I also have a large selection of vases & props for the bride to incorporate into her wedding to complete the design.
- Favorite tips or advice for the bride and grooms to be?
For flowers, create an overall look & feel for what you want for the wedding, let us handle the details! Pictures are the best tool for you to communicate your vision….Pinterest!!
- When you aren’t working, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I love having time to relax with my family ~ husband, 3 yr old daughter & 2 dogs! Traveling, shopping, baking, pedicure, a nice jog, a new restaurant, time with good friends & Starbucks are few of my favorite things!
- What are some of your favorite venues in the DFW area, and why?
I love outdoor weddings, so backyard weddings are a favorite!
The Modern Art Museum is a new favorite for the blank canvas & open feel. I also love 809 @ Vickery for it’s rustic, industrial feel.
Then there is the Robert Carr Chapel for the classic, traditional wedding! Shall I go on???