I'm so excited to start this part of my blog!! We all know that there is A LOT of different aspects that go into making your dream wedding come to life. It can be overwhelming trying to learn about all the different vendors out there. So i'm gonna try to make your job a little easier!! Once a month, I'm going to be featuring & interviewing one of my favorite wedding vendors!!
So to kick things off I'm so excited to introduce you to Ivy Hutch! More specifically, Ivy Hutch Flowers & gifts! Ashley Etzkorn is the Owner and head designer! She's surrounded by some of the most amazing ladies that complete her team, not to mention her supportive husband!
I remember the first time I spoke with Ashley, it was about my own wedding!! Gah, I still ooze over photos of my wedding flowers! So! Meet Ashley, & the Ivy Hutch Team!
Q: How did you get started in this business??
A: I always loved designing and creating growing up and took as many art classes as I could in high school. I graduated with a Bachelors in Tourism and Event Planning from BGSU. I got a part-time job at a Findlay flower shop my last year of college and quickly fell in love with the industry. I had no previous floral design experience. I learned from the owner of the shop and the other girls that worked there. After college I moved home and continued in the floral industry at Ivy Hutch. After two years, the opportunity came to purchase the shop. I am blessed to have a career that I love!
Q: How do you think others would describe you?
A: Creative & energetic. I have a willingness to try anything at least once and am sometimes a perfectionist, haha!
Q: What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Ivy Hutch?
A: I am a dance instructor at the Dancer by Gina in Delphos and also enjoy running and hanging at home with my husband!
Q: What's the biggest trend you are excited about this year?
A: Boho, I love loose designs and lots of texture when it comes to bridal bouquets!
Q: What do you think flowers can bring to a wedding?
A: They set the mood, they soften and bring warmth to the event. Flowers are symbolic of new life and new beginnings.
Q: What do you want potential brides to know about you an Ivy Hutch?
A: We love working on each and every wedding. We treat each wedding as if it were our own!
Q: The cliche question- what's your favorite flower?!
A: Of course I love them all! (Again, cliche! haha!) But if I had to pick one, probably alstroemeria, it lasts forever and comes in so many colors!
Q: What should brides do with the flowers after the wedding?
A: Some of our brides dry their petals and have them made into beads for jewelry. It's a great keepsake!
Q: Is there anything else you can provide your bride with, other than flowers?
A: We offer personalized gifts right in our store! Perfect for bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts!
Examples: Engraved pocket knives, coasters, tumblers, cutting boards, serving trays. There are literally 300 different items!!
Q: Some of your favorite things!?
A: Sweat pants, any type of candy/chocolate (its actually an addiction!!) Dancing, movies and the beach!
Q: What sets Ivy Hutch apart?
A: We're modern and stay up on the trends. We love our work so much that each arrangement is so personal to us!
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