Clazzy Designs owned by Lynn Carr is big into weddings and receptions over the last 34 years. How is that possible? Lynn started young in her parents shop, and has never really looked back. It is her passion in life, and to her it is just one huge hobby. She doesn't see it as work.
A couple of weekends ago I tagged along on a weekend there were nine weddings booked. To most of us that sounds like more than the human brain can keep straight and make it all happen. Quizzing Lynn I found out when she started doing weddings it was one a weekend. That seemed like a lot at the time, but then slowly some weekends had 2. It just kept increasing. There is a great deal of hands on experience in orchestrating how she books her weekends. Small weddings, large weddings, pickups, deliveries, linens and chair covers, special arrangements, and on and on goes the considerations.
Nothing happens without one of Lynn's top people.; Suzy is a hard working individual that compliments Lynn beautifully. She has an eye for detail and doesn't mind the hours of planning and checking as each wedding's floral order is prepared.
There are boxes, crates, vases with water, fresh flowers, silks, ;tools, pins, sprays, ribbon, greenery, and it goes on and on. The shop is filled in every nook and cranny with flowers. Some are in the coolers. Some are in places to finish opening. The floor is covered with leaves and snipped stems. The phone is ringing. People are coming in to pick up orders and to check on orders. It is a zoo to an outsider.
Friday night and Saturday morning linens, sashes, and chair covers are being delivered and put on. There are crews to do that. With perfect precision different people are going to make different deliveries all to arrive in time for photography and the ceremony to happen. There are special requests, delivery instructions, and timelines, and people all coming into play to bring off; the flowers in place just as they were ordered.
Add to this already complicated equation flowers like it between a low and high temperature. There are vehicles, road hazards, traffic, and events occurring out of the Quad Cities that can come into play. There are accidents on rare occasions to the flowers after they have been delivered. Does all of this kind of make you glad it's not your job to do what Clazzy Designs does? Hats off to them for an absolutely amazing job.
To get a slant on Clazzy Designs behind the scenes I spent a few Thursday evenings with them.; Then I went with Lynn on a Saturday.; What I found is an owner and employees that love to work with each other,; love what they do, and find lots of reason to laugh! Watching Lynn pulling flowers into a beautiful bouquet was like watching a painter. She simply was doing it with flowers instead of a brush. She made it look so easy.
Here's a slideshow of images captured during the day with Lynn
Clazzy Designs is one of our Premier Sponsors of the Fall Bridal Show and has more booth space than any other exhibitor. We are excited to see what she comes up with. You can find her in the Vendor Directory.