Once you really get into the wedding industry, it becomes small. Like every industry, once you start getting closer to the top, the narrower it becomes, the same people you see.
If you're a wedding aficionado (I'm not), than you probably browse daily on the same wedding blogs and see the SAME VENDORS over and over again.
Those wedding blogs dictate what's in, just like in every other industry. It's always best to be the one creating the trends, right? I'll proudly admit that's why I wrote the 2012 wedding trends article for Huffington Post.
But it gets annoying. Especially when people really give a shit about keeping up with the Jonses. Nothing irritates me more than other vendors that get so caught up in keeping up with the latest. It's about CREATING YOUR OWN work. That's why this past weekend at Joshua Tree was so refreshing- it was so glamorous, hyper glam, highly stylized - the antithesis of what one normally sees when they think of the word wedding.
I hear so many other vendors bitch about wanting to start the new trends or worried that so and so's blog won't like their shoot, well ya know what? Who cares!
I say, do work that you are proud of, create things that you love and mostly BE ORIGINAL. As Judy Garland said, Never be a second-rate version of someone else.
And that's why I'd rather be an art snob than a wedding one. I'm proudly venturing into the world of art. I'd like someone to look at my floral donut and pizza that will be at this gallery opening next week, and pause, with their finger pressed upon their pursed lip, and say, I really know what she's going for with this piece...
Come join me next week when I officially become an art snob!! Ah, I'm going to bask in all of the pretentious glory that I so love.
The Flower Chef
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