The Floral Cottage is a wedding and special event florist focusing on Southern Louisiana Weddings in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and surrounding areas. We also design for special events including bridal showers, parties and corporate events.
Since 1999, The Floral Cottage Florist, owned by Becky Hofmann, has been located in rural St. Amant, Louisiana serving Ascension Parish and surrounding areas. A once full-time florist, The Floral Cottage has now become a wedding and special event florist.
How much of your business is related to wedding events?
Currently, nearly all of our business is related to wedding events.
How much on average would a bride and groom pay for the services of a florist at their weddings?
Typically, the average wedding ranges from $1000-2000. The price greatly depends on the number of people in the bridal party as well as ceremony and reception floral décor. For the bridal party (bride, bridesmaids, boutonnieres, corsages, flower girls, etc.) only, the price averages $1000.
Would you say flowers at weddings are becoming more or less popular?
I think flowers at weddings are becoming more popular as the current wedding style is evolving into a more nature inspired theme. Flowers always do the trick to achieve that romantic bohemian style our brides are loving!
What is the most popular flower brides seem to want in their wedding?
Brides love peonies! The peony is not readily available like a rose, but we try our best to recreate the bouquet style using other seasonally available flowers. Brides are also loving ranunculus, brunia berries and blush astilbe.
What are the current floral trends?
Blush! 2015 was the year of blush and it has continued to spill over into 2016. Look out for more of an earthy bouquet style in shades of wine, blush and greens to satisfy our bohemian brides of 2016.
Why do you love being a florist?
Being a florist allows us to express our creativity daily in our job. As a creative person, you are in constant search of the next project to fulfill your passion for creating art. There's no need to search for our artistic medium. We've found it in floral design. We are so passionate about flowers at The Floral Cottage that we wake up in the morning thinking about flowers, brainstorm ideas during the day and spend the night dreaming about our upcoming projects. We are blessed to have found our calling in floral design and we are even more blessed to work with family.