This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Sarah Velen of Bloomies on Main.
Sarah Velen is the owner and head floral designer of Bloomies on Main, a full service floral store located in Pleasanton that creates beautiful arrangements for weddings and life cycle and corporate events. Bloomies works with their clients to create the right look for any event, and even offers services to set up your event, turn around and take down.
Sarah joined her family business over 10 years, after leaving a career in Human Resources and she hasn’t looked back since. The experience has allowed her to hone her creative skills and incorporate her business experience into a blossoming floral design career.
We asked Sarah about her favorite part about being involved in a wedding:
I love being able to work with a bride and help create her vision. I love that Bloomies creates the couple’s visual personality to the event.
We asked Sarah about a memorable event disaster and how she overcame it:
We were using our birch wood arbor for the first time and there was some debate if the holders were enough but we tried it in the store and it was fine. When the day came and it was not stable, and leaned. We worked fast and found large rocks and sand bags to stabilize the arbor . It was stressful but we got it done and it looked perfect and family never knew.
Sarah’s best advice for couples:
There are so many elements that go into planning a wedding, so I think it is important to make a budget and prioritize what is the most important elements to your wedding.
Thank you for sharing, Sarah!
Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.