Profile: Alluring Blossoms






Tell me about yourself. 
Over the past 10 years, I've been working in the Digital Media Industry focused on Product Development for entertainment and media companies.  My career started with advertising agencies and eventually I made the switch over to the client side.  Life in digital entertainment is both exhilarating and, at times, exhausting!  Last year, I decided to take a mini hiatus to figure out what I wanted to do with the next chapter.  I knew that I didn't want to completely get out of Product Development, but that I had to find a true work life balance.  A career that would offer me the level of flexibility that I needed to pursue some of my passion projects.  At the core, I have a strong desire to travel the world and to learn as much as I can from other cultures.   I also LOVE flowers.  Getting them is the best, but making them for others is even better.  So during my hiatus, I did just that --- joined a consulting company called After 7 Consulting, traveled the world (parts of it anyway.. there is still so much to see!) and started my own floral arranging company called Alluring Blossoms.


What inspired you to start Alluring Blossoms? 
My inspiration truly came from the fact that I have a general love for flowers.  From the personal experience of receiving flowers on occasion or simply helping out with someone else's special events.  I always found that people are generally happier when they have flowers close to them.  Maybe its the gesture of someone thinking about them or perhaps the visual calmness that it brings or the scent that evokes positive memories.  


What is your favorite part about floral design? 
My favorite part about floral design would have to be sourcing the flowers.  It can be overwhelming at times, but I love walking the Flower Market to see the entire selection.  For me, the process starts with colors, contrast and what's in season.  From there, it's a matter of finding the right vendors with the freshest flowers.  After all, you do you want them to last!  I also really love to brainstorm with my clients.  Some often come with specific ideas and others will leave it up to my creativity.  It's exciting to be part of someone's special day and to see the look on their face when it all comes together.  That is, by far, the best part of my job.  :)



How can someone contact you for flowers for events - weddings, engagements, celebrations, photo shoots, etc. ? 
For help with floral arrangements for special events, I can be reached at lan@alluringblossoms.com or directly at 714-222-8928.  To help me better understand your needs and to have a fruitful first conversation, it's best if you can provide some basic information.  Here are some questions to help guide our discussion:

1. Date of event
2. Size - includes number of guests and wedding party size (if applicable)
3. Any specific flowers that you HAVE to have on your special day
4. Budget


(Editor's Note: I've know Lan for several years and so excited she started her new business. Come support this small business and tell your friends!) 




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