Hi, lovelies! It’s an exciting day around here: we’re kicking off a brand new spotlight series (Tuesdays!) with behind-the-studio interviews with Featured Artists from The Marketplace! You’ve seen their work… now it’s time to find out more about them behind the scenes. Learn more about the materials they use, see what they love to design, how they started their successful business, and get an exclusive preview of what’s to come in their shop! Each Featured Artist is also giving a little wedding advice, too — and some are even including special discount codes; you won’t want to miss it! (Subscribe for free so you stay in the loop!) Today we’re kicking off the series with Etsy artist Laura Richey, maker of paper flower bouquets for weddings, floral backdrops, paper boutonnieres, and more! She is the owner of 2CLVRDesigns. Check out our interview below!
Paper Flower Bouquets for Weddings by 2CLVRDesigns
We’re been fans of these paper flower bouquets for weddings for quite some time. We’re loving the additional paper flowers Laura has added to her shop including backdrops, cake toppers, boutonnieres, bouquets, flowers for centerpieces, and more!
Laura Richey is the owner and designer behind 2CLVRDesigns, an Etsy shop dedicated to custom paper flowers, paper bouquets, floral backdrops, and paper boutonnieres. Laura’s flowers are incredibly beautiful, meticulously handcrafted, and available in all sorts of colors, styles, and sizes. She began 2CLVRDesigns in 2012 and is based in Canada. Take it away, Laura!
Hi, I’m Laura of 2CLVRDesigns!
When did your company begin?
“I started 2CLVRDesigns on January 1st, 2012.”
We know you ship products worldwide, but where do you call home?
How did you begin your business?
Laura tells us, “My youngest son was diagnosed with autism about 4 years ago which allowed me stay home and begin my paper flower journey. I started with small flowers for cards and packages and I started to flourish making more and more different flowers. More flowers allowed me to start wedding bouquets and then giant flowers followed.”
Tell us more about your products.
“I hand cut and design paper flowers for weddings and all occasions and have been designing giant free standing ones too. Backdrops have grown in popularity so of course I have a hand in them too.”
What time of the day inspires your creativity most?
“I love to design in the early morning and afternoon.”
What inspires you to create?
“I am most inspired by nature.”
Which paper flowers for weddings are the most popular right now?
“Peonies and roses for bridal bouquets.”
“All types of paper.”
What do you like best about working with couples?
“I like allowing their vision and creativity to shine.”
What kinds of new products do you have coming out soon?
“I will have giant free-standing paper flowers and luxury florals with more crystals, pearls and diamonds.”
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And last but not least…
What is your best wedding advice in 10 words or less?
“Be creative and express yourself; it’s your day.”
Find more paper flower bouquets for weddings, backdrops, & more…
To shop these designs (and to see more) by 2CLVRDesigns, visit the shop!
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