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Vendor Spotlight: Jules Design Event Florals

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Today we are sitting down with Jules Design Event Florals to chat about weddings and what is fun in the industry. Stay tuned to the very end for my very favorite shoot we’ve done together.

Introducing Julie from Jules Design Even Florals


Dale:
Hey, everybody. Today I have with me Julie from Jules Design Event Florals. To talk about all things wedding. Welcome, Julie.

00:00:18:22 – 00:00:19:10
Dale
Hi.

00:00:19:14 – 00:00:20:24
Julie
Happy Friday.

Fridays: The Sunday Nights of Wedding Vendors

00:00:21:07 – 00:00:30:16
Dale
Yes. I love Fridays. Fridays are the best. Even when you have weddings on Saturdays, it’s like our Sunday nights. Fridays. But no, I.

00:00:30:16 – 00:00:45:12
Julie
Don’t like Fridays as much whenever I have a wedding on Saturday. But tomorrow is a wedding free. Normally, if you’re a thinker ahead bride, you would not plan your wedding the weekend before Valentine’s day.

00:00:45:15 – 00:00:46:04
Dale
Oh, right.

00:00:46:04 – 00:01:08:22
Julie
So I am waiting. I don’t do everyday florals. So this is kind of like a three day holiday for me. And I just kind of get to sit back and laugh because as I did my time for something like 20 years working for a everyday florist and when I didn’t have this business, I was still like doing Valentine’s.

00:01:09:03 – 00:01:11:05
Julie
So, yeah, not really.

00:01:11:10 – 00:01:12:13
Dale
I know. It’s the craziest.

00:01:13:01 – 00:01:13:07
Julie
Thing.

00:01:13:20 – 00:01:25:04
Dale
Yeah. No kidding. Well, let’s. You just already alluded to it, but let’s get into the history of the time. So tell me how it started and how you got to where you are today.

How Did Jules Design Event Florals Start?

00:01:25:11 – 00:01:31:23
Julie
So that’s a whole segment on it. So, you know, back in the day of the ninth grade.

00:01:34:08 – 00:01:35:07
Dale
The real ninth grade.

00:01:35:17 – 00:01:57:14
Julie
Or the real ninth grade in the wedding industry, so. Oh, gotcha. And I grade my mom’s one of my mom’s best friend, open up a rental company. And I don’t think that I was like of age to even start yet. Like, she had to sign that waiver that said that I could, like, work and I was polishing silver That’s what I did for her, like my first year, like shoe polish, all of her silver.

00:01:58:01 – 00:02:19:07
Julie
So then from my height, all of the years of high school, plus my first year in college, I worked for her. And so she did wedding rental invitations and then had a party store upfront that sold like all the paper goods So that’s where I first got started. So she was like, Hey, could you just do these done flower arrangements for this barbeque?

00:02:19:20 – 00:02:47:00
Julie
And I was like, I never touched a flower before, but sure. And then it grew from then. I was like, I like this. So whenever I moved up here, I went to floral school in Memphis. That was just like a three-week class that was very, like, basic, basic skills. Yeah. So wiring flowers it was a lot of funeral mechanics and kind of wedding stuff.

00:02:47:07 – 00:02:47:21
Dale
Gotcha.

00:02:47:22 – 00:03:07:23
Julie
But you need those, you know, the same mechanics of her funeral. You need them to not fall apart at the wedding. Right. And I got a job for a lady named Peggy Qualls, who owned Betty’s blossoms at the time. Which has this changed name? But she had gone to the same school that I went to. So that’s like how I got that job.

00:03:08:05 – 00:03:09:02
Dale
Oh, gotcha.

00:03:09:09 – 00:03:16:24
Julie
Started out as the delivery route driver. And this was before I’m going to show my age to everyone. This is before. Jeepers.

00:03:17:11 – 00:03:17:22
Dale
Yeah.

00:03:18:09 – 00:03:47:02
Julie
I was such a terrible delivery driver. That I got promoted, like, really quick to a cooler, cleaner bucket washer. Oh, my gosh. So I sat for my longest hours because I was still in school, so I cleaned out the cooler every Saturday, washed all those buckets so that they would be, you know, sanitized for long-lasting flowers, then slowly moved up to put them in.

00:03:47:02 – 00:04:11:15
Julie
I was good. So it doesn’t take me long to lock move up to the everyday arrangements, which is like dozen roses. Then I still remember the exact day that she left me there on a Saturday by myself. And somebody walked in for a corsage. I had never made a corsage like by myself. It was the scariest thing.

00:04:11:16 – 00:04:27:00
Julie
I was like, I hope this doesn’t fall apart. And then after that, she was like, Oh, good, you’re going to be in charge of procedures, too, now for like, oh, my oh works. Because corsages also aren’t like another floor thing. They’re not a great thing to do.

A Special Message about Putting in “the work”

00:04:27:08 – 00:04:54:09
Dale
Yeah. How funny? Well, I love that. You know what I’m going to call put in the hours, the drudgery, that hard work up front. It’s something that I, I kind of preach about, and sometimes I get bad messages about it because I feel like photographers need to assist other photographers for a couple of years while they figure out, you know, business mechanics and, you know, how to deal with wedding situations and things like that.

00:04:55:03 – 00:05:34:02
Dale
So many photographers just jump right in, like, hey, I’m a wedding photographer. Because I got a camera for Christmas. And you hear so many horror stories about, you know, losing photos or, you know, whatever. Whatever it is. So I always preach, like, please, like, become an apprentice, just like you would at any other job, you know, learn…have a mentor for a couple of years and or, like, you do, like, freakin do that, do the work that’s not glamorous, but get your foot in the door and you learn the business and you learn the skills and you implement them slowly on an as-needed basis.

00:05:34:02 – 00:05:39:24
Dale
You get integrated more into it. And then all of a sudden you’re the master, right?

00:05:39:24 – 00:06:17:19
Julie
Yes, the master. A master of that building on that. Oh, man. On that note that you just said about putting in the work now, you know, whenever probably you and I both started and unfortunately there wasn’t like a Facebook even I think I just yeah. Instagram just came. And, you know, a lot of people shop now on an Instagram photo, but I’m like, well, if I spent 5 hours making this one arrangement and having the perfect backdrop and, you know, shooting a perfect video in the 360, it’s going to look like I am.

00:06:17:19 – 00:06:48:09
Julie
You know what? Right. But that really has nothing to do with what happens on your wedding day. So you’re not meant to laugh. That doesn’t need the blooms don’t need to go whenever the photographer is trying to take pictures. And then at your wedding, that looks bad. The same thing. Those reception flowers have to last from the time you set them up until the end of the reception, the ceremony setting that up at 9:00 in the morning for an August wedding is not going to look good.

00:06:48:09 – 00:06:50:03
Julie
You have to know the mechanics.

00:06:50:09 – 00:06:51:07
Dale
Exactly.

00:06:51:07 – 00:07:02:05
Julie
Yeah. And 500 weddings you don’t know that are work for someone who’s like you can’t just put flowers with no water and chicken wire and wedding. Right, right. We know this.

00:07:02:12 – 00:07:12:18
Dale
Yes. And what was I going to say about that? We’re going to this is one of those edit moments crap.

00:07:12:24 – 00:07:19:22
Julie
The same thing for a photographer putting one perfect, beautiful picture out there. Oh, yeah. That’s not our wedding portfolio.

00:07:20:13 – 00:07:40:00
Dale
Right. Exactly. And you know that the pressure of a wedding, like on a wedding day, you have a timeline, like, yeah, I could hire a couple and go out to the desert and shoot these incredible photos. And I could spend 4 hours and get like this, these three incredible shots that everybody’s going to fawn over. But working a freaking wedding is way different.

00:07:40:05 – 00:07:54:17
Dale
Just like, you know. Yeah, you might create a balloon arch, you know, or, you know, some sort of centerpiece where you don’t have the pressure of the bride or the mother of the bride coming in, you know, pulling you this way or that way or, you know, whatever.

00:07:54:24 – 00:08:01:01
Julie
And say, oh, I forgot to tell you, there are 15 relatives that’s in this family lineup that yeah.

00:08:01:02 – 00:08:07:02
Dale
Are they about they need Boutonnieres or they need the out or whatever, like, oh, we’re changing explorer. I’m like.

00:08:07:11 – 00:08:23:11
Julie
Yeah, I got all the time in my consultation. They’re like, You don’t need to be there until like an hour before the wedding starts. And I’m like, According to who? Yeah. When are your photos starting out? Have you talked to your photographer about that? Yeah. No. Well, that’s important.

00:08:23:11 – 00:08:35:22
Dale
Because we’ll definitely need you before. Right. You’re going to need your bouquet for your first look. You’re going to they’re going to need pinned and we’re going to get full room shots before the ceremony. And like, everything needs to be set together.

00:08:35:22 – 00:08:37:09
Julie
Remembers the day room shots.

00:08:37:16 – 00:08:39:20
Dale
Bless it. Right. Yeah.

00:08:40:17 – 00:08:53:05
Julie
And I hate I, I, I mean, I hate whenever that happens because guess who’s photos they get to see? They’re flowers in my real, like. OK, well, were you.

00:08:53:10 – 00:09:00:16
Dale
Blessed? Yeah. OK, so let’s, let’s go on to what makes Jules Design Event Florals unique.

What Makes Jules Design Even Florals Unique?

00:09:01:17 – 00:09:34:14
Julie
It is me that makes it unique. No, I’m kidding. So whenever I first started, we didn’t even get to the second half of that, that journey. But whenever I first started, I was, I believe, the only one or one of two in northwest Arkansas that only did weddings. So I always try to focus on that, except for a little pivoting we had to do during COVID but I’ve never really focused on daily arrangements Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, that sort of thing.

00:09:34:14 – 00:09:44:06
Julie
It’s always been either corporate event or weddings and we still do corporate events because that falls in line with how we like to just special order for.

00:09:44:21 – 00:09:45:21
Dale
Right, right.

00:09:46:17 – 00:10:07:23
Julie
And then I would say the other thing that makes it special is that I’m the one who does the consultation. I’m the one who oversees the designers. I design most of the like, bridal bouquet, bridesmaids, really almost all of those. And then I have contract designers that come in and help with like reception stuff nice.

00:10:08:01 – 00:10:19:23
Dale
So it’s not like a crazy game of telephone where it’s like, you heard this and then they heard this and then they heard that you’re the one meeting with them. You’re getting the vision nailed down, and you see the process through.

00:10:20:01 – 00:10:45:17
Julie
Right. Yeah. So on the wedding day, if someone says, Well, that’s not what we talked about with the wedding consultant, well, I am that wedding consultant, so I’m not bringing you red roses. We’re an all-white [florals] wedding. Yeah. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I mean, whenever are a giant company and you have to delegate those things. But that’s one of the complaints that I hear back from what been planners is turnover, right, for those things.

00:10:45:17 – 00:10:53:15
Julie
So it’s like if you do the consultation, you already know the vision. So whenever you’re in there making them, you know, she would not like that.

00:10:53:20 – 00:10:54:05
Dale
Yeah.

00:10:54:14 – 00:10:57:05
Julie
How that looks, that’s too wild.

00:10:57:15 – 00:11:06:09
Dale
Right, right, right. OK, well, let’s let’s go into current weddings. What are you seeing right now? Like trends and stuff that you’re loving.

What are you seeing right now in the wedding world?

00:11:07:06 – 00:11:14:00
Julie
So whenever you ask me that question before, I’m like, So what am I loving? It’s easier to say what I don’t like.

00:11:15:06 – 00:11:15:16
Dale
Well.

00:11:16:02 – 00:11:38:23
Julie
I love I do love, though. Everything garden. So whenever someone says, what is my personal style, I would say anything. Garden so I like a large mix of different bloom types and textures with greenery. So we are seeing the trend now, and I don’t hate it. It’s just not not my personal style with lots of blooms, no greenery.

00:11:39:04 – 00:11:39:16
Dale
Oh.

00:11:39:24 – 00:12:03:00
Julie
I live like I’m where I would almost say like a more of a modern look but it also is very more compact that says dollar signs to me. So we have a harder time making things big like big, big arrangement. And so it’s easier, easier for us to do space and when you get to add greenery and flowering, right?

00:12:03:12 – 00:12:20:02
Julie
So that’s the new trend is kind of the no no greenery look reflects roses, which was something that I did whenever I first started is back and I kind of like roses. Reflects roses. I don’t know, I wish I had flowers there, but like, is.

00:12:20:02 – 00:12:21:09
Dale
That a type of rose?

00:12:21:20 – 00:12:28:22
Julie
No, it’s just a regular standard rose, and you reflex the petals back. So it makes it look kind of like a garden.

00:12:29:13 – 00:12:30:05
Dale
Gotcha.

00:12:30:09 – 00:12:36:11
Julie
OK, so you’re paying like a regular rose price then you’re getting a garden rose. Look, look.

00:12:36:17 – 00:12:40:05
Dale
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. I do love gardeners.

The Secret Thing Jules Design Event Florals doesn’t like

00:12:40:06 – 00:13:03:15
Julie
I’m wanting to peace out in pampas grass. I’m still doing this grass wedding this year, so no one thinks that I’m dissing you. Yeah, but it’s not because I don’t like the look it is because I don’t like that shedding factor. All right, we’re going to go into that, like hairspray over here.

00:13:06:06 – 00:13:11:01
Julie
So you’re acting a flammable product to an already flammable product.

00:13:11:04 – 00:13:12:21
Dale
Don’t put it in top.

00:13:12:22 – 00:13:17:04
Julie
Anyone the that Pinterest picture, I’m like, don’t put candles on those table.

00:13:17:11 – 00:13:17:21
Dale
Yeah.

The Return of Baby’s Breath

00:13:18:09 – 00:13:40:10
Julie
There’s already been something like last year so pay this graph, which was why in like in the seventies, it’s back. Yeah. Baby’s breath. I feel like recycles every three years yeah. So you and I, I think one of our biggest weddings we did together at Pratt Place Barn which is. Yeah.

00:13:40:19 – 00:13:43:06
Dale
Not for weddings, I know, but when you’re talking about Shiloh.

00:13:43:12 – 00:13:49:14
Julie
Yes. So that one like that look. Yeah. Look back.

00:13:50:01 – 00:13:50:10
Dale
Huh?

00:13:50:22 – 00:13:51:12
Julie
So the big.

00:13:52:02 – 00:13:54:18
Dale
And but then 11 or 12 years now.

00:13:55:11 – 00:13:58:11
Julie
So. And it’s been back one other time. All right.

00:13:59:01 – 00:14:00:03
Dale
So the cycle.

00:14:00:09 – 00:14:20:07
Julie
Baby’s breath clouds and some short centerpieces with baby’s breath with the reflex roses just popping out of them. Oh, gotcha. It’s like, OK, everything that we learned like in 1980 is here. Flowers are 90, 70 year.

00:14:20:09 – 00:14:22:02
Dale
I mean even not been.

00:14:22:02 – 00:14:23:01
Julie
In the business that even.

The Return of Old Film Style Images.

00:14:23:01 – 00:14:44:05
Dale
Photo trends that they’ll do similar things like there’s you know the underexposed film look that is most popular in the seventies and early eighties is back. It’s like it’s kind of moody but like a faded black and have a higher contrast that’s back. So I don’t jump on trends like that.

00:14:44:12 – 00:14:47:15
Julie
This is a question that I have for you that is a surprise.

00:14:47:23 – 00:14:50:05
Dale
Oh I don’t mind… bring it.

00:14:50:14 – 00:15:13:12
Julie
So we we talk a lot about everything on these national sites that I follow like on Facebook these Facebook groups. Yeah. And one of the most common complaint is how many hours we spent sourcing and talking about the colors of the wedding. And then the photographer says that they have.

00:15:13:20 – 00:15:14:16
Dale
This image.

00:15:14:16 – 00:15:21:06
Julie
Portfolios and we’re like, the burgundy is black. The top row is black brown. I mean.

00:15:21:14 – 00:15:37:13
Dale
It is because the photographers will slap a preset on there or they have their editing style that doesn’t fit with maybe the bride’s vision or you know, it doesn’t and it doesn’t age. Well, like in five years it looks like shit where, you know.

00:15:37:17 – 00:15:48:00
Julie
Someone on the someone on this Facebook group comment and it said, do you think that it would make the photographer mad if we request unedited photos? And everyone was like, I don’t know.

00:15:48:08 – 00:16:25:07
Dale
It probably would because so many there artists and they’re very sensitive for whatever Iowa shoot and raw which means they’re there totally unedited there are no presets or anything in camera applied and I store those and I don’t use funky like already said trends and things like that. But if I were to do that then you could always go back to the raw and re-edit so that that orange whatever crap that you put on there, you could go back to the original five years later whenever that’s out of style and re-edit for whatever’s in style.

00:16:25:07 – 00:16:38:06
Dale
That time I just avoid the whole thing and just shoot, you know, just like crisp like what we call like faithful color and yeah. So I don’t have to deal with that.

00:16:38:08 – 00:16:50:13
Julie
Making all Greek to me and all of that. But I will have to say from a florist standpoint, let’s say if you were to meet the client and they love that movie, I just call it sepia.

00:16:50:15 – 00:16:52:17
Dale
Yeah, no, that’s exactly what it looks like from that.

00:16:52:17 – 00:17:18:08
Julie
I know, right. And like that, I love that it would be so awesome if you could just not edit a few of those photos because we spent hours picking out that burgundy, that toffee that like dark, dark purple and whenever that sepia is on it. Guess what? There you can hardly feel any different than those tones, right? And you can’t separate the different flower types because that book just gets so dark.

Dale and Jules Design Event Florals Goes (slightly) Negative

00:17:18:24 – 00:17:41:13
Dale
I agree, man. That’s a good little tidbit I know that jumped on to more of a negative kind of conversation, but it is so in the fact that it’s like not all positive happy things, right? But it is so important. Like that is a very important conversation that I think brides need to realize when they’re choosing a photographer.

00:17:41:13 – 00:17:49:19
Dale
Like, yeah, you know, somebody might have a cool brand or like have a big name, but if your style doesn’t match that, don’t hire them.

00:17:50:16 – 00:17:54:20
Julie
Or guess what, don’t go with an unknown. I was trying to pick out flowers.

00:17:55:01 – 00:17:58:08
Dale
They know, right? Because what the point they’re going to come back looking like.

00:17:58:11 – 00:17:59:03
Julie
Let’s just put.

00:17:59:04 – 00:18:12:15
Dale
A big water trash bag. Yeah, yeah. Fertile. Anyway, that’s good advice. Obviously, I want every bride to pick me because I think I’m the best at what I do. But I do realize I’m not for every bride. I realize that some people like I’m.

Something We Probably Aren’t Supposed to Say Out Loud

00:18:12:16 – 00:18:36:07
Julie
Not for every bride. And guess what? There are some things that brides want that I know that I’m not. And I know who is because I’m not, you know? I know who does the best number here because I know who does the best orchid. Because it’s something that I don’t love to do. I know. Yeah, it’ll refer if I can’t do it alone.

00:18:36:10 – 00:18:39:06
Julie
I can also just say, sorry, I’m booked.

00:18:39:19 – 00:18:47:06
Dale
Right? I do the same OK. So what’s something that you’re currently working on?

What is Jules Design Event Florals Currently Working On?

00:18:49:04 – 00:19:13:07
Julie
Right now? As soon as we get off the phone, I’m working on quotes. And it is so funny. I guess this happens every year, but I think that I just noticed that I’m noticing some more now is that we’re still getting like last minute while I say last minute, but we’re still booking brides for like May and June but then I am already on September and November.

00:19:13:12 – 00:19:40:11
Julie
So it’s so hard, like in your mind to like cross now. Like what I’m switching seasons, what can I get, what’s not in? And that’s also another thing with this year, which I’m hoping is not as bad as last year is that we’re trying not to say specific blooms. So we’ll say like garden types because we know if a bride like only wants one thing like that’s their favorite flower, like I can only have a penny bouquet.

00:19:40:19 – 00:20:07:05
Julie
Oh, OK. Well then you’re going to have to go to someone who can promise you that because that kind of changed everything. Oh, supply and demand. So I don’t want to overpromise. And I also like to tell people that don’t pick someone who just that we can get anything you want because if it’s like last year, no, you can’t get anything they want, but you can say it’s going to be the most gorgeous bouquet ever.

00:20:07:05 – 00:20:14:04
Julie
Trust me that I’m not onto carnations and baby’s breath and this mood board that part of flowers.

00:20:14:10 – 00:20:14:22
Dale
Right?

I’m not a person who tells you what you want to hear…

00:20:15:06 – 00:20:29:21
Julie
So I like to just be as you can tell, like, totally upfront and obvious. Like, I’m not a salesman type of person who tells you what you want to hear just to book the wedding.

00:20:30:18 – 00:20:51:03
Dale
Yes. And I and I honestly. So this is it’s funny that you bring this up. This is actually what I tell my brides whenever I refer you because, you know, one, I have to give them a heads up because you are very unique personality. But I love this about you because. Yes, you’re not you’re not just trying to get their money.

00:20:51:03 – 00:21:10:04
Dale
You’re not just trying to book another wedding. If you can’t do it, you’ll let them know. But I also say just be just be aware. Like she has no filter. She will tell you what she thinks because she knows. Right. And she’s not going to blow smoke up your ass like she’s she knows and so I’m like, be ready for that.

00:21:10:20 – 00:21:15:06
Dale
She’s awesome. She’s so talented and she is very honest.

00:21:15:23 – 00:21:36:11
Julie
And I’m shocked that the wedding coordinators in my day because I say things that they wish they could say, but they have to, like, be, you know, like, yeah, what what would just what would make it really what would make it your wish to make your dream or whatever. And I’m just like those just don’t work together that yeah.

00:21:36:18 – 00:21:37:14
Julie
I’m going to match.

00:21:37:20 – 00:21:38:03
Dale
Yes.

00:21:38:05 – 00:21:46:09
Julie
So we’re like, I’m glad you said that because I was thinking the same thing, but I didn’t want to hurt her feelings. But I’m not trying to hurt feelings. I’m just saying you know.

00:21:46:23 – 00:21:52:07
Dale
Yeah, you’re just saving them time. You’re saying, like, let’s cut through the, the bull crap and let’s just.

00:21:53:22 – 00:21:54:18
Julie
Go together.
Really appreciate the truth because 100% I am a very decisive person, which I notice, like, I have lots of friends who are indecisive, who do, like, the 15 shades on their wall to just, like, said and look our hearts shade. Should I paint this wall? And I’m like, maybe too.

00:22:15:15 – 00:22:15:24
Dale
Yeah.

00:22:16:07 – 00:22:21:09
Julie
Half the time I don’t put the swatch up. I just go with it. Yeah, I know this will work nice.

00:22:21:09 – 00:22:34:00
Dale
But yeah, well, that’s good. I mean, being decisive actually is a huge, huge quality that, that not a lot of people have. And if you do, I mean freaking embrace it. OK, last question is how can brides find you?

How Can Brides Reach Out to Jules Design Even Florals?

00:22:35:05 – 00:22:58:10
Julie
So say this interview should have been like 3 hours long because of hilarious that we just discussed. So I have Instagram, I have Facebook, I have Instagram. Apparently now is for the bride. Facebook is for the moms and then I still have a website which apparently is archaic because no one ever looks at my website hard either.

00:22:58:14 – 00:23:06:03
Dale
I mean, just websites are all Instagram. It’s nice, too. I mean, I guess you have to have one. But yeah, it’s all social media now.

00:23:06:15 – 00:23:40:21
Julie
And I love a person who emails me directly. You can find the contact thing from my website versus DMB on Instagram and I never check in or instant messenger on Facebook. Yeah, because here we go with I would have to hire a person to do all that. So normally like someone DMS me, I say email me at because we and this is like a good thing to tell the brides for all the vendors when we can’t memorize each one of your questions about each one of your style so we like it before we meet you again or before you call.

00:23:41:05 – 00:23:53:10
Julie
We’ll go start your emails and see everything that we’ve talked about and we go, You’re not there. Oh, you’re on its primary on Facebook. Yeah, right. So it’s great to have you all in one thread and I’m sure they’re really doing it all together, but I don’t have that.

Why FB and IG are the Worst for Communicating

00:23:53:12 – 00:24:14:04
Dale
Well, I’ve, I’ve known this and it’s such a pain point for me. DMS are the worst. Like, there is no system. You can’t archive, you can’t group things. You can hardly even search them. It’s so it’s such a challenge. It’s just such a bad system. And surely like Instagram can figure it out if they wanted to. I guess I just don’t care.

00:24:15:08 – 00:24:25:11
Dale
But it’s not like email and I hate trying to remember like, wait, where did we talk? Was it on blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Or maybe it was text. So you.

00:24:25:11 – 00:24:49:20
Julie
Know. Yeah, right, right. I break my own rules. The client that I met with on Tuesday or Monday, she’s on my Instagram. So like I’ll be in bed at midnight and be like, Oh, this is a cool idea. And so I’ll just for that. So I mean, I do break my own rules, but to have all the communication, communication stuff about the importance of the official.

00:24:50:04 – 00:24:56:01
Dale
Yeah, right. Yeah, I agree with that. So the website Jules design events dot com.

00:24:56:01 – 00:25:25:19
Julie
Yes. Which we’re getting ready to redo probably next month. Dale is going to help me with that. Yeah, you don’t. I have to tell that. Yeah, but Dale is my guru for helping me decide what looks good and nerdy. I mean, too many photos, too many venues on there right now. So we’re going to scale that down. And like we said, no one really necessarily uses Facebook to see my whole portfolio anymore.

00:25:26:01 – 00:25:34:08
Julie
But it is a good source of information. So I think that will add some more info on there versus that being just a picture gallery.

00:25:34:16 – 00:25:35:00
Dale
Yeah.

The REAL Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer or Florist

00:25:36:00 – 00:26:05:01
Julie
But speaking of pictures, don’t hire your photographer, your wedding dress, your caterer based on a photos alone. Does she show up on time? Do you get your like for you? Do you get your photos back in a really manner for made and the flowers die? Did she kind of pick up your stuff because we do evening strikes did she get back with you on emails or does it take three weeks?

00:26:05:10 – 00:26:05:22
Dale
Right.

00:26:05:24 – 00:26:07:09
Julie
So things like.

00:26:07:09 – 00:26:18:05
Dale
That. That’s so true. There’s so much more that goes into it than just pretty photos or, you know, pretty pretty pictures of flowers. You’re so right. Nice. OK, and.

00:26:18:05 – 00:26:22:17
Julie
Maybe you don’t care how your food tastes at your wedding and you look good on a photo. But I would care.

00:26:23:01 – 00:26:36:07
Dale
I totally would care. I love food. You OK? Well, thanks so much, Julie. I appreciate it. You’re welcome. Best. And I’ll make sure to link everything down here. So y’all check it out and y’all have a great day

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behind the scenes of the Bridgerton Style Wedding; the photographer is shooting the black groom and red-headed bride while the wedding planner fluffs the dress

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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