{Flowers: Interview with Carissa Jones}

July 21, 2009

Michelle of MB Wedding Designs returns this week with another great interview. This time Michelle spoke with the lovely and stylish Carissa Jones of JL Designs, a couture floral and event styling company based in Orange Country(the "OC"). Let's listen in on their conversation.

MB: What celebrity wedding would you have loved to attend?
CJ: I am obsessed with the wedding of fashion designer, Jenni Kayne. It took place in Malibu and it had the most amazing ceremony structure I had ever seen! It was made entirely of clear Lucite and covered in knotted, sand blasted grapewood branches. Plus the bridemaids' dresses were, of course, from Jenni Kayne's line and completely to die for! The whole thing was just typical SoCal, bohemian chic...

MB: What is the best thing about working with brides?

CJ: Getting to know them and their style and infusing it into their wedding! I am all about creating a day that just "fits" them. Also the feeling I get seeing their reaction to the florals and decor after it all comes together - priceless!

MB: What is your favorite floral bouquet to date?

CJ: Definitely my own bridal bouquet! It was a slight cascade made up entirely of white phalenopsis orchids. Wrapped the stems in a caramel velvet overlaid with a gold beaded trim. I then strung my grandmother's vintage necklace with additional family heirlooms (engagement ring, locket, pledge ring) and allowed it to dangle off the bouquet. It was so soft and delicate and meaningful. I wish I could carry it around with me every day! :)

MB: Do you have any guilty pleasures?
CJ: "Celebreality" shows, Nutella, Lattes, Nordstrom, Loehman's, Target, Mani/Pedi's.

MB: If you were not a floral designer, what would you be doing?

CJ: Definitely something in the event industry, working for a magazine or a full time wife and mom! Definitely looking forward to motherhood someday.

Well, we are certainly glad that Carissa is a floral designer because you are refreshingly talented(so never quit your day job).

Thanks Michelle and Carissa for sharing this with the Pink Blossom List. And many congratulations to JL Designs for being on our floral resource list!!!


Janet said...

I love Carissa's work! Thank you for featuring her!

carissa said...

thank you SO MUCH for the feature ladies! love what you're doing...keep up the great work!!! xoxo

Nancy Liu Chin said...

Carissa...you are one of my wedding heroes. Glad to hear that you survived your sat setup!

bonnie tsang said...

Such a great feature to read! I love and admire how creative Carissa is. On top of that she is a beautiful person inside and out.

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