April 9, 2020
Aly at Willow Berry Floral is soooooo good. She made the Utah wedding bouquet and florals for one of my brides and they were amazing.
Photo: Jess Robin Photo
Aly’s job in college was working in a floral shop and she fell in love with it! She actually studied Family and Human Development, but there’s just something about being able to apply creativity to work that she couldn’t let go! After graduation, she and her husband moved to California for a few years. When she moved back to Utah, a friend who she had worked at the floral shop with in college mentioned she needed an assistant. This florist was a designer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and worked in downtown SLC. Aly was her assistant for 6 months before she took a job there as a full-time designer. It was her dream job! She designed arrangements for dinners, broadcasts, and events including the semi-annual worldwide conference. She left her dream job at The Church of Jesus Christ for her greater dream job, to be a stay home mom. At each of her jobs, she’s been able to work alongside talented designers who have helped her learn the principles and elements of floral design and helped grow her love for it! When she’s not designing, Aly is usually with her kids. They are her world! She loves summer (amen!) and getting together with friends and family.
Photo: Rachel at Kylee Ann Studios
Aly loves to offer free consultations for her brides and grooms. Flower prices really vary based on what types of flowers are used, what season it is, and the shapes and sizes of the bouquets and arrangements. She also does consultations over email if that’s easiest. While talking with her, she’ll be able to give you a fairly accurate estimate based off of the pictures and/or descriptions you give for what you’re looking for! Very generally speaking, bridal bouquets start around $180, corsages around $25, boutonnieres around $12, and centerpieces and decor vary most. Aly works out of her home and loves that it allows her to be on her bride’s timeline since she doesn’t have any other holidays or events interfering like Valentine’s Day or Prom, like a floral shop would.
I’m so sad I’ve never had the chance to meet Aly in person. Some day! But my bride knows Aly really well and had nothing but SO MUCH good to say about her! I feel like I know Aly so well from all the good things I’ve heard and the emails I’ve been able to interact with her through. She is absolutely sweet and would take amazing care of you and obviously would nail your florals!
Photo: Sydnee Rayl Photography