A few years ago Heidi Richards Mooney was interviewed by Floral Management magazine about the popularity of ethnic weddings in the United States, and how florists have been able to appeal to that market, in the cover story of its March 2007 issue.
Here’s an excerpt:
Heidi Richards, AAF, has always designed wedding bouquets using an odd number of flowers — it makes for better distribution and presentation, she says. Little did she realize that the odd numbers are right in line with a Chinese bridal tradition. This realization came when Richards, owner of Eden Florist & Gift Shop in Miramar, Fla., had a preliminary meeting with a half-Chinese, half-Italian bride-to-be. When the bride said that Chinese traditions call for bouquets with either five or seven blooms, Richards says she initially laughed about the coincidence. But, she says that the small detail, coupled with Richards’ prior knowledge (thanks to researching online) of how Chinese culture incorporates bamboo and cherry blossoms into their weddings — was, in fact, what cinched the deal for this bride’s wedding.
You can read more about it here: “Multicultural Nuptials.”
or copy and paste this link into your browser – https://edenflorist.com/wp-content/uploads/multicultural_nuptials.pdf
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