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  • Writer's pictureNina Bashaw

Briar Rose Floral Design

Today I am sharing some wedding vendor love and featuring one of my favorite floral designers I've ever worked with. I've worked with her several times and each wedding she does the florals for a wedding, elopement, or special event her work blows me away! So I wanted to feature her on my blog today and share a little about this amazing florist that you need to get to know and follow on social media!

Meet Whitley, she is the owner and created of Briar Rose Floral Design and is based out of Columbia, SC. We met several years ago at a styled wedding shoot and we just clicked right away and have been friends ever since. Even though I now live in Tampa, Florida and she still lives back in South Carolina we stay in touch and talk often about whats going on for us personally and professionally. Whitley specializes in boutique and bespoke floral design. She has a unique style that encompasses both American and European styles after living and perfecting her craft for 2 years in Italy. She loves organic shapes and textures, as well as loves going foraging for those extra special touches that make the piece memorable, and one of a kind! Briar Rose only takes on a select amount of weddings each year, which allows each couple to receive her full attention and care. At Briar Rose, we will always use local suppliers, and produce whenever we can.

Whitley is an Indiana University Graduate with a degree in Outdoor Recreation/Resource Management, and a Minor in Parks and Recreation Administration. Whitley is a military spouse, and her style, and love for flowers blossomed even more, when they lived at an Italian Villa where she had fresh cut arrangements from the gardens in her home at all times! After living in their Italian Villa (Villa Piovene Fracanzan), and seeing the little 3 wheeled trucks Piaggio Apes, Whitley dreamed of making one into a flower truck. Less than a month away from moving, her dreams turned into a reality when they were able to buy “Rosie” a 1988 Ape, to ship back to the States!

Although she is based out of South Carolina she travels all over the USA for destination weddings, micro weddings and events. So if you are interested in using her for your St. Pete or Sarasota wedding reach out to her for her availability and pricing! Here are just a few examples of her outstanding work!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! If you or someone you know is planning an elopement or wedding in the Tampa Bay, St. Pete, Clearwater, or Sarasota area and is looking for a photographer feel free to reach out to me about my pricing and availability. I would be thrilled to be your photographer!


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