Review: Adela Flora

Review: Adela Flora

Just like so many other unfortunate brides last year, I had hoped for a 2020 wedding. Even more unfortunate was that I was well under way in the planning stages, having booked most of my vendors, invited guests, and pinned down the perfect florist. Then COVID hit. When we decided to cancel the wedding--and besides not being able to celebrate with my family and friends--it was the flowers I was really sad about losing. Natalie from Adela Flora and I had spent quality time finding the perfect pieces to create beautiful arrangements and that certain ambiance that I was looking for at our wedding. I was so excited to build our dream wedding with her pieces and then, consequently, bummed. 

But then I realized, we could still have our perfect wedding and share little pieces of it with friends and family. So, instead of canceling everything, we pivoted. 

When we decided to elope, Natalie was on board with our new plan and SO helpful at helping with the change. She was knowledgeable, reassuring and she really was the star of the day. But, where she really shined was helping us with our big surprise idea for our family and friends who lived in town. We still wanted them to be a part of our elopement, so we arranged to use the remainder of our wedding budget to send individual flower deliveries to our would-have-been guests. Adela Flora was so accommodating to put together the arrangements and followed CDC guidelines along the way, including doorstep deliveries with masks, gloves and even wiping each vase down with Clorox wipes. Our friends and family were so happy to receive these surprises and helped them feel like they were still able to celebrate with us, even in a small way. 

A few months later, I found out that Natalie had moved Adela Flora to a new super cute studio downtown, in the alleyway between 7th and 8th Ave. I had to go check it out and say hi and thank her again for all she did. Stepping inside, I was surprised to see that it was a retail floral boutique! There was local art and jewelry for sale (perfect for gifts alongside flowers) and a huge design studio in the back for creation workshops. Now my friends and I have the option of coming in (with masks), shopping for treasures, and creating our own floral arrangements with each other and with guidance from Natalie. And when we don’t want to go out and feel safer at home, we are happy to send each other small Adela Flora arrangements as a way to say “thanks for being a part of my days”.  





 

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