Perhaps we can lure the spring weather back by sharing one of our favorite floral designers? I'm so excited to introduce you to Kerry Patel of Kerry Patel Designs, a member of of the Red Oak Wedding Preferred Vendor Guide! Kerry is smart, humble, and as sweet as they come. She was a huge part of our Red Oak Brand Shoot, contributing designs to match the brand while only working from an inspiration board. Her knowledge of flowers runs deep, and she'll easily bring your vision to life for your wedding day. Get to know a little bit about her, below!
Hi! I’m Kerry, a flower-loving wife of a patient and always-there-for-me husband, a mom to an awesome little boy, and a crazy Cockapoo named The Coop. Before flowers, there was title insurance, a long commute into New York City, endless hours of work, and a dying passion for my job. Flowers have always made me happy, but I didn’t begin designing seriously until I became a member of my local Garden Club - entering flower shows, taking design workshops - and I soon found pleasure and my true passion, incorporating the beauty of flowers into everyday life.
What do you specialize in? I love designing lush, organic florals for the bride and her bridal party, incorporating the elements of nature in my designs. I also do custom arrangements to grace your tables and buffet, and can add a bit of painterly drama to your dinner party.
What makes your business unique? Floral design doesn’t fit in a box - and it shouldn’t. It’s an interpretation of nature, inspiration gained through my surroundings, and a feeling I get when working with the perfect bloom. It’s a flowering branch at just that perfect arc, or the unusual plant material like berries, pods, and leaves. This is what makes KP Designs unique. No two designs are ever the same.
Favorite part of working with couples? I’d have to say their vision. It’s different in every instance, every wedding, and that never gets dull!
One piece of advice for couples: Everyone will tell you not to stress out on the details, including me, because at the end of the day, YOU may very well be the only one that notices. I’d tell you it’s okay to let your wedding vendor professionals be inspired by your ideas and vision for your day - and let them run with it. By letting them work their magic might actually result in something better than what you had dreamt about.
Childhood Career Aspiration? This is a tough one. Not one thing stands out for me from my early years. These are the cards I’ve been dealt, and it’s up to me to make the best of it, and that means staying humble, yet confident; being content, yet never stop from growing; learn from my mistakes, and lead with conviction and a dash of humility.
Coffee or Tea? Oh goodness me, I do so love a good cup of tea!
Hidden Talent? This would have to be interior design. Not only will I design your wedding bouquet, but I’ll also design your new kitchen or bath! Don’t tell anyone, but I have a secret love for tile and stone!