Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. This page is dedicated to giving you an inside look at our company and operating practices.
Professionally speaking, the beauty of life is at the core of my artistic expression, and love flows through all I do. As a creative spirit, romantic vocalist, and empathic actor, I was drawn to the glamour and refinement of classic Hollywood; and as the daughter of caterer, party planning and designing decor flowed through me as a second nature. As I evolved, I awakened my connection with nature and its beautiful and regenerative qualities. With performing, visual arts, and a deep admiration of the infinite beauty of nature, I’ve always known that the ambience of your surroundings, not only creates a stunning picture, but it allows for you to feel engaged and moved by its energy. Flowers are nature’s most beautiful gift. If there is one truth my life of creativity has taught me, it’s that the center of all art is love. It is my hope that the beauty of your day captures the essence of your romance.
From personal perspective... Okay! Now, here's the skinny...! Love means more to me than I can possible say. The expression of love was something from which I spent most of my life retreating. After nearly a decade of dedicated self work, I have become an unleashed soul devoted to healing, self love, and expression of my innate romantic nature. Singing, poetry, storytelling, acting, directing, and visual art all layer texture into this beautiful moment we are weaving for your wedding day. I like to think of all the history as the spices of a fine dessert. With this spice and through creating the world of your wedding, I hope to help you step into the creative expression of your love known as your wedding day. We must create the world we wish to live in. For me, it's an eternal butterfly garden.
- Valerie, Owner + Artistic Director
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." - GERARD DE NERVAL
Above all, we are a company dedicated to love. From prioritizing your rights to including your family traditions and heirlooms in our designs, we stand with you. Honey Bunch Bouquets proudly supports LGBTQIA, racial, cultural, gender, economical, social, and religious rights. It is our honor to support and create with and for you. We are dedicated to expressing your love through floral ambience for your celebration and union. Like a flower, you are beautiful and uniquely you. And that's the greatest truth of all.
“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”JOHN LENNON
We are on an evolving journey of environmental accountability within our practices. Giving back to mother nature and prioritizing workers rights are an active and thoughtful part of our work.
Early on in our company's growth started doing research on the negative aspects of floral foam. It was then we parted ways with this product. Floral foam is a man made material that allows for flowers to be hydrated in or outside of a vase and placed at any angle - it provides hydration and structure. Even eco-friendly version are not so friendly. We are proudly 100% foam free and utilize biodegradable and recyclable materials. Foam free requires more creativity and effort, but it is well worth it and accomplishes beautiful and natural designs!
100% Foam-free arrangements and installations
90:10 recycle/trash ratio
Composting of natural waste
Use of organic cleaning products
Limited use of floral sprays, paint, and chemicals
Our Take Two Donation Program
Use of seasonal and local flowers as design allows
Partial domestic + Canadian sourcing
Partial sourcing from organic certified farms
Our Next Steps
Sourcing 75% from organic certified farms
Sourcing prioritized by labor and safety conditions for farm workers
Long Term Goals
Investigating our carbon foot print with transportation
“Earth laughs in flowers.”RALPH WALDO EMERSON
It's pretty simple with us. We want to give you the wedding of your dreams. We also understand that investing in event floral design is new for most couples. For that reason, we have three types packages. Beyond that, we breakdown your budget so that you understand where and how your funds are being applied to your design. Lastly, we work hard to create a floral design that accomplishes your vision, help you to understand what that looks in a budgetary sense, and shape your design and budget as working partners to this enchanted experience.
Through your generosity, we have the opportunity to donate. The happiness this brings to the residents and facilities who receive your flowers is beyond measure. We are always hearing feedback of appreciation and gratitude for these happy deliveries!
“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.”JOHN HARRIGAN
"As an artist myself I love working with other artists who not only care about excellence in their work but the process and people involved in the work. I love working with Honey Bunch because Val cares about creating stunning pieces of art that serve her clients. Working alongside her means I get to work with a team of people who care about serving and creating a stunning event for clients. It is a gift to work with a small business that is female led and serves her team and clients in beautiful imaginative ways."
"I love working with Honey Bunch for so many reasons! Valerie is such a hardworking, dynamic, and visionary artist. Helping her arrangements come to life and being a part of the process is truly an incredible experience, not to mention an outlet for a creative like myself. It is also amazing that we get to meet and work with so many wonderful people. This is a team of truly wonderful human beings who truly care about bringing that flourish of beauty to your event."
"The buzz on a wedding day is magical, and I absolutely love getting to be a part of it working with Honey Bunch. As a production and set designer for theatre and film, I know that art can be found everywhere and in everything. The artistry, energy and attention that Val brings to the pieces she creates is nothing short of astounding. I am truly honored to work alongside Val and the rest of the Honey Bunch team in order to breathe life and beauty into your special day!"
"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. "
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN