Love Comes From Unexpected Places


Couple Photo

The happy couple: Jessie and Kay (Photo via)

Today is the first spring-like day in New York city and it puts me in the mood to think about love. Like the title says, it really can come from unexpected places. For example, two of my favorite floral designers, Jessie and Kay, made a love connection right here at Preston Bailey Designs.

Any floral designer out there knows how many hours one has to work to produce an amazing event. Jessie and Kay usually travel all over the world together for various jobs we do. Somewhere along the way, between the many hours of working, creating and producing, they developed a connection. And it started out so innocuously…When I asked Kay what they did for their first date, she smiled and said, “We just went to a movie.”

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I was so thrilled to hear that two pieces of my design family were going to come together to create their own new family. Last December, after finishing a royal wedding we were all working on together, they escaped to Kay’s home country of Thailand (Jessie is originally from Colombia) to have their wedding. I consider Thailand to be the capital of creativity when it comes to flowers (most of my floral designers come from Thailand).

Kay’s family was a great force in putting the wedding together, and one of my master floral designers, Sanaw, was also on hand to help the couple create their dream wedding.


Kay and Sanaw

Since spring is in the air, I want to hear all about your first love. (Maybe if you’re lucky, some day I’ll tell you about mine…)