In today’s Wedding Vendor Highlight, Wedding Planner Skylar Caitlin of Chancey Charm Houston is chatting with Mick and Maggie Bailey of Bramble & Bee. Located in Tomball, TX, Bramble & Bee is a wedding floral design studio that serves brides across the Greater Houston area (but their bags are always packed to travel!). We love that they also have an adorable gift shop featuring unique, garden-style arrangements. Mick and Maggie are sharing how they founded Bramble & Bee, tips for new brides + more below. Cheers, friends!
– The Chancey Charm Team
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Houston Vendor Highlight | Bramble & Bee
Mick and Maggie Bailey of Bramble & Bee
Sheffield, England & Dallas, TX
What’s your area of expertise?
First job you ever landed
Mick – My first job was as an apprentice engineer. Not terribly exciting! Maggie – I worked at Baskin Robbins all through high school! Super-dooper ice cream scooper!
What brought you to the wedding industry?
Maggie – I started doing flowers at church and after doing my own flowers when Mick and I got married, I decided to give a more serious go! Four years in, Mick was able to leave his operations manager job in the oil industry to take on operations (and what ever we need!) at Bramble & Bee full time.
A lesson you’ve learned the hard way in the wedding industry
Being busy doesn’t always equal making money. Value your work, stick to your guns, and to try to stick to projects that represent your brand and fulfill you (and give yourself grace to take on jobs that do nothing but pay the bills when you need to!).
Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Napping with our 2 border collies and doing home improvement projects!
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Best piece of advice to someone new to the industry
Make friends! Relationships are the best way to build your business and being a kind, genuine human being goes a long way.
Best piece of planning advice to a new bride/groom
Hire professionals and trust their artistry! Give them the bones of your vision and be open to letting them guide you creatively. But most importantly, remember that your marriage is the most import thing, not your wedding!
Some words you live by
In the service industry, we try to always remember to “Love Thy Neighbor”.
Best moment of your career
We got to do the floral for the Houston Texans’ Superbowl party in 2017! It was a week-long affair at a restaurant downtown and part of what we got to contribute was an epic 8-ft tall by 12-ft wide succulent wall! (No, we didn’t get to meet J.J….)
Photo: Katy Cox Photography
Girl Scout Cookies and binging on HGTV.
Your favorite Instagram account
@lamusadelasflores & @juniperfoxx
What’s your favorite aesthetic?
Organic, modern-romantic, with a hint of edge.
Intimate or Par-tay? What size wedding do you recommend and why
We’re both pretty hardcore introverts. We had 350 people at our wedding, but if we ever renew our vows, we’re totally eloping!
What’s the first thing a newly engaged couple should do?
Slow down and meditate for a second on your last little while as boyfriend and girlfriend. Marriage is an amazing season and definitely something to look forward to, but it’s a totally different season to dating. So bask for a minute in the last little while you’ll spend together without being a married couple. Then hire a wedding planner!