Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Mabry Hastings, owner of foxglove & grace flowers.
- What services do you provide?
I provide full-service floral design for Texas brides and beyond. I specialize in natural and organic shapes as well as garden-style design.
- What inspired you to start this company?
Have you ever smelled a room full of roses? Once you have, you’ll be hooked for life. I do this for the creative outlet and the people I get to work for. Entrepreneurship is my life. From lemonade stands to homemade bracelets and duct tape art, I’ve been doing business for a long time and it’s why I own Foxglove & Grace.
- What sets your company apart from similar ones in the same field?
I care for the people first, then the business. As a small, local business owner I know that I wouldn’t be here without my brides or anyone. The people are what set my company apart. They are what drive me to be more creative, more driven, and more passionate. I have met my lifelong friends through this job and I hope to continue to do so.
- What is your favorite part of your workweek and why?
I love sitting down with my brides for a coffee or a donut and discussing their wedding proposal. I could consult with dozens of brides a day and never get bored. Getting to connect with my brides fills me with joy and I take pride in being close with all of them!
- What is one favorite client story and why?
It was my third wedding in October and there was a strike in the floral industry down in Ecuador which was causing many of my orders to be changed due to lack of inventory. I remember getting to the wedding venue and setting everything up but I was short on roses. My bride, Amanda, saw the tears in my eyes as I realized that I didn’t have enough product for the flower girls. She knelt down in her wedding dress, looked me in the eyes and told me that everything was beautiful and that the flower girls didn’t need petals anyway. She continued to gush about her bouquet and the arch and all the centerpieces. She made me feel so loved as a business owner. She also recommended me to many of my brides this fall. Clients like her are the reason I do what I do.
To learn more about foxglove & grace flowers, visit foxgloveandgraceflowers.com