In 2010, my best friend was engaged and planned to marry in April. Like many brides she was on a budget and I offered to help with the flowers. It was so much fun to pick out flowers, order them, and create her vision. Because I didn't have any actual training I was afraid to attempt the bridal bouquet or boutonnieres on my own, so I paid a free-lance florist to do it. However, I did manage to create the bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces. I loved being a part of her special day and decided that I would seek out formal education on floral design.