“I love the story behind the flowers” says Thistle & Dot owner and Sioux Falls florist, Jaime Dix. From pinning grandpa’s boutonnière on his jacket to incorporating your mom’s favorite flower in your bouquet, Jaime can take your dream wedding vision and bring it to life.
I (Anna Behning) first met Jaime with Thistle & Dot when I asked her to be the floral designer for a styled shoot I was hosting. From the very minute I met Jaime, I knew we would forever be vendor friends! Her personality is contagious. Just like the flowers she creates, Jaime is bright, happy, and full of movement. I love working with Jaime because she cares deeply about her couples and goes above and beyond to make a wedding day feel special.
At the beginning of 2022, I had the chance to interview Jaime about her floral business, Thistle & Dot. The full interview can be watched below:
When you’re selecting a florist for your wedding day there are a few things you should know:
Jaime recommends that you book your florist as soon as possible. Just like wedding photographers, venues, etc., florists book up just as fast. Especially in the popular wedding months of June through October, Saturdays can be hard to come by. If you are set on a florist, make sure you book them as soon as possible.
A misconception that some couples have is that they must know their colors and theme before booking their florist. That is not the case. According to Jaime, you can book your wedding florist way before you pick out your wedding day theme. As she notes in our interview, she usually orders flowers about 4 weeks before your wedding, so you can be deciding on your flowers up until that point.
When you hire a skilled florist, like Jaime with Thistle & Dot, you don’t have to have any knowledge of flowers. In fact, Jaime says that she prefers when couples give her creative freedom to use the freshest, in-season florals for your wedding day. Many wedding vendors, including floral and photography, hope that you’ve done your homework on us and fully trust us with creative freedom to design and capture your day. Giving your florist your color pallet and a few ideas of what you like will help them create stunning designs for your wedding florals. Jaime is also a huge fan of adding sentimental touches to your floral design. If your grandma’s favorite flower was a pink tulip and you want to include them in your bouquet, Jaime will ensure that it happens.
Hydration and Temperature. These are the most important things to be aware of when handling your flowers on your wedding day. Be sure the flowers get put in water whenever they are not being used. Depending if it’s hot or cold on your wedding day, you may also want to ensure that you have a place inside that can keep the flowers from wilting.
The age old debate. Being the midwestern that I (Anna) am, I went with fake flowers for my wedding day. It is my biggest regret. Why? Because real flowers photograph better than fake flowers. Wedding photography is usually one of the most expensive items on your wedding day. In order for your photos to turn out the best they can, you also have to be willing to invest in other parts of your day. Real flowers add a finishing touch to your photos that fake flowers never seem to achieve. So if you want my opinion, real flowers are the way to go.
Overall, flowers are meant to accent the wedding day. We, as wedding vendors, will always be sure that the couple is the focal point of the day. Hiring vendors that care more about you as a couple than their own business agenda will allow you to have peace of mind on your wedding day. That’s why I highly recommend hiring Sioux Falls florist, Jaime with Thistle & Dot, as your wedding day florist.
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