Elizabeth of ellyB Events had the pleasure of conduting an interview with Zhana Marcelin of Blue Point Events. We will be working with Zhana on an upcoming 2010 wedding and we cannot wait to see what this event designer comes up with. We highly recommend Zhana for event design as well as just florals in the New York area.
Was floristry something you always wanted to do?
No, but I always knew it will be something creative. Both my parents are artists, and I studied art, so it was a natural for me to do something that will be connected with creating a beautiful things. Being in the special events industry for past 6 years, it only confirmed my need and passion for floristry. I absolutely love what I do!
What do you love most about floral design?
I love meeting with brides, and listening to their ideas, looking at their personalities, discussing their wishes. For me, there is no better feeling that create a room with the starting point such as a little bit of linen, a dress, a theme, a color, or a feeling ….
What has been one of your all time favorite creations?
I would have to say (among the others), the winter wedding I have done couple of years ago. The room was white and icy blue, we used shine and sparkle, we did snow and snow balls, silver and white branches, crystal and glass, white silk linens on tables and floors and of course- a lots of candles. The last touch was snow balls “falling from the ceilings”, and an icy blue lights in the corners of the room, it was truly a production, but a stunning one.
If a flower were a couture gown what flower would it be?
That’s a tough one, because I see different ” couture gowns” with many flowers. I would probably be an orchid, or a magnolia three.
What makes Blue Point Events different from other Floral Design Companies?
I am working with every single bride from a very first meeting to the execution of the event, from the first idea, developing it, building it, to the actual event. I work at one wedding at the time. I do not sell flowers to others. I personally go to flower district to work with my vendors on choosing and ordering what I need for every single wedding regardless of a budget. Every bride is different, and I tend to listen to what they have to say and develop idea together with them, rather than have a pre set looks and try to sell them what doesn’t really fit their vision.
I also take pride in long lasting relationships with my brides. Integrity of my work is at most importance to me and my company, and love for design.