Last Thursday evening at 5pm we embarked on a new project of Honey Lane Events. One that has definitely been on the books for a little while now and we have finally taken the plunge and found the time to establish our very first Instagram LIVE series.

Welcome to Wedding Experts at Home with Honey Lane.

Where we sit down weekly with one of our dearest industry friends on our Instagram @honeylaneevents LIVE and have a chat about all things life, work and it who shall not be named... (i.e. this crazy pandemic!).

First up, the ever so friendly and extremely talented Maddy Falvey from Elleboré Florals.

Image via Maddy’s Instagram @ellebore

We first met Maddy a few years ago now and let me tell you … it was love at first sight! From then, we have worked on a number of fabulous events together where she has created some epic flowers for our beautiful brides and grooms including this gorgeous floral chandelier masterpiece – the perfect touch to Sarah and Josh’s wedding ceremony at Bendooley – The Stables.

Image captured by Samantha Heather Photography

So first up, we asked Maddy how things are going for her and her business at Elleboré.

What used to be non-existent Maddy exclaims, she is starting to enjoy life on the weekends with her family. Of course, it is a challenging and a really tough time in the industry especially for florists who are facing such weird and challenging times, Maddy feels excited for what is to come in 2021. Thankfully, all of her amazing clients have postponed and not one has cancelled which has left her ecstatic and still finding a reason to keep that creative mind flowing day to day.

Although she feels privileged for the postponements in place, there are many challenges that come with it – and we couldn’t agree more! What this means is that the initial flowers chosen for a particular season may need to change in response to the new date. Like Maddy, one thing that we are all facing at the moment is an extremely busy 2021.

“2021 is going to be an absolute cracking year!” she states.

Maddy explains that dates are booking out fast and she cannot stress how important it is to reach out to the vendors who you have been keeping an eye on and get your date locked in.