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Meet Patrice Veyna & Jessica Van Alderwerelt of Vavé Studios in South Pasadena

Today we’d like to introduce you to Patrice Veyna & Jessica Van Alderwerelt.

Patrice & Jessica, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Jessica and I met at Pepperdine University and quickly became best friends. We both went on to normal 9 to 5 jobs after college, both got our masters in our field of work, but always felt like something was missing. As friends started getting married they would ask me to do their wedding flowers (they knew I had been taking some classes on the weekends) One wedding Jessica was a bridesmaid with me and I made her help me do the flowers (which was sprung upon us last minute… literally hours before the wedding) Jessica fell in love with floral design as well and that summer we both quit our jobs and made Vavé Studios our full-time business. We started off in Jessica’s Garage designing flowers for weddings, then had a Flower Truck and finally got a store front in South Pasadena. We recently just moved into a larger space, still in South Pasadena, where we meet with brides and have started our flower delivery service called Herbs & Wildflowers. We want to bring our wedding style into everyone’s homes in the Los Angeles area! We have had such great support from our Husbands, Family, Friends and Locals! We cannot thank them enough.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There are the ups and downs of being a small business owner. We are lucky to have such great support and mentors. We had such great recognition in just a few years that we have had to learn how to support this new great growth!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Vavé Studios – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Vavé Studios is a Floral Design Studio. We Design florals for weddings and events. From 1 year old birthday parties to large elaborate weddings in Malibu. We also have a flower delivery service called Herbs & Wildflowers. We deliver to most of Los Angeles area. We have a special relationship with our couples getting married. We love to work alongside them to design the flowers for their perfect wedding. We also have many regular customers that come in or order Herbs & Wildflowers deliveries. We are different in that we do not have specific arrangements you choose from (like “Purple Haze” or “True Love”). We use the freshest blooms from the flower market and combine them with greens, herbs & wildflowers. By picking out the freshest blooms and not having generic types of arrangements, we are able to cut down on our waste. We also have a truly unique arrangement, our Living Bouquet which has succulents and Air Plants, instead of blooms, that will continue to thrive with TLC.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our most recent change is our location. We moved to a larger store from at 915 Fremont Ave in South Pasadena.

We now can widen our wedding clientele. Our plans for the future is to start really expanding our flower delivery service. We have very high hopes for Herbs & Wildflowers.

Pricing:

  • Herbs & Wild Flowers Delivery Paper Wrapped Bouquets – $45 Signature Bouquet – With 12-15 of the freshest blooms, wildflowers, herbs and greens– it’s the cutest little “just because” that you’ve ever seen.
  • $65 Signature Bouquet – With 20-25 of the freshest blooms, wildflowers, herbs and greens– this bouquet will send positive vibes to whomever you need to show some love.
  • $95 Signature Bou – With 30-35 stems of the freshest blooms, wildflowers, herbs and greens– it’s just the right thing to gift someone who has made an impression on you. With this bouquet, you’ll leave an impression too.
  • $150 Signature Bouquet – With 45-50 stems of the freshest blooms, wildflowers, herbs and greens in a textured glass vase with distressed gold details– our larger bouquet is a show stopper and oh-so elegant. Hint: great choice for those celebrating an anniversary or birthday with someone super special.
  • $45 Living Bouquet – With 12-15 stems of succulents/airplants, wildflowers, herbs and greens– it’s the most unique little “thank you” or “just because” that you’ve ever seen.
  • $65 Living Bouquet – With 18-20 stems of succulents, airplants, wildflowers, herbs and greens– this bouquet will share all the feels you have for someone that show you love in this crazy thing we called life.
  • $95 – With 25-30 stems of succulents, airplants, wildflowers, herbs and greens–it’s just the right thing to gift someone who has made an impression on you. With this bouquet, you’ll leave an impression, too.
  • $150 – With 35-40 stems of the freshest blooms, wildflowers, herbs and greens in a textured glass vase with distressed gold details– our larger bouquet is a show stopper and oh-so elegant. Hint: great choice for those celebrating an anniversary or birthday with someone super special.

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Image Credit:
Jessica Angell

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