Meet Kelly -owner of Ooh LaLa Designs and her right hand girl Stacy!
Ooh La La Designs is a boutique style studio that specializes in unique and extraordinary floral and wedding/event style coordination.
Whether it be a luxurious stylized event or an intimate backyard fete, floral and décor are much more than a pretty addition – they must transform a space, create an ambience, evoke love and create lasting memories.
Their work has been featured on WedLuxe, Wedding Chicks,Weddingbells, Elegant Wedding and Wedding Obsession as well as other fine North American wedding/event blogs and magazines. And it really is just beginning for this talented team of ladies!
I asked Kelly to share a little info about her business and this is what she had to say…
How long have you been in business and what got you started?
I opened Ooh La La Designs in 2009 as a container gardening company. In 2011 I finally gave in to all of the requests for wedding/event florals and the rest is fabulous history. What got me started was that the corporate world simply did not cut it for me creatively (one can only do so many fancy Excel graphs before it gets really old…). I also began small and very seasonal and was able to spend the early years with the boys. Once the wedding division launched things really changed but that is a story for another day…
If you could give a new business owner one piece of advice what would it be?
If I had one piece of advice to give a new business owner I would simply say this. Never compare your beginning to some one else’s
middle…move forward at a pace that you know you can handle holistically (business you, financial you and personal you). Push your creativity to benefit your own goals and stick to what you do best and are trained for. Everything will fall into place the way they are meant to.
What are some of the realities of working so closely with a best friend.
Stacy and I have been friends since grade 2…our friendship as lasted longer than a lot of marriages. We are two totally different people…she balances my drama with her zen…it really is that easy!
Enjoy a little peak at their work as well as some fun photos of the two of them…
Make-up done by Meagan- owner of Enchantment Makeup Artistry