Meet the Team: Antigua Floral + Styling

On this week's "Meet the Team" we're introducing you to Sara from Antigua Floral.

Meet Stella Preferred Vendor:

florist, Sara Perez Ekanger

of Antigua Floral + Styling

For the last 5 years, Sara has been working in the floral wedding industry and has loved every moment of it! From starting at a local flower shop in New Orleans to freelancing to one of the top floral companies in the city, Sara fell in love with creating floral designs for weddings and events. So much so, that she started daydreaming about her own company and Antigua Floral & Styling came into reality about 2 years ago.

What is your favorite thing about events at Stella Plantation: "The location alone is breathtaking! Those gorgeous live oak trees and the main house is stunning. As well, we love Caroline!"

What piece of advice do you give to couples getting married at Stella: "Hire a planner. I'm kidding, but then I'm really serious. Like totally serious. Ha! Once you hire a planner that you trust, you get to relax on the day of your wedding and not worry about the details. Also, this helps all vendors to have a point of contact on the day of the wedding in case we have any questions, etc."

Tell us something you enjoy about events/weddings in general: "Oh, I love designing! It's when you get to see all of our planning coming together into a reality. Give me a cup of coffee, good music and leave me be with the flowers in the studio. We'll make something beautiful! I also love working with different color palettes and seeing them blend beautifully together.

As well, another favorite part would be when the bride sees her bouquet for the first time. There's always such a joy and even tears for some! It makes my heart feel so thankful to be part of my brides special day."

Tell us something you don't like: "When I get pricked by a thorn, it's not fun folks. Ha!"

From Stella's Event Manager. Caroline says: "Sara and her team are always on time (if not early) and have an amazing can-do attitude. Sara is sweet and fun and her flowers are sassy and sultry. She is so creative and I just love seeing what she comes up with for our joint projects!

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