“Sitting on the stoop with my husband, gin and tonic in hand, sharing about our days, playing a game of Scrabble, or dreaming up goals and travel plans.” Mary Love Richardson, the creative genius behind the beautiful flowers of Rosemary & Finch Floral Design shares with us the small but wonderful details she enjoys in life. We have loved getting to know her and getting to see her beautiful creations at the 2nd Nashville NotWedding this June. We invite you to learn a little bit more about our Vendor of the Week, Rosemary & Finch!
Describe Rosemary & Finch in five words or less.
Unique, organic design, lush texture.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have always loved the word “gloaming,” and it also happens to be my favorite part of the day. Just after sunset, dusky twilight…sitting on the stoop with my husband, gin and tonic in hand, sharing about our days, playing a game of Scrabble, or dreaming up goals and travel plans. Note: the gloaming is even better if we’re enjoying crisp, autumn air.
What advice would you give to aspiring small business owners?
Don’t be afraid to set big goals! If you excel at what you do and are passionate about your dreams, people will notice. Also, I always find that the people who are kind to everyone they work with are people who succeed. Sounds simple, but wouldn’t you rather work with someone who is kind and encouraging?
What is your biggest struggle and how do you overcome it?
Confidence! It’s hard to trust that people are happy with your work, it’s hard to market yourself, it’s hard to set a price on your services, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Really, I think the way I try to deal with confidence is kind of paradoxical. Basically, I try to keep learning and growing in my craft. Keeping a sense of humility and knowing that I don’t know everything frees me up to have confidence in my ability to learn and grow.
What is your favorite part of The NotWedding experience?
I have absolutely loved getting to know other vendors and seeing other people at work who are passionate about the same things as me. It was so cool to see how we all took the same inspiration board and put our own spin on it! And it was so fun to have the challenge of using the inspiration board to create a cohesive event, but still getting to pick out the flowers I wanted to use and creating a look that reflects me, not a client.