As you guys know, Marc and I recently got engaged. We are getting married in October and wedding planning is definitely something else.
One thing that is important to us is really connecting with the vendors that we ultimately hire. One of our criteria when choosing a vendor is their passion for the work that they do. It’s truly wonderful to meet people who love the work that they do. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious and that’s exactly what we need for our special day.
But as any bride-to-be will tell you, there’s so much to do and so little time. In our “Shift Local: Wedding Edition” posts, we will share with you guys vendors that we meet with that we truly connect with in case any of our readers are getting married soon and are still looking for vendors. We also love recommendations so if you know anyone that seem like a good fit for us, let us know!
I’m happy to share with you all that Justin Lacap will be our florist. He is a family friend – our families are from the same hometown in the Philippines – so we’ve known each other since we were kids. He has the most amazing floral arrangements and we’re super stoked to have him be part of our big day. Check out his work on instagram #greeneryalajcap. Here are some samples of his previous work:
Here’s a little more about Justin:
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I started off playing around with flowers in September 2012 when my brother asked me to do the floral arrangements for his wedding. Since then, I’ve grown a true passion for flowers. From baby showers to weddings to proms to Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day to everything else in between: there’s always a reason/season for flowers. I like to compare flowers to life. They (it) don’t last forever, so you have to cherish them (it) while you can.
WHAT DOES LOCAL MEAN TO YOU
My definition of local is close to home and in turn, home is where the heart is.
I was born, raised and still living in Hayward. I love giving back to my community as it gave so much to me in the past 25 years of life. Again, home is where the heart is and I’ll never forget my roots.
Contact Justin for all of your floral needs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin was also so kind to donate a beautiful “booquet” for our Ideal Date Night contest. If you have not joined yet, please do so at idealdatenight.com. You can also join by filling in the blank: Love is ___________ and hashtagging #idealdatenight on Instagram and Facebook but note that if your setting is on private, it won’t work.