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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wedding Professional Wednesday: Greenery Productions

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting with Tommy Murphy one of the creative forces behind Greenery Productions. It was a great day as we talked about the industry and the trends that we find in floral design and decor. I was also given a tour of the production area for not only the weddings division but the commercial division as well. So, with pleasure I present to you our 2nd Professional Spotlight: Greenery Productions.



Name: Tommy Murphy

Company: Greenery Productions, Inc.

Motto: Exceeding Expectations Every Time

Location: 2000 Universal Studios Plaza, Suite 750D

Number of Years in Business: 20

Website: http://www.greeneryproductions.com/

Blog Address: http://www.greeneryproductions.blogspot.com/

Tell us a little about your business and the services you offer: Plant Interiorscape including maintenance; Holiday décor for corporate, residential and communities; Plant rental for commercials, production sets and events, Floral Design for corporate and social events including weddings, hotel or corporate weekly rotation and retail request. How did you get started? Linda Grier started the company by providing plant rental to Universal Studios for television sets and commercials. I began working at Greenery Productions June 2005 as the Sales & Marketing Manager. I was assigned accounts and soon realized there was a real need for specialty wedding floral and décor. Not only did we bring all our offerings to the next level, we created the buzz that Greenery Productions is an industry leader for weddings.


















Any industry awards or recognition: Selected in 2006 as the floral and décor design team for the Knot Vendor Party for the Central Florida market and 2007 for the West coast market; numerous awards for holiday décor and interiorscape projects.

What is the inspiration you draw upon when producing your wedding floral design? I do a lot of research for floral that you don’t see everyday from within our industry, wedding magazines, event industry magazines and simply watching the trends from across the pond, to NY to our own backyard.

What are a few suggestions you would make to couples as they are looking for a floral designer for their special day? It is difficult and confusing to compare. Every design team sees things differently. If you see our work and we connect once you meet, then everything falls into place. We can provide a $25 centerpiece or a $500 centerpiece. A bouquet shouldn't be $350 unless it is filled with lily of the valley, stephanotis or gardenias. If it is, then you must have a really strong connection with the designer.

What professional organizations or networking are you a member of? Our company belongs to ISES (International Special Event Society, NACE, (National Association of Catering Executives) Association Bridal Consultants, Orlando Women’s League, National Interiorscape Network, Universal Orlando Foundation.


What are some of the newer trends you are seeing in design/decor and wedding florals? Eco-friendly is of course the BIG trend. For our industry you have to look a little deeper than the surface. What are we doing to minimize our carbon footprint? Creating more inviting settings rather than the traditional space.

What are your three favorite blogs besides the Joie de Vie blog?
Greenery Production's Blog
Unique Option's Blog
Preston Bailey's Blog

You can find more photos of Greenery Production's floral artistry on this slide show created by Central Florida photographer ABBY LIGA
















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