Every year thousands of flowers are used in weddings around the world. What most people do not know is that most flowers used are flown in and are not local. That is not the case with local shop Make it Pretty as they truly work hard to use locally grown flowers and greenery from the environment.
Owner Nicole Smith developed the idea in 2009 when a family friend asked her to help with a few weddings. Of course how it always goes, one wedding turned into another and pretty soon Smith went from an unmarked studio space in Sheridan Park to a real storefront in 2014 still in Sheridan Park.
In September of 2014, Smith’s neighbor Christina Vicaro, who owns Low Country Bride and Gown, came together with Make it Pretty to combine the two businesses into a one-stop shop for brides. They have since been awarded two “Most Beautiful Booth awards” one at the Hilton Head Bridal Expo and the other at the Georgia Bridal Show.
From giving referrals for other local, independent vendors in the area they truly support local businesses. The $51 billion dollar wedding industry can really take a pull at Americans wallets as they work to plan the perfect day at any cost. Make it Pretty is truly unique as it offers DIY floral parties where Smith says, “you can bring your own food and drink and make bouquets, boutonnieres, and table arrangements.”
This notion saves brides on average 50% off of their floral arrangements, which can really help the wedding budget in the long run. However Smith also holds these types of classes for the public, so just give her a call to make a reservation. Hilton Head Island has continually been a welcoming destination for brides who want to stay in the country but still have a destination wedding.
Make it Pretty not only does weddings but has dipped into parties for those under 10, called Party Girls.
“Girls get to come into the studio, play dress-up in beautiful princess dresses with all the accessories then have their cake and presents,” Smith said.
From weddings to parties, Make it Pretty truly works to make your event unique and memorable. They also offer container services for both homes and businesses, and a freshen up service for both dried and faux arrangements, plus they deliver too. Whether you are native to the area or picked Hilton Head Island as your place for a destination wedding, be sure to pick the place that showcases the beauty of the island through its flowers, Make it Pretty.
You can view flower arrangements online and get in contact with them at makeitprettyweddings.com