An interview with Lola Del Campo, Florenta Flower Design
How many years have you been in the Cabo Wedding business?
I have been in the cabo wedding flower business in Cabo for 5 years.
Where are you from?
I am from Durango, which is north of Mexico City.
How did you get started in the Cabo wedding flower business?
I was a Cabo wedding coordinator, but what I really wanted was a business and a passion for myself. I have always loved flowers and knew it would be fun as well as a good business. I flew to Mexico City for a flower show. As soon as I stepped into the conference center, my heart started racing. Florenta Flower Design was born at that moment. I put together my business plan on the plane ride back to Cabo.
Where do you get your inspiration for your beautiful flower arrangements?
I do a lot of research on-line, on sites like Pinterest, The Knot, Style Me Pretty and other wedding and flower blog-sites. The Cabo Wedding Market is very inspiring and I love to see the work that is happening in this great area of the world. I love looking at the work of many designers doing amazing work in Cabo and abroard. I also like to look to nature to inspire me.
What are some of the challenges of working with flowers in Cabo?
There are many challenges to working a Cabo Wedding. The biggest challenge is that I am not able to pick my own flowers from the source. The flowers must be ordered from Holland or in some cases from Mexico City. Even when you work with the best nurseries, sometimes the flowers arrive damaged. It is a long trip from Holland! Also, I do not get to pick flowers that need to be picked and used on the same day. It is limiting, but it makes you have to think “outside the flower box” and be very creative with basically the same flowers all the time.
What is your favorite flower?
When I started in the Cabo wedding business and before starting Florenta, my favorite flower was the tulip and then renuculus, but now I am crazy about peonies!
What is the hardest flower to work with at cabo weddings?
It depends on the design, but probably the flowers that brown upon touching them. Gardenias and stephanotis are both challenging flowers to work with.
Anything else that you would like to share would be wonderful!
I think that it is important that when I book a cabo wedding, my bride shows me as many design pictures as possible. It is wonderful if I can see the bride’s gown, the wedding party attire and wedding décor or linens. I like to see anything and everything that can help me understand the couple’s style.