Wedding Wednesday: An interview with Nikelle Orellana-Reyes of Wylde Flowers - Radian Photography

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Wedding Wednesday: An interview with Nikelle Orellana-Reyes of Wylde Flowers

Branding & Business, For Radian Couples, Radian Photography

February 14, 2017

Wedding Wednesdays allow us to spotlight creatives, local and not-so-local, whose work we love! These wedding vendors, artists, and small businesses are all doing amazing things and we think that our couples should know about them! We invite you to come along with us to learn more about these businesses that will help you make your day as meaningful as possible (and, if you’re a Radian Bride/Groom, that we would love to work with)!

This week, we’re talking with Nikelle, the owner and florist behind Wylde Flowers. We photographed her wreath-making workshop in December of 2016 and fell in love with her shop space and her love for foraged plants. Her creations are always fluid, filled with pops of color, and yet simple at the same time. If you’re working with us as your wedding photographers, we can’t recommend Wylde enough — they make such amazing wedding bouquets and florals! You can learn a little bit more about them from Nikelle below:

Raleigh florist | Nikelle Orellana-Reyes | Wylde Flowers | Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | www.radianphotography.com

RP: Tell us about Wylde Flowers and who you love and exist to serve!

Nikelle: Floral design had always been a hobby of mine. Wylde is a floral shop located in Downtown Raleigh’s warehouse district. We’re committed to crafting elegant and organic arrangements using the natural world as inspiration.

Raleigh florist | Nikelle Orellana-Reyes | Wylde Flowers | Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | www.radianphotography.com

RP: What resources or advice do you suggest for brides and grooms who are thinking about their dream floral arrangements?

Nikelle: My suggestion is to find a florist with a style you really love and can work in your budget. I get a lot of inquiries where Brides request more traditional, tight bouquets and I have to direct them somewhere else because my style wouldn’t do their vision justice. Keep in mind wedding flowers don’t have to look like “wedding flowers” but can be more personal and tell a story that is unique to the couple.

Raleigh florist | Nikelle Orellana-Reyes | Wylde Flowers | Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | www.radianphotography.com

RP: What are you working on right now that’s keeping you happy and energized?

Nikelle: I’m always working on too many things at once. Right now I’m working on some custom greeting cards for my shop, getting ready for Valentine’s day and working on a few more workshop offerings. I love sharing my skills with other flower lovers so coming up with new fun classes to teach is always on my mind.

Raleigh florist | Nikelle Orellana-Reyes | Wylde Flowers | Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | www.radianphotography.com

Raleigh florist | Nikelle Orellana-Reyes | Wylde Flowers | Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | www.radianphotography.com

RP: When you planned your wedding, what is one unforgettable thing that you did to make sure your day and marriage were intentionally crafted?

Nikelle: My husband and I are graphic designers so we spent a lot of time thinking about how we can make our wedding feel more unique to us. We spent a lot of time with our invitations including a booklet with the story of how we met and made crowns for everyone to wear (since our last name is Reyes, meaning kings in Spanish). Honestly, though, I think the most memorable thing we did was to hang back at our reception venue after everyone left and danced together to our song with no one watching. I still get a bit teary when I think of that moment.

Raleigh florist | Nikelle Orellana-Reyes | Wylde Flowers | Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | www.radianphotography.com

Raleigh florist | Nikelle Orellana-Reyes | Wylde Flowers | Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill engagement, wedding, lifestyle photographer | Radian Photography | www.radianphotography.com

RP: Where can we see more of your work and learn more about you?

Nikelle: My website and instagram account are probably are the best places to see what I’m up to!

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Wylde Flowers | Nikelle Orellana-Reyes

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