Bear Roots Floral tied for first place in the Florist category.
In business since 2012, Bear Roots Floral is best known for its “wild modern” style that combines elements of nature and art when creating wedding and floral pieces.
As a full-service wedding florist, Bear Roots offerings include everything from bouquets, corsages and “living jewelry” to centerpieces, arch designs and full hanging installations.
“We love coming up with unique designs to really accent the venues or spaces we work in,” says Kirstin West, owner and lead florist. “I often use things like plants, foraged flowers and dried elements in my designs to really create a unique look.”
While Bear Roots is based in Columbus, the florist often travels out of state if requested to do so by a client. “I want every couple I work with to feel important and invested in; it’s always an honor for them to trust me to create for their special day,” West says. “I genuinely love that this is my job. I get excited every time I chat with a new couple. I love hearing about their love story/passions, and [I’m always] doing my best to incorporate those details into my design.”
West emphasizes the importance of connecting with vendors in creating and achieving the overall look for their wedding day. “Big or small, this day is yours. Let it be unique, let it showcase who you guys are. Use Pinterest for inspiration, but really let your vendors help you make it more customized to you.”
Additionally, “If you really love a particular vendor, then trust their recommendations for other vendors,” she says. “They have likely worked with a lot of them on the wedding day and have seen their work and attitude first-hand.”
Bear Roots Floral