My name is Sarah Lopez, owner of Simply Glamorous Designs At Oregon Floral. I love decorating, designing, thinking outside the [box], and being unique. I also love dancing and most of all Weddings! ( secretly I would love to crash every Wedding I set up). Since I was young I have had a love for Weddings. I remember going to them, dancing with the Bride and thinking she was a princess!
One night nine years I was looking at my ad in the Wedding Planner & Guide book and started to cry. This was my third year advertising in the book and it took me til then to realize my dream has come true! As a child I would visit my mom at work and on the counter sat that same book, that I am now blessed to be apart of. Every year I would ask my mom if I could have one and take it home, who knew! I guess someone did, I thank him everyday for the gift he has given me! Words cannot express how I felt when The Wedding Planner & Guide revealed the cover of its 2015 WP&G book and guess who made the cover? Simply Glamorous Designs! And then you can't imagine my surprise when The Wedding Planner & Guide revealed their 2016 cover and the Wedding Scape I coordinated in loving memory of my dad and father in law was chosen! Fast forward to 2020 and to say the Wedding industry was hit hard would be an understatement! Most 2020 Weddings were either postponed or canceled, it was a very stressful and hard time anyone planning, working in or owning a wedding business. It was truly my hardest year, my creativity was bottled up and sadly I couldn’t use it. December finally came and I cannot express my emotions when I got a copy of the 2021 Wedding Planner & Guide book in my hands and saw my simply glamorous boho bouquet on the cover! To all of my 2020 couples who postponed, canceled or had to downsize their wedding; I dedicate this cover to you! And now where do I even start with 2021… first I’m going to give a shout out to all of my wedding family vendors! We worked our butts off this year, weddings just weren’t on Fridays and Saturdays; we had Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday weddings this year! It feels like in a blink of an eye the year is over, although I can say we are all feeling blessed to be able to do what we are most passionate about in life! On December 27th Wed Plan Madison surprised me with a sneak peek of the hot off the press guide and to my surprise my hard work paid off again with my simply glamorous Boho western photo shoot I designed and coordinated on the cover!
I love to express my creativity through flowers by designing Simply Glamorous Wedding pieces for my clients. SGD isn't a "job" it's my passion! Not many people in life are lucky enough to say they love their job. I love mine!
Quotes I live by.... Everything happens for a reason, Follow your heart and spread your wings, Take time to smell the roses, Bloom where you are planted, Do what you love, She believed she could so she did and It's never to late to live happily ever after!
True or False? I'm addicted to sparkle, glitter and anything that shines? I'm a small town country girl? I'm in love with a Rockstar? I call my delivery vehicle "The Glam Squad"? I have over 100 pairs of shoes? I love to take trash and turn it into treasures? I have a weakness for Jewelry?I have an amazing family, without their help SGD@OF would not be as successful? (If you answered all of above True... you are correct!)
How SGD Got Started I started this journey over 17 years ago when it came time to choose flowers for my wedding. I knew what I wanted my wedding bouquet to look like and thought... I can do this myself. I took an hour long class at a local floral market. After the class, I decided I, with the help of some family and friends, I could create the wedding flowers for my wedding. Everyone thought I was crazy and it would be too stressful the day before the wedding. The day came, my sisters, friends, future mother-in-law, future sister-in-law and aunt assisted me with the flowers. We had so much fun! Before I knew it I was all my friend's Wedding Florist. In January 2010, with all the love and support of all of my family and friends encouraging me to start my own company, I created a by-appointment-only, part- time floral studio out of my home. I never thought in my first year I would have designed for 22 weddings and that my business would have taken off so fast. In October, 2010 I was given an amazing opportunity to join the family at Oregon Floral managing and working full time as their florist, while running my wedding floral business Simply Glamorous Designs out of Oregon Floral. February 1st, 2014 I became the proud new owner of Oregon Floral! Almost eight years later I still can't believe I own a flower shop, now Simply Glamorous Designs At Oregon Floral! I have been so blessed, over the last elven years in business designing for over 600 + weddings! Here it is created with love... Simply Glamorous Designs!