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Interview from Veil, Wisconsins Premier Wedding Magazine
Faye Mueller - Flowers by Faye
 
When speaking with Faye Mueller about her business, it doesn't take too long to realize that her philosophy centers on pleasing the bride. She loves to be creative with her work, but maintains a modest attitude. Perhaps this is why Flowers By Faye has become a reputable name among Milwaukee florists since its opening ten years ago. Faye Mueller, independant owner and designer, is not above creating a design to fit a bride's idea or vision. Certainly after 20 years in the industry, her expertise is naturally sought; however, "brides are pretty knowledgeable now," she says. Faye enjoys working with a bride who knows what she likes and the style she prefers. "It's [about] what the bride wants," she expains. She is also more than willing to offer ideas and suggestions for those who are unsure.
 
Faye handles each event personally and makes her brides a priority. "Ninety-nine percent of what I do is weddings, the other one percent is corporate." She also shies away from daily deliveries in order to devote full attention to her upcoming weddings. "I don't do packages," she says, with a hint of disapproval. Faye sees every bride as a completely different woman with unique styles and tastes. How, then, could any one package be right for any two brides? "Each bride expects and deserves wedding flowers that will compliment and enhance her wedding day."
 
One thing about Flowers By Faye that is unique from other florists is Faye's personal involvement in each wedding. She arrives on site early to place all arrangements appropriately and personally pin boutonnieres and corsages on the wedding party. But the biggest thing her brides appreciate? "I'm with the bride until she walks down the aisle," she explains, making sure all final touches are in place and offering reassurance.
 
When asked what keeps her going, she laughs, "The finished product," she replies without hesitation. Her reward comes with the morning of each wedding when she redies her designs for delivery. Like any artist, Faye looks forward to the appreciation from her brides and the inevitable compliments from guests. "You want that 'wow' effect," says Faye. And she gets it every time.