Vendor spotlight: Pass Christian Florist: Pine Hills Floral interview with Rachel Bond

I love the opportunity to spotlight professional wedding vendors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Rachel Bond with Pine Hills Floral located in Pass Christian always stands out!

Rachel is the owner and florist and I had the chance to speak with her recently during her busy schedule to talk a little bit about her floral business and how important it is to choose wisely when shopping and interviewing floral prospects.

Trending for 2016 is a hot topic when it comes to the look and feel for your special day. I asked Rachel her thoughts on upcoming color trends and arrangements for this year. “The natural, garden style look is definitely in.” Rachel explained. “Lots of loose greenery and filler with large, full blooms such as peonies, garden roses and dahlias is a beautiful look. We’re seeing a lot of neutral tones with pops of pale pink and blue accents.”

Many times brides and grooms ask me (as their Master of Ceremonies) the most important items to look for when shopping for a florist. I posed this question to Rachel and she responded, “Certainly go with someone whom you feel comfortable with and find it easy to communicate. A reliable florist will be able to answer your questions regarding flower availability, colors, style, etc. Also, make sure they can show you examples of their work either with fresh flowers or quality pictures of events they’ve done.”

And now, for the most important question every bride and groom should ask any florist or any other type of wedding vendor is: WHY should I hire <insert company here>. I love asking this question when meeting new wedding vendors along the coast and Rachel gladly told me, “You should hire us because we are very knowledgeable and up-to-date on flowers and designs. We only do fresh flowers for weddings and events, so we focus all of our attention on this one aspect of your wedding. Also, I am a recent bride and have a degree in Floral Management, so flowers have always been my focus.”

There you have it!!! Rachel also recommended booking your florist sooner than later since Pine Hills Floral book weddings quickly. I also included a few photos of Rachel’s creations. Their shop is located in beautiful Pass Christian, MS.

You can visit their website for more info and for setting up a consultation. You can reach them at

Happy Planning!

Jim Horn


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