Jayne Tibbets, Designer
Playne Jayne's Wedding and Floral Design
Playne Jayne's Wedding and Floral Design is owned and operated by Jayne Tibbets. I have been in the floral business for over 20 years. My Father used to make arrangements from our yard and from his landscaping company and bring them to church on Sundays. As I grew up, I took over this privilege, learning by doing. When in high school. I started sweeping floors and stocking the cooler at a flower shop in my hometown. From there, I went to a larger shop in Grand Rapids where a love of wedding design took root. At this shop, it was not uncommon to have 3-4 weddings each weekend, and my first event experience was assisting on set-ups. I learned quickly about how a bride's flowers could evoke such strong emotions of joy and happiness for the whole wedding party, and I was quickly hooked!
Corsage work was the next step, in the old-school method of wiring and taping each flower. I absolutely loved prom and homecoming weekends, even though we would routinely work until midnight or later. As more and more responsibility was given, I began to do my own consultations with brides. Following through on every step of the wedding planning with each bride became a passion of mine. I worked in a smaller shop outside of Grand Rapids after that, where I continued to design weddings. I remained there until just before the birth of my oldest child in 2003.
Since then, I have been so BLESSED to be able to work on my own. Over the years, I have seen so many improvements to the way weddings are designed, and have learned some amazing techniques. I am proud to say that I have learned from some of the best designers in West Michigan. And I feel like now more than ever, I can devote so much more attention to a bride and groom and their special day since I don't have the daily distractions of a busy floral shop. Most of my weddings are referrals from happy brides, which I take as a reflection of work well done.
Every bride should feel like a princess on her wedding day! I will walk with you every step of the way, from your beginning inspirations all the way through the reception. Whether your style is classic, country, uptown, garden style, bohemian, or if you're not even sure WHAT your style is, I will bring your vision of your wedding into focus. I pride myself in my attention to every detail, and I have a very high standard for my work. Nothing leaves my hands unless it is absolutely perfect in every way. After all, your celebration of love deserves the very best!