Can you believe it’s been almost a month since we published our post about l’Arca? If you remember, it was a store in Barcelona which we admired because of its vintage feel. Amongst many vintage objects, they sold mainly wedding dresses. And this week we found the perfect complement to l’Arca. We’re talking about another store that any bride-to-be would want to check out: Millo de Riboti.
Millo de Riboti is a flower shop which has been open for almost five years, even though they had been specialized in distributing lavender products a long time before that.
Their passion for flowers comes from their early childhood. Sacri, the woman to whom we spoke, told us that she grew up surrounded by flowers. Her house never lacked a jar with wild flowers, which her family picked up daily from the fields.
And because of that childhood, the store ended up creating a concept in which, for as long as they could, they would bring a piece of field to every home. Sacri, with her two business partners Claude and Clàudia, always keep away from plastic and other artificial matter. They only make natural and colorful flower arrangements that convey their own unique perspective on life.
Their bouquets are known for acheiving the perfect balance between detailed and relaxed. They give a breezy, laid-back feeling which instantly makes you feel more calm and at ease. And that is because in the store, the three workers put an extremely big effort on trying to convey the energy of each individual flower through the bouquet.
And any bride-to-be will be happy to know that bridal bouquets are one of their specialties. Sacri actually told us that it’s one of the things that she enjoys doing the most, since bridal arrangements are such personal, insightful projects. As she explained, you can really get to know a bride just by making her bouquet. And all three of them really enjoy that side of their job. But the best part is not even that: it’s the look on the bride’s face when she sees the finished flower arrangement. What gives them more satisfaction, they told us, is to feel that they played a part in somebody’s special day. That they contributed to the smile and bright eyes that any bride has on her wedding.
These bouquets are not only fresh and full of personality but are actually very carefully thought out. In Millo de Riboti, they always try to find out about the dress; and they even ask for a piece of the dress’ fabric, so that the ribbon of the bouquet matches the actual dress. They showed us a couple of pictures, making us realize how, with this tiny detail, they are able to establish a connecting point between the bride’s personality and her dress and bouquet.
We left the store still feeling captivated by what we’d just seen inside. Seeing the effect that a single flower arrangement can have in a person made us feel uplifted and inspired to do the exact same things, in our own field. Because as Millo de Riboti has showed us, detail matters. And just like brides-to-be feel special when they come into the shop, we are now inspired to make our own clients feel special with whatever we choose to provide for them.