Chic Design Studios-Kimberly Watt

Chic Design Studios focus is to maintain the highest quality product, cutting edge design, at the most affordable prices.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

KSL "A-List" nomination for BEST FLOWERS!!!

Hey fans!  Some exciting news came through the email this week!  I have been nominated for BEST FLOWERS on KSL's "A-List". 

Below is the link that will take you to voting!  Please vote and support Chic Design Studios!  Voting ends March 30, 2012.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Internship Position

My name is Kimberly and I own Chic Design Studios.  I am looking to hire and train 2-3 interns for the upcoming wedding season.  I am extremely excited for this year and all the great opportunities that are ahead for Chic Design!

Below you will find a detailed breakdown of expectations and answers to any questions you might have.  Please read this before emailing to make sure this is something you would like to be a part of.

Internship Pay!
0-6 month- unpaid
6-12 months- wage depended on review (You will be set up as an independent contractor 1099 form.  You do not need to file this form with the government unless you make more than $500 in a year.  As an independent contractor Chic Design is not held liable for worker’s compensation, payroll taxes, or insurance. Please make sure your cars are insured and that you have health insurance!)
After the 12 month mark pay will be increased by $.25 every 6 months depending on your reviews.  If you are continually showing progress in design and execution you will receive raises. 

Internship Perks!
1-      FREE EDUCATION- Floral design education can take anywhere from 4 months to 2 years!  And cost between $7500- and up.  Internships give you basic skills you would learn at a school for no cost!  Plus you get to work with me! J And I am hilarious! J
2-      EXPERIANCE- Nothing goes farther than experience!  I have been in the flower industry since I was 19!  That means I have 11 years under my belt that I can brag about! J Plus you are getting experience in a VERY specific field of floral design, wedding and events.  This will help you be the best of the best in the wedding floral industry.
3-      REFERRAL PERK- During the unpaid (0-6 months) internship we offer a 5% referral payback.  You refer a client to us and they book their wedding.  You will receive 5% of their wedding order!  Example: $350 order will equal $17.50 dollar bonus! J Pretty sweet I think! After the 6 months the percentage will drop to 3%. 
4-      PAID DELIVERY (SET UP/STRIKE)-You will be paid for delivery (set up/strike) depending on the location and the time spent. 
5-      YEARLY TRIPS-I like to treat my staff to a fun filled weekend somewhere outside of SLC.
6-      PHOTO/INSPIRATION SHOOTS- Multiple times throughout the year I participate and create photo shoots where we get to be creative with our designs.  This will be a great time for you to get in extra design time. 

 Internship Expectations! (What I expect)
1-      FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: Weddings are mainly weekend events.  We do have our fair share of events during the week as well as on Sunday.  If we have an event on Saturday be prepared to work a few hours Thurs-Sat.    
2-      DELIVERY- Some weddings will be too large for the trusty “burb” to handle.  So sometimes I will need help.     In that case be ready for a car full of flowers.  Spillage is free of charge! J There will be some weddings where you will be delivering flowers totally on your own. 
3-      WEIGHT TRAINING- Floral design believe it or not is VERY strenuous!  Arrangements can get heavy and awkward.  And buckets full of water weigh a ton.  Please be able to lift up to 30lbs without a problem. 
4-      EVERYONE IS EQUAL- All employees, me included, will be expected to help in all aspects of the job.  This includes; cleaning buckets, sweeping floors, delivery/set up, and all the other not so fun parts.  Floral Design unfortunately is not all “playing” with flowers.  You have to take the good with the bad. 
5-      FOLLOW DIRECTIONS- Please come prepared to FOLLOW directions.  A lot of times because of time you will be given a “proto” type arrangements and basic instructions on how to design it or replicate it.  Being a go getter type personality will benefit you in this area. 
6-      CREATIVITY- Flowers and design are a creative business.  I love to help people grow and develop their talents.   I find people with backgrounds in art, photography, and other design do well with flowers.  I am looking for someone as obsessed with weddings and design as I.  And trust me, I am pretty obsessed.  Just ask my boyfriend how many emails he gets daily from me…it is obscene! J

Internship Expectations! (What you should expect)
1-      Expect to learn the basics of wedding design. 
2-      Flower types as well as care/handling of flowers
3-      Color, texture, and style composition
4-      Pricing and bidding
5-      Trends
6-      Styling and Design
7-      Becoming floral wizards at! Corsages, Boutonnieres, bouquets, centerpieces, and all the other fun goodies that come our way!
8-      Fun, Laughter, and Friendship!  This industry is a blast!  I won’t lie some of my best moments where when I owned my floral shop and I was stuck at work until 1:00AM with my workers.  You know why it was so much fun?  Because each of my girls was my friend!  I try to have a good owner/worker relationship.  With that being said I won’t tolerate rudeness, backbiting, or high school behavior.  I like straight forwardness, if there is a problem or if you hear anything, let me know so I can address the problem ASAP. 

I really am excited to be offering this internship to a couple lucky ladies! I love this industry and am VERY excited for the growth and change that Chic Design will be experiencing.   If you feel like this internship is something that interests you and you feel like you would bring specific skills to the table, PLEASE contact me! J You can reach me at or text me at 801-891-8478. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine's Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  I will have a limited supply of red and colored roses available.  You must order by Tuesday, January 31, 2012.  Any orders after that date will not be accepted.  Please email me at let me know which flower option and 2 color choices.  (If your first color option is gone then I will use your second option.)
Option 1-½ doz-$35.00 (price does not include delivery)
Option 2-Dozen-$70.00 (price does not include delivery)
Option 3- 2 Dozen-$115.00 (price does not include delivery)
All arrangements are designed in a shallow container with floral details.  The roses are short stem this helps keep the cost down. 
When you place your order I will contact you for payment as well as pick up or delivery time.  I am not equipped for “timed” delivery, please be considerate of that. 
***Below are pictures of bouquets that will be similar in style to what you will receive.  Please do not specify which picture you want. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Car Naming Contest!!!

Hi Chic Design Fans!!!  I am so excited to announce this amazing contest we are participating in!!! 

We were invited to participate in this amazing Jackie O inspired photo shoot put on by Utah Events By Design.

This shoot was to help name this AMAZING new car! 

Like us on Facebook find the above picture and leave a comment with your name choice to win a 1 hour photo session with this car (photographer not included)!  This would be amazing for an engagement shoot or a groomal/bridal shoot, EVEN an adorable family shoot!!!  So don't think you have to be a bride to enter! :) 

For more details on this contest visit The Bride and Groom Website! 

I can't wait to see all the FUN-TASTIC names you come up with! :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Coming soon and Thank You

So I have been really busy so the last few posts have been pictures from my personal camera.  I am currently making contact with all my brides photographers so I can get some better pictures of the flowers.  Mine are alright but there is nothing like a professional shot of my designs. 

I have some exciting news to give you next week so stay tuned for that!

I have been so lucky to have had the best clients this summer.  I can't say, "Thank You!" enough for all the support I have had this year so far.  I have met some beautiful brides on the inside as well as the outside.  I look forward to my future brides!

So THANK YOU for making this year so amazing!!! 

Raquel Bridal Sitting Bouquet

Raquel was one of my August brides.  She is from Arizona and wanted to have a bridal sitting bouquet that she could use for her Arizona reception.  Her favorite flower is peonies and since we are not in peonies season I opted to use them in her silk bouquet so she can have them in at least one of her bouquet.  I hopefully can get some fantastic shots of the bouquet from her photographer but for now these will do. :)

Heather's Bridal Sitting Bouquet

Heather is one of my September brides but I did a bridal sitting bouquet for her in August. 

Heather came to me with a good idea of what flowers she wanted to use.  We did her bridal sitting bouquet with light blue hydrangea and white calla lilies.  I added a wire, pearl, crystal beading detail for interest. 

I can't wait for Wed when I get to work on her wedding flowers so stay tuned for those!