Our second speaker introduction is one of my closest friends in the wedding industry, Nancy Liu Chin of Nancy Liu Chin Designs.
Nancy is one of the most sought after floral designer in Northern California. A wedding created by Nancy Liu Chin Designs (NLCD) is a blend of modern chic, updated elegance and whimsical details. It reflects her personal belief that weddings echo a couple's personality, style and modern sensibilities. She brings to floral design a much needed, refreshing sense of style and sophistication. Her signature creations embody a flirty, yet refined charm bursting with luxurious colors and breathtaking beauty. Nancy's distinctive arrangements are unmatched, with unique and personal touches that truly speak for themselves. She helps her clients translate their vision into reality, whether it's an intimate garden wedding for 20 or an opulent modern affair for 200. NLCD’s floral work has been featured in countless publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Sunset Magazine, Elegant Bride, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and Here Comes The Guide.
Earlier this year, Nancy participated in our inaugural Wedding University at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley. Along with her Design Team, she created four beautiful, distinctive design showcases for our brides and grooms to drool over. As one of our design professors, she taught engaged couples the ins and outs of picking a floral designer, and touched upon a variety of topics that were important to couples planning their wedding. She is all about sharing, and educating, and has been an ongoing cheerleader for Jean and I as we launched Wedding 360!
At the Academy for Planners + Designers, Nancy will be designing a tablescape inspired by LV, Design Within Reach, and bubble bowls for our design showcase at The St. Regis San Francisco. She will then be a part of our design panel, which will give her the opportunity to explain her design--from conceptualization to the mechanics of the production process. She will also discuss a variety of other topics on this panel, from trends to the business of being a floral designer. She recently wrote an article for Weddingbeepro, which sheds excellent insight into the floral business! Nancy is known to be brutally honest, but with an optimistic outlook, and we all love her for that!