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Life and Work with Samaa Hamid

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samaa Hamid.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Samaa. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
The way I got into flowers is actually pretty funny. I had no idea how much I loved flowers and loved making arrangements until I coincidentally made a one for my friends bridal shower. We were decorating the hall and there was one sleeve of sunflowers and some baby’s breath left. I was the only person who was free at that moment and one of the bridesmaids asked me to figure out what to do with the leftover flowers. I decided to just use some twine, put the flowers together and just see what happens. It was a hit! Everyone loved it, especially the bride who then asked me to make her wedding bouquet as well. From there, it was history. Samaasflorals was born and I’ve loved every second of it.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Of course, with any passion a person has- new or old- challenges will be met. In my case, it was the struggle of making investments in collaborations while still creating a name for myself. There are always bigger fish in the sea and they will definitely take advantage of you if they think you’ll let them. The main advice I have for young women starting their journey in any business is to know always your worth. Never settle and never let anyone take advantage of you. If you have value for your time and work, others will too. The way people treat you is just a reflection of the way you carry yourself.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Samaasflorals – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I mainly make bridal bouquets and boutineers, but I do also make flower arrangements for any occasion. These arrangements are perfect to give someone as a gift and *sneak peek* I will be making special Valentines Day arrangements, so they’re very customizable. For South Asian weddings, I make flower jewelry like bracelets or garlands, and that is one of the things I’m most proud of. I try to infuse my culture into each of my pieces and try to make each arrangement or bouquet unique. I also make flower walls which make a beautiful backdrop for any event from a baby shower to a wedding. What sets me apart from the others in this field is that I’m open to any suggestion or comment from my consumers. I’m always ready to try something new, something wild and unheard of. I love trying new designs and I love to learn new techniques, they send their request and I try my best to recreate it with a touch of samaasflorals.

Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
I grew up with very smart, hardworking, and talented siblings. I had to work hard and work in different ways to be able to shine through and be seen. I feel like that really prepared me for a business where you have to constantly be working to find ways to stand out. This is a business where the only way to succeed is to stand out and I truly think that without my siblings always pushing me to be the best I can be, growing up and now, I wouldn’t be who and where I am today. I’m blessed to be surrounded by friends and family who continuously motivate me, and I could not and would not be where I am today without them.

Pricing:

  • A large bouquet is $90- this includes 2 dozen roses (or its equivalent) and custom ribboning
  • A medium bouquet is $70- this includes 18 roses (or its equivalent) and custom ribboning
  • A small bouquet is $50- this includes a dozen roses (or its equivalent) and custom ribboning
  • Flower Wall rental (5ftx4ft)- 60/hr
  • Mini Bouquet – $20
  • Groomspin- $13 Boutineer- $10
  • Flower Jewelry- $20 base price
  • Bouquet in a bag- $30

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Image Credit:
farihawajidphotography

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