Scott, co-owner of Bespoke Floral and Event Design, was born and raised in the Tri-State Area, specifically in Marlboro, NJ. Knowing he had a knack for corporate event planning, Scott attended the University of Delaware and majored in business. Before realizing his gift for weddings, Scott entered the social sector of events via catering. Through his catering experience, Scott became interested in wedding planning. When asked, “What inspired you to create your own wedding planning business?”, he explained, “Weddings are the only time you can get everyone close to you in the same place: friends, family etc. I found a passion for taking our brides on a creative journey and helping them create a perfectly curated wedding.”
This passion continued to grow, as did another, when mutual friends introduced Scott to his partner in life, and in business, Rondineli Oliveira. Scott and Rondineli were married on April 17, 2016 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. They planned the wedding themselves, and created and designed all of the floral pieces, incorporating lots of whites and greenery. The couple now reside at the Jersey Shore and NYC with their two dogs, Baker and Charlie.
Rondineli, born in Brazil, has been in the floral design business for years and shares in Scott’s passion for the wedding industry. He and Scott decided they had a good thing going, and with their background in similar areas, they combined their creative passions and expertise to create Bespoke. Scott said, “The idea behind Bespoke is using our life experiences, our knowledge, our love for food and travel, and our journey as a couple to help seamlessly design and plan weddings and events for our clients.”
Though Scott loves all seasons, his favorite weddings to plan are those in early June. He and Rondineli look to use garden roses and peonies, combined with lots of whites, ivories, champagne, and greenery. Out of all of the services that Bespoke offers, Scott’s favorite pieces end up being the floral chandeliers, a unique feature that all guests and clients admire throughout the day of the wedding or event.
When looking towards the future, Scott explained that he and Rondineli are looking forward to weddings starting again. They miss the designing and planning, and they miss their brides! He said that “2020 has been a tough year for brides and we know that once weddings begin again, we will help create a more positive outlook for the wedding industry as a whole and our wedding venue partners.”