Like most people I have met through blogging, I met the owner of Rituska Inc on Instagram. I received a message from the owner, Rita, introducing herself and asking if I'd be interested in receiving a custom floral arrangement. I visited her page and said, ummm heck yes! I loved her paper flower creations and knew they'd be perfect for blog photo flatlays, backdrops, and various events!
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Rituska Inc specializes in custom paper floral arrangements. Think floral backdrops, centerpieces, bouquets, and even paper goods. The creativity behind this concept is amazing- and whats best is it is all handmade! Rita is so talented it amazes me she can bring florals without flower to life! I received my custom florals and I was in love. My florals were custom picked by Rita for me based on my Instagram and she used pink, black, gold, and white. The florals came on a foam board with velcro for easy carrying and showing- I have it propped up by my vanity and I love looking at it! I've already used the florals for flatlays, my ELOQUII event last night (Rita even came and I got to meet her in person!), and created a Kendall Jenner inspired heart hair pic with Illusions of Georgetown and threw some florals in to amp up the pic.
Being so impressed by Rituska Inc, I decided I needed to do a Q&A with Rita on her fabulous brand. I hope you all enjoy this Q&A as much as I do- Rita's answers are amazing!
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Q & A with Rituska Inc
Q: What made you decide to start Rituska Inc? How long have you been in business?
A: I have started my company in 2013. I was planning my wedding and realized that my mother-in-law is very allergic to most blooms. I then spent weeks searching for plants that look pretty but do not bloom - I found plenty, yet none of them fit in to my idea of perfect wedding. So I figured I will just make my own.
Once I started I could not stop myself. It took me months to make my first backdrop ,centerpieces, bouquets and arch for my wedding. I have taught myself and figured out how to make every petal and every center. When it all came together even I was mesmerized.
During and after our wedding friends and family kept talking about how beautiful and original the decorations were, before I knew it I started getting calls and emails from friends-of-friends asking if I could do decor for their events.
I did my first Bridal Show on October 22 of that year and never looked back.
Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: I have always been an artistic person, when I was younger I loved to draw and considered a major in Fine Arts or Art History. I think everything around us is inspiring, there are so many things that makes me just want to get up and start creating immediately. It can be a random person's outfit at the grocery store or a color picture in my daughter's book.
My husband and I do love to travel, and everywhere we go I stop by an antique shop. I find vintage items very inspiring, beautiful and often handmade and not mass-produced they carry a sense of endearment to me, making me want to create something along those lines myself. In almost four years of business I have never created two flowers they were exactly the same.
Q: What has been your biggest success of Rituska Inc?
A: For me every event that has gone well is a success. While we do lots of pageants, charity events and corporate parties, my all time favorite events are weddings. A wedding is something most people dream of for many years, and regardless of whether its their first or fifth their family and friends are all there celebrating - everyone wants this day to be perfect.
I believe every wedding we have done has been our biggest success, I could not pick one, they all have been amazing and breath taking.
Q: If you could design a custom arrangement for any celebrity, who would it be and why?
A: Lisa Vanderpump is a celebrity that I would love to design an arrangement for. I think everything about her is classy and timeless, from her beauty to her taste. I also look up to how she does business, she is involved in all of her projects.
I think I could make a gorgeous pink rose wall decor for her and believe the day will come for me to do it!
Q: What does creativity mean to you?
A: Creativity means loving what you do and doing what you love. Every second I spend making flowers I truly enjoy. It means making something that makes others as happy as it makes me. I like creating new templates and arrangements - no flower is ever the same.
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