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So You Decided to Get Married....flowers!

19 July 2011
Please don't ask me for a formal name. What you might get back is "Well, its pretty and purple!" The extent of my "flower power" is reminding my children not to pick them. I don't KNOW flowers, but I love to look at them and breathe in their fragrance. I may not be a florist, but I know that choosing your wedding colors will probably be one of the first things you do (outside of announcing to the world that you just got engaged!) And once you pick your colors, you may start to consider flower choices that will compliment and enhance your wedding day palatte.

I am by no means a floral expert. But, there are so many really good florists around, choosing the one (florist) that is right for your wedding, will help to bring your vision to fruition. As a wedding photographer, I would say that there is no wrong way for flowers. Anything goes. You can choose bold colorful flowers, or dainty flowers...it all depends on what you want and your budget.

I love Pinterest and all of these photos came directly from there.  Pinterest is a great place to help you define what you like and what you don't like.

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Talk to recently married friends and family and use local resource guides Once you have a few options, call and make appointments to visit your choices. This is your opportunity to make sure the florist is someone you feel comfortable with.

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During your appointment, ask lots of questions! This is your time to get to know the florist and determine if they will be able to adequately capture your vision. A few questions you might want to ask are:

1) who will actually create the arrangements?
2) how many other weddings they will be working on around your wedding date?

Also, ask if the wedding florist has done events at your venue before. And, if you are able, take some photos of your venue so they can see what they are working with.

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In-season flowers can dramatically cut your flower costs, so before you get your heart set, ask your florist if there is another variety that will give you the same look and feel for what you had in mind. Maybe its the color of the flower that you like, or a certain texture of flower. Be flexible. And any florist worth their weight, should be able to help you figure out what types of flowers work best for your style and budget.

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Don't wait too long to do this -- the best florists fill up fast!

If you are looking for something a bit different, brooch bouquets are so popular lately. Did you see that gorgeous one in the first set of photos?  I would love to own one, just to have for my collection of pretty things. You can check etsy for brooch bouquets. I did a quick search and found several pages of vendors who specialize in them.

Also another alternative would be something like this.
Designed by Miss Ruby Sue, photo credit to Innov8 Studio.

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This piece is gorgeous! It is made with several different feathers, flowers, and lace.  I had hoped to get a photo of this in color so show you how brilliant Miss Ruby Sue is, but couldn't. So I hope you can use your imagination with this one.  I am certain she would be able to do one in any color of your choice.  I am going to just have one made, to keep and use as a photo prop. I am a bit biased, I love anything Miss Ruby Sue makes.

Be creative! Find your style!

Vendors: Style Me Pretty, Pocketful of Dreams, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Gawker, Whole Blossoms, Project Wedding, Wedding Chicks, Sugar Bee Flowers, Bellethemagazine, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Brittany Griffin, Rock My Wedding, Love and Lavender, Tiny White Daisies

6 comments:

Becca said...

Miss Ruby Sue products are so amazing and that bouquet is a new favorite!!

Dawniele Castellanos said...

Becca, thanks for you response and I agree. I love everything that comes out of her studio.

wedding planner said...

What an Amazing Flowers Decorations. It's Really very nice to see here. Definitely the wedding planner is like to decor our wedding reception also. then the wedding brides dress is also a very nice.

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Slim Black Leather Jacket said...

I used to dreamed like this, get married or something else, but I just break up with my girl friend so this will be my unique dream forever, I know I love her, but I can do nothing except give up!

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