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Winter Wedding Trends

Red roses, calla lilies, and amaryllis are decidedly winter wedding flowers, but if you step outside the flower box you’ll find a variety of options for winter blooms. Consider fuller flowers, such as billowy clouds of white hydrangeas and soft ranunculus. White boutonnieres can be handsome when they’re accented with greenery, but they also look great with a simple white ribbon. Add sparkle to your bouquet by wrapping the stems in ribbon embellished with crystals. Here are a few examples to inpire you.

Clusters of Garden Roses, Rannocullus, and Gardenia.

Clusters of Garden Roses, Rannocullus, and Gardenia.

A bit of bling can make just the right detail.

A bit of bling can make just the right detail.

Go beyond glowing candles to add both warmth and romance to your reception venue. If you want to heighten the drama, bring in the icy outdoors with ice-carved vases on your reception tables. Have your florist fill the vases with tall winter-white branches and hanging crystals to reflect the light from the tables. Surround the centre pieces with votive candles, and top your tables with white table linens and frosted glass china.

Icecycles and Snow

Icecycles and Snow

There are so many gorgeous option to make your winter wedding a chilling success.

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What to ask your Wedding Florist!

1. Will you set the flowers up at the site according to my specifications?

If not, you may need to hire a wedding coordinator. If the florist will be setting up, make sure you both go over a diagram of where everything will be.

2. Will you take away the arrangements at the end?

This could incur an extra fee, but it might be worth the price if it allows you and your wedding party to depart without a backward glance. If you are renting containers or other decorative items, don’t assume the florist will retrieve them. Check the contract to make sure who’s responsible. And be sure you know the venue’s policies about cleanup.

3. Who will be in charge of my wedding flowers?

For quality control―and to make sure all your conversations haven’t gone to waste―get confirmation that the floral designer you’ve been dealing with will do the arranging. If you’re having a large wedding, it may be too much work for one florist, so she should be aided by a trusted associate.

4. Do you typically limit the number of weddings you have slated on a weekend?

Ideally, the answer to this is yes―the florist should have one or two, max. However, this may depend on the size of your wedding and the size of the florist. If the florist seems to have an astronomical amount of weddings on her plate, make sure she is confident that she can devote ample time to your event.

5. What would you consider suitable substitutions for the flowers we have discussed if these are unavailable?

Hammer this out now so you aren’t surprised minutes before you hit the aisle. The florist should guarantee color harmony, size, look, and price. You may even want to request a picture of what the florist has in mind before approving.

6. How will I reach you on the wedding day?

The florist should give you a cell-phone or pager number.

7. When will the flowers arrive, how will they be transported, and how will they be packaged when they arrive?

Flowers should be delivered at the last possible moment, even if the building is air-conditioned, to prevent wilting. Bouquets should be delivered about half an hour before photography is scheduled to begin. Your florist will determine the delivery time, taking into account the time of year, the temperature, and the sun’s brightness. Florists use climate-controlled vehicles (some have refrigeration), so the blooms arrive fresh.

8. Can you advise me on which flowers would be best for my wedding?

o:p>You and your florist should discuss whether it’s an indoor or outdoor event (with sun exposure a factor), the length of the photo session, the gap between ceremony and reception, and so on. These factors will help determine if the flowers you select will be hardy enough.

9. Are there any taxes, overtime charges, gratuities, or fees that aren’t included in the contract?

You don’t want hidden fees to pop up after the wedding (there will be enough last-minute expenses as it is). Make sure the cancellation policy and associated fees are also in the contract.

10. When will the balance be due?

While there’s no hard and fast rule, florists generally request payment about two weeks before the wedding.

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Announcing our Studio Remodel Project!!

Being a floral Designer has always seemed like a glamorous job. Most of the time the general perception is that being a designer is a beautiful and glorious job. The real truth is that although it is a very rewarding job indeed, it is often dirty. During the course of design, there is constantly water on most of the surfaces in the Studio. Combine that with leaves, cut stems, floral foam, tacky spray and spray paint, and what happens? You guessed it, things start to look dingy and Grey. Things just aren’t as pretty and enjoyable as they used to be.

Michael and I sat down a few weeks ago and decided what the important foundational upgrades would be, and might I say we made great progress! When we discussed decor, colors and accents, wouldn’t you know he suggested that we ask all of you for your input! What a fabulous idea! Having an interior design background is definitely a plus when undertaking such an event, but sometimes outside input is just the thing I need to find a new inspiration idea! Over the next four weeks, we are going to completely gut and redesign the Studio. Along the journey we will be posting our progress and photos and asking for your ideas and feedback.

The look and feel we want to create is a soothing and elegant space that will enhance the natual light necessary for accurate color representation when designing flowers. The space not only needs to function efficiently, but the way the light hits the floral and accents will ultimately either hinder or enhance our ability to color match to your bridal attire. Here are a few of our preliminary color design ideas for the space.

We are thinking of a warm earthy chestnut brown acid stain for the concrete. With that to visually ground the space, we want to have some fun with the wall colors. I am totally in love with green, but not certain whether I should encompas the entire room with it, or just use it as an accent. Here are a few inspiration photos to get the feedback going!

Moss green paint is fabulous and fun
Moss green paint is fabulous and fun

I absolutely love the green walls, and it matches our logo too!

Walnut Acid Satined Concrete
Walnut Acid Satined Concrete

The only difference in our floor will be that we don’t have as much shine as this one does due to the addition of the grit.

So… what do you think? Have any ideas about colors that might work? I would love to hear them!

Stay tuned to our “Whats Happening in the Studion Page” for more updates and photos of our progress. I am certain I will be out there helping the crew get things rolling this weekend.

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Bridal Extravaganza Bliss!

With all of the fuss and flutter over, I am able to sit and reflect on the success of the hard work that went into the Bridal Extravaganza. I have always been drawn to perfection, and working as a wedding and event florist does not leave any room for flaws, so the two tend to compliment each other. Knowing this creates a bit of stress when preparing for such an event, because I want to portray my design style and attention to detail as perfectly as possible within a timely manner. Believe it or not it takes an incredible amount of time and effort to plan and prepare for such an event. Exhaustion is eminent, but has to wait it’s turn! Now that the exhaustion is over, and I have had some time to recover, it is time to hear what you all thought of the event, and Blossom’s participation. Please be sure to comment and leave your feedback if you were there. Tell us what you thought!

Based on all of the kind feedback that we received from Brides, Partners and our competitiros, I feel very confident that Blossom’s second Bridal Show in Austin was a great success.

Our gorgeous booth was a big hit!

Our gorgeous booth was a big hit!

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