When in doubt, ask your florist for some insight. According to event planner Kristine Cholakian Cooke, owner of Simply Charming Socials, your florist should be able to give you some great alternatives that meet your expectations visually and are also more accessible for your date. "We always find that brides who are more open-minded going into initial floral meetings can truly learn about flowers and options they didn't know existed," says Cooke. "In the end, the results can be beautiful and unexpected."
More notably, both have actually mastered the art of working with each bride to create something unique just for her. Whether you're looking for contemporary or standard, lavish or understated, your qualified, expert floral designer is there to make that day go ideal. Nevertheless, you just obtain married when.
My love story with wedding flowers started in college when I took a basic floral design class then found myself volunteering at the campus flower shop. I studied floral design the hands-on way for several years - learning every aspect of wedding design. When I graduated, I opened my own little specialty bridal flower shop. And in the late 1990’s, I switched over to a new marketplace – the internet. And TheBridesBouquet.com was born online in 1999. The early years of selling online were kind of crazy and almost like the wild west. It is hard to believe that 20 years have passed and now buying online is what everyone does, but it wasn’t always that way.
Get lots of ideas: Look through magazines, books on floral decorating, visit fine floral shops, and take pictures of floral arrangements you like in public places. A five-star hotel is a great place to get ideas. Go on a Saturday and you'll probably see weddings already set up. The more ideas you have, the more you'll have to incorporate into your wedding flowers.
Sometimes you just have to go big or go home, right? So if large, over-the-top arrangements are what you want, get them, but try to give them multiple uses. "These arrangements can be placed on staggered columns to create a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony," advises wedding planner Scoobie West of Scoobie & Company. "Then, during cocktail hour, they can be easily transported to the reception space."