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Underscore the drama of your wedding with the right flowers. Find a professional who will take the time to learn about you and the ambience you want to create. Six months before the wedding is not too early to select your florist, especially if you’re planning an elaborate wedding. When you talk with your florist, be guided by these elements: the style and mood of your wedding, the season or environment, your budget, and what you like.
You’ll need a number of floral pieces for your wedding: centerpieces for reception tables, sprays for candelabras, corsages for those who assist with various reception duties, floral “tokens” for special guests, and bouquets for bridesmaids and yourself. Ask your florist for guidance. His/her artistry, knowledge of wedding protocol and ability to listen to your needs will ensure that you’ll get a good value for your money, and have the perfect floral accents to enhance your wedding day. Enjoy this pick of fresh floral pictures from a few of our florists.
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Although most centerpieces for weddings are floral, the creative and most eye catching ones are the non-traditional ones. Landscape centerpieces, a trend for 2010, usually showcase natural elements such as moss, mushrooms, tree bark, fruit or even vegetables and are oftentimes story-like and multi-layered.
Floral Elegance by A & M is a family owned, small business, floral boutique and special event design Studio. Floral Elegance by A & M offers full scale decorating, lighting, table linens, decorative coverings and settings, and much more.
Floral Elegance by A & M is a physical manifestation of artistic innovative design with accredited professional experience in planning, coordinating, and special event decorating, to include award winning floral designs. Owners, Adrianna and Mike Pedraza, have over 15 years of accredited floral design and event planning experience and have worked with San Antonio’s elite List of wedding vendors and venues.
Serving the San Antonio, Helotes, Boerne, Comfort, Kerrville, Sisterdale, Welfare, Spring Branch, Seguin, La Vernia, and Castroville, Texas cities. They also had the distinguished honor of providing destination wedding services in San Diego, Miami, Monterrey Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexico, Laredo Texas, El Paso, and Steam Boat Springs Colorado.
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Blossom’s Floral Artistry was recently asked to create floral decor for seasoned tables. Enjoy these photos of the stunning seasonal tables. Grab a little inspiration from these elegant tables to take to your wedding and be sure to check out Blossom’s blog for more ideas.
A Winter table was titled “love sparkles” and featured a white manzanita tree adorned with dozens of icy crystal drops, white dendrobium orchids, and a hidden friend.
They surrounded the tree with clusters of pave arrangements which included white hydrangea, white David Austin Roses, winter berries, ranunculus and dusty miller.
The table was finished with wine corks for favors on the plates, place card holders and tons of bling accents.
A Fall table featured leonitas roses, antique green hydrangea, iced tea spray roses and hypericum berries made this arrangement very elegant.
While decorating the table, Blossom looked for something to add a bit of drama. The cluster of chandelier forms were hung from the ceiling of the tent.
The finished table design was stunning.
Linens, tables, chairs and table settings were all provided by Premier Party Central. When a vision is shared with a planner, and that planner has the right connections in place, the result is flawless.
Until next time,
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Want to spice up your gift table? For Such A Tyme As This… is now servicing brides in the San Antonio area. For Such A Tyme As This… specializes in customized card boxes for weddings and all types of special events. These boxes make a wonderful centerpiece for your gift table at your wedding reception. Not only are they decorative but these boxed keep your cards all in one place, so you don’t misplace them. Maria Mwangi, the owner of For Such A Tyme As This… has an immaculate eye for design. With her 15 years of experience in the industry, she always looks at a decorative piece with an I can do that attitude, which has evolved into a large portfolio of card boxes.
Their goal is to give you a unique keepsake not seen at other weddings. For Such A Tyme As This… is based on the belief that their customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. They are here to make a piece of art that is truly a reflection of you. Each box is hand-made and customized to the color, theme and/or interest of your wedding. If you want a card box for your gift table and don’t feel the need to have the box around for the years to come; For Such A Tyme As This… has a full line of hand-crafted card boxes available to rent.
Along with the one of a kind hand-crafted card boxes, For Such A Tyme As This… offers wedding and event planning. They’ll discuss all your ideas and dreams for your event at length, then design a plan with a variety of options for you to consider.
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With spring right around the corner, pink is in. From your flowers, the cake, the tuxedos and down to the linens, there are so may ways to incorporate your colors without over doing it. Get inspired and enjoy this plethora of pink photos!
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Thank you to The Elegant Bee for sharing the hottest color of 2011 from Pantone.
It is decided. Honeysuckle is the haute hue for 2011. This coral pink is dynamic, and captures both romance and adventure. It will work well with both the tropical and vintage color scapes set for 2011. It will be the star of the very romantic, nostalgic wedding styles, while holding its own and adding strong, confident pink hues to the more intense tropical schemes. It draws its strength from its red undertones and derives excitement from yellow. Peonies, roses, and dahlias are only a few of nature’s jewels that boast this 2011 couture color. I would be amiss if I didn’t mention the Honeysuckle plant itself.
A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. Honeysuckle is great for both men and women. It works for day and night womens apparel, accessories and cosmetics and in men’s shirts and ties.Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Blossom’s Floral Artistry has been creating wedding and special event floral since 1995. The highly skilled staff endeavors to provide the most extraordinary service along with exceptional designs.
- Blossom’s takes pride in creating the most innovative and unique floral decorations for any occasion
- Combining the highest quality floral from around the world
- They have extensive design expertise,
- They will create extraordinary arrangements that will exceed your expectations
- From concept to completion, no matter how small the details or size of the event, Blossom’s offers you peace of mind that your wedding day dreams will exceed your expectations
- They offer services from design meetings, to hand selecting the flowers, to set-up and installation in the Austin area
- Blossom’s has been creating special event floral for over 15 years, producing thousands of arrangements exclusively for weddings and special events
- They have worked in locations ranging from private homes, Country Clubs and Hotel Ball rooms, to Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, Epcot Center, and Universal Studios
Roses, tulips and peonies are just some of the few flowers that brides love to add to their wedding. From the ceremony to centerpieces, flowers are a visual element that add elegance to any wedding. Don’t be intimidated if you don’t know the difference between an orchid or a lily; we’re here to help!
How do you express what you want when you don’t know the names of the flowers you like? Pictures are the answer. Taking pictures to a flower consultation is the best way to go! Samples of your wedding color choices, swatches from your linens and pictures of your dress and the wedding party wardrobe are always a big help.
With this information in hand, your florist will be able to suggest floral combinations and artistic treatments to create beautiful floral complements for your wedding.
You may want to consider the traditional meanings behind flowers as you make your selections. For example, hyacinth signifies constancy. Some herbs, too, are important in bridal lore. In medieval Germany, brides wore rosemary to guard against pregnancy!
For non-traditional wedding flowers, consider including unusual greenery. Asparagus fern and multicolored coleus are attractive in summer bouquets. Holly and pine sprays are popular for December nuptials. Stalks of golden-brown wheat are a sentimental touch for harvest brides.
With all of your flower selections, be guided by the advice of your florist and remember, if budget is a consideration, flowers and greenery in season are more abundant and generally less expensive. Also, be sure the flowers you select will hold their shape throughout the day. Tulips, for example, look lovely when fresh, but by the end of the day in Texas heat they will open fully, loosing their normal appearance.
Some things to consider when choosing flowers are:
- Choosing flowers that bloom in the months around your wedding may be less expensive because they are more abundant
- All white wedding flowers are a trend of the past. Infuse your wedding theme with color through bright blooms in your bouquets and centerpieces.
- Your Dress
- Tie together your ensemble by accenting it with a great bouquet. Add embellishments such as pearls and crystals to your bouquet to make it a coordinating accessory.
- Ceremony Location
- Check with your ceremony location for any possible restrictions. Repurpose your ceremony flowers for your reception if possible to save on flower costs.
- Reception Location
- The size of your reception hall may call for a bolder more dramatic arrangement. Take into consideration if you have an indoor or outdoor venue and what flowers and greenery are at your reception location. Again, check with the reception venue for any possible restrictions.
- Floral centerpieces are a great way to incorporate color into your reception. Centerpieces can be large and dramatic, low and simple or a combination of the two.
- Personal Flowers
- Traditionally, wedding ceremonies include bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids, corsages for the mothers and grandmothers and guest corsages, and boutonnieres for the groom, groomsmen, fathers and grandfathers.
- Adding flowers to a traditional white wedding cake is a beautiful and elegant way to add color.
Flowers by The Elegant Bee
When you are selecting your florist, be sure to ask about special packages. Also, ask to see photos of their work, not just arrangements from a catalog, as well as references. Expect to spend about 9 percent of your budget on flowers. Once you have decided on the right florist, it is always a good idea to request that your florist give you an itemized bill in advance. Make sure that you in turn supply the florist with the names, addresses and times for delivery of your bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages and floral arrangements.
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Underscore the drama of your wedding with the right flowers. Find a professional who will take the time to learn about you and the ambience you want to create. Six months before the wedding is not too early to select your florist, especially if you’re planning an elaborate wedding. When you talk with your florist, be guided by these elements: the style and mood of your wedding, the season or environment, your budget and, more to the point, what you like.
Go prepared. Selecting your gown, the bridesmaids’ dresses and the overall color theme is a must before visiting your florist. Take fabric swatches and descriptions (pictures are even better) of your selected wedding apparel. Also have examples of the colors and styles of the mothers’ gowns and the attire of the groom and his attendants. With this information in hand your florist will be able to suggest floral combinations and artistic treatments to create beautiful floral complements for your wedding. It is always a good idea to request that your florist give you an itemized bill in advance . . . and make sure that you in turn supply the florist with the names, addresses, and times for delivery of your bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages and floral arrangements. Expect to spend at least $750 on flowers, although they should not be the largest expense of the day. Talk to several florists; many will offer special packages. Also, ask to see photos of their work, not just arrangements from a catalog, as well as references.
Traditionally, the bridal bouquet is composed of all white flowers but, if you would prefer, the addition of colorful blossoms is certainly appropriate. The groom’s boutonniere, worn on his left lapel, is usually a spray of the same type of blossoms used in your bouquet. Remember that the ushers and groomsmen wear boutonnieres different from the groom’s and your attendants’ flowers are different, of course, from your bridal bouquet. Corsages for the mothers and boutonnieres for the fathers are coordinated in color and style within the general floral theme.
You may wish to select certain flowers for personal reasons. Others may be chosen because they have traditional meanings. For example, hyacinth signifies constancy. Some herbs, too, are important in bridal lore. In medieval Germany, brides wore rosemary to guard against pregnancy! Consider including unusual greenery plants. Asparagus fern and multicolored coleus are attractive in summer bouquets. Holly and pine sprays are popular for December nuptials. Stalks of golden-brown wheat are a sentimental touch for harvest brides. In any event be guided by the advice of your florist and remember, if budget is a consideration, flowers and greenery in season are more abundant and generally less expensive. Also, be sure the flowers you select will hold their shape throughout the day. Tulips, for example, look lovely when fresh, but by the end of the day in Texas heat they will open fully, loosing their normal appearance.
Silk flowers are an equally beautiful alternative to fresh flowers. Manufacturers now produce nearly any type of blossom or plant in fiber form; the bonus is that these exquisite imitators bloom forever. Silk flowers can also be a way to reduce your costs. Many florists will rent silk altar arrangements and other pieces for a fraction of the cost of fresh flowers.
You’ll need a number of other floral pieces for your wedding, centerpieces for reception tables, sprays for candelabra, corsages for those who assist with various reception duties, and floral “tokens” for special guests. Ask your florist for guidance. His artistry, knowledge of wedding protocol and ability to listen to your needs will ensure that you’ll get a good value for your money, and have the perfect floral accents to enhance your wedding day.Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »