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The Elegant Bee believes your wedding should be something stunning, extraordinary, and extravagant; it is after all, the day you’ve dreamed of. There is no room in this very celebratory experience for the ordinary. “So let them eat cake,” and intoxicate their senses with the delectable aroma of lavish lilies, romantic roses and a visual tapestry of exquisite flowers.
The Elegant Bee’s goal and vision is to create an event that captures your vision, exceeds your expectations, mesmerizes your guests, captivates their senses, creates exceptions to the ordinary, and leaves everyone talking.
It can be daunting for couples to adequately express their vision for their wedding, and that is where The Elegant Bee’s expertise sets them apart. At The Elegant Bee they celebrate marriage – your marriage. They take the time to get to know you, your interests, your passions, your personalities in order to cultivate a look and create a divine style that is “just for you.” Whether traditional and elegant, modern and chic, or out of the box, The Elegant Bee combines creativity and uncompromising quality for a stunning events that leave everyone talking.Feature Friday, florist, florists, Flowers, San Antonio, san antonio wedding, The Elegant Bee, wedding, wedding florist, wedding flowers, weddings
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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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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.Tags: centerpieces, floral, florist, Flowers
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Today’s brides usually want to carry out the color and floral themes they have chosen for their wedding by decorating their ceremony and reception sites. You may choose to create an entire theme using elaborate decorations and backdrops. Or, you may simply want a few flowers and candles to enhance your ceremony site and dinner tables.
In many cases decorations need to be set up just prior to the arrival of the wedding party at the church and taken down almost immediately after the ceremony. Likewise, reception tables are often not ready for decorating until an hour or two before the dinner. So, often there isn’t time for members of the wedding party to take on the decorating task, as well as to be relaxed and ready for the wedding. If you prefer to have a hand in your own decorating, look for decorations that can be prepared ahead and a very responsible person to arrange them according to your wishes.
If you choose to have your florist prepare arrangements and decorations, be sure to discuss whether she/he will also set-up, decorate, and remove the items after the wedding. If you choose a professional decorator, they will take care of these tasks as a part of their duties, as well as to create the decorations themselves.
Professional decorators and florists generally have an inventory of rental items that can be customized to carry out your wedding theme. It’s a wise investment to rent table centerpieces, vases, mirrors, silk and dried flower arrangements, pedestals, archways, and plants that you will only use for one day. Similar items with ribbons, tulle, or lace swags, candles or wreaths make beautiful customized wedding decorations.
Another money-saving idea: consider using ceremony decorations at the reception site as well – but again, be sure that “someone who will truly be responsible” will transport them quickly and set them up artistically at the reception before your guests arrive.Tags: decorating, decoration, florist, Flowers
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