Friday, February 10, 2012

Planning Your Wedding Part 6: Flowers

Last but not least in our series of posts of about wedding planning are (drumroll please ...)
the flowers!

some of our favorite pictures from Pinterest

Naturally as a floral company, we believe that flowers are the most important design decision you'll have to make for the big day. Think of it this way: flowers are to ceremony and reception as the dress is to the bride - great floral design will top your wedding off perfectly as a representation of you and your partner's personalities, and help create a stunning event that your guests will talk about forever.

Many couples underestimate the cost of flowers - plan on 10% of your total budget going to your florist, in order to match the scale and feel of the arrangements to the rest of the event. It's important to remember that a lot more goes into creating bouquets than just slapping stems into a vase - there are weeks of design conception, planning, ordering and prep that go into creating custom wedding flowers, and for good reason. These arrangements will be in all of your photographs and in your hand as you walk down the aisle. Don't be afraid to let your imagination run amok and go wild for color and texture!

Need some inspiration? An easy place to start is with your wedding's color story - once you have that, you can start considering what blooms will be in season on your big day. Many couples like to include flowers or herbs that have a special meaning or symbology behind them - check out our frequent Flower of the Week posts for what's in season and the history behind the flowers.

Ready for some more? Below are a few of our most-loved arrangements and bouquets created by the La Fleur Vintage team:

Elizabeth made this bouquet for a photo shoot in Austin Monthly - check out their article "The Look of Love" in this month's issue for another peek at this luscious bouquet. We love the mix of colors and the textural greens!

Favored by Jenny for its simplicity and soft lavender and blue hues against rich greens, this bouquet is composed of muscari and hydrangea with scented geranium and fern.

This bouquet, another of Jenny's favorites, was created as a sample for an event at Mercury hall. Eventually it found its way into our advertisements and is a popular inspiration photo with brides coming in for consultations. 

We love to hear what ideas, flowers and looks others are incorporating into their weddings and arrangements. Got something really special in mind? Share it with us! 

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