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Showing posts from October, 2014

A Ladies Night Out of Floral Design

This weeks floral design class was an intimate one but we sure did have fun! The ladies enjoyed "Shocktails" and goody snacks while they created Witches and Devil's from fresh flowers. As you can see, they love their teacher Alanna!  Once again, getting a bit rowdy!   Lots of laughter was the theme of the night.   There's nothing better than a few belly laughs! A little one on one time between students while they see what each other has created.   Martha starts her Devil Puppy!  Kathy shows off her little green witch!   Proud of their creations, the class poses for the end of the night photo!   Interested in floral design or just looking for a fun night out? Be sure to check out our class schedule on our website right HERE . Our next class is scheduled for November 12th - sign up today! 

My Top 3 Tips to Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers

1 - Bigger is not always better. If you think a big bride's maids bouquets  or big centerpieces are the only way to go, then think again. Is it really worth going into debt to have large wedding flowers that you can't afford? I say no! I think when couples spend more than they should it's not because a florist talked them into it, it's because they may not have been open to suggestions. An example would be these very simple centerpieces from last weekends wedding. Long tables needed more than one floral arrangement to look full. A few well placed votive candles and with 3 simple babies breath with a single rose vases help to fill out the table and play to the country theme of the event.  Need help budgeting? Read out blog on how to budget correctly HERE . 2 -  Larger flowers cost less in the long run than more expensive tiny ones Have you ever wondered why a certain flower seems to be so expensive even if it's tiny? Size has nothing to do with cost.

A Vineyard Wedding

This past weekend we had the pleasure of creating wedding flowers for Nicole and Kyle, who held their wedding at Hopewell Valley Vineyard in Hopewell, NJ. Mother Nature was in rare form and I honestly think that it was one of the best weather days of the whole year. Using all white flowers, relying heavily on Dahlias, Hydrangeas and Garden Roses, the arrangements were earthy but elegant. On each side of the tent we created large displays of hydrangea in tall clear glass cylinder vases.  Cocktail tables, both high and low were placed around the vineyard and inside the meeting space. We especially loved the wooden chairs and stool not to mention the table cloths that intermixed a soft burlap style with other sporting a beige and white check pattern.  The 28 elegantly appointed guest tables each had a floral centerpieces measuring 12" high by 14" wide. The centerpieces were created in low dishes and then filled with flowers in shades of white and cream, which included