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A November Wedding

One of our most favorite Wedding venues is the Inn at Lambertville Station. We not only love the setting but working with Melle and her team is amazing. Early November had us creating gorgeous floral designs for Allison and her new husband Chris. The chuppah was provided by Adams Rental and we added light touches of orange mokara orchids for a simple but elegant look.  Moving into the Ballroom, we created 2 different styles of centerpieces ~ one high and one low, like these cylinder vases filled with orchids and grass with a simple burgundy ribbon wrap.   The tall floral displays were created in our 28" tall candle holders with fresh curly willow and 20 stems of long orange mokara orchids. Even the branches had orchid accents and of course a double burgundy ribbon wrap.   Chris and Allison toast to their marriage . I love how her bouquet looks on the table.   The photographer for the wedding was Isabel March and she did a fantastic job capturing not only the

Colorful Fall Wedding Flowers

It's mid October and it's finally beginning to feel like fall ~ just in time for this weekends weddings. Our bride Rebecca chose brightly colored oranges, yellows and rich reds for her wedding flower color palate and we could not have been happier with the the finished looks of these amazing bouquets. Below is the Bride's Maids bouquets of roses, spray roses, berries and solidago.  Rebecca's bouquet included soft ivoy Vendela rose that really lightened up the overall colors in her bouquet. Relying heavily on roses, this bouquet really speaks to the month of October in NJ!   Another pretty shot of Rebecca'as Bouquets . The two toned roses are called Circus and are one of our favorites all year round and especially lovely to use in our wedding designs.   Our designers finishes the bouquets and then moves on to creating the "wearable" flowers such as the boutonnieres and corsages.   To see these and more of our wedding designs be sure to v

Wonder How They Grow

Last weekends wedding for Lorrie had us using lots of fresh, natural flowers such as astilbe, fever fews and tons and tons of baby's breath. One of the flowers used in the table centerpieces and Lorrie's pretty bouquet was Queen Anne's lace grown in California. Ever wonder where those beautiful flowers we use in our everyday and wedding designs come from? For us, we love buying from Cali because of the quality, selection and the fact that they are USA Grown. Not many flowers are with most cut flowers sold in the USA coming from outside our country. Any opportunity I get to "Buy Local" US flowers, I jump at the chance. As you can see from the photo to the left, Lorries' flowers came out amazing and it's even more gratifying for me to have seen some of the amazing farm land that grow these amazing varieties. We may be located in New Jersey but we get in the most amazing flowers from all over the world and this picture proves it!   To see this and mor

A View Point, As I See It

What I love most about going to Floral Expos and Conferences is the time I get to spend with other floral designers and shop owners. For the most part, I find them to be hard working, talented, thoughtful and extremely ethical.    Take weddings for example; there are many elements above and beyond the retail cost of a flower that we need to be compensated for. Spending time helping them with their floral selections, typing up proposals, visiting locations, ordering and designing the flowers not to mention delivering and set up of all floral elements. I've said it before and I'll say it again, wedding work is extremely rewarding but nothing takes longer than the wedding flower process.   We deal in a highly artistic, perishable product with both design and pricing largely left up to our interpretation. As for pricing, each owner has to operate their business in a way that not only covers their costs but allows them to reinvest in their staff, their equipment, their p

Wedding Survey Results

If you've ever been on our wedding website - www.perfectweddingflowers.com you might have seen that we have an informal wedding survey. It's been great fun watching the results come in and at this time I felt I had a enough to share. These were all taken by bride who remained anonymous and were all beginning their search for a wedding florist. A few of the stats I found very interesting. 10% of brides were not enjoying their wedding planning experience and only 30% were loving every minute of it. A full 60% were somewhere in between. 60% of brides found my company through a venue who referred us compared to only 20% finding us through an online directory such as Wedding Wire or the Knot. 80% said they were hiring a florist to create all their wedding day flowers and 40% said they wanted to create some of their own wedding day decor. 40% of brides had budgeted between $500 and $1,500 for their flowers and 20% had budgeted between $1,501 and $4,000 with another 10% sayin

A Weekend of Weddings

Labor day weekend is always a busy wedding weekend for us and this year was no exception. With 1 wedding on Friday, 3 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday we sure had our share of fun creating amazing wedding bouquets. The bouquet above was created for bride Darlene for her sea themed wedding at the Camden Aquarium. White roses accented with rhinestone starfish (that she found online) and skeleton leaves along the outer edge really gave a beach feel but in an elegant, more formal way. Darlene is the third sister that we have done flowers for! Bride Liz had us create this elegant hand tied bouquet of Peach Donna roses. What I really love about this rose is how full and lush it opens. Not only is the shade of peach anything but boring but it also has more than one shade on the petals going from a paler peach in the center to a deeper shade along the edges. Bride Maggie's bouquet is just so bright and fun, just like she is. Ivory roses, green berries, rhinestone accented stephanot

Country Wedding for Kendra and Ben

What I love most about doing weddings is the opportunity to meet so many different types of people. What I enjoyed most about working with Kendra and her mother on their Prallsville Mill wedding, was the overall rustic but elegant feel to everything they were doing. The location was the perfect place for this horse loving couple and let's not forget the brides present to the groom... A horse, of course! I can't wait to see professional photos of this wedding but for now, this gives you an idea of both the setting and flowers we created for this very special couple. To see this fun video just checkout the link below!   Country Wedding for Kendra and Ben Video!

This Weeks Weddings...

 It is completely, impossible to get bored around here. This weekend had us doing three, completely different weddings and what great fun they were. We are also excited about our wedding designs but this week was especially gratifying. The bouquet above was created for our bride Danielle and was the coolest, funkiest bouquet we've been able to create since our Funky Peacock Feather bouquet. A hand tied mixture of mini callas, cymbidium orchids, mokara orchids, crespedia, pincushion protea,  limonium and the ever cool uluhe. What do you think of it? This next bouquet was created for the maid of honor for Pierre and Yves. The overall color theme for the wedding was Sunbeam, Tangerine and Guava with each girl carrying the opposite colors to their dress. This bouquet included all three colors as the maid of honor was wearing champagne. The rose varieties used were Gelosia (for the sunbeam yellow), Tropical Amazon (for the tangerine) and Movie Star for the (guava coral). With colors lik

Sweet Flower Girl

How adorable is this cute little button. Running towards the camera with her sweet bouquet of Circus rose, hypericum berries and deep blue delphinium. Shaped like a fairy wand, her loving Aunt May told us that she adored her bouquet. With a smile like that, I don't doubt it!! Thank you to photographer Annie Hosfeld for this wonderful photo! To see more pictures of our wedding flower designs you can visit our wedding website at http://www.perfectweddingflowers.com/

Sweet and Pastel

Choosing flowers for your bridal bouquet can be daunting - to say the least. With so many options, how do you know you'll choose the flowers, style and colors you really love? When I meet with brides I remind them to remember that the flowers they carry will not only be viewed up close but also from a distance. Brides that are fearful of color should take note that soft shading differences, like the ones in this bouquet, make for interesting close ups and add a soft amount of color against their white or ivory gowns. If you are thinking that creams and whites are just too blah for you, why not add a touch of pastel? To see more examples of our wedding designs visit our wedding website at http://www.perfectweddingflowers.com/

A Simple Halloween Wedding

Ah, you have to love Halloween and what is more fun than a wedding?  Rachel and Brian were a fun couple and it was great getting to know them (even if I did call the groom Ben once - dah!) and their families. Their wedding at the Nassau Inn went off without a hitch. Lots of "orange unique" roses accented with brown berries and yellow solidago really looked gorgeous against the brides maids brown dresses. It was especially fun creating a floral display in Brian's family princess basket for the flower girl to carry! Traditions are so important it was an honor to creating another rememberance in the 45 year old heirloom!Rachels bouquet included mango mini callas along with roses and was the perfect compliment to her romantic lace gown. The groomsmen looked handsome with their orange rose boutonnieres and Brian with his single "Mango" mini calla. The mothers carried small hand tied bouquets of ivory roses which complimented their dresses. The centerpieces were a