Weddings

12 Reasons to LOVE Peonies!

  1. They Grow to Be VERY Big! Peonies can grow to be 10 inches depending on the variety. 2. These flowers hold a lot of tradition. Peonies are the floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, AND the 12th wedding anniversary flower.   3. Regarded as a symbol of good fortune AND a happy marriage. So... every Bride should have some in their wedding bouquet! 4. They symbolize commitment. They can live to be 100 years old!   5. Peonies are beautifully fragrant...   6. They come in all colors...except...

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Tips for minimizing Wedding Planning Overwhelm

by Karin Crawford First ... be clear about what's most important to you, and start there. If it's the music, hone in there first. If it's the specific date, it makes it easier to narrow down your options. Second ... be honest about who you and your fiance' are, both individually and as a couple joining your lives together. Don't feel that you have to be pretentious, or to fit into someone else's idea of what a perfect wedding is. Personalization is a big trend - own yourself, your style, and your preferences! Third ... get the help of a wedding planner if you aren't sure how to divide...

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Five Tips for Hiring a Wedding Florist

I've just been asked by Shelley Fraederich of Wow Factor DJ Entertainment for five tips for hiring a wedding florist. And it's more than time for a new blog post, so here goes! When hiring a wedding florist, first consider how important the flowers are to you and to the day. Some brides LOVE flowers, and it's very important to them. On the other end of the scale, there are brides who don't really care for flowers and are getting them because they feel they have to.  Be honest with your self about this, so that you're spending the right kind of energy. If flowers are very important to you,...

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Featured Florist at Event Industry Events

Two top-tier event companies have invited us to be a featured florist - Living Energy Event Planning and SoHo63 Event Venue! You''re invited to join me to get ideas for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or other social event, for corporate events or for weddings!   Three events over the next week. We are creating amazing table-scapes for all three nights. Stop by and say ''Hi'', have some great food and meet some great people! Mitzvah's and More, created by Living Energy. Mitzvahs & More is the only award winning special event planning Expo created for the Phoenix Jewish Community.This...

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I’m Engaged. Now What? A Guide to Planning Your Wedding Flowers

First of all, Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  I hope that these tips and suggestions will make planning your wedding flowers stress-free and flawless.  The first step in planning your wedding flowers is to consult with your florist.  This is best done in person, however if your wedding is a destination wedding this can be done over the phone.  In preparation for the consultation you should know what colors will be featured in your wedding.  Come prepared with any pictures you have seen that inspire you, color swatches (or websites or better yet, Pinterest that shows your color/style/inspiration...

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Tips and Guidelines for Wedding Flower Budgets

You're planning for your big day, and you are working on your budget. How much should you set aside for flowers? Here are tips from our experience and general industry wisdom: Work with a Wedding Planner. They are organized, often have sample budgets you can start from, and not only will help you set the budget, they will also help you stay in the budget. Many vendors provide preferential pricing for clients of wedding planners as well. The national average for wedding flowers is from 8-15% of your total wedding budget, depending on where flowers and decor fall in your priorities. For...

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Mamiko and Michael’s Wedding at Montelucia

Thank you to Mamiko and Michael, who invited us to do their wedding flowers at the Intercontinental Montelucia Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley. Thanks to Alma from De Amor Photography for sending over their album pictures! What a spectacular wedding... Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation and for more information about Custom Wedding Flowers. Connect with us on Facebook to find out when we post new blog  entries for wedding flowers, and watch for specials we post there.

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Wedding Flowers for Phoenix Wedding Vendors

We were at the Bridal Fashion Debut this past weekend, and had a pleasure creating flowers centerpieces for amazing vendors like Heidi's Events and Catering, Foothills Golf Club, Iris D Bridal, Firesky Resort and Spa, The Knot and Got You Covered DJ! Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation and for more information about Custom Wedding Flowers. Connect with us on Facebook to find out when we post new blog  entries for wedding flowers, and watch for specials we post there.

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New Year’s Eve Wedding at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center

Lindsey and Elliott got married at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center on New Years Eve. We absolutely loved making Lindsey's bridal bouquet of white peonies and roses with touches of silver beads!! She was such a beautiful bride and a pleasure to work with. And also, thanks to our ASU students Justine, Kaitlan and Ashlee for helping us with setup. There was a lot of intricate details involved, and we couldn't have done it without you ladies. Congratulations to the wonderful couple! Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation and for more information about...

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April and Tony’s Wedding at Venue at the Grove

April and Tony got married on December 30th at the Venue at the Grove, and Regina from Meant2Be Events coordinated all the lovely details for this wedding. It was such a beautiful location and we loved creating their deep purple centerpieces with crystals and votives hanging from the manzanita branches! Special thanks also goes to Justine and Kaitlin for helping us with setup. Thank you for braving the cold and helping us make this happen :). Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation and for more information about Custom Wedding Flowers. Connect with us on Facebook...

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