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Guest Blog by Wendie Aston: “Green” Centerpieces (with a Purpose)

by admin on July 16, 2013 in Budget, Flowers, Purpose, Reception Traditions with 2 Comments

One of the most expressive elements of a wedding reception is the table centerpiece. Often centerpieces are comprised of flowers that paint a 3D picture of the personality of the bride and groom. The common use of organic elements in centerpieces make them a natural fit for adding a touch of “green” to your wedding, which could mean having re-useable centerpieces, natural elements, or multi-purposed arrangements that save money and leave less impact on the environment.

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An Honoring Bouquet

by admin on May 1, 2012 in Bridal Party, Ceremony Traditions, Family, Flowers, Purpose with 2 Comments

One of my favorite options came from a friend of mine who had her flower girls hold bouquets that were replicas of her mom’s wedding bouquet. This took attention on the bride’s part to notice her mother’s bouquet in pictures, and to either ask her mom for the details or ask a florist to identify the details (if she was keeping the bouquet a surprise from her mom).

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Iris

by admin on February 21, 2012 in Flowers with No Comments

Getting ready for a dinner party, I received a call from my husband, who had been assigned the task of picking out the flowers. “Umm… what do I get?” he asked. “I don’t know.  Anything that’s not expensive, not pink, and that comes in bunches.” “That would be chrysanthemums or asters.” I was so tickled…continued here

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Cut Costs with Carnations

by admin on January 10, 2012 in Flowers with No Comments

I never gave carnations any proper consideration for my wedding.  In fact, I believe I specified that under no circumstance was my florist allowed to use carnations.  They reminded me of the elementary school science experiments.  A flower so cheap that you could afford to put it in a jar of dye and make 4th…continued here

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3R’s for Your Wedding: Recycle

by admin on December 20, 2011 in Attire, Flowers, Invitations, Logistics, Programs with No Comments

Recycling is so cool.  I know it’s one of those “should do’s” that we were ingrained to obey since we were kids, but beyond soda bottles and pickle jars, recycling has so much artistry in it.  Taking one thing, breaking it down, and recreating it to be used again, often in a different function from…continued here

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3R’s for Your Wedding: Reuse

by admin on December 15, 2011 in Attire, Budget, Flowers, Gifts and Favors, Logistics, Rehearsal Dinner, Venue, Vows with 3 Comments

Reusing items in different contexts is one of the most clever and simple ways to demonstrate artistry, not to mention resourcefulness.  Just this past weekend, I complimented my sister on her necklace, and she told me it was actually a headband.  Who knew?  Looked like a necklace to me.  Good for her for finding a…continued here

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3R’s for Your Wedding: Reduce

To be a good steward of the resources you are given, you will inevitably evaluate your priorities of time, money, resource, and service.  It may mean more to you to lavish each guest with a personalized favor that is wrapped in plastic gift bags than it does to keep down the use of non-natural products…continued here

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Wedding Chrysanthemums

by admin on November 18, 2011 in Flowers with No Comments

An addition to being an elementary school spelling bee stumper, chrysanthemums also make gorgeous wedding flowers. They are heavily petaled, giving them a textured, sturdy look that is perfect as the main flower in a shaped bouquet or vase and also as a complementary burst of strength in a natural bouquet or vase.  Full bloom flower heads can also be…continued here

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Ribbon Centerpiece Decorations

Table decorations don’t have to break the bank, especially for the build-up events such as bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.  Consider using ribbons, along with a simple vase of flowers, in order to create a festive, textured, and colorful ambiance. Simply cut four strands of ribbon, long enough to cross the table from end to end.…continued here

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Happily Ever Aster

by admin on September 26, 2011 in Flowers with No Comments

For all you September girls out there, your birth flower can make a striking bridal bouquet for an autumn wedding.  The aster, Greek for star, commonly comes in purple or blue. Asters are obedient garden flowers, which makes them a familiar backyard site.  Resembling a daisy, the aster boasts of femininity and nostalgia. Bundling a simple…continued here

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