A Wedding Flower Guide

A Wedding Flower Guide

When it comes to choosing wedding flowers, many brides may know the wedding flower they want in their own bouquet, but are a little mystified about the rest of the wedding flowers needed to fill out the ceremony and reception. While you can leave all your wedding flower selections in the hands of a capable professional florist and get great results, you may want to take a more hands on approach. We hope this wedding flower guide will help making planning your most special day just a little easier. Your first decision should be whether you plan to use a professional florist to create a wedding flower arrangement and bouquets, or if you’d rather visit a wholesale wedding flower retailer and order flowers to make your own bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and so forth. If you are the creative type, a simple floral craft book will give you all the tips and tool lists necessary to create your own custom wedding flowers that reflect your personal style. It’s a good idea to purchase some flowers to practice with ahead of time to make sure you’ll be happy with your results. Whatever you decide, there are some standard traditions and suggestions to help make sure you’ve covered all your wedding flower needs. Wedding Flower Guide Wedding flowers for the church would include: *Altar wedding flower arrangements *Pew markers/decorations Wedding flowers for the reception would include: *Wedding flower arrangement for the bridal table. *Table centerpieces *Buffet table decorations Wedding flowers for the bridal party would include: *Bridal bouquet *Small Bridal bouquet to toss *Groom’s boutonniere *Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet *Bridesmaid bouquets *Best...
5 Steps to Finding a Memorable Wedding Favor

5 Steps to Finding a Memorable Wedding Favor

  Your wedding is not just a celebration of your love; it is also a way to thank the special people in your life. Wedding favors, in particular, are the expression of that gratitude. It says “thank you for being there”—and also, is a token of affection. That’s why couples should give as much thought to their wedding favors as they do to any other detail in the wedding. Why give something boring and generic, which will only end up gathering dust in the corner of a closet? Make it special, make it beautiful, and make it unique—something that, when seen, will make them remember you and your wedding. You’ll find many unique ideas for wedding favors. Here are just things to consider as you choose from the selection: * Follow your wedding theme. Did you have a beach wedding? A little glass jar with sand and shells can be used as a paperweight. Add a romantic quote or a verse from a poem with a sea theme, and you have something appropriate and practical. Dried flowers pinned against a refrigerator magnet make a lovely garden wedding favor, while a Medieval themed wedding can have chocolate coins in a velvet pouch. * Be nostalgic. Dress up a photo frame with a couple portrait, or a CD with your favorite music. Even an ordinary box, useful for odds and ends like paperclips or jewelry, becomes a touching wedding favor if it’s filled with potpourri and a personal note from the couple thanking the guest for “sweet memories”. * Give something useful, but dainty. What about a champagne charm with a...

Savannah Wedding Documentary

One of our Past Wedding Couples Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Campbell. We love this video! Published on Nov 18, 2013 Courtesy of Devin Olson Media Location(s): Savannah, Georgia, United States <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/lYyaJkKeDj8″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>     Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

Top 10 wedding trends for summer 2015

Countdown to a great wedding: Fairmont Chicago wedding specialist Alice Fay shares the top 10 trends for weddings this summer: 1. Craft cocktails: Brides and grooms are interested in featuring creative, custom cocktails. Bitters are a must, and old-school drinks with a modern twist are also popular. Giant ice cubes are a big hit, especially with bourbon drinkers. 2. Beer pairings: Microbrews are very popular in the Chicagoland area as well as other locales around the U.S., so brides and grooms are displaying their favorite labels and pairing them with casual items such as mini pretzel bites, a custom bar mix or passed hors d’oeuvre paired with a mini sampling of the appropriate brew. 3. Pre-ceremony libations: A trend that is becoming more common is greeting guests of an on-location ceremony with a mini glass of bubbly or a non-alcoholic, festively garnished flavored sparkling water. 4. Notable quotables: Thoughtful quotations pertaining to the specific couple about their love story, relationship, favorite movie or song quotes can be printed or written and placed in a frame, on a napkin or on a chalkboard and displayed for all to see and chat about during the reception. 5. Finger foods for cocktail hour: Buffet lines and carrying around plates during cocktail hour are becoming outdated. Instead, serve smaller, passed bites on fun, printed cocktail napkins (maybe with a notable quotable on it!), and why not pair a tiny version of a signature cocktail or favorite microbrew along with them. 6. Coursed dinners: It’s on trend right now to serve a coursed dinner that allows guests to sit, relax, enjoy the beautiful centerpieces and table...

7 Uniquely Creative Things To Do With Your Wedding Photos

1. Photos on Canvas Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your favorite wedding photo transformed into stunning photo art? By printing the image onto a hand-stretched canvas you can give an artistic, finished look to your most classic wedding photo. 2. Personalized Stamp Turn your favourite wedding photo in a custom postage stamp. All you need to do is upload a photo and then customize it just the way you want. Each stamp is actual valid postage and can be used to decorate your thank you and holiday card envelopes or as creative wedding favors. Add a personal touch to everything you send by mail and create a timeless keepsake as well. 3. Custom Thank You Card By featuring one of your wedding photos on the front of a custom note card you can create classy customized thank you cards for your guests and others who helped with your wedding planning. Each of your guests will now have a photo keepsake from your special day. 4. Create a Multimedia DVD Slide-Show You can create a DVD slide-show presentation of your wedding photos that can be played on your TV. You can even select your first dance or other favorite song as your background music. A neat and interactive way to create a memory of your wedding day. 5. Online Scrap Book Tell the story of your wedding by publishing an online scrapbook. Include photos from the events leading up to your big day including showers, stags, rehearsal parties as well as the ceremony and reception. Your scrapbook will be easy to share with all...