Weddings are expensive. How many times have you heard you ask yourself "HOW much is/are...(insert photography, flowers, invites, food, etc)...going to cost?!" So it is no wonder the most popular question I get asked is, "How do I save money on my wedding flowers and still have a beautiful event?" My two favorite answers to that question are, use high impact colors and interesting details.
Compare this lovely bouquet I designed a couple of years ago in shades of white:
Photo by Sarah Maren
To this bouquet I designed for a Fall wedding with high impact oranges and reds:
Photo by Kight Photographers
Both bouquets are gorgeous, to be sure. But which bouquet leaves a lasting impression? Which bouquet would make you stop and take a second look?
Using flowers in bright colors designed in eye catching combinations means you can use less flowers and arrangements to make an impact at your event.
How About Centerpieces?
Compare this centerpiece I designed in light blue, fresh green and white for a Springtime wedding reception:
Photo by Kirsty Edwards
I designed this classic and traditional arrangement for a wedding reception that took place at a country club in the Spring:
Photo by Allison Stahl
This centerpiece was designed for the same country club setting for a Summer wedding:
Both centerpieces decorated the tables nicely. But if you were a guest at both weddings, which centerpiece would leave a lasting impression in your mind?
Interesting flowers, details, textures and patterns will also add visual excitement to your floral designs. Anytime you add unexpected elements you will leave a memorable impression on your guests.
This bouquet is different and fun because of the flower and ribbon choices. Just the perfect bouquet for the outdoor wedding at a rustic barn for which it was designed.
The centerpiece at this wedding was a large candle surrounded by a ring of Seckle pears and glittered mini- pumpkins. Adding the glitter to the pumpkins upped the novelty factor of this Fall centerpiece.
Photo by True Love Photo
Using moss pomanders accented with flowers, wire and ribbon made for a different but fun centerpiece.
Using succulents in wedding flowers has been a trend for the last couple of years. I love this look for a couple of reasons. It is a great way to add some unexpected elements to the floral designs and the succulents make a lasting keepsake. After the wedding they can be planted!
Photo by A Day in Your Life Photography
Photo by The Memory Journalists
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