Let’s talk about budgets

We all know money doesn’t grow on trees and most brides are aware that the average wedding in the US is typically a little over $30k ($33,391 to be exact). Very few brides know how much should be allocated to each and every aspect of the big day. To be honest, there’s no perfect formula and it varies. For example, the old approach for your floral budget was about 10% of your total budget but this is just a rough guideline to start with. You ultimately have to figure out what matters most which is why I recommend the following…

January bouquets

Some of my favorite bouquets are the ones I make for bridal shops. I usually have tremendous flexibility to pick beautiful and seasonal flowers. I love putting my actual work in front of brides because it let’s them see the quality and depth of flowers I use in each bouquet. Which do you prefer, the greenery forward winter bouquet of ivory, grays and greens or the pink asymmetrical with a mix of blush and bold pink hues?  

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

The holiday season always presents plenty of opportunity for florals and decorating and this season did not disappoint. From understated foraged garlands for the home to decorating the church entryways with massive greenery arches there was plenty of opportunity for decking the halls. Not to mention all of the holiday party gifting opportunities (warning friends you’re probably getting flowers). Here are the Cathedral doors decked for the holidays in different types of evergreen, pinecones and berries. And a few of my other favorites from the past couple of months. A sweet little bowl of peonies and dusty miller, the Immaculate…

Fall + Flower Crowns

I jumped on here to share some holiday and bridal arrangements I’ve done recently only to discover this blog draft sitting here waiting for me to write a post on some work from the fall. It’s so easy to keep the instagram up to date but for some reason opening the computer and posting here feels like work. Opps!  So in light of this, I’ll keep the words to a minimum and share a few flower crowns from this fall. 

End of summer elopement

Well it’s only a month late but here are a few photos from an end of summer elopement ceremony in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. I had a     The wish list included: roses and baby’s breath, a delicate flower crown and a peachy pink palette. We used baby’s breath, roses, stock, alstromeria, italian ruscus, lisianthus all finished with a beautiful silk bow.