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3 lessons for the right way to approach flowers

Photo: BlueSpark Photography
I was going to write a long, lengthy post about the wedding but I figured it was better to break it down into sections. Perhaps that way I could make it a bit more digestible and easier to use as a reference for you guys.
In this post, we will take a dive into the beautiful world of flowers! Possibly my favorite topic in all of my wedding planning since I am truly obsessed with flowers- if you follow my Instagram you know. I think I’ve basically been planning my wedding on Pinterest for the last 5 years! So yes, way before I even got engaged my entire wedding was pretty much laid out on my “wedding” board and flowers were a big chunk of all the pins. 

My favorite flowers are peonies but unfortunately, fall was not necessarily the best season for them. So that was my first lesson: If you want to keep costs down, get flowers that are in season. I could have ordered them (and yes your florist will find them) but they were going to be 4 times their regular price. I love them, but not that much. So I started thinking what is it that I love about peonies? Is it the colors, the texture, the size? After a bit of soul-searching, I figured my favorite thing about them was their texture and how dimensional they are. So I worked with my florist and we found some options to choose from.

For some reason, I had originally had this ridiculous idea of doing all the flowers for my wedding by myself. Yeah, I’m insane! But since our budget was so tight and the centerpieces were just terrariums, at some point my little brain decided to say: “meh, we got this”. Umm no, I was dead wrong and I am so glad I decided to go ahead and find a florist to take care of absolutely everything.

Speaking of florists, I worked with Field of Flowers; they have several locations in South Florida. They have a subdivision called Lush Celebrations, which is their event planning division created back in 2010 with the goal of providing a one-on-one interaction with customers that are planning a celebration. One of the most important things I wanted for my wedding was the ability to make it feel like “US”, I absolutely did not want to be part of a cookie-cutter wedding design package. 


I brought them reference photos and had an in-person meeting with them to go over what I had in mind. They were incredible, whenever I felt lost Anne from Lush jumped in to give me some suggestions. Second lesson: bring pictures! If you see a photo you like, save it. It will come in handy for you and your florist to help bring your vision to life, the more images you can provide, the better. While I had no theme, I had several personal traits that I wanted every single little detail of our wedding to reflect; we like simple, we like modern with a hint of rustic and we like clean. I could not have been happier with the end result! I truly felt like they heard every single idea I had in mind, and they made it come together beautifully. 

Photo: BlueSpark Photography
They even helped me create a hairpiece that was kind of a last minute thing I wanted to do and I intended to do it myself. When I asked for some advice on what glue to get she just said: “we can do it, don’t worry about it” and boy was I glad!! Which brings me to my Third lesson: you cannot do everything yourself. There was one thing I decided to do myself, the simple mason jars decorations that went along the church’s aisle, but to be fair, they were clear mason jars with white hydrangeas, pretty simple. I wanted to make these just to add some extra texture along the church aisle (since the church was pretty plain to begin with) but other than that it was Lush and Field of Flowers that made all my flower dreams come true for our big day! Thank you so much!

Photo: BlueSpark Photography
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