Rochester Brides & Grooms May - November 2017 Issue #51 - Page 42

Flowers
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Bursting with quiet beauty, your wedding flowers help to
create that special mood for your wedding day. When
selecting your flowers, keep in mind your color scheme,
dress style, other wedding apparel, time of day, season,
environment, what you like and your budget. Typically your
flowers will be about 10% to 15% of your overall budget.
Select flowers that will tie your wedding style into the season.
Spring brings a profusion of daffodils, lilacs and peonies.
Summer abounds with asters, gladio li and orchids. Autumn
casts a multitude of zinnias, marigolds, mimosas and button
chrysanth-emums. Winter becomes dramatic with deep red roses,
poinsettias, stephanotis and freesias. Keep in mind the total effect you’re
trying to create. Imagine how everything will look from the back of the church
to the color of table linens in the reception room (see floral chart in this section for other
suggestions).
Seeking advice from a professional florist or floral designer will help in your decision
making. Start at least six to twelve months in advance of your wedding. Bring fabric
swatches, descriptions and photos of wedding apparel, mothers' gowns and attire of the
groom and attendants. Don't forget a list of those who need flowers (typically the entire
wedding party), a description of the size and the number of tables at
the reception, date, time and location of deliveries, any church
rules, a budget and a contact person.
If you choose to keep your bouquet, ask your florist to give
you a small throwing bouquet, or purchase one. Your
bouquet has a timeless beauty all its own. There are
many ways to preserve your bouquet. Place it beneath
a glass case with the moisture removed, keep your
bouquet in a shadowbox, make a potpourri or press
and frame your flowers.
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