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Finding a Florist

June 5, 2017

The flowers – an imperative detail of your wedding, one that is going to appear in almost all of your photographs and stand out to your guest more so than a lot of the other expenses you debate about. The important thing to remember when hiring your florist is you want to book someone who gets “you.” There are a number of wonderful and talented florist to choose from, but each have their own style and approach. Here are a few thoughts to remember before signing that contract!

  1. Meet with at least 2-3 florists to compare styles, prices and better understand their specific role
  2. In order to present you with accurate pricing and specific ideas, they will need to know your budget, your numbers and your style. It is great to go in ahead of time with an estimated guest count, rough number of tables and number of personal flowers you will need; including bridesmaids, groomsmen, mothers and grandmothers.
  3. What to bring to your meeting: your idea album. Visual aids always help, especially when it comes to floral design. Also bring a swatch of your bridesmaids dress or any other color you hope to use as an accent. There are so many shaded of blush, it’s best for them to have a tangible swatch to compare to.

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Credits

  • Audra Wrisley Photography

Modern Matrimony- Real Wedding of Michelle and Eric

May 18, 2016

Michelle + Eric knew they wanted a beautiful, modern and classy D.C. wedding. In her words, nothing Etsy allowed! She chose to go with an elegant black and silver color scheme and even incorporated fun, modern centerpieces that were not overly done.  This tied in perfectly with their venue at Arena Stage, and truly represented their taste perfectly!

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 June 26, 2015

Wedding Planner: Nicole Medrano |  DJ and Lighting: Dan Goldman | Ceremony and Reception: Arena Stage | Florist: Loda Floral Design | Catering: RSVP | Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Company | Bridal Gown: Karen Willis Holmes/Purchased: Love Couture Bridal | Bride’s Shoes:  Stuart Weitzman/ purchased: Nordstrom |  Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew |

 

Credits

  • Astrid Photography

Bloomerent

May 2, 2016

Bloomerent connects hosts with florists in their area and then allows them to either list their centerpieces to be shared or pick from a list of available centerpieces to opt into. Customers are rewarded for sharing by receiving a portion of their money back, dependent on whether they are the first or second event. Florists receive leads from Bloomerent and make additional revenue as they repurpose fresh flowers for a second event. The process is a win/win solution for both customers and florists while offering a green alternative. Our very own, Sidra Forman is a part of this community!

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Bloomerent was founded to reduce floral waste, send florists new business and save customers money. Our service connects event hosts with a handpicked community of florists and allows them to share flowers arrangements between two events in close proximity. Flowers are used for only a few hours when they have a lifespan of 3-14 days. By sharing centerpieces, you not only give these blooms a second life but you save money for going green.

Credits

  • Bloomerent

Succulents for Spring

April 8, 2016

For the right bride, succulents are a wonderful way to incorporate a natural element into the look and feel of the wedding day! They are a gorgeous addition to any bouquet, and stand dapper on a lapel. You can mix them in bud vases throughout some gorgeous floral centerpieces for a very earthy look and to add some dimension to the table. The color is also a beautiful touch on any cake. Don’t think you only have to do blush or white floral for the cake – mix it up and have the florist bring a few extra smaller succulents to finish off the deliciousness.

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Credits

  • Lisa Marie

Karen Tran Experience at The Greenbrier

March 29, 2016

This three day, hands-on workshop will offer participants the chance to fine-tune their business savvy, while experiencing and collaborating on the production of a high-end event. The fabulous experience will take place at the remarkable Greenbrier Property.

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DAY ONE

  • Getting to know Karen Tran:  her story, challenges and triumph.
  • Creating A Signature Style Wedding. You will learn how to create an unforgettable style that is will appeal to today’s luxury market.
  • Using Social Media to advance your business:  Which platform works best for you?

DAY TWO

  • Grand Scale Floral design – In every wedding space there is a feature floral piece.  The flower wall, flower entrance or over size hanging florals. Guests will incorporate one of these spectacular element into our program.  Attendees will receive hands-on experience in creating these artwork.  Learn to incorporate large piece items into your design to capture the luxury market.

DAY THREE

  • Designing a ‘Karen Tran’ wedding.  Attendees will work on creating an ‘over the top’ floral pieces using luxurious linens, fine china, custom stationery and fresh flowers to produce an opulent table setting. Guests will return to this spectacular setting to dine with new industry friends.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! So register today and don’t miss an extravagant learning opportunity for the luxury wedding experience!

Register at HERE for the Floral Experience! 

Mary Phan(3)(1)-2

 

 

Credits

  • The Greenbrier

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