THOUGHTS FOR ENGAGED COUPLES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY…..
You have a once-in-a-lifetime, event opportunity that you will never have again which…. calls for a unique, one time, creativity in all areas of your wedding to make it yours alone. A day of real meaning and intimacy for yourselves, family, and dearest friends. I see so many planning a huge affair for 200+ guests when the finances actually fit 75 guests. This is achieved by cutting corners, eliminating those special wedding details, favorite things, and most of all-quality; which ironically are all the areas that ultimately make the day amazing, and never forgotten. A very styled, wealthy, and wise lady advised ; ” if on a small budget then have a smaller, but quality event. An outdoor party or picnic to celebrate your new lives can always be held at a later date to gather the masses.”
Getting married is such a fairy tale time that anything less than perfect should not even be considered. All the classic traditions like bridesmaid luncheon and rehearsal dinner are not to be missed as each one adds to the fairy tale. A couple should be nothing less than breathless about every aspect of their wedding from their venues and clothing, to their menu and flowers-as also should be their guests. A smaller, delicious, and beautifully decorated cake by a talented baker is worth twice a huge bland cake of the same price. 10 real satin, handmade aisle ribbons set such a better setting than 20 pre-made, wrinkled bows from the discount store.Your wedding is not a time just for impressing 100’s of guests, but yet spending to impress yourselves for a magnificent day because after all.. it is your day not theirs.
As a green wedding advocate and adviser, I always promote upcycling and reusing; however never at the cost of taste, style, and most of all-quality and creativity. Leave the inexpensive accents, decorations, and the “I guess we don’t need that’s” and the “this will have to do’s” for a not so, incredible event. You will be ever so glad you did.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS
Flowers should express your personality with your innate good taste. They should be in season, traditionally correct, and add enchantment to the entire wedding picture. And… they should be individual creations that add both charm and drama to even the simplest of ceremonies.
HUDSON VALLEY WEDDING FLOWER IDEAS TO PICTURE
..An English garden; a lovely, tangled mass of blooms in glorious colors
..A headdress that looks as if just gathered yet intricately constructed
..The natural look of several sized roses gathered.
..Or that one variety wrapped in pearls for a formal appearance
..A bracelet of white lilies worn at the reception
..Dense, white stock tumbling from a garden basket
..The pleasant harmony of feather ferns and blue delphinium
..Candle clusters in a deep bowl of rose petals
..Art Nouveau 1915; sculptured calla lilies-the simple form of 1 variety.
..Elegant yet weathered urns overflowing as a picture garden
..Sprigs of lavender peeking from the napkin fold
..Decorated hats, hoops, & pomanders-for mischievous young attendants
..Baskets of herbs with hovering butterflies
..The look of flower abandonment on a luxuriantly, decorated arch
ABOUT US-ABOUT YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS
I freely admit to never creating the same design or bouquet twice-there is always some small twist or whim of Nature. Creating the same design over and over at every wedding or event is not only stunting to me, but seems common and unfair for you. I assure you no worry of assembly line designs. With upwards to 50 weddings and corporate/media events yearly; I still get anxious & excited because it is what I do and love it. A close mental picture I can render; but I honestly cannot give that detailed, to the number, exact outcome-as I myself never know what will be the exact. I don’t have a system or standard recipe to manufacture flower arrangements as to my thinking, it is not possible. As a business owner, I know all costs involved but as the artist I create, and I create until I am satisfied and-satisfied that you will be.
Unfortunately, one travesty of the floral industry today are the many, so called ‘florists’. Innate talent just is… it is not created with a website, the hanging of a sign, and the purchase of a cooler. And it surely is not contingent on price. Wherever you are, and whatever florist you choose, look for that one time creativity, the faraway look of imagination, and most of all-an excited energy in you and your event.
Dream on…..Dream on…..Dream until your dreams come true **
Be Happy & Always Dream, Lynn
**Steven Tyler Aerosmith-thanks Steven
On to the collections, the do-it-yourself, and a sampling of our weddings
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We are centrally located in the Hudson Valley, tri-state area. We offer you local and US grown flowers
DO-IT-YOURSELF HUDSON VALLEY WEDDING FLOWERS
Interested in creating your own flowers for an event? We can surely help you with all the details. You may know what you want, but the how’s & when’s are usually the stumbling block. You can order your flowers by the bunch from us and we can help you with the rest. Cooler space rental , accessories, and supplies are always available. Schedule an appointment and we can guide you to the correct amounts, the ordering dates, and all the particulars.
Creating the flowers for any event on your own, is the dream of many. Unfortunately, the false confidence in the early planning stages seems to dwindle as the day gets closer, and with good reason. We all have talents, but floral design is one you are born with; not quickly learned for a one time event. With the many details & tasks that must be finished beforehand, the timing seems to always infringe on your creative dreams.
However, creating your own simple designs is one of the most rewarding things you could do for yourself and your event. We love what we do and in turn love to share it. Having taught many a student at our in-store classes the basics of many arrangements. It is not only a fun time, but a great boost for the self-esteem! We can help you step by step with your event flowers, whether at your venue or the store. This can be a private one-on-one in the store, your home, or another site-for the entire wedding party, friends, and family to participate and help; using your flowers & supplies or ours.
Whether in-store, or at your site, I will help you step by step in making beautiful hand tied bouquets, corsages, lapels, centerpieces and the ’mysterious’ bows.
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