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This blog’s a bloom’n

Spring is in the air and as I walked into work today I passed trees bursting with cherry blossoms.  So it’s a perfect time to talk blooms.

I know  this wedding season at Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria BC Hotel we’ll see a trend towards choosing local and earth friendly flowers.  Choosing a local product reduces the carbon footprint required to move those flowers to their final destination – your wedding!   

My new favorite is Vintage Shabby Chic.  This romantic and elegant look combines full and overblown blooms such as roses and peonies with vintage pots and containers for a classic and timeless feel. This trend would lend itself to shades of blush, champagne, peach, cream, white and soft pale celery green.

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* Do add glamour to your bouquets or arrangements by considering a keepsake brooch, pearl pins, rhinestone accents in the blooms or a monogrammed ribbon to dress up the wrap of your bouquet.

 Don’t choose a date for your wedding near any holiday if you have a flower budget. Planning a wedding near Valentine’s Day or near Mother’s Day in May will increase your flower cost by as much as 50%

 Do try to choose flowers that are a part of the florists regular inventory and do let the florist know your budget concerns 

* Don’t forget that your flowers can do double duty.  If you are having your ceremony and reception in separate venues why not use your centerpieces as décor down the aisle.  Or use large arrangements from the ceremony to flank the head table. 

* Do use your bouquets make great table centerpieces for the head table when repurposed in appropriate vases

 

The photo above is beautiful example of the vintage look I was describing.  This photo is from local florist Clare DayAlso be sure to check out our other “go to” florists Verbena and Rook and Rose I know that they too are all over this trend.

 

Here is a quick snap I took of our own Japanese Garden at our Waterfront Victoria Hotel. Hmmm imagine your bridal party in our garden for fabulous wedding pics!   

Laurel