Friday Floral – Stock

When on the search for the perfect wedding flowers it is important to find a few that are versatile when it comes to adding height and/or filling space within an arrangement. Stock is just the ticket if you want to maximize your flower purchase, it can be used in delicate, rustic, and elegant displays. Each bunch comes with 10 stems that can be used in various arrangements throughout the room to tie in a similar look for the entire day. Here are some great examples of just how to include Stock into your arrangements.

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Simplicity is best if you ask me, I love this look on the left with Eucalyptus and a simple Stock stem.

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Each stem is approximately 12-18″ long which allows for stock to be in tall arrangements creating a variation in height on the table.

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Rustic or classic, this flower is perfect for all styles.

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I love the soft pinks and peaches that stock is available in. They are available in white, lavender, purple, pink, magenta, peach, and yellow.

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This flower lasts up to 5-7 days so be sure to order it in at the right time so it does not die down during your reception.

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This flower is available all season around so be sure to ask your florist about it!

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One of the best aspects about this flower is the soft scent, be sure not to refrigerate it too long or else it will loose its’ scent.

The meaning behind Stock is “lasting love” which couldn’t be more perfect for a wedding day. The Stock flower is also known as the Gilliflower so be sure to be on the lookout for that if you get your hands on a flower catalog. These are a few of my favorite examples above but I hope you can use this as inspiration for your own floral arrangements.

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Fantastic Hanging Frame Decor

Whether adding family photos or having a blank frame this look is one that creates an excellent display during your wedding day. If you have a blank space or a display that you want to take to the next level try adding various frames to enhance your look. Here are a few examples that you can take into consideration for your wedding day inspiration.

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It is difficult to add height to a display outside, try hanging frames from a nearby tree or create curtains with pipe and drape.

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Rustic frames look fantastic on old brick.

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Pockets of flowers can bring your floral plan all throughout your space.

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These examples are two of my favorites, they just add an extra touch on the beautiful view.

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What an excellent cake display! Your frames don’t have to be hung by string or twine try moss and fabric.

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Ribbon and greenery looks excellent for this family photo display.

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I love the one on the left in the lounge area, it really frames the backdrop of the beautiful scenery.

Frames are usually easy to come by when you ask your family members to pitch in or visit your local antique shop. You can find multiple variations from vintage to rustic! But before purchasing be sure to ask your planner if they have extra frames on hand because many do, including Alexan Events!

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Friday Floral – Calla Lily

Calla Lilies are a flower that can instantly bring classic elegance to your event. It is available in large, standard, and miniature size so they can fit into the arrangement whether large or small. Another great aspect about the Calla Lily that many don’t consider is the fact that it is truly available all year around. Sometimes flowers aren’t available all year around and if they are they won’t be at their full potential but the Calla Lily is now one of them. There are some excellent arrangement and bouquet variations below whether on their own or tied into an arrangement.

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The clean vibrant greenery with lilies is naturally beautiful on its own.

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Calla lilies are available in multiple colors including: white, lavender, purple, pink, red, peach, orange, yellow, and green.

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These bouquets are simply perfect.

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Each bunch comes with about 10 stems so the one on the left shows one bunch while the one on the right shows two to four bunches.

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Calla Lilies last about 4 -6 days so be sure that you time your order perfectly with the wholesaler.

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The Calla Lily is also associated with the 6th wedding anniversary.

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Both of these bouquets I love the flower combinations for a late summer or fall wedding.

This flower can be dyed into any color that you request so be sure to ask your florist about the color you want they will most likely be able to do it! You can even do a multi color flower with the interior having a different accent color. Be sure to chat with your designer or florist about what style you can have available for your big day because each are different but this is a flower you won’t want to over look.

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Ceremony Chairs That Fit Your Style

When you are trying to determine your ceremony and reception decor one of the biggest impacts on a space are the chairs. When initially creating a decor plan many people may think about how big of an impact flowers or lighting may have on a space but in a photo one of the biggest impacts are your chairs! So it is important to not only select a chair that fits your style but also your budget because they can quickly become budget busters based on your total goal! Many of these chairs and reasonably priced but others can reach over $17 per chair. Here are some that I believe create an excellent and large impact on a ceremony or reception space.

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The one on the left is a dark wood chivari chair while the one on the right is a dark wood folding chair. Both we use frequently because they have an elegant impact on a space.

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Ghost chairs add a modern twist on your ceremony style.

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I LOVE this style! Vintage mix and match chairs or couches are so inviting. This makes for awesome photos!

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French slot and slat back chairs are one of my favorite trends of the moments. However, be sure to consider having white pads on the seats as shown on the left. While they are adorable they are not the most comfortable.

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Cross back chairs are excellent for any style in my opinion. The one on the right is a cafe chair and those while a bit pricey are excellent for an eclectic vibe.

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These are bamboo chairs which are available in a lighter wood and darker wood.

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Chivari chairs are always a solid choice if you have the budget to pay for them! It is absolutely necessary in my opinion to also have pads as well.

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If you aren’t in love with the traditional chair look you can also look into having pews which you can rent or simple pews as shown above.

As I said before chairs and seating options have a large part in your room decor photos and overall look. They are a necessity and if your venue does not provide them it is important to understand the impact they will have on your budget. Be sure to take these popular styles into consideration when discussing your options with your planner!

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Friday Floral – Boronia

One flower that isn’t as easy to get your hands on is Boronia. This is a beautiful flower that you will not find in many wedding flower plans because not only is it only available for about 3 months but it can also prematurely cause other flowers to wilt. However, when used for your wedding day they are typically only in a vase for about 24 hours or less so they can’t cause too much harm in that amount of time! Whether put in a vase on its’ own or added to a bouquet this flower is precious. Check out the examples below!

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Aisle flowers or a hospitality display urn, Boronia is excellent!

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They will typically last 5-7 days in a vase.

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This flower is available from February through the beginning of April.

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If you choose to dry you boutonniere or bouquet this flower may not be as easy to dry as others so be sure to clip it out!

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This flower comes in pink or a darker magenta!

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I love these flower combinations they are perfect!

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One bunch of Boronia will come with about 10 stems so be sure to use them throughout your plan in the ceremony and reception!

Boronia has a unique look that almost resembles an evergreen branch but the leaves are soft needles. The flowers resemble the look of Larkpur with less of a bell shape and more of an enclosed flower. If you have a wedding within this time period this is definitely a great flower to consider!

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