During hot summer days, the holidays seem a long way away – but now is actually the right time to begin speaking to a planning professional about your holiday wedding florals. And although you may think all florists are created equal, nothing can be further from the truth – not all florists have the same depth of experience at staging successful wedding events.
Stadium Flowers has it’s own wedding planning division, called Flora D’Amore, which is dedicated solely to bringing your wedding vision to life. According to Chelsea Dudder-Cox, expert designer at Flora D’Amore, a bride should begin talking with her florist about 6 months in advance of the wedding to make sure that not only does she have beautiful flowers, but that they are right for the season, the venue and her budget.
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“I see holiday weddings starting the Thanksgiving weekend and extending through the beginning of January,” says Chelsea. “Poinsettia plants and evergreens are often key elements to creating a holiday atmosphere.” White and red flowers are most often used during the Christmas season, either together or with a monochromatic effect; often surrounded by seasonal greens. To bring even more wintry glamour to the decor, crystal and glass elements in the bouquets and arrangements give an icy essence, and candles and lanterns add a warm glow for your guests.
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The experts point out that in the winter, there may be many flowers not in season, making them more expensive. While any florist can respond to your request for a bid for flowers, Flora D’Amore values the one-on-one relationship they have with their brides. By meeting and consulting with the couple as to their expectations and wishes, Chelsea can discuss the availability of flowers; as well as possible alternatives that may be more available, while losing none of the aesthetic the bride desires. Not only that. Flora D’Amore, with hundreds of weddings in its portfolio, can give valuable insight as to possible problems and special “winter wedding” considerations you may not have thought of.
Not every wedding florist exists for that very purpose, making Flora D’Amore the only choice in the Everett area for your winter wedding. Call us today – the holidays will be here before you know it!