Bridal Bouquets

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Tampa Garden Club Wedding

Amanda came to me to help her create her dream wedding.

The location was The Tampa Garden Club.

She was looking for something no one had seen before.

A romantic soft pastel garden theme.

She left me take the reigns and design her dream wedding.

Her Dad built an amazing gazebo for the ceremony that would become a permanent feature of her own secret garden.

We had so much fun creating her dream wedding.

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Artificial Flower verses Fresh Flowers

Often I hear from my Brides that they are told Silk Flowers or Artificial Flowers are Cheaper than Fresh Flowers.  Well yes and no.  Silk Flowers come in so many qualities.  From the Dollar Store variety to High End Botanically Correct Flowers that will fool many.  I once had a Cymbidium Orchid in my shop the went out of bloom.  An Orchid Wholesaler who frequented my shop came in and was amazed at the beauty of the orchids flowers.  I had to take him over to it to prove that it was an artificial Cymbidium Orchid stem I had added to the plant.

Hew was in amazement at how real it looked.

If I can fool an Orchid Grower I can fool anyone with Botanically Correct Artificial Flowers.

Today on Facebook I posted these beautiful Peonies.

Artificial Peonies

People were in love with them.

They are not real.  These are some of the finest and they retail for $4.99ea.

A fraction of the price of the real this time of year.

Today I priced Fresh Peonies at a retail price between 12-18 dollars each depending on the color.

That’s a big difference in cost, and would have no hesitation to use these in a bouquet with fresh flowers.

I’m looking forward to creating a Peony Bridal Bouquet with these for a sample in my shop.

Silk and Artificial flowers range greatly depending on the detail and the manufacture.

If you choose wisely and Botanically Correct Artificial Flowers you can truly full anyone and possibly save money.

I’ll guarantee you as a florist with 33 years in the business these will even full me.

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Composite Rose Bridal Bouquet

Had a little inspiration this morning to create a composite rose bridal bouquet.  I was able to turn 4 roses into this gardenia looking bouquet.  What a statement for any wedding.

Composite Rose Bouquet

Composite Rose Bouquet

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The Peony

The Peony

The Peony has become one of the favored flowers of today’s brides. This flower has stood the test of time. Peonies are the longest used flower in Eastern cultures. It is thought that Mischievous nymphs are said to hide in the petals of the peony which gives it the meaning of Bashfulness and Shame.

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