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Graceful Beginnings Photography

Graceful Beginnings Photography

Graceful Beginnings Photography

Graceful Beginnings Photography

Graceful Beginnings Photography

Graceful Beginnings Photography

Graceful Beginnings Photography

Graceful Beginnings Photography

Graceful Beginnings Photography

The best part of being a wedding floral designer is watching the bride react to the stunning display of flowers that she and I have created together. The process leading up to that moment began a while ago- maybe even 6 or 9 months before. Since your wedding consultation might be far in advance, too, there's a few things you should know!

Almost all brides  (and grooms)  ask to see the arrangements or bouquets that we are discussing during their consultation. I can certainly understand why.  Just about everything that we purchase as consumers today can be held, tried on or even road-tested before purchase. Now add the pressure of planning the look and feel of perhaps the single-most important event in your life, and it makes sense that you want to see the sizes, colors and styles that are under discussion so you can make a thoughtful decision.

 

This is where designers run into a small problem, however.  Most initial consultations happen 6 to 9 months in advance of the wedding. It’s only natural to wait until you have chosen your venue, dresses, linens and table settings before you select the gorgeous flowers that will tie everything together. Often times, the flowers designers are working with  in their studio the day of your consultation are the varieties that are in season that month. If you are meeting in January, your designer might not have Peonies, Dahlia’s, or Queen Anne’s Lace on hand, even though those seasonal blooms may be the flowers that appeal to you most. You may have even chosen a particular month for you wedding because of the flowers that will be available!

With that in mind, take a deep breath, come ready to explain your desired look, step back, and get excited for your wedding day. We will be sure to make something you will love!