10/29/09

You said Yes!! We say Yes! To Green.












The time of year is never a concern when a bride chooses a neutral color as our bride, Tamara did. Kermit green came on the scene a few years ago. I for one was a bit concerned if a bride would like this color or not- I was so mistaken!!! Brides LOVE this color. It looks great with so many colors. Blues, Chocolate, Pinks, Greens, Tangerines to list a few. It is often the pop we need in an other wise lack luster bouquet or as you can see a beauty on it's own.--So I say Love it and use it.

10/26/09

You Said Yes! We say yes!



Wonderful weekend for a wedding- A bride plans her wedding months in advance not really knowing what type of weather she will have an her wedding day. Even if the calendar says spring it could be 90 degrees or 30 degrees, the same goes for fall- The calendar read fall and it really was fall this weekend for our bride -


She had chosen bright crisp fall colors and even the weather coroperated.


With the touch of coolness in the air I just know all was beautiful for her.


This is a sample of the flowers she chose-

10/16/09

Ask your Florist..

About Centerpieces...









They are like eye candy to your guest. They will be the focus of your table just as the cake is to the room, the bouquets to the dresses,your ring to your finger. Your guest will be spending from 4 to 6 hours admiring them and they also make great favors for some of your very special guest or family members.

Chose flowers you love,in season for a budget saver , to complete your WOW factor when your guest enter the room for the first time. Beautiful flower centerpieces let your guest know you are pleased to have them share your wedding day from the moment they enter the room.

10/5/09

Ask your Florist










I was ask this question again this weekend and I thought ,this question has been ask several times before so it must be a concern of a lot of brides planning their weddings.

How do I know I have chosen the best Florist ? Good Question!!!

You have so much information at your fingertips on how, what , where, when and why. However this question can only be fully answered when it is to late to change it , when you are ready to walk down the isle-- if you relied only on your fingertips.

There are many great ways to insure you have chosen the right Florist. Ask friends for referrals, request a meeting at their shop or studio , professional florist wants you to see their work in the setting they create them ,I want brides to experience the textures,colors and fragrances of the flowers and above all else, trust yourself, you knew when Mr. Right came along didn't you.

Your wedding is very important to you and should be to the Florist you chose. When you find the one interested in your vision and your day then write the retainer check -- all florist can work within a budget , please share it with us .

It is about the details of your day. A professional Florist, gathers the information, consults with growers for availability and estimated cost of your requested items. Remember you are planning an event where the product(flowers) has not been produced. Never wanting to disappoint a bride , I find it is best to talk to the growers and other sources. It is difficult to set a "price" on a first meeting. Each wedding is custom work -- where one size does not fit all--they require different levels of products and services. This ensures you are receiving the best value for your budget. Someone quoting a price out of thin air just to secure the job, could leave you disappointed on your wedding day.

Think about booking your Florist based on concern for your vision, attention to details, creativity and personality along with being ever mindful of your budget . ... to be continued.....

10/2/09

The Splender of Fall Colors

Beautiful choice for a fall wedding. Yellow, Burgundy, Oranges,with Purple accents. The camera loves these colors, and so do we.


10/1/09

Ask your Florist -Part 2

Ask about the Retainer--
The retainer becomes a written and verbal agreement between you and your florist to create the floras requested for your event. Many things start to happen once a retainer is accepted. Vendors must be contacted for availability of products you have requested, an estimated price of those products along with other items you may need. Requested flowers are placed on a tentative "grow to hold" order to ensure those flowers will be ready for your event that could be up to a year away. This order will be come a "firm" request further along the planning process. Estimates must be written, staff must be placed on notice along with holding the date for you. Due to these and other factors retainers are not refundable- They can be applied to your wedding balance as they are at A Touch of Class Florist ,but that is at the discretion of the florist. Retainer amounts very from shop to shop . To be continued..

9/30/09

Ask your Wedding Florist-Part 1

You said Yes! Now the planning begins:

Once you have chosen your wedding and reception site you are ready to meet with your Florist. Our goal is to make suggestions for flowers related to your vision and the venues you have chosen.

These are important details of your wedding day and should be handled by a creative, detailed oriented , experienced florist.Your wedding day should not be training for the florist. There are schools for that.

Ask about their background. What training do they have. Do they keep current with today's trends with continuing education.

Ask about staffing for your wedding date- You are investing time and money into a project that 6- months to a year away from the time you will need their services. Some say low overhead equals more flowers- Not always the facts. Low over head savings should equal more staffing to insure the florist you choose has staff available for the services you will be requesting............to be continued.



9/29/09

Making your wedding special.

One way you can add those special touches to your wedding is by incorporating cherished heirlooms . This bride was given a bonnet when she was born --it was to be used on her wedding day. Her mother kept the verse along with the bonnet that became a handkerchief for her special day. We used it on her bouquet.

9/28/09

Our NBC Commercial

Our NBC Commercial now playing along with other great vendors who are members of the TALLAHASSEE ASSOCIATION OF WEDDING PROFESSIONALS. Our Vendors are the best of the best. We are very proud to be a member .

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Great Day in the Neighborhood



Today there is a touch of fall in the air. I found a few pumpkins this weekend and placed them by the front door of the shop.

I am hoping this will help put everyone who passes in the mood.

Fall wedding are always so colorful - The tangerines,reds, yellows, burnt oranges, along with purples are always a show stopper. Of course if you add that beautiful lime green along with hot pink, then ladies you have customized your fall wedding to reflect your taste.

We are here to help you do just that. Our goal is to share you ideas that will refect your day, your personality, your vision and most of all your dream.

9/26/09

Choosing your Florist

One thing I find at the top of the list for a bride to look for when choosing her Florist is someone who will listen to her vision, her story.

All Florist should have design skills to do the job, but the "job "is not all that you think it is.

You have embarked on a very special jounery. One where knowing the right questions to ask will be more important than the colors and numbers of attendents you have chosen for your wedding.