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The Best Bet For Fall Flowers

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 03, 2014 at 5:00am

With wedding flowers, sometimes keeping it simple is the way to go. “I love the monochromatic look of using one color for one flower,” says Carl Shaw, owner of Carl Alan Floral Designs in Philadelphia, who counts both red and white roses among his favorite floral choices for when the mercury begins to dip. “I love flowers that can just make a statement by themselves,” he says. Here, Sh…


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Eight Flower Tips Every Bride Can Use!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 08, 2014 at 5:00am

1. Think About Location and Temperature “If you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, make sure your florist knows that the flowers have to stand up to sun and heat so that they can choose hardier varieties,” says Rachel Bowes, owner of Seattle-based Finch & Thistle Event Design. “Orchids come to the rescue in warm weather,” adds Diane Wagner, a New York-based floral designer and author…


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Great Flowers On A Budget

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:00am

Want chic wedding flowers on the cheap? It’s easier than you might think – the trick is using color and structure to turn affordable, familiar blooms into sophisticated, exotic arrangements. “Color is always one of the best ways to set a mood and make a statement,” says Hailey Bernstein, owner of Portland, Ore.-based Zest Floral + Event Design. “In unexpected or rare shades, even some…


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The Language of Wedding Flowers

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:00am

Legends abound regarding the origins of brides carrying bouquets – some sweet, some a little unsavory, and everything in between. “Hundreds of years ago, fragrant flowers and herbs were thought to bring protection and good luck to a bride, and the bridal party carried posies to confuse evil spirits who might try to steal her before she reached her groom!” says Karen Bussen, author of “Sim…


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Find The Best Flowers For Your Big Day

article by Yena Lee, CTW | posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:00am

Today there is no shortage on wedding inspiration. From glossy magazines to wedding websites and social media, it’s easy to get swept away by a flood of floral inspirations for your wedding. But as each bride’s wedding theme — and budget — is different, there is no one-size-fits-all flower. Before getting buried in bouquet ideas, check out these tips to get specific inspirations for you…


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2014 Bridal Trends To Watch For

article by Julia Haskins, CTW | posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am

Food, flowers, décor. Follow these tips for a stylish wedding in the coming year: Décor The rustic wedding theme is getting a cosmopolitan update in 2014, according to the experts. “People are tired of the shabby-chic thing, so they’re going for an old world glamour kind of vibe,” says Sara Burnett, the editor of wedding-inspiration blog Burnett’s Boards. Weddings in the coming year…


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Floral Finesse

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on September 27, 2013 at 5:00am

Just as a stunning piece of jewelry can really set off a wedding gown, beautiful blooms are like accessories for your big-day décor. But we’re not just talking decoration here – with countless colors, textures and options for arranging, wedding florals also are an easy way to create the vibe for your event. Petal Planning If you’re a fan of flowers, booking the shop or event designer who…


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Alternative Arrangements

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on September 03, 2013 at 5:00am

Everyone loves real flowers, but if you’re but if you’re crafty, there are numerous ways to personalize your “floral” design. For example, Karen Bussen, an event expert and author of the “Simple Stunning Wedding Flowers” (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2007), suggests making all your bouquets out of ribbon remnants, coiling the pieces into rosette-style shapes and wiring them together. Or y…


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Bling Your Bouquet

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:51am

Bling has been big on the bridal runways for a few seasons now — think shimmering fabrics, sequins, jewels and plumage — but a little luxe embellishment also can lend glam personality to your signature bridal accessory. It’s always gorgeous to add a cameo or some sparkle to your bouquet’s handle (e.g. a rhinestone wrap, buckle or brooch), says Katie Armstrong Althoff, co-owner of Dallas-b…


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10 Ways to Save on Wedding Flowers

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on July 11, 2013 at 5:00am

Even budget brides want stunner personal flowers and impactful arrangements. Here are 10 expert tips for getting gorgeous blooms without breaking the bank. 1. Pick seasonal blooms “As spring comes to an end, I realize I’ll miss tulips,” says Tess Kelbaugh, owner of Seattle-based July Floral Design. “They’re economical and there are countless varieties to work with – I love clustering…


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