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Wedding season burning you out? Stop and smell the roses.

The bride's perfect wedding bouquet

The bride’s perfect wedding bouquet

Wedding season means different things to different people during different stages of their life. Those with 20+ years of matrimony bliss under their belt may feel a surge of love and nostalgia watching a young couple exchange vows. To single, thirty-somethings, bitter feelings may lead to a wild night and a rough start Sunday morning. Right now in my life, all of my friends are getting married. To me, weddings mean reunions and meeting new friends. They mean being a part of a new phase in my friends’ lives… being a witness to the start of a new family, with a road of promise and accomplishments ahead. Wedding season also means spending thousands of dollars on travel, hotels, gifts and dresses (well, I guess I don’t really have to buy a new dress every time… But, I kinda do… You can’t wear the same dress two different friends’ weddings. Think of the pictures! The official wedding hashtag! The horror!).

Pale pink, yellow and white wedding flowers

Pale pink, yellow and white wedding flowers

Sometimes, I get so wrapped up in the production of the event, I forget to stop and smell the roses. I mean, literally, no matter what wedding season means to you… stop and admire the works of art around you.

Pink, green and blue wedding flowers

Pink, green and blue wedding flowers

Love the statement pillars, lighting and soft flower arrangements.

Love the statement pillars, lighting and soft flower arrangements.

Wedding flowers are one of the only opportunities we have to witness a florist’s artistry on a grand scale. I mean, they are only one of the most important parts of a wedding and given a large percentage of the wedding budget, careful thought and consideration.

An artist's canvas – buckets of flowers.

An artist’s canvas – buckets of flowers.

Just think of the creative freedom that comes out of collaborating with a bride and having the parameters of a wedding theme. All the flower choices!

Pink, green and blue wedding flowers. Antique roses make me smile.

Pink, green and blue wedding flowers. Antique roses make me smile.

Pink, green and blue wedding flowers. Antique roses make me smile.

Pink, green and blue wedding flowers. Antique roses make me smile.

Live wedding arrangements, plant them in your first home's garden.

Live wedding arrangements, plant them in your first home’s garden.

I love the idea of living flower arrangements for an outdoor wedding. Not only are they beautiful and natural, but they give you more bang for your buck. The newlyweds can plant them in the front yard of their first home. 🙂

Live wedding arrangements, plant them in your first home's garden.

Live wedding arrangements, plant them in your first home’s garden.

Pink, green and blue wedding flowers. Antique roses make me smile.

Pink, green and blue wedding flowers. Antique roses make me smile.

Chuppah flowers. Bet you never thought about that...

Chuppah flowers. Bet you never thought about that…

Complementing bridesmaids and bride bouquet. They don't have to be the same.

Complementing bridesmaid and bride bouquet. They don’t have to be the same.

The bride's perfect wedding bouquet

The bride’s perfect wedding bouquet

Perfect bouquet toss.

Perfect bouquet toss.

Every part of a wedding brings bliss. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.

 

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