Flowers are one our personal favorite types of decor! Who doesn't love the fresh smells, textures, and colors they bring to any wedding design scape. Florals can be customized to fit your aesthetic and dress up an event in ways that other decor lacks. Florals can be a large wedding expense though, so we're here to share some ways to help save!
J Blooms is owned and ran by Jessica Prince and she's been a florist for an amazing 5 years! Jessica is known for her garden gathered, natural aesthetic, beautifully delicate and elegant arrangements. Her favorite part about being a florist is, "creating beautiful arrangements and working at such wonderful venues throughout Napa Valley. I love the creative aspect of this career and being able to work with so many amazing flowers!"
Jessica's advice when it comes to choosing the perfect florist for you is "choose them because you love their work. In turn, this will allow you to feel comfortable giving more creative freedom to your florist, and the end result will be amazing!"
One of Jessica's favorite ways to repurpose florals in a wedding is, "ground aisle florals from your ceremony make a great statement in front of the band, or at the base of your cake table for a fun 'wow' moment!"
Whenever you can, repurposing ceremony arrangements are a great way to add florals to other spaces without as high of an added cost. Bud vases at the ends of chair rows make great cocktail table arrangements. Large alter arrangements can later frame the sweetheart table beautifully. A floral arch is a great photo back drop in the reception space. Even your bridesmaid's bouquets can be added arrangements around your sweetheart table or other lounge areas.
Jessica points out when considering ways to repurpose florals is, "that florals are extremely fragile and we work tirelessly to ensure that they are looking beautiful and perfect for your wedding day, especially during the hot months!" Although you won't be investing additional floral costs, additional labor or staffing costs might apply to make sure your florist has an adequate team on site to make these on the fly changes when the time is right, but typically this method still ends up saving you money - and who doesn't love that! :)
The night has come to a beautiful end, now what to do with all of these beautiful arrangements? Many florists will assemble arrangements in compotes or vases that guests can pop out of their vessels and take home. Another great use for florals is donate them to a local women's shelter or nursing home as they always brighten someone's day. When it comes to your bouquet, consider drying and preserving it as a special memory from your wedding day!
Need help choosing the perfect florist to complete your wedding vision? Contact us today to find out how our team can connect you with your dream vendor team!
Photography: Weddings by Scott & Dana
Planning, Design & Production: Tan Weddings & Events
Venue: Sonoma Golf Club
Catering, Bar, Accommodations: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Cake: Flour & Bloom
Florals: J Blooms
DJ: Spintronix Events
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
Photo Booth: Say Ya! Photo Booth
Signage & Paperie: Shimmer & Stain
HMUA: Rachel Lusk
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