DIY Weddings

Wedding inspiration, tips, and tricks for DIY brides.

One of the questions we get asked most often is, “What do I do with my roses after they’re delivered?” Don’t panic! The process of re-hydrating and caring for your wholesale flowers (i.e. making sure you don’t ruin them before your DIY event) is actually really simple. We’ve broken down the steps for caring for your roses to ensure they’re looking their best for the big day!

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Wedding trends and themes come and go – but garden roses are always on the “IN” list for bridal design décor. Garden roses exude timeless elegance and make a bold statement as a focal flower. And those endowed with the David Austin namesake are some of the world’s most gorgeous garden roses available today. English rose breeder David Austin creates his premier garden roses by crossing classic English garden roses with modern hybrid roses. The result is a fuller, rounder, and texture-filled garden rose, with a stronger fragrance and a slightly sturdier vase life. David Austin roses have become some of the most sought-after flowers in the wedding industry!

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How Much Does A Wedding Cost?


Posted By on Jan 29, 2017

how much does a wedding cost

As seen on WantThatWedding.co.uk. Photographed by Melanie Gabrielle.

 

Welcome to wedding planning season! The beginning of each year is one of the busiest times for planning out the big day because a 30-40% of all couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. No matter when you get engaged, all couples start the planning process off with the same question: how much does a wedding cost? There’s no clear-cut response – but there are three major factors that can help you pin down an answer that works for you: where you’re getting married, what you *must* have, and how many guests you invite.

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Whether your style is classic elegance or heartwarming whimsy, garden roses are one of the most popular focal flowers for bridal bouquets and arrangements. A top favorite for brides and wedding planners, garden roses are a rounder, fuller alternative to traditional roses. Sometimes called “cabbage roses”, they add a lush, romantic feel that perfectly pairs with so many other flowers, from ranunculus and peonies to hydrangea and succulents.  For a rich, bold, more festive look, try combining them with the contrasting textures of Billy balls, trachellium, or safflower. Brides love their full bulbous shape and the unique texture they add to bouquets. Garden roses’ large blooms can range from 2.5 to 4 inches wide. They are available year-round and can be a wonderful substitution when peonies are out of season.

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