From Ami Caroline Photography – “Cori Cook is one of Denver’s best florists. She works with an incredible team to create once-in-a-lifetime arrangements for wedding day. We wanted to take some behind-the-scenes photos of the design process and what goes into it, and then tips to go alongside that on why brides should make flowers a priority in their wedding budget!”
From Cori Cook – “Gone are the days of DIY flowers for weddings. And thank goodness the tide is finally turning! Brides across the US are beginning to return to value the art of floral design and understand that the scope of DIY flowers is not worth adding on to their already long wedding to-do list. Still, popular wedding planning tools still suggest allocating only a small portion (8-10%) of a wedding budget towards this reviving art. What do we say? Ditch the percentages and go with a budget that ensures great floral designs in all your major spaces at your wedding. Here are a few of our opinions about why you should make flowers a high priority for your wedding.”
ONE: This one seems like a no-brainer, but I’ll just say it: It is the most important day of your life. Marriage is likely the top most important life decision you will make and your wedding is an invitation to celebrate that most important decision. We believe that you should go all out celebrating. And beautifully designed flowers are a key part of setting the tone for that very special occasion.
TWO: Great floral designs at your wedding will MAKE your wedding photos. They will be in every image of you and your man, in ceremony shots, bridesmaid images, reception photos…Why hire a bomb photographer and then skimp on flowers? You can have the most gorgeous gown, flawless hair and makeup, but if your flowers don’t match that grandeur, something will seem incomplete about those images. These images will be the lasting memory and the keepsake that recalls this very important day. They don’t seem like such a frivolous expense when they become a part of the imagery of your wedding day to be remembered the rest of your life.
THREE: Great floral designs often bring your wedding design together! Say you have 5 wedding colors that you want to bring together on your wedding day. You can’t depend on linens and bridesmaid dresses to highlight all these colors for you without it looking a lot like a circus. Flowers can bring this together in a classic, beautiful way. For example, if your colors are a dusty blue, orange, coral, peach, and white, you can have linens and gowns in a dusty blue and let all the other colors come out in stunning floral pieces on each table and in the hands of each bridesmaid. The design will come across much more sophisticated and mature than trying to make that happen without flowers.
FOUR: PEOPLE love flowers. If you take the plunge and spurge a little on your wedding flowers with a trustworthy florist who knows her/his stuff, trust me, you will be applauded for your decision. We hear from brides all the time that EVERYONE couldn’t stop talking, commenting, ooohing and ahhing over the flowers. We even hear from other vendors how beautiful the flowers are. Photographers love taking extra photos of them. Grandparents love pillaging arrangements at the end of the evening, and your bridesmaids won’t stop squealing when their bouquets arrive. Flowers evoke joy, celebration, and sacredness. And who wouldn’t those qualities infused into their day?
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