I hope the blog posts we have provided since April have provided lots of useful information as you continue your wedding journey! This next set of series will have a little twist to them. We have partnered with a few friendors (Friend Vendors) and asked them about their contribution to a couple’s wedding journey experience and the importance of each part of their contribution. Each person we have spoken with provides details from their perspective and some thoughtful questions that couples can ask themselves when deciding on this particular vendor. Up next, we spoke with Shanda from Flor De Casa Design all things Floral Design for your wedding day. Let’s Dive in!
Similarly to the paper goods for your wedding day, it’s not just a decorative piece, it more so tells your story as a couple. A story based on color and culture with a personal element to it. Your floral design is intended to fit the wedding but also tell the story of the couple.
Your bouquet tells the story of personalization, taste, and the story of where you are going.
Shanda provided some amazing examples of how her current clients’ are doing this with their floral design:
One of her couples wants bright colors that represent Nepal. The groom is from Nepal and wanted to incorporate Nepal’s flower into their wedding floral design!
Another couple wants to bring tropical vibes with a fine art twist to their wedding as the groom is from Costa Rica!
Shanda pointed out that it’s not just about the flowers, you have to consider the vessel you want to use for your floral design. The shape of your arrangement or placements is based on the vessel (or vase to us non floral peeps!). Even though glass is popular, Shanda personally is leaning towards clay vessels, a natural component that enhances the floral design she creates for her couples. It brings a cohesive Natural organic style.
Here are a few florals that are available based on season. NOTE! It is possible to get some of these florals in opposite seasons HOWEVER it will cost you more as the floral designer will need to go outside of their normal sourcing locations.
Spring is for Peonies!
Winter is for Anemones with a dark center!
Summer is for Lisianthus Ruffles..so dainty!
Fall is for Dahlias!
I hope this was helpful for your wedding journey. Feel free to comment or even reach out to Shanda for more information!
Tune in later for Part 2 of All things Wedding Floral Design for your wedding day.
Shanda Zelaya is the owner and founder of Flor de Casa Designs. Her design studio has served couples in the Washington D.C. metro area for five years providing them with her signature design style she refers to as “understated luxury”. Her work can be seen in publications such as Washingtonian Weddings, Wedding Chicks, MunaLuchi Bride, Bridal Guide and many more. When not working on weddings Shanda enjoys traveling and spending time with her loved ones.
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