Wedding Flower Secrets from Industry Professionals
As a Red Deer Documentary photographer I followed Calyx Floral Designs on one of their busiest wedding weekends in September, and we’re sharing their secret to creating amazing wedding florals for your big day. The creative process is unique and artists puts their heart and soul into every piece they create and wedding florals are no exception.
“Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” — George Kneller
Secret #1: Fresh Flowers
Real Flowers are the Ideal Accessory for Vibrant Brides
“…Fresh flowers have so much more to them; the vibrancy, the smell, the way they move in the breeze. The feeling you get from a bouquet of fresh flowers is one of wonder at the beauty of nature…” – Travis, Floral Designer/Owner of Calyx Floral Designs.
What Your Photographer Thinks
Your bouquet is probably the most important place to consider when designing your florals. If you are planning to splurge anywhere this is the place to do it. The bridal bouquet is a huge feature in most of the wedding portraits. It will be photographed more than any other flowers and, the bouquet is likely be in more wedding photos than any other decoration. A stunning bouquet is a beautiful compliment to your wedding gown, and will help set the tone for your wedding portraits.
Secret #2 It’s All in the Design
It’s all about atmosphere on your big day, and the secret to stunning flowers is the same. Positive energy filled the room and the designs came to life by the talented hands of Travis and her team. The atmosphere in the studio was fresh, fun and up-lifting. The conversation was positive and there was a buzz in the air similar to the first day of spring. These bouquets aren’t just pretty, they are infused with life and love, hand made by artists, to be as unique as you are.
Secret #3 Create Atmosphere
Travis shared her secrets to a breathtaking first impression for your guests.
“I think the place that flowers are most often enjoyed (and often overlooked during planning) is during the ceremony… I personally think that is the time to wow the guests. They often arrive early and sit patiently awaiting the bride, looking around at your decor. Give them something amazing to look at! Go all out on your ceremony space and you will definitely create a memorable experience for your guests.” -Travis
Secret #4 Reuse
The ceremony is such a short (but important) part of your day… what do you do with a beautiful display of flowers?
“A lot of your ceremony flowers can be reused as well…. archway garland can be re-purposed for your head table; aisle markers can add decor to your tables, and other arrangements placed throughout the receptions space.” -Travis
Secret # 5 Trending Flowers for Contemporary Brides
We asked Travis what she expects to see trending in 2017.
“I see lots of greenery becoming an integral part of wedding florals. As the days of the compact bouquets with no greenery pass, and hand tied continuing in popularity, wedding flowers are becoming much more free form. I expect to see more boho feeling florals with trailing greens and the return of bright colours. Peonies and hydrangeas will continue to be first picks for florals with less structured table arrangements taking precedence.” -Travis
Secret #6 It’s All About You
We think the most important thing to consider when choosing your wedding flowers, is what you love. Your big day is ultimately a reflection of you. Pinterest is blooming (*ahem sorry for the bad pun, but I had to, because that’s me*) with inspiration, but don’t get so caught up that you forget what you love. Speak from your heart, and trust a talented artist to create something special just for you.
If you’re looking for your Red Deer documentary photographer, get in touch with us. Let’s have a coffee and chat about documenting your most important moments. My treat!
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Models| Lissa Rae Model | Carla Fritz