For Your Perfect Lover

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Tulips…

Who doesn’t love their shape and if you have some time, you will see the way they move.  The are elegant without saying too much.

The tulip have different categories.  Popular tulip types are stand, french, fringed, and parrot.  These perfect lovers are readily available during the spring but you can also get them in the early fall and winter.  Standard tulips cost less than french, parrot or fringed tulips. However, the cost of these flowers will be less during the spring than at any other time.

Standard Tulip

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French Tulip

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Fringed Tulip

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Parrot Tulip

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The variation in color makes this flower a great choice for weddings or any event. Tulips come in white, lavender, purple, pink, magenta, red, peach, orange, yellow, green and bicolor/variegated.

The meaning of tulips are fame or perfect lover (John Henry).

  • White – I have waited long
  • Purple – undying love
  • Yellow- Hopeless love; perfect love; There is sunshine in your eyes
  • Red – Declaration of love
  • Pink – Caring
  • Variegated – beautiful eyes and enchantment.

If this describes your significant other, this may be the flower for you.

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Popular flowers for wedding

According to the Knot, the most popular flowers for weddings are:

  • Roses
  • Tulip
  • Calla Lilies
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Hydrangeas
  • Peonies
  • Ranunculus
  • Stephanotis
  • Sweet Peas
  • Gardenias

In upcoming post we will discuss color options, meaning, seasonality and etc…..

Color at Your Wedding

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Color is an element that is easily incorporated into any event especially a wedding. Your color choice can be monochromatic (all of one color) or a color schemes of 2 or more colors. I would not recommend more than four colors because it becomes harder to incorporate the colors equally.

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Once you have decided on color(s), the fun can begin. One of the ways couple usually express color is in there bridal parties’ attire. When choosing a color for the party, choose a tone that will complement their complexion. Remember in nature there are lots of shades of your favorite color.

Another way to incorporate color is through linen. Linen can be a simple choice but can add lots of pizazz to your event. Some linens are designed to change color when the light hits it.

One of my favorite ways to add color is through flowers. Flowers come in lots of shades and hues. Flowers can also be used for an hombre effect (going from light to dark or vice versa).

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Color can also set the mood and tone of your wedding so have fun choosing your color for your occasion.

Where to Start

There are a lot of questions once you realize you are getting married. Hopefully you have told your love ones about your good news. After that engaged couples usually will run online and find a bridal book that has pockets and dividers and looks great. Well that is great but these books will not answer your questions.

To start, have a conversation with your fiancée and talk about what you all dream your wedding will be.  Is it small and intimate or filled with both of your large families. Will it be in your backyard, at your favorite restaurant or in an immaculate hotel?  Once you have answered this question, start a list of the people who you would like to invite to get a sense of your guest count.   This will help you find venues that can fit the people who you invite.

Next look at money.  Will your both pay for the whole affair or will other contribute to your wedding? How much will everyone spend. When will the money be available to put down for deposits.

There are a lot of thing to think about before you send out your invitations.  Enjoy planning.

Gaby

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