Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Flowers everywhere..

As I have said in previous posts, I'm not sure about flowers, I know they are important but I haven't been sold . Obviously I want them, but to spend so much money on something that dies in a few days...I wasn't sure I was buying it. That is until last night.

I have done a lot of research, and up until last night i have seriously been leaning towards online flowers, but that all changed after meeting with Barbara Von Elm of Growing Wild Floral Company last night.

As y'all know I have been second guessing some choices, but so far I have been lucky with my vendors. When we booked our photographer I knew we had made the right choice, that is one thing I have been sure of...and I felt that same feeling last night. I have heard wonderful reviews of Barbara and last night I understood why.

I managed to drag my fiance along, he was surprisingly good considering he doesn't know the difference between a dahlia and a peony :). Barbara started out by having me look at tons and tons of pictures, telling me to pull out pictures that interested me . By doing this she managed to tell what kind of flowers I like, turns out i like layers, with different type of flowers, and colors. She also managed to help me figure out my wedding colors--it seems so simple, I knew I wanted Burgundy, but finding a color to accent it has been harder than i thought. With her mixtures of yellow and fire orange , it made for some beautiful bouquets. I have included some of her beautiful arrangements below to enjoy! Oh also on another high note, the prices are very reasonable, she works with you to fit any budget. After sitting with her for an hour and a half I felt she had a very good idea of who I was, what I wanted and how to make that happen, and THAT is a great feeling to have about a vendor!

^ Love the style, colors arent mine, but still think its beautiful

^ Love the bouqet

^ Thes Roses are Beautiful , dark dark red

^ Different, but beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL! I've seen raves about her on the Knot, but hadn't seen her work. I LOVE the last one and I don't even really like tall centerpieces, but the purple just pops.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just signed with Barbara - and I felt the exact same way after talking to her. She was very good with keeping me within my budget - and her quote included all the taxes and delivery fees. I love her and I think this is the best vendor decision I've made thus far.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 11:05:00 PM  

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