I have eight nieces, and so naturally, they call on me when a wedding date is set in stone. Four down, four to go! Maddie made her plans to be married in Yakima, Washington in late April. A beautiful six hour drive up the Columbia Gorge, then turning inland for some awesome, breathtaking scenery of rolling hills and many windmills. Sometimes it’s more enjoyable to attend a wedding than to be transporting and keeping cool a load of flowers (along with three kids and luggage) and so I suggested to Maddie that she work with a local florist in Yakima and promised her my feelings would NOT be hurt! After 16 years in the floral business, I was looking forward to showing up and enjoying the day and not “working.”
BUT…a few weeks before the wedding, she called me and just felt that floral crowns were absolutely necessary and she asked if mom would be willing to design them and if I’d be willing to transport them. This was a little easier of a task to tackle (as far as the transport) but mom will be the first to let you know that they are no small feat to design. VERY intricate, tedious and time consuming work. But hopefully from the pictures, you can see that they were very worth it the effort. As the bride said in her timely thank you note, “they were the icing on the cake.” And I agree!
Custom designed and sized, they were designed with roses, ranunculus, privet berries on a base of seeded eucalyptus, these crowns lended that final touch to the mossy, woodland wedding theme.
Floral crowns, along with garlands, are being requested by our brides over and over this season. Stepping away from the traditional veil and going with something a little more earthy is definitely what they are asking for. We are happy to oblige, as who can argue with more flowers? More flowers and greenery is ALWAYS the right choice!