Flowers

Spring flowers we love!

This past Wednesday marked the first day of spring and already I have sprouts starting in the garden and buds forming on my magnolia trees.  This winter seemed incredibly long, mostly because I feel like I was sick for 75 percent of it! As the days are getting longer and the weather is slowly getting warmer we can only get excited about spring flowers.  We always try to shop local and that means looking at seasonal flowers for our region. We have selected three of our favourite spring flowers to highlight on the blog today!

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Ranunculus: This flower is an all time favourite of ours.  With soft feathery petals, ranunculus are a sweet delicate looking flower.  Not only do they come in a variety of colours, but also different textures. Butterfly ranunculus for example feature a number of different flowers on each stem.  They also have a more open face and thin petals that “flutter” in the breeze.

 
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Helleborus: Sometimes referred to as the ‘Christmas Rose” or ‘Winter Rose’ this plant begins blooming in the winter and continues into the spring.  With a unique colouring, hellebores are most commonly seen in shades of green, white and burgundy. With a distinct 5 petal head, hellebores are sure to wow in any arrangement.

 
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Anemone: This flower truly makes a statement with it’s contrasting ‘eye’ catching center.  Most commonly seen in white, anemones are also available in shades of pinks and purples. It is no surprise that this flower is a symbol of protection against evil.  

 
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What are some of your favourite spring flowers?  

White Anemone in a wintery bridal bouquet

White Anemone in a wintery bridal bouquet

Wedding Budget: Tips and Tricks

  1. How much money do you have? Don’t have unrealistic expectations on how much money you can save in the next 6 moths to a year.  

  2. Set a budget and stick to it! That means keeping track of how much you are spending.

  3. Look at the big picture.  Discuss what is important to you.  Do you love live music? Splurge on a live band but find other areas to save.

  4. Make compromises.  Be flexible with your options.  

  5. Be mindful of the season.  Some venues charge off season prices but consider all the factors.  If you are dead set on having peonies in your flowers, research when they are available.

  6. Do your research.

  7. Be comfortable with your vendors.  You don’t want to have to worry about minuscule details on your wedding day.

  8. Check your budget again.  Most couples are surprised how quickly everything adds up!

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