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Our next guests to the blog are owners of a floral shop and wedding planners, too! We connected at a Rising Tide Event and I invited them to be a part of our Aw Bride Tribe Favorite things event. They were so sweet and offered to teach my brides how to make floral combs, it was so much fun! We've worked together on styled weddings and I've had the chance to photograph their amazing floral designs for their Cerritos shop. 

Let me introduce you to Pam and Viv. Wedding planners, design extraordinaire, florists and best friends. These sweet ladies are amazing at what they do and make sure every event is a reflection of their couple's story. You are in for a real treat because they are sharing 3 tips just for our Bride Tribe!

3 Tips for Gorgeous Florals

From the designers: "Engagement season is in full swing, and with the release of the Pantone color of the year, Greenery, plus the abundance of floral inspiration on the Internet and Pinterest, picking floral design for your wedding can be a bit overwhelming. Do you go traditional, keep up with the all greenery trend, stick to one color palette, or mix it up? There are so many options and we hope that these tips will help you navigate this floral design world a bit."


1.) Don't be afraid of greenery.

There’s a reason that Greenery is the Pantone color of the year. Greenery looks gorgeous by itself, especially when you mix several different types to play on texture and varying shades of green, but it also serves as the perfect backdrop and foundation for your favorite blooms. Not only does it create a natural playground for your flowers, greenery can also help with your budget a bit since your florist doesn’t have to rely solely on flowers to fill your centerpieces.

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2.) Don’t feel pressured to stick to one or two colors for your flowers.

Gone are all the rules when it comes to wedding planning. It’s your wedding day so pick styles, colors, etc. that really reflect your personalities and relationship. One great thing to remember is that flowers come in so many different shades of a particular and they tend to look the best when you mix them all together. For example, mixing dark purples with fuchsia, blush, and lavender creates a more fluid and natural color palette. It tends to be more noticeable when colors are off when you try to match them exactly, so be flexible with your color selections to create the most natural looking arrangements.

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3.) Trust your florist.

Have an open dialogue about the vibe and ambiance that you like, show them your inspirations and then let them make suggestions based on your conversation as well. They are the experts and they can make some amazing recommendations that you may have not even considered. Maybe you didn’t think about draping your bar cart with a long green garland, or doing mixed pieces all along your wooden tables but if you give them insight on how you want your guests to experience your wedding and the venue, then they can help create the design with you.

"Don’t forget to have fun with your floral pieces, especially with your personal flowers. Bouquets and boutonnieres are in EVERY photo so you don’t want to neglect this area either. Again, think about your personalities and your relationship and let this play a part through all aspects of your wedding, including your floral design. Happy Planning!"

Pam and Viv, thank so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your tips with us! Go see some of their gorgeous events and floral design here. Stay tuned for our next post of our Guest Blog series.