For the Love of Flowers: Vendor Spotlight

Since 2000, Lynette and Sara — the dynamic duo behind For the Love of Flowers — have been working tirelessly to bring their expertly curated floral arrangements to local brides. That’s a full 17 years, and we are so grateful to have them sticking around our community. Not only is their amazing team classically trained, but they’re constantly adjusting for growth and staying on top of current trends for their engaged couples.

If their floral expertise isn’t enough to sell you, Lynette and Sara both have event coordinating experience as a foundation for their team’s work too. So they understand. Not only do they know the in’s and out’s of the wedding planning process, but they’re also aware of how stressful it can be at times. Which means they work hard to make sure  the couples they work with leave their consultations feeling excited about this part of the planning, not overwhelmed.

Really though, what makes Lynette and Sara stand out is their pure, unbridled appreciation for what they do. As their name might suggest, the lifeblood of their business is love of flowers, love of celebrations, love of making people happy. For their team, floral arrangements from bouquets to centerpieces to aisle decorations, are all so much more than just their products and creations. They’re the details that, while not always appreciated separately, coalesce and manifest as a bride’s dream come true. How beautiful is that?

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It is an absolute honor that couples choose us to be part of their day. It is something we take pride in, something we enjoy, and something you will absolutely notice. We work with and coordinate with you, your wedding coordinator and other vendors to ensure everything is perfect.

-Lynette + Sara, For the Love of Flowers

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Contact For the Love of Flowers for your consultation today!

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Picking the Perfect Bouquet

Your bouquet plays a huge role in setting the tone for your wedding celebration. The style of your wedding gown is a big factor in selecting the arrangement you will carry down the aisle. For example, a modern bride in a Vera Wang sheathe might choose a single, dramatic calla lily, while the informal bride may opt for a hand-tied bouquet of wildflowers. Here are easy ways to find the right bloom for your big day.

Charlotte's Flowers
Charlotte’s Flowers

                                Color

Color plays a large part in your wedding planning floral choices. Although traditional bouquets usually are white, bouquets of bright colors and strong contrasts are increasingly popular. Some brides break with traditional white to choose rich hues that complement the dresses worn by their bridesmaids. The bouquet to the left done by Charlotte’s Flowers uses very vivid shades of purple and lavender which is without a doubt eye catching and beautiful. 

                            Seasonality 

Although almost every flower is available year-round for a price, the season in which you’ll marry can influence your bouquet choice. For example, a spring bride might choose peonies, tulips or daffodils, while the late summer bride may prefer marigolds or delphiniums. (Our gallery of Wedding flowers will help you visualize these bouquet options)

                              

Your style of bouquet is a matter of personal style and taste but is also the perfect opportunity to show your personality. For example the bouquet below done by Albuquerque Florist Inc was bound with a strand of pearls-  a very elegant and personal touch.

Albuquerque Florist Inc

 Popularity 

The most popular flowers for wedding flower bouquets are roses, lilies, stephanotis, orchids, peonies, irises, daisies, gardenias and hydrangeas. But there are dozens of other options. Consult your florist to find your perfect mix.

Some of the more popular wedding flower bouquets include:

1. Biedermeier. Often bound by a lace or ivy collar, the Biedermeier has a number of complementary flowers

tightly bound into a compact ball, usually with an oversized blossom at the center.

2. Cascade. Long-stemmed flowers are combined with flowing ivy and other greenery for a cascading effect down the front of your gown.

3. Composite. Individual flower petals are wired together to create a single large flower.

4. Crescent. Similar to a cascade, it’s a curved bouquet designed to nestle along your arm. Neither cascades or crescents currently are as popular as clutch bouquets.

5. Nosegays. A variety of flowers and greenery are tied into a tight, round bunch with ribbon, lace or strands of crystal and pearls.

6. Spray. A few blossoms are fashioned together in a triangular shape and bound by ribbon or decorative cord.

Azarel Floral Co
Azarel Floral Co.

Azarel Floral Co. created the arrangement to left and I not only love that the florist picked the very trendy and popular color tangerine for the focal flowers but also how they got the color to pop by surrounding the flowers with lush greenery.

These are just a few things to consider as to ensure that you absolutely love your bouquet on your special day.

Browse our Wedding flowers gallery for more ideas and inspiration!

Sources : Editors of Perfect Wedding Guide

Albuquerque Florist Inc

Charlotte’s Flowers

Azarel Floral Co.

Brides and grooms purchasing unconventional floral arrangements

Many brides and grooms decide to break certain traditions when planning a wedding. This includes everything from nixing the wedding cake and going for cupcakes to skipping the throwing of the bouquet. According to The Grand Rapids Press, one way couples can break from tradition is choosing their flowers.

Kylie Skidmore is a florist in Michigan and recently came across a few new floral trends that many couples are opting for instead of the typical roses and lilies. She has seen cascading bouquets of entirely new elements including grasses and brightly-colored orchids. Some even were made entirely out of fruit, the media outlet reports.

According to the Madison Patch, a new bridal boutique has opened up in Madison, Connecticut, that is focused on the bride who is looking for a small, intimate wedding nuptials that are far from ordinary. Brides and grooms will be able to find whatever they envision for their special day.

“Everything from mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses to wearing cowboy boots under her dress,” boutique owner, Chelsea Jacob Tyler, told the news source.

Fortunately, Albuquerque and Santa Fe have many creative florists that bring your imagination to life. Click here for a list of florists in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.