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truly unique registry gifts + modern online registries

Traditional wedding registries can be limiting and dated in their offerings for modern couples. Using big box stores' registries can be convenient, but they limit what you can request as a gift to a fraction of what's out there. For instance, you can't include anything that's truly unique, like products from handmade makers and independent designers. As a handmade artist, I've run into this challenge. Couples regularly reach out to me about including my bouquet preservation package on their registry, which is nearly impossible using the traditional registry route. Luckily, there are so many new options in the way of registries, so I'm excited to talk about both unique registry gifts AND modern online registry options in this blog post. unique...

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before + after: wedding flowers transformed into jewelry

One of the most rewarding aspects of my business is working with newlywed couples to preserve their wedding flowers and create botanical accessories to memorialize their special day. I’ve worked with dozens of brides in this way and each jewelry collection is so unique, so I’m beyond excited to share a handful of them with you here! Special thanks to the couples who generously shared their weddings and photos.   amy August in Baltimore, Maryland Amy, along with the help of her family, took full advantage of her late summer wedding and grew her own wedding flowers--isn't that amazing?! We preserved over a dozen varieties of flowers from her bouquet, including zinnias, queen anne's lace, river oats, daisies, and sunflowers; and created...

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10 tips to pick your wedding flowers

Being flower-obsessed, I looked forward to planning my wedding flowers. As I started into the planning, though, I realized how many things there were to consider. I learned a lot along the way, so I thought I'd share it with you! Disclaimer: I'm not a wedding florist or floral designer, so some of this information might vary based on where you live and who you work with. When you start considering your wedding details, flowers can be incorporated in a number of areas. They can make a big difference in the overall feel of your day, which is all the more reason to get clear on how you want to use them and how they should look. Here are 10 tips to consider...

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