Event Design

Tia and Aaron Earthy Blue Ridge Wedding

I love this wedding.
I love these people.

I want more amazing brides and grooms like them.

I. love. it. all.

Now, enjoy it for yourself 

moody purple wedding flower bouquet
earthy boho purple mauve wedding flowers
modern bridal party
modern bohemian bride
bride flower tattoo
bohemian wedding on a mountain
blue bridal shoes velvet
groom boho boutonniere
rattan wedding
loose bohemian bridal bouquet
wedding flowers on tree
blue boho wedding photo of rings
simple outdoor boho wedding

Tia’s photographer is literally my favorite photographer in the world, Kelsey Schwenk. She gets all the details and she’s fun and kind and just an amazing human being I always want to be around. Here’s a link to more of the photos from this beautiful wedding and where you can see more of Kelsey’s work.

DAY OF COORDINATOR | ASHLEY ESKRIDGE
FLORALS | PETAL FLOWER COMPANY
CAKE AND DESSERTS | MRS. JOY'S ABSOLUTELY FAMOUS TREATS
VENUE | HEARTSTONE LODGE AND RETREAT CENTER
HAIR | JESSICA COMISKEY HAIR DESIGN
MAKEUP | KRISTI TAYLOR
CATERING | CANDACE VINSON FROM CULINARY GROUP
BRIDAL GOWN | MYWONY BRIDAL
BRIDESMAID SKIRTS | DRESSBEAUTIFUL
GROOM | ASOS
INVITES | PIPKIN PAPER CO
CINEMATOGRAPHY | LEVI MOYERS

Preppy Pastel Vineyard Wedding

Nothing aggravates me more than something that's completely unrealistic.  Which is why I don't trust most eyebrow pencils, robot vacuum cleaners, and dare I say, some wedding magazine shoots. 

I get that sometimes, photo shoots sole purpose is to be inspirational.  We all need to keep thinking forward and away from the mason jar but too much unrealistic can leave me feeling like what I'm going to have will never be good enough- and that's not cool.

So, today, I'm sharing another one of Petal's real life weddings.  Erica and David's wedding was magical, with all the gathered sheer drapery, rolling hills of glistening grape vines, and flowers EVERY WHERE to show you:

  1.  that real life is beautiful
  2.  something realistic and obtainable and not a fancy limitless budget photo shoot
  3.  you don't need to own land with oil on it to be able to afford it

It was put together by a beautiful bride who knows how to pick some of my favorite vendors.  Kim Newton- Wedding planner

 Sam Stroud Photography- Photographer 

Veritas Vineyard- Venue 

Yours truly- Flowers 

Winery Wedding
floral sign decor
wine barrel arrangement
wedding centerpiece
Vineyard Wedding Ceremony
Simple floral wedding arch
wedding cake
head table
farmhouse table
draping reception
drapery wedding reception
blush wedding cake
drapery wedding reception
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Wedding Flower Quote Example

 Photo by Zachary Taylor Photography

Photo by Zachary Taylor Photography

WEDDING FLOWER QUOTE EXAMPLE

Unsure about the cost of wedding flowers?  

We understand!  There are a lot of options and the sky is the limit but your budget usually isn't- so that's why we've done everything we can to offer brides a planning tool to make budgeting flowers as painless as possible.

Below we've created a wedding flower quote for an average bride who is getting married in 2017.   This is a general breakdown but it will give you a better idea of the cost per item.  Happy planning! 

 

Bridal Party Flowers: $820

1 Bride's Bouquet- $200

4 Bridesmaid's Bouquets - $400 ($100 each)

1 Toss bouquet- $50 (this price and item can be switched out for a smaller flower crown)

1 Flower Girl rose petals- $10

2 Mother's Corsages- $40 (can choose from: pin-on, wrist, or posy)

1 Groom Boutonniere- $15

4 Groomsmen Boutonnieres- $60 ($15 each)

2 Father's & 1 Officiant Boutonniere- $45

 

Ceremony Flowers: $300

1 Large Altar Arrangement- $300 (Flower Installments begin at $350 and go up from there based on the size of the arch and the amount of time and flowers)

 

Reception Flowers: $1,225

10 Low Centerpieces- $1,200 (These are our signature low, organic, garden-inspired centerpieces full of local, seasonal flowers and fit perfectly on 6ft. round tables and up to 8ft. farmhouse tables)

Cake flowers- $25

 

Local Delivery/Set-up- $75

Subtotal-$2420

Tax- $128.26

TOTAL: $2,548.26

 Photo by Zachary Taylor Photography 

Photo by Zachary Taylor Photography 

Most of our brides spend an average of $2500-$4500 on wedding flowers and we have a $1,000 minimum.  

 

We can also focus on greenery for brides who love the bohemian style and provide a full wedding of flowers for $1500 if you are inspired by this design (like the bouquet seen in this picture).

 

I hope this helps when planning for wedding flowers and sticking to your wedding budget!  The bride in the example above will have plenty of room to include the flowers she wants in her wedding and her flowers will be spectacular within the above budget (like our Fall 2017 Wedding Flower Inspiration).  Just remember, this is only an example, but use it as a guide to plan for your wedding flowers.

Getting married in Central Virginia?  We'd love to hear about how we can be a part of your special day and make your wedding flowers unique to you!  Contact us here!

To read more about " how much do wedding flowers cost?", visit our blog post to give you all the information you need on spending your flower budget wisely!

Fig & Gold Fall Wedding Inspiration

Romantic Wedding Flowers in Central Virginia 

garden inspired wedding flowers

Hey y'all! It's been a busy year at Petal!  One of our own got married at the end of May and Santara did not disappoint when it was finally her turn!  It was the sweetest wedding and you could tell there was so much love and support in the room.  

She used a rich color palette from a fig including creams, nude, blush, mauve, rich burgundy's and eggplants, with a touch of gold.  I love this versatile color palette because it can be used any time of the year. She used it in the Spring as an unusual twist, but could also be used in the Fall with more focus on the darker and richer colors.

Making Santara and Dwight's flowers was extra special to me but she gave me lots to room to play!  Like the paired down bridesmaid's bouquets consisting of no flowers... you heard me. NO flowers!?! I recovered and I thought there were so unique and really made her bouquet even more of a focal point.  From the simplistically elegant green vines climbing up the drapery that we put on the wooden arch to the vignettes of fruit in wooden compote dishes on each table filled with blackberries, grapes, plums, and blueberries, their wedding was filled with texture, contrast, and lots of beautiful real-life wedding inspiration!

Enjoy these ridiculously lovely photos by the very talented Zack Arp  at one of my favorite venues around, located in Lexington, Virginia, Big Spring Farm.  

 Santara's bouquet was filled with clematis, sahara roses, peonies, lavender, scabiosa, ranunculus, foxglove, hellebore, eucalyptus, and other lovely flowers.

Santara's bouquet was filled with clematis, sahara roses, peonies, lavender, scabiosa, ranunculus, foxglove, hellebore, eucalyptus, and other lovely flowers.

 We always leave a note to the bride thanking her for letting us be a part of her special day, listing all the flowers that are in her bouquet, and we often leave behind a vintage hankie to wipe the stems dry.  

We always leave a note to the bride thanking her for letting us be a part of her special day, listing all the flowers that are in her bouquet, and we often leave behind a vintage hankie to wipe the stems dry.  

whimsical bride's bouquet
 Dwight and Santara's sweetheart table garland.

Dwight and Santara's sweetheart table garland.

 The Ceremony took place under this rustic wooden arch that we draped light apricot drapery on and tied back with vines running up each side.

The Ceremony took place under this rustic wooden arch that we draped light apricot drapery on and tied back with vines running up each side.

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wine colored bridal bouquet
bohemian wedding flowers
modern whimsical bridal bouquet
Big Spring Farm
wedding centerpiece with figs and pears
 The addition of a Rosemary sprig on each napkin brought the flowers to each guest.

The addition of a Rosemary sprig on each napkin brought the flowers to each guest.

 Hellebore, peonies and ranunculus topped this cake.

Hellebore, peonies and ranunculus topped this cake.

peach peony wedding flowers
wild bridesmaid bouquet of greenery
groom boutonniere
garden inspired centerpiece wedding blackberry and grapes
organic garden inspired wedding flowers
ranunculus boutonniere
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bridal party flowers
ombre bouquet
Source: romantic Virginia wedding flowers