Have you ever wondered if what you see is what you’re really going to get?
I totally get that. I hate buying something and it breaking within the first use of buying it. What a waste! And I know when it comes to your wedding flowers, you can’t make that kind of mistake.
One of the guiding principles at Petal is that from the first time you share your vision about your wedding flowers, you feel heard and understood. It’s my job to grasp what you want, even if you don’t know how to explain it. Just because my days are filled with constant flower talk doesn’t mean you have to know the lingo or all the flower varieties to get the flowers you want. One photo can say a lot about your style so get on pinterest and look around for things you like. And check out Petal’s Pinterest page while you’re there!
I also believe in getting what you pay for. Weddings are expensive. Flowers are expensive. And there’s a lot, and I mean A LOT of labor that goes into creating wedding flowers that you would never dream about but, I still believe in value. So I’ll always do my best to help you figure out how you can get the most out of the budget that you have set aside for your flowers.
If you’re not sure, just give me a call or shoot me an email and I’d be happy to answer any of your questions! And if you’d like to start the conversation of your wedding flowers, you can visit our contact page to get the ball rolling!
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
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
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
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!
Romantic Wedding Flowers in Central Virginia
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!
I was extremely lucky this Spring to join in on a dreamy photo shoot right here in Central Virginia with the talented Jessica Mae Photography. Jess blows my mind with shooting in all film and she's really incredible at what she does. This photo shoot was featured on Magnolia Rouge for its earthy and natural inspiration for brides-to-be - which we love at Petal!
We used all local, seasonal flowers to create this bouquet like peonies, spirea, anemones and foraged the wild olive. The goal was to keep this bouquet light and airy with a woodsy touch (enter spirea) and keep it simple by using all white flowers. We love it and we hope you do too!
PHOTOGRAPHY: JESSICA MAE PHOTOGRAPHY
STYLING: MAX + DEXTER and Jessica Cortes
CAKE: Jessica Cortes
HAIR + MAKEUP: KAITLYN ELIZABETH STYLING
INVITATION + CALLIGRAPHY: HAY + HONEY
DRESS, VEIL, HAIRPIECE: CELEBRATION BRIDAL
RIBBON: SILK + WILLOW
RING BOX: THE MRS. BOX
FURNITURE, CHANDELIERS + CHINA: VINTAGE
MODELS: CHRISTINA HODGE + Joel Kaiser