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Erica and David's Blush Vineyard Wedding

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I’ve been very fortunate over the years to meet some incredible people. And one of my favorite parts of being a wedding florist is that I enjoy working with my brides!

I love getting to hear the details of their wedding. Not many people can handle hearing the specific details of the kind of linen you’re ordering for your wedding but I DO love to hear about those things! A Tuscany linen rented from La Tavola in 134” round in ice blue with coordinating chiavari chair pads? I’m 100% tracking with you and couldn’t be happier to see the color swatch! It’s not for everyone but it’s definitely for me.

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Along with getting to hear all the details I genuinely become invested in your wedding and how every aspect of your vision becomes a reality. And with that, I often times get new friends! I love hearing from my brides. Even yesterday I received a random email from one of my bride’s from 3 years ago just checking in and seeing how things were going. Gosh, I love that and it makes me love my job even more-if possible!

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Erica is one of those special people that has the sweetest spirit and kindest heart. I’ve been fortunate enough to keep tabs on her over the years and I even got to work with her on a styled shoot in Charleston! I love seeing her life updates on instagram.

Erica and David had a beautiful wedding at Veritas Vineyard in Charlottesville, VA on a sunny Summer evening. It was a scorcher but that didn’t stop anything from being less than perfection.

Check out that draping on the ceiling. She had farmhouse tables and a sweet color palette of soft neutrals. It was elegant, tasteful, classic and a lovely celebration of two special people. I’m so thankful I got to be a part of it and I still get to cheer them on! Enjoy the photos by Sam Stroud Photography.

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Read Real Wedding Reviews from Petal's Brides!

Have you ever wondered if what you see is what you’re really going to get?

Photo by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

Photo by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

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.

That’s why it’s important to see what real brides have to say about your vendors. Check out Petal’s Wedding Wire page or our The Knot page to see what our brides have to say!

Photo by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

Photo by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

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!

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Peaches and Cream North Carolina Wedding

I’ve been waiting for these photos to come in and they’re every bit as dreamy as I hoped the would be! This breezy October evening was filled with the sweetest moments between friends and family celebrating the love of one of my favorite bride and grooms, Baili and Seth. They’re so smitten with each other it’s contagious and they had a beautiful ceremony in a large open field with nothing but a cross and the support of their loved ones behind them. And a tree. There was tree.

David and Sarah did just a flat out amazing job with these photos so you have to check out their work if you’re on the photographer hunt. And the venue was spacious and the perfect blend of an outdoor tent meets barn vibe, so check out Summerfield Farms.

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Romantic Winter Elopement

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When one of your favorite photographer friends asks you to make a bouquet for an elopement, you jump on it!  And that's exactly what I did when Kelsey from the duo, Kelsey & Nate asked me to make a bouquet for a secret elopement.  

There wasn't a lot to choose from locally in the dead of winter, but that didn't hold me back!  Yes, even in the winter you can have beautiful, bold flowers that add texture, color, and interest to your wedding photos!

So here's the question, if you were to elope, do you think splurging on a bouquet like this is a good idea?

Let us know what you think!  

Special thanks to Kelsey & Nate for the amazing photos, as always!

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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!

Now Offering Local Delivery for Curated Gift Baskets & Flowers + Flower Workshops

Today's the big day!  I finally get to share what we've been working on at Petal for the past several months and it's SUPER good y'all- here I go...

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Local Flower & Gift Basket Delivery 

Now, I know what you're thinking.  This doesn't sound all that special.  But you haven't seen what we're delivering!

We're now offering high quality, curated gift baskets and boxes featuring local and small batch artisan specialty products from all over the US that have been thoughtfully selected.

All include:

  •  Local delivery-within a 10 mile radius of the Petal Studio
  • Come with either fresh flowers, an air plant, or have a floral focused product.
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Petal has always been a firm believer in the motto, "the details matter", and I've always been a natural gift-giver, so the idea of helping people make others feel special was a no brainer.

 If the details aren't your thing, no worries! They're ours!  

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We're constantly researching the industry leaders to find the best products to put in our Petal boxes.  Not to mention, we love supporting local businesses and incorporating the best of Lynchburg into each Petal basket.

Even if you simply want a garden-inspired, organic Petal Flower arrangement, you can have them delivered twice a week in Lynchburg and the surrounding area starting at $50 including delivery! 

You can check out our new SHOP page to find out more information and place an order.

 

Lynchburg Flower Workshops

The other piece of exciting news we have is Petal will now be offering flower classes and workshops!  Our first workshop will be on Sunday, November 6th, 2016 from 2:30pm-4:30pm.  We will be making Autumn Wreaths, perfect to usher in the cool Fall weather and invite family and friends into your home for Thanksgiving.  

The workshop includes all the needed materials and supplies and some light refreshments. This is the perfect activity to learn a new skill and you get to bring home a beautiful Autumn wreath you created- all for $50.  Come with a friend or contact us about our private classes for birthday parties, bridal showers, or your next event!

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Be a Petal Pusher & enter the Giveaway!

And don't forget to visit our facebook and instagram page on how to enter to win one of our gift baskets in our GIVEAWAY!  Giveaway ends on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 12:00pm  

Giveaway Terms

Entering is simple!  All you have to do is:

  •  Like our Facebook page
  • Mention 2 friends in a comment below the contest post and...
  • Tell us which gift basket is your favorite!

Get extra entries for each share!

Contest ends Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at noon!

Must be local to Lynchburg to receive gift basket BUT you don't have to be a local to win it and send it to someone who lives here that could use some extra love!  

Must follow local delivery guidelines and only one winner will be announced!

Winner can chose any one gift basket available at Petal Flower Company's Gift Shop.

A special thanks to Kelsey, of Kelsey & Nate, for the photos of the gift boxes and baskets. 

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