wedding planning

Real-Wedding Inspired by Pinterest

I love finding out from our brides how they heard about Petal.  When I met Kelly, I thought she was too good to be to true.  Her story goes that she, like most brides, spent time pinning photos of what she hoped her wedding day would look like and fell in love with one photo on Pinterest. This one to be exact...

Photo by Sawyer Baird

Photo by Sawyer Baird

She went about her planning and even started doing a little flower designing on her own for fun because she loved this photo so much. 

Then she came across Petal and learned that I (Elisha) had actually made THIS exact arrangement. Crazy!  This never happens.  Like ever. The stars aligned and we were obviously a match made in heaven just sitting in her own backyard. 

We had the chance to work some flower magic for her wedding day at Oak Ridge and we loved how her garden-inspired wedding flowers looked on her wedding day! She was the sweetest Bride and we wanted to share her flower story of working with Petal and a few photos from her wedding day!

Here is an email we received from Kelly after her wedding:  

We absolutely were thrilled with the flowers you designed for us for our wedding. You perfectly understood our vision. The color palette was stunning, the balance and symmetry of the arrangements, and the variety of the flowers selected was better than we could have imagined. Thank you so much for your thoughtful work and for your professional approach that made us feel comfortable and understood. You clearly approach you work both as a craft and as an art.

One of my favorite parts of my wedding day was when Jason and I were riding back in the golf cart to go inside after taking our portraits in the rain. I looked down at my bouquet in my lap, and was stunned that this was my life, in full blown technicolor. The flowers were so perfect, I couldn't even fathom it. I memorized the moment and the way the flowers looked. It was surreal.

The day after our wedding, after all our guests were gone, I looked at the arrangement you did for us that was sitting on our kitchen counter, and I cried that I was so lucky and had a better wedding than I could have imagined. I just kept saying, "those flowers are so beautiful, I can't even believe it!" 

Jason and I have reflected that if we won the lottery, we would want our wedding to be exactly, EXACTLY how it was, and we wouldn't change a thing--except we would have ordered more of your flowers. TONS and tons and tons and tons of your flowers! :D

Truly thank you, and I look forward to following all your future work online!  Thank you so much!

wedding flower bouquet
bridal bouquet
bride bouquet of colorful flowers
bride and groom wedding day style flowers
mantle wedding arrangement
groom holding bouquet
organic garden flower bouquet

All photos are taken by Perry Vaile Photography

All flower arrangements and designs are by Petal Flower Company except the groom's boutonniere which was a gift from a family friend.  

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!