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for ceremonies with two grooms, designing a simple but glamorous table arrangement with wedding roses provides an elegant and fragrant polish to the festivities. You may like to use spray roses for your petite flower girls’ accessories and these add a natural garden look to your arrangements. For those of you who desire a more seasonal theme, you may choose to fill your vases with loose seasonal filler flowers as an informal centerpiece. You might want contrasting colors as your bouquet or try creating a monochromatic design with different types of fresh flowers,

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all in one color. There are also many different varieties of fresh foliage that can be used to make your designs look unique and professional. They add structure to your bouquets but they can also be used as the focal point of an arrangement. Garlands are another way to use foliage and sometimes you can purchase them already made. You can drape a pre-made garland over an archway or along your aisle from chairs or pews. They are stunning on a mantle or encircling a candle on a table. If you decide to design your own wedding flowers, make sure to do your research and find a flower company that you can rely on. You will want to order your flowers well

in advance and have them arrive several days before you need them. Once you have placed all of your flowers into buckets of fresh clean water, you are well on your way. Have your containers ready and an inspirational photo available for everyone who is helping with the arrangements, so they create the look you want. This process is a lot of work but it can be a lot of fun as well. You really can take part in creating your own visual and fragrant memories you will surprise and delight yourself and your guests! DeeDee Meininger Fresh Petal (866) 738-2573, toll-free

Volume 5, Issue 1  

The 2010 Planning Resource Guide.

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