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All About Wedding Flowers in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 9, 2015 13:14

If you get engaged, the odds are that it'll happen sometime between November and February. Our guess is that it's the holiday cheer, romantic snowy backdrops, vacations, and family gatherings that make wintertime so popular for engagements. December has been dubbed "Engagement Month", and year after year, Christmas and New Year's are two of the most popular days for people to get down on bended knee. If you're one of the lucky ones to have received a sparkly bauble from your love this holiday season, you've probably already been scouring Pinterest for wedding inspiration.

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These days, many couples are choosing to forgo some long-standing customs in favour of a simpler day or traditions with a twist. But flowers, with their obvious beauty and life, are one thing that most every bride incorporates into her wedding day in some way. Whether you've always had a vision for your wedding flowers or are completely unsure of the direction you want to go, here are a few things to consider when choosing the perfect blossoms for your big day. 

To DIY, or not to DIY?

There are so many gorgeous and very doable wedding DIY ideas out there, but flowers are one thing for which you will likely want to enlist the help of an expert. Putting together a solid bouquet that will last can be challenging, and since blooms are perishable, you don't want to be the one scrambling to put together bouquets the night before the wedding. It also depends on the look you're going for. If you want a bouquet that is flawlessly magazine-worthy, you will definitely want professional help. But if you have helping hands and you're willing to go the DIY route, Michelle's Flowers on Fairlight Drive can help you choose the perfect flowers to fit your vision, and also offers bouquet classes to brides who are looking to save some money by putting bouquets together themselves. Michelle and her staff can walk you and your girls through the bouquet building process and will give you invaluable tips and tricks to ensure a stress free DIY experience. 

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Other Ways to Save 

DIY wedding flowers are just one of the many ways to cut costs. Choosing blooms that are locally in season can also help you to stay within your budget for flowers. Your florist can probably source almost any flower at any time of year- if you're willing to pay the price. Flowers that are in-season and easily sourced will be less expensive, so asking a professional like Michelle for advice in this area is a good plan. Another idea: Adding bulk to your bouquet with textured greenery can be visually stunning and easy on the wallet. Brides are even choosing to include non-traditional items in their bouquets, such as vegetables, herbs, feathers, and wheat. Incorporating unique items such as these can be an inexpensive way to add interest and intrigue to your bouquets. 

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What's trending?

In terms of specific blooms, lavender, peonies, and ranunculus are slated to be hot for 2015 weddings. Flower crowns will also be big this year. Flower crowns are versatile and can be designed to extend across a variety of wedding themes. Celebrity wedding inspired floral design that is all about volume will also be popular in 2015 for couples who have the budget for it. It's achieved with a ton of luxurious, romantic blooms that are tightly arranged and light on foliage. Counter to this luxe look is the garden theme, a trend that is more wild in nature and is marked by unstructured, mixed bouquets. For more on the latest in wedding flowers, check out our recent interview with Michelle as she shares the trends she has observed in her work as both a local florist and wedding photographer.

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We'd like to extend a big congratulations to all of the newly engaged in Saskatoon, and we wish you the best, most stress-free time planning your wedding! If you'd like some more lovely wedding inspiration, take a look at some of our absolute favourite bouquets on our latest Pinterest board. We'll be posting more wedding-related blog posts on My Saskatoon throughout January, so stay tuned!   

Featured in today's post is locally owned and operated business Michelle's Flowers. Owner Michelle LaPointe opened Michelle's Flowers in Saskatoon with the vision of a flower shop that provides more than just flowers. Today, alongside the bustling shop, Michelle applies her passion and talents to Saskatoon's wedding industry in a variety of ways.

Read our recent interview with Michelle here.  

Connect with Michelle's Flowers on social media, view hours of operation, and more here.  

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