Top 3 Flowers Chosen for Wedding Floral Arrangements

Flowers will be a big part of your wedding! Actually, they will pose as the main element of décor. Therefore, they should be chosen with care! After all, you will want to showcase beautiful displays for your big day.

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However, with many flowers to choose from, you may be curious as to which blooms would be best for your own nuptials.

We believe that every wedding should showcase gorgeous floral arrangements! That’s why, here at Knots ‘N Such, as Raleigh wedding florists, we have gathered the top three flowers chosen for wedding floral arrangements, to inspire your own big day. If you would like to discover what these flowers are, be sure to read on:

  • Roses

    Of course, roses top the list when it comes to the most popular flower chosen for weddings! These tried and true blooms symbolize romance, and their intricate appearance prompts couples to want to showcase them throughout their big day. Presented in an array of colors, from reds to pinks, you can discover the perfect hue to complement your wedding color scheme.

  • Hydrangeas

    The abundant and elegant appearance of hydrangeas certainly adds a dash of sophistication to any arrangement they are placed within. Posing as the perfect filler flowers, these blooms are adored by couples! However, know that hydrangeas can showcase a gorgeous appearance all on their own as well. In addition, they are typically chosen in white, but are highlighted in other colors as well, such as blue.

  • Peonies

    Sweet and simple, and anything but lackluster, peonies are certainly one of a kind blooms! The tender presentation that is showcased by these lovely flowers will add a dash of romance to any arrangement they are placed within. Subtle pinks are the go-to color when it comes to peonies, allowing you to highlight a little love with this intricate bloom.

Every couple deserves to have stunning floral arrangements on their big day! These are just a few flowers that you could choose to comprise your own arrangements.

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Are you ready to plan your own blooms with a wedding florist in Raleigh, North Carolina? If so, please get in touch with us here at Knots ‘N Such, as we would be pleased with the opportunity to be yours!

 

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Pascale & Tim’s Wedding Day, event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Joe Payne Photography, Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Pascale and Tim’s wedding day was a beautiful blend of cultures and traditions from their family’s Lebanese and Japanese backgrounds, as well as, American wedding traditions.  The backdrop for the ceremony was Umstead Park on the Umstead Hotel & Spa’s grounds, with an indoor ceremony, in a ballroom within the Hotel.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, had the privilege to create blush and white garden style arrangements as the focal points for both the ceremony & reception.  We were thankful and honored to work with such a wonderful team of vendors that created such a great day for the bride and groom!

Floral Design: Knots ‘N Such

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Photography: Joe Payne Photography

Assistant Photographer: Erin Costa Photography

Wedding Coordinator: A Southern Soiree

Officiant: Father Christopher Ross, Celestial Ceremonies

Cake: Sugarland

Musicians: Arioso Strings

Hair & Make-Up: The Make-Up Culture

DJ/Emcee/Photobooth: DJ Rang

Lighting: Sparks Productions

Rentals: Party Reflections

Videography: Thomas Blake Films

It was truly a joy to work with this precious couple.  I wish them a lifetime of happiness and love!  Visit the gallery today to see more of the amazing photographs from this wedding and other weddings.

Outdoor Ceremony Space

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

ceremony-flowers

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Couple Flowers

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Bridal Bouquet

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Reception Venue

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Reception Table Decor

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Centerpiece Photo

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

We love hearing from our brides and how they felt about their wedding flowers.  Pascale left this sweet message on our WeddingWire page.  “Amy is amazing! We worked on my wedding flowers together. She understood my vision so well and has such good taste when it comes to creating beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. She was SO responsive replying to my emails very timely. She is extremely flexible and accommodating as well. I changed my mind so many times during the design process and she was always happy to make the adjustments and to work with me to bring my vision into a reality. She was always smiling, friendly and just a great vendor who made the wedding planning process much much easier. If you have the chance to work with her, you should grab it! Very highly recommended!”

Please contact us today if you are in the market for a wedding planner and florist!  We look forward to hearing from you!

XOXO,

Amy

 

Metal & Gold Inspired Shoot, an event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature image by Nieto Photography.  Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

I am so excited to finally share this blog!  This past September I had the opportunity to provide florals for an amazing avant garde inspiration shoot.  I rarely do shoots anymore, but this concept from my friend Jessica was too hard to turn down!

It was really hard for me to choose just a few pictures today, so please take time to check out the full gallery for many more of my favorites from this high fashioned shoot!  Also many thanks to all the vendors that I had the opportunity to work with that day; you guys truly are amazing!

The cherry on top? We were all sooo excited when our targeted wedding blog, ISO:Alt published us! See it here!

Floral and tabletop design: Knots ‘N Such Event Planning & Design

Photography: Nieto Photography

Concept & Calligrapher: The Oblique Pen

Venue: 21c Museum Hotel

Tux: Bernard’s Formal Wear

Cake: Cakes by Chloe

Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz

Makeup: Wink Hair & Makeup

Rentals: American Party Rentals

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal photo and details

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal bouquet close up

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal florals

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal party widest

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal party profile

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration arm corsage

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration bridal bouquet

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration couple photography

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration groom floral details

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration groom photo

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration groom boutonniere photo

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration tables cape

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration table florals

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

metal and gold wedding inspiration cake photography

Photography by Chris Nieto/Nieto Photography

I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I do every time I see them.  These are going down in KNS history as a fave project!  If you’re looking for a wedding florist who is not afraid to take some risks, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

XOXO,

Amy

Jamie and Evan’s Wedding Day, an event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by J. Parker Photography. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist. 

This past year, I was honored to be asked by a fellow wedding vendor to provide her wedding day flowers! This truly is the highest honor a vendor can receive in this industry!  It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception at The Glenwood Raleigh, one of my favorite venues. (I mean look at the surroundings – it looks like a national park!)  Then to put the cherry on top, the wedding was published in Weddings Magazine, the local go-to wedding resource for modern couples in the Triangle. To say it was a delight is an understatement!

You can see all of our favorite pictures in the gallery on our website, but here is just snippet from that gorgeous day! Hello lush blush yumminess! We used ranunculus, roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller, and jasmine vine to name a few! But seriously, Jamie is so gorgeous, she could make anything look amazing!

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

What a privilege it was to provide the flowers for this amazing couple. We would love to help you with flowers for your wedding or upcoming event.  Please contact Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, today, so we can begin planning your vision!

XOXO,

Amy

Allison and Andy’s Wedding Day, Event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Jaime Blow Photography. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

Today, now that it is beginning to feel more spring like, I want to share with you a beautiful wedding that I got to be a part of last June. Allison and Andy had a beautiful day and the flowers are still some of my favorites.  Their venue was the industrial and charming The Rickhouse in Durham, NC.  Here’s the lineup for the vendor dream team:

Now enjoy some of my favorite pictures of their coral, blush, and mint wedding! We used coral charm peonies, mint foliage, freesia and quicksand roses, just to name a few. Love!

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Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

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I know photos cannot capture the complete beauty of the day, but when I think back to this wedding, the flowers, the couple, the atmosphere: it just makes me swoon.  Thanks to Allison and Andy for letting Knots ‘N Such, a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, be a part of your special day. Contact us today if we can help you with planning and flowers at your wedding!

XOXO,

Amy

Team Flower Workshop, Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Heather Payne Photography.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend a Team Flower workshop in Boone, NC.  Kelley treated us to luxurious accommodation in a mountain-top cabin.  Designers from all over the southeast attended and what a pleasure it was to have such amazing support.  The first day we had an in-depth discussion of business practices, workflows, and pricing strategies.  The second and third day was spent doing hands-on design.  The beautiful blooms were provided by many local farms, including a fellow Chapel Designer and Team Flower member, Susan Wright of Shady Grove Gardens.  On the last day, Heather Payne Photography attended to take professional images of our work.  Shout out to Kelly from Team Flower who showered us with beautiful gifts, food, and education.  It was truly a delight, and I’m excited to share with you some of the images of my work done there.

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

Photography by Heather Payne Photo

 

I would love to share with you the awesome things I learned from this event.  If you are looking for floral design for your wedding, corporate event, or a weekly floral subscription, please contact Knots ‘N Such today! Thanks Team Flower for such a fantastic event and for reigniting my passion!

XOXO,

Amy

Our Favorite Trend: The Hoop, tips from Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

I love how wedding trends are always evolving and changing.  Studying and trying new decor and arrangements are a love of mine.  One trend that has really caught my eye (and one that I would love to see make its way into the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill wedding scene) is the use of hoops.  These are not your grandmother’s normal embroidery hoops. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh wedding planner and florist, is here to share with you how you might incorporate the hoops trend into your wedding day design.

  1. Bouquets
    • Maybe you are looking for a unique take on a bouquet for your wedding day.  Taking an embroidery hoop, a florist can cover the hoop with a variety of florals and greenery to create an eye catching and remarkable bouquet.  It also has the added benefit of being easy to carry and can easily set on your arm, in case you need it.
  2. Backdrops and Hanging Decor
    • Another way to incorporate hoops into your wedding day is into wall decor, like the one on the picture above. Thinking of the ceremony side of things, you might create a beautiful and eye-catching backdrop of hoops with a variety of sizes. At the reception, you can create a focal point that draws the guests eye to places like the cake table or sweetheart table. The center of the hoops can be covered with wire, thread, fabric, etc. to create a unique touch and beautiful photography.
  3. Chandeliers
    • Like backdrops and hanging decor, another way to incorporate hoops is with chandelier-like pieces.  Use of greenery and Christmas lights can help define the center of the dance floor.  For an outdoor wedding, you might think about hanging a variety of hoops from trees to create a “Secret Garden” like atmosphere.
  4. Seating Charts, Table Numbers, and Other Unique Details
    • I have seen a variety of ways to have your seating chart displayed: mirrors, chalkboards, wooden features, etc.  You can also use a hoop as a way to get people to their seats.  Having a hoop seating chart can then tie into smaller hoops with table numbers and other unique table scape features that tie your theme together.

As a wedding planner and florist, in my consultations, I really urge my brides to see the importance of cohesiveness.  Creating the same look and style from end to end.  Thinking flowers, colors, shapes, metallics, etc.  Use of hoops can be a cohesive unit, tying the wedding together from ceremony to reception.  Check out this Pinterest search on a variety of decor ideas involving this trend. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, would love to talk and work with you to use the trend of hoops in your wedding. Stay tuned for next week as we talk about more bouquet alternatives.  Contact us today!

XOXO,

Amy

Popular Floral Trends: Tips from a Raleigh Wedding Planner

Feature photo by Lauren V. Allen Photography. Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh wedding planner & florist.

I understand the importance of floral trends and how they change each year, and the countless possibilities! Traditionally, people believe that certain trends are too “outdated” to work with a more modern bride; however, many of these old traditions are coming back in style! The “Rustic Movement” is giving way to a more modern aesthetic, while holding fast to some classic elements like floral selection. Instead of barn-wood, brides are gravitating toward more metals and glass this year.

So how does the modern bride get the best of both worlds? Every bride wants to be unique, and these five classic trends are a surefire way for her to achieve that originality in a traditionally beautiful, yet modern way.

Pink & Peach Bride Bouquet

 

 

Floral Colors

One could say that color is trending this warm season for weddings; however, the latest craze is all about combinations.

  • Go bold: Make a statement with bright bold hues such as pinks, oranges, and lime greens.
  • Muted colors: Go for a cohesive and blended tone with muted tones in the same color family (rose, peach, soft browns, etc.)
  • Bright burgundies and reds: What is more classic than red? These gorgeous hues and shades offer a vibrant pop with a visual impact. Don’t forget to add some dainty pink tones in as well!
  • Whites and greys: Forever a bridal favorite, white is classy and elegant.  This time, ladies, try incorporating lush foliages that also come in this grey hue.
  • The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, is also very popular. However, think subtle, nontraditional, rather than literal uses of this classic shade. Greenery can be used in creative ways such as garlands, wreaths, and table runners.

 

What’s Old is New

Heirloom varieties such as chrysanthemums, antique carnations, and deeply textured blooms like scabiosa-flowered zinnias, are taking the wedding world by storm. Another fan favorite is Queen Anne’s Lace, which is taking diversity to a new level. These reasonably priced flowers are making a startling comeback in the wedding circuit, being incorporated with higher end flowers and greens. New flower cultivars with bold shapes, colors, and forms, are proving to be must have statement pieces this year. These sought-after seeds are in high demand and local farmers and florists will be fighting to claim these luscious florals.

  

 

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McCardell Photography

Cascading Floral Wedding Bouque

Cascading floral arrangements are hot this season as they offer a lush, romantic feel to any wedding. You may opt for a smaller cascade if you wish to go for a simpler look.  One thing is for certain, no one could ignore the appeal.  Brides are gravitating towards this look as it offers a more tailored look to an otherwise large bouquet, giving off a more organic and natural feel.  The updated designs of these bouquets complement the bride in every way, while not detracting the attention from her.

 

Special Request Flowers

Recently, there has been a swarm of brides entering floral shops armed with images from social media, asking for more obscure flowers for their bouquets. Some of these long-standing favorites include roses and carnations, but more recent requests have grown to include dahlias, peonies, and eucalyptus..  These requests can be a challenge – and an opportunity – to explain seasonal nature and availability of certain flowers.

Beautiful Flower Crown for Bride

Danell Beede Photography

 

 

Stylish Floral 

Accessories 

Move over big, bold floral crowns! Make way for subtle, floral hair accessories. This year, we will see more half halos, floral hair “combs,” and simple sprigs of foliage woven into hairstyles than any year past. Another huge trend that is on the rise is the cuff wrist corsage which offers a more elegant alternative for mothers’ corsages, as well as giving the look and feel of jewelry.  For guys, this will mean mixing more interesting textural elements, such as pods and berries, alongside grasses and focal flowers.

My mantra includes taking traditional elements and modernizing as I’m inspired by the couple themselves! To see my work, visit the Knots ‘N Such Gallery. Interested in what I can do for your wedding? Contact me here!

Meredith & Trey – Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Remember back in June, we here in NC thought we would literally melt from the heat wave?  That was the setting for a lovely summer outdoor wedding for us.  We persevered and stood strong in 100+ degree heat, not wanting to let our clients down at all!  (When really we wanted to jump into the pond at the venue!  LOL)

Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh wedding planner & florist, joined the planning process a few months prior and carefully reviewed existing plans and helped to fill in the gaps, so that the day went amazingly smooth and nothing was forgotten.  But we can’t plan for Mother Nature! Just as the sun went down and the reception was in full swing, She threw another curve ball.  Enter dark clouds, thunder, lightning, and huge gusts of wind.  We were sure we were gonna be drenched!  The bride asked to move up the tosses and sparkler exit, so we hurried through those, and thought we had just made it in time.  Packing up was pure chaos as everyone still present packed and loaded in a frenzy.  But guess what?  It never rained.

I have to laugh looking back.  This wedding was sweet and wonderful, but probably the craziest experience I’ve encountered yet.  It also illustrated how Knots ‘N Such can persevere in any type of environment!  I’m so thankful for my assistant coordinator, Amy, for hanging in there with me.  And I’m thankful for the other vendors, those who cooperated to make the day magical for the couple.

Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

I also want to note the lovely flowers; I had so  much fun designing these unique pieces for the wedding. The bride’s favorite color is purple, but she couldn’t choose just one shade.  Soooo, we used all shades of purple!  The venue  has hanging baskets of fern and rose bushes all around the property, so we used fern and roses in all the arrangements as well.  Spring was the purple wedding season for me, but each wedding was so different in blooms and style, so I never got bored, even at this last purple wedding.  I’m always so inspired by each couple and strive to design something truly unique for them.

I could ramble all day about how much I enjoy my job and how much I hope to please my beautiful couples, but I must sign off for today!  See the full gallery here.

Special thanks to the vendor team:

Brant Daniel Photography (First 4 flower pictures)

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm

ASB Photography

Blue Box Weddings DJ

Harvest 27 Films

Baked by Britt Cakes

Johnny Bakatsias Catering

Yvonne & Cash – Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Yvonne & Shamaine are the most fun couple I’ve ever worked with!  EVERY meeting I was laughing until my cheeks hurt.  And that’s no exaggeration!  They love life and each other, which made my job so stinkin’ easy.  My job?  Coordination and floral design.  And I was SO honored to do it!

Yvonne is insanely organized – a Raleigh wedding planner’s dream client!  haha  When reviewing her plan, I was blown away by how thorough she was!  Hey, Yvonne, you’ve got a job here should you ever decide to switch careers.  😉  She’d planned so many moving parts, beautiful aspects, for the ceremony and reception.

The ceremony was held at her childhood church in Roxboro.  Very touching!  There was even a pew dedicated to her grandmother.  How awesome to get married in such a special place in the history of her family!

Her color palette was wisteria and silver.  And she LOVES wildflowers.  During our design consult her eyes LIT UP when I showed her a bouquet with a single peony front and center surrounded by smaller, wilder blooms.  So guess what I had to do?  Get her a peony!  I loved the look on her face when she saw her bouquet; I like to spoil my brides.  🙂

Yvonne and Shamaine included all of their children in the ceremony in various ways.  Some were ushers, some bridesmaids, some junior bridesmaids, and some flower girls.  The wedding party was a total of 19 people – one of the largest I’ve ever seen!  But all of them did such a great job  at rehearsal and did absolutely perfect at the wedding!  They also did a sand ceremony that included all the children – there were 4 different colors of sand that mixed together beautifully in a gorgeous vase.  Yvonne & Shamaine must’ve been sooo proud!  The cherry on top was the lovely playing and singing of harpist Julie Money.  It was all enough to make me teary-eyed!

If you’re a regular follower, you know that I posted something recently about 2015 flower trends.  Included in that list was having bridesmaids wear corsages instead of carry bouquets.  Months ago, I suggested it to Yvonne and she was all for it!  I love when my brides think outside the box!  And what trendsetters we are here at KNS.  😉

The reception was equally as magical and FUN.  I had fun just watching!  But, as usual, I’m rambling, so I’m gonna be quiet and let the pictures do the talking.  View the full gallery here.

Many thanks to all the wonderful vendors!

Coordination & floral design:  Knots ‘N Such

Venue:  Durham Convention Center

Pre-wedding Photographer:  Danell Beede Photography

Photographer:  Howard Gaither Photography

Harpist/Vocalist:  Me & My Harp – Julie Miller Money

DJ:  Michael Bond

Videography:  Bay Leaf Productions

Cake:  Details Cake Designs