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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

Shop Local With In-Season Flowers – Tips from a Raleigh Wedding Planner

Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh wedding planner and florist. Feature photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Let’s be honest, when you think of weddings, flowers are usually right up there with white gowns, cake and dancing like a fool.

 

Even in the vaguest of daydreams, most people will at least picture a bouquet, am I right? Flowers and weddings go hand in hand—particularly this time of year with so many pretty things in bloom!

 

Now, as a Raleigh wedding planner who also doubles as a florist, I’m a bit biased, but I really do think flowers can bring so much to your big day. There’s no doubt about it, though, that bill can add up fast. A great and easy way to save a bit on blooms is to go with flowers that are in season.

 

And trust me, there are so many options! So here’s a quick guide to what grows when.

 

Some flowers are more or less year-round, such as carnations, chrysanthemums, lilies and gerbera daisies, and roses. But others are a bit pickier.

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Stephen Thrift Photography

Spring

 

The growing season is here! Spring is one of my favorite times for flowers—shocking for a florist, right?!

 

Some common ones for this time of year are the calla lily, delphinium, forsythia, freesia, gardenia, hyacinth, irises, daffodils, hydrangeas, sweet pea, casa blanca lily, lilac, orchid, peony, poppy, tulip and ranunculus.

 

There are lots of tree blossoms that show up in the spring, as well, like dogwood, cherry, and quince. Those could be uber romantic for a barnyard or winery wedding!

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Jodi Miller Photography

Summer

 

Summer can be a bit rougher on flowers around here due to the intense heat. You’ll probably experience your florist being a bit more worried about leaving those blooms outside for long periods of time, lining up someone to make sure they have enough water.

 

Good choices for this time of year are sunflowers, Asiatic lilies, gerbera daisies, peonies, delphiniums, irises, calla lilies, lisianthus, baby’s breath, carnations, chrysanthemums, dahlias, delphiniums, foxgloves, freesia, gardenia, hydrangea, iris, zinnia, and lilac.

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Fall

 

With more of a harvest feel, fall weddings sometimes shy away from too many flowers, and be prepared for the blooms you do have to boast those deep, rich autumn colors!

 

Good choices for these months include gerbera daisies, hydrangea, delphinium, amaryllis, carnations, viburnum, irises, narcissus, baby’s breath, freesia, juniper, lily orchid, Queen Ann’s Lace, roses, sunflower and zinnia.

 

Throw in some leaves, pumpkins and wheat for a wonderfully crisp fall feel!

Winter

 

Flowers during the cold season can really add a pop of color, especially if it’s snowy white outside (usually not the case around here, I’m afraid).

 

Things that you can find blooming at this time are carnations, gerbera daisies, helleborus, holly berry, lilies, casa blanca lilies, orchids, tulips, hydrangeas, amaryllis, pansy and poinsettias.

 

Add some ivy and evergreen accents to really set the winter feel!

 

For more pointed tips on local seasonal flowers, give me a buzz at Knots ‘N Such! I’d be happy to point you in the right direction for blooms on your big day.

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