GSS Tips From a Wedding Expert :: If it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it!!

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Looking into the future of design for weddings this fall and spring, 2012, all I can see is a tendency to more nostalgic elements and going green for weddings!  Trees, plants, local elements such as Magnolia, ivy, and other organic supplements are a great place to start.  Aged containers, like broken capitals, columns or iron-work is so easy and timely.  Brining in a gorgeous, aged container and putting new life into it with floral is the ultimate thank you to conservation.  No need for new vases, use Mason jars, perfume bottles, books, jewelry boxes, the list is endless.  Now is the time, with all of the access that we all have to the internet, all you need is a little time.  Creating an inspirational board is paramount in projecting your vision to your professionals who are going to re-create this vision for you on your most important day of your life, so far. Here are a few suggestions I encourage brides to do before choosing their floral:

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  • Photograph the interior of your reception venue…from the carpet to the ceiling.
  • Log all of the colors, go to your local paint store and choose paint swatches that compliment your venue. Choose pictures online that resemble your tastes.  Create your inspiration board on
  • Check out the natural lighting, consider what time your wedding will take place, do you need additional lighting?
  • Use more table accents to enhance your table décor, whether it is table numbers or pictures of your relationship.  Guests can enjoy your journey that has brought you to this commitment.
  • Consider the season.  What flowers are readily available?
  • Choose a theme.  Utilize the theme from the beginning of your invitation, to the end of your wedding day.  Build guests expectations of a great time with fun activities at the wedding.
  • Be creative above all, and show how creative you can be with old and new!

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