Saturday, April 4, 2015

Florist answers 6 questions about choosing a wedding florist | tallahassee florist

Asking Annette McGuffey local Tallahassee Wedding Florist What every bride should know before scheduling a flowers consult appointment.
1. When should you meet with your wedding florist?
It is recommend to meet with your florist 6 months to one year before your wedding date.
It is helpful to have all these items in place before you meet with your florist
1.   Location of wedding
2.   Location of reception
3.   Date
4.   Your dress
5.   Your bridesmaids dress color 
2. How do I select a florist?
Word of mouth is good. Ask your friends that have recently tied the knot,who they used. Check online such places as Wedding Wire or The Knot, read reviews.  If you are using a planner she/he can also make suggestions.
3. What should I do before meeting with a florist?
Understand the types and styles of bouquets and flowers you like. Start a board on pinterest just for your wedding flowers. Bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, ceremony flowers and centerpiece are all good choices to research and pin. Most florist would love for you to share your board with them, so they can share your vision and understand the styles and flowers you are interested in.
4. Are all Florist equal?
No. This may sound strange, however it is good to visit their websites and look to see if they have their own designs displayed and how relevant their pictures are to your style of wedding. Many will have blogs, pinterest  boards, instagram and facebook pages. Visiting these as well. 
5. How much can I expect to pay for my wedding flowers?
Normal floral budget for weddings is usually around 10 to 15 percent on your total budget.  Wedding wire has a tool to help with all aspics of budgeting your wedding. Wedding Wire budget creator
Flowers cost can vary by lux type flowers to a less expensive alternative. So if you are not set on peonies or orchids have your florist suggest a replacement flower that can give you same look and feel at a fraction of the cost.
Be up front with your florist. Let them know what budget you are working with so they can help you with your vision. Be realistic from the start don’t meet them with $5000.00 expectations and a $1500.00 budget.

6. What should I bring to the consultation?

Inspirational boards, pictures, fabric, swatches, are always wonderful to bring to the consultation.  You may bring up to two people with you. The groom and your mother are excellent choices. Children can be a big distraction so please find a sitter. 

If  you have other questions about your special day. Please call us. We love our brides and love to help any way we can. Let us help your vision become a reality. 
A Country Rose Florist is a wedding and event florist located in Tallahassee Florida. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pure Southern Class - A Wedding to Remember!

One of our weddings this past weekend featured beautiful blue and white hydrangeas, mini green hydrangeas, yellow garden roses, and yellow and white calla lilies. Take a look at some of the stunning photos we snapped of this gorgeous day!


This was the bride's bouquet. Isn't it gorgeous?

Bright and springy boutonnieres using yellow calla lilies

These lovely table settings included hydrangeas in the Bride's own collection of china


This arch way was the display for the wedding cake. We decorated it with hydrangeas, magnolia leaves and curry willow crawling up and weaving throughout.

The family had this lovely seating area set up for guests to lounge and enjoy wedding festivities.

The family also had this charming area for the men to spoke a cigar and enjoy a drink or two. Additionally, the bottle of bourbon on the table had been buried upside before the wedding and dug up on the couple's wedding day - an old Southern tradition that promises it won't rain on your special day! (Notice the sunny skies all around!)


The ceremony at the church included even more hydrangeas! 


Congratulations to our Bride, Taylor! Wishing you and your groom a happily ever after! 





Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wedding Tallahassee | Florist Tallahassee | A Country Rose | Bridal Bouquets

Photo blog of some our most recent bridal bouquets. 



Hand tied bridal bouquet of yellow garden roses white callas blue hydrangea 




Beautiful white garden roses adorn the simple bouquet with an over flow of greenery for that just picked garden feel. 


All white bouquet of hydrangea, roses, garden roses, lily of the valley,


All white bridal bouquet of garden roses, ranunculus, gerbera, garden roses and a touch of 
fresh lavender. 





















Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vintage China Plate Rentals Photo Blog

As A Country Rose China Plate Rentals grow we get so excited. The possibilities are endless. Using our plates for any occasion adds interest and conversation.  How about a bridal breakfast or a bridal luncheon? Or maybe a special birthday or a baby shower? They are stunning for weddings, rehearsal dinners and more.

Our china is a mismatched grouping. We can customize them by colors like blues, pinks or yellows or maybe you like all the colors..... We have over 400 plates to serve your needs. Take a look at the pictures and let us know which ones are your favorites.





















































 I don't believe I can pick out a favorite myself..... They are all so pretty.
Contact us today for your next event. A Country Rose... has been your favorite florist for years now you can let us set your table to accent all those beautiful flowers. We service Tallahassee Florida and all surrounding areas.

Visit here to see all our pretty table settings.