Farm and Forage: Organic Wedding Flower Ideas

Are you tired of beautiful wedding flower ideas yet? Good. Neither are we! We’re excited to share stunning floral inspiration from a recent workshop, Farm and Forage hosted by Bows & Arrows Flowers. We love the organic design style of these bouquets, as it really allows the flowers to show off their own unique beauty.

Another favorite design idea is the lush, yet still casual, garland centrepieces. Made with intertwined vines, the shape and texture this creates on the guest tables is certainly enviable. If you love this look, view more of our favorite garlands here.

More from Bows and Arrows’ Alicia Rico:

“This two-day intensive floral workshop was devoted to the beauty of Spring that surrounds us. Attendees worked with florals imported from Holland as well as local Dallas blooms straight from the farm. 

On day one, we visited a flower farm and walked among seasonal Texas flora, harvesting what we then used in our own designs. We got a glimpse into the farmer lifestyle and saw a working flower farm first hand. After foraging poppies, ranunculus, clematis, sugar snap peas, anemone, and iris, to name a few, we all sat down for a high tea lunch with fresh meringues and scones. The afternoon was spent making floral headpieces and bridal bouquets. Each of the students worked with our stylist, Kylie Swanson to style their work on figure with our ethereal model. Heather Hawkins photographed the students work not only capturing the blooms but a feeling and an environment. 

Our second day was spent in the Bows + Arrows design studio crafting centerpieces and large scale arrangements. We collaboratively set the table with a casual loose garland of vines and showed students how we create, style and capture a tablescape. To wrap up a floral filled experience, we took all attendees centerpieces to a fancy southern fried finale dinner at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and enjoyed deviled eggs, fried chicken, juleps and much more!”

Workshop: Bows and Arrows Farm + Forage | Photography: Heather Hawkins | Creative direction + styling: Kylie Swanson + Alicia Rico | Gown: Shop Gossamer | Hair + makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry

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06.29.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Work Less AND Book More Clients

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Want to book more clients in less time? You can, with HoneyBook. HoneyBook is the all-in-one solution for you to get back to the creative work you love — which is, after all, why your clients are booking you in the first place. HoneyBook enables you to send proposals, agreements and invoices — complete with your personal branding — to your clients within minutes. You can also use HoneyBook to collaborate with your clients and favorite vendors in one easy place.
Here’s how it works

  1. Booking: Send custom proposals and agreements within minutes.
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HoneyBook takes all of those mind-numbing tasks that monopolize your time as a small business owner, allowing you to focus on doing what you do best. It features customer-branded agreements, digital signatures, online payments, automated reminders, and downloadable monthly metrics.

Eliminate paperwork. Create magic. Click to find out more about HoneyBook today!

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06.29.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Find Your Dream Wedding Location with VenueFinder

We know how hard it can be to come across that perfect location for your wedding–one may be too small, another may be too grand. One may be too far out of the way, while another simply just doesn’t feel like you. For all of our brides and grooms searching for an amazing venue, look no further than our newest sponsor, VenueFinder.

VenueFinder is an online resource dedicated to sourcing the best venues for weddings, conferences, and events. With over 15,000 international venues listed, the comprehensive, award-winning and completely free listing service streamlines your booking process. Depending on what you’re looking for, you can easily search by location, room specifics, maximum capacities, rates and so on, and you’ll receive a list of venues that fit your requirements.

Registrations is free, quick and painless–just add some basic details and within seconds you will have access to the venue database. Even better, VenueFinder also provides a free venue finding service  from a team of experts. Their knowledgeable agents specialise in finding the perfect setting for your event and negotiating rates to get you the best deals.

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06.27.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

How to Fold a Pocket Square

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Earlier today, we answered the number one question we get from grooms: “how to tie a bow tie,” and now we’re going to tackle a simpler but equally important task- how to fold a pocket square. A pocket square is the perfect finishing touch to a sharp suit, but the key is to fold it and place it properly. Keep reading for the step-by-step.

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Instructions:

The Classic Fold:

1. Start with the pocket square laying flat.

2. Fold one side over to the other side lengthwise.

3. Fold the bottom up to meet the top.

4. Fold lengthwise again to match the width of your breast pocket.

Photography: Ashley Sawtelle | Styling: Ashley Sawtelle & Ali Fortunato | Boutonniere: Ali Fortunato | Hair Styling: Liz Burns of Goldie & Bob

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06.26.15 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured