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Beautiful Big-day Blooms Without Blowing Your Budget, Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographers

Go for a retro vintage theme and you can use a mix of second-hand containers. “I raided my mom’s cupboards for old-fashioned china jugs which we used as shabby-chic vases,” says real-life bride Emily. “We also had a good rummage at car boot sales and charity shops – both great places to look if you’re after lots of inexpensive, mismatched china.”

Before you start spending, carefully plan your budget and decide where flowers rank on your list of wedding priorities. If you’d rather spend more of your pennies on food and drink than decorating the venue, look to spend less on flowers, but if you want to create a beautiful space for your reception, allocate a larger portion of the budget to flowers.

Be upfront about how much you have to spend. “Your budget is one of the first things you should discuss with your florist. “The average spend is 10-15% of the overall cost of the day but this is not a realistic option for everyone. Be clear about how much you have to spend and your florist should have the experience to rise to the challenge.”

Choose a florist who is happy to work within your budget. A florist who encourages you to spend more than you can afford isn’t the right person for the job. You may have to compromise on the specific blooms or the types of arrangement you want in order to stay within your financial limits but your florist should be able to suggest alternatives that will look just as good at a lower price bracket.

Choose seasonal flowers grown locally. This will cost youmuchless than flying in exotic blooms from abroad.

Bridesmaids’ bouquets can really add up so be inventive. Think about giving each bridesmaid a single statement bloom to carry down the aisle, or opt for just having flowers in their hair or on a wrist corsage. If you’re set on bouquets, consider using them as table centres at your reception afterwards.

“Concentrate your budget on the areas that guests will spend the majority of time in and where lots of photographs are going to be taken. “If you want to get a real wow factor at the reception make the flowers totally different to the ceremony it will make everyone gasp especially going from country chic to modern funky!”

Instead of having expensive flower arrangements on every table you can alternate tables with displays of candles, which you can get for a fraction of the cost from Ikea.

“Be a little indulgent.” “If you’ve got your heart set on an expensive flower, use it but do so sparingly. Lots of brides love Lily of the Valley but used in abundance, it can break the bank. Instead, just have a little in your bouquet then you’ll feel like you’re surrounded by it all day.”

 

 

 

 

Jillian and Josh’s Wedding at Mathews Manor, Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographers

Janet and I have known Jillian since she was a little girl. She has always been so pretty and sweet! We were honored to be able to photograph her and Josh’s wedding at Mathews Manor. Jillian was gorgeous! Josh looked pretty good too! They made a really photogenic couple. Had a great party after the ceremony. We wish Jillian and Josh the best!

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Katie and Justin’s Wedding, Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photographers

What can I say about this wedding. Everything about it was perfect! We have been photographing Katie for many years. There were dance pictures, Hoover Bell pictures, family pictures, Miss Alabama pictures, and now wedding pictures. I think we know what will be next! We are very lucky to have been friends with Katie and her family for all this time. The wedding was held at Riverchase United Methodist with the reception being at Iron City. The flowers by Ricky Whitley were gorgeous. Jan O’Donnell created the cake. It was amazing. OnLive was the band. They are definitely one of the best bands I have heard! Everyone was having a blast, including Janet and I! We wish Katie and Justin many years of happiness!

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Ashlyn and Stephen’s Wedding, Birmingham, Alabama Wedding Photographers

Janet and I have known Ashlyn her whole life. She is the daughter of one of my best friends since 2nd grade! It was an honor to photograph she and Stephen’s wedding. They are two of the nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet! The wedding was held at First Baptist Church Of Opelika with the reception being down the street at the old Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. The church was beautiful and the Bottling Plant was really nice. Kinda reminded me of B&A here in town. We had an absolute ball working long time friends!

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