Alabama Weddings Magazine

2017

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89 A W While all levels of floral options may include specialty blooms, when it comes to the high-end option, it's the number of specialty blooms that will most impact price. Specialty blooms or those which are out of season will naturally cost more than flowers that are available year-round and don't need to be flown in. This stunning arrangement includes white and blush David Austin roses, spray roses, dahlias and scabiosa, interspersed between layers of a metallic gold fondant cake. Dahlia flower seeds take several seasons to produce blooms and are harder to grow, which may be reflected in the cost. David Austin roses are considered a specialty rose, bred by crossing old garden roses with more modern roses to achieve the superb fragrance, delicacy and the charm of the old-style blooms. Like designer purses, price will match the name. As your budget increases, so does the number of blooms that can be included. A simple white fondant cake can be transformed into a breathtaking presentation when it rests upon a bed of blue and purple hydrangea, cymbidium, stock, and orchids. The eye follows the blooms as they wind upwards to the top of the cake for a satisfying finish. When using a large number of flowers, keep in mind the type of flowers you are selecting. Not all flowers are appropriate for cake decoration. Some flowers are toxic. Others are harmful because of pesticide use. A good florist should be able to advise on which flowers might be harmful, should you have specific flowers in mind that you'd like to use. Flowers and cakes make a fine pairing. But a cake doesn't have to be fashioned with just sugar flowers when working with a limited budget. An upscale and beautiful look can easily be achieved with the thoughtful application of fresh flowers. Think pops of color and size of the bloom, especially when you are limited in number. Here pink and purple Gerber daises provide brilliant color. Spray roses and stock finish the look. One important rule of thumb involves the durability of the flowers you're considering. A beautiful gardenia in the hot sun for hours may not fair well by cake time. Consider how the cake will be served, and try to choose flowers that will have staying properties. $$$ $$ $ Floral Design: Ricky Whitley Bridal Events Florist Cakes: Cakes by Kim

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