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Each encasement is custom designed to reflect your personal style. You can include your photos, invitation, garter, tiara, toasting glasses, grooms boutonniere or any other special items.

Plan now to preserve your flowers and have them picked up while they are still fresh. If your wedding has already passed, it is not too late. The services we offer are preserve wedding bouquet, how to dry flowers, dry wedding bouquet and much more! Contact your nearest dealer today!

Customize your Flowers Forever

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Juli Maggio Scott Bronco Wedding Bouquet

Julie Maggio Scott

This stunning arrangement was done for a wonderful women named Juli.  Her and her husband are huge fans of the Denver Broncos (hence the orange and blue colors).  You can also see the cute couple sporting jersey’s of their favorite team in their engagement photo inside the shadowbox she chose.  This stunning bouquet will last for generations to come in this stylish rustic pine black shadowbox display case that has been custom designed to the couples themed special occasion.  Thank you Juli for allowing us to work with you to create this bright memorabilia display that will decorate your home for years to come.

 

In order to create your own custom designed encasement call us at (801) 227-0075 for more information or to find a dealer near you.  Also, find out how to own your own franchise and create these special encampments for those in your own neighborhood.

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Bridget Fielding Wedding Bouquet

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“The flowers look beautiful! The quality is excellent & I’m excited to always have my lovely wedding flowers in my home:).” ~ Bridget Fielding ~ Her Mother also wrote down a testimonial for us, “Gorgeous, Simply gorgeous! I’m very very please with the outcome.”

Wedding Flowers: Top 10 Wedding Flowers

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Having trouble picking your flowers from the
thousands of varieties available? Check out our
roundup of favorite wedding blossoms to help you
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Picture yourself walking through a glorious garden with every flower at its peak. Which flowers would you pick for your wedding? The commonplace? The colorful? The rarest? Most fragrant? Unscented? Having trouble deciding from the thousands of varieties available? To help you narrow down your bouquet and centerpiece choices before you meet with your florist, we offer this overview of the top 10 most popular wedding flowers.

 

1. The Rose

Long considered a symbol of beauty and love, the rose figures into many myths and fairy tales. Romantic writers and poets have used the flower as a metaphor for emotion, beauty, passion, and true love throughout the ages. An all-star in the world of weddings, the rose is far from boring, particularly when it comes to color — the rose is available in solid colors and bicolor varieties, and there are striped roses and tipped roses as well. More than three thousand varieties of roses are grown commercially, many available year-round and that are surprisingly affordable. And though roses are associated with luxurious fragrance, not every rose is scented. Three main types are likely candidates for your wedding flowers: hybrid tea roses (the classic, uniformly-shaped commercial roses generally seen at your local florist), spray roses (a rose with five to 10 small heads on each stem and a “natural, garden-grown” look), and garden roses (expensive, old-fashioned varieties with bushy, open heads and delicious scents).
Learn more about roses — the quintessential wedding flower!

2. The Tulip

Although it’s most often associated with the Netherlands, this flower is actually a native of Persia. Representing “consuming love” and “happy years,” the tulip can be a meaningful wedding choice. The flowers are grown in a wide range of colors, including white and cream; pastels like pink, yellow, and peach; and vibrant hues like magenta, red, and purple. Available during much of the year, the most common tulips are very affordable, though rare varieties can be expensive. The versatile tulip can enhance both elegant wedding settings and more casual venues, and work well in almost any permutation — from bouquets to boutonnieres to table arrangements. Three main varieties are commonly used: Dutch tulips (typically seen at neighborhood florist shops and in gardens), French tulips (expensive and elegant, with extra-long stems and large tapered blooms), and parrot tulips (noted for their ruffled, striped petals in intense colors).

3. Calla Lily

Also known as the arum lily, this elegant, trumpet-shaped blossom originated in Africa and symbolizes “magnificent beauty” in the language of flowers. The calla lily’s distinctive form has been depicted in Art Nouveau and Art Deco works, in addition to twentieth-century photography. Two types are commonly available: a large-headed variety with a long, smooth stem and suitable for tall arrangements or presentation-style bouquets, and a miniature version ideal for nosegays and boutonnieres. Creamy ivory is the most popular color, but calla lilies also come in yellow, orange, mauve-pink, and dark purple.

4. Lily of the Valley

With bell-shape florets dangling from a thin stem, the lily of the valley is sometimes called “the ladder to heaven.” The fresh, perfumed scent from its tiny flowers is unmistakable. In Norse mythology, the flower is linked to Ostara, the goddess of springtime, and while most plentiful during this season, it remains available — and very expensive — most of the year. So while a fistful of lily of the valley might be your dream, a more affordable alternative may be to use just a few stems to infuse a bouquet or centerpiece with its wonderful fragrance. Most people know of the white variety, but lily of the valley also comes in a very rare rosy-pink.

5. Hydrangeas

With its big bushy head and intense shades of pink, blue, burgundy, and purple, it’s no wonder that the hydrangea represented “vanity” in the Victorian language of flowers. One of the most popular varieties changes in color as it grows from bubble-gum pink to sky blue, depending on the acid level of the soil. A stem or two of this moderately priced, scentless shrub flower helps fill out arrangements and bouquets, and a few sprigs make a charming boutonniere. You’ll find the hydrangea in white and shades of green, pink, burgundy, and blue.

6. The Peony

The peony has a large, full head, strong perfume, and bright color. But despite this outward showiness, the flower acquired the Victorian meaning “bashfulness.” Cultivated in Asia for more than a thousand years and developed further by the French, the peony is available in two main types, the herbaceous and the tree peony (the latter’s flowers do not last as long when cut). A bouquet made solely of peonies can be gorgeous; the flower can also be used to create beautiful centerpieces and arrangements. Grown in single- and double-flower styles, this expensive bloom is seasonally available from late spring to early summer but can be imported in the fall.

7. Ranunculus

Looking for a cost-effective alternative to roses or peonies? Try the lush, multi-petaled ranunculus, a relative of the buttercup. First seen by Westerners in the Far East around the thirteenth century, this mild-scented flower features several blossoms on a stem with fernlike foliage. To carry ranunculus is to tell your partner, in the Victorian language of flowers, “I am dazzled by your charms.” A natural for the bridal bouquet or bridesmaid nosegays, the ranunculus also makes a whimsical boutonniere and is available in many colors including white, yellow, orange, and pink.

8. Stephanotis

The Victorian meaning for this flower is “marital happiness,” making the dainty white Stephanotis an obvious choice for weddings. The star-shape, waxy florets actually grow on a flowering vine; each must be individually wired or placed onto a special holder before it can be arranged. A bouquet of stephanotis blossoms is one of the most traditional a bride can carry, and a stephanotis boutonniere is a classic choice for a formal wedding. Mildly scented, moderately priced, and available year-round.

9. Sweet Peas

The sweet pea, which signifies “lasting pleasure,” was first brought to England from Sicily in 1699, and the English have had a love affair with this delicate flower ever since. Its candy-like scent and ruffled blossoms make this an old-fashioned favorite in bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids. The sweet pea’s many colors range from white to intense pinks and purples, and its scent can be strong and sweet.

10. The Gardenia

Surrounded by dark green, waxy leaves, the exquisite gardenia exudes a sultry, heavy scent. It was this intoxicating fragrance that captivated an English sea captain traveling through South Africa in 1754, prompting him to bring home one of the native plants as a souvenir. Gardenias are lovely tucked into a bouquet or floating in a low bowl as a centerpiece, and a single gardenia makes a wonderful scented corsage. But be gentle: the delicate, creamy ivory petals of this expensive flower can bruise easily. Large three- to four-inch blossoms, as well as a miniature variety, are available.
Adapted from The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers (Chronicle Books, 2002).

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Restore Your Old Bouquet!!!

 

Brides Response When She Saw her Bouquet Restored:

“WOW! Seven years after our wedding my bridal bouquet was crumbled, dusty and sad! Now it looks as good as the day of our wedding. My flowers were the highlight of my wedding day and now I see them and smile everyday Thanks!”
~Jessica Benson

Wedding Stats

Average Cost of a Wedding

$28,110

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In 2013, the average cost of a U.S. wedding is between $27K-$28K (honeymoon not included). While this number varies by region, season, day of the week and style, it accurately portrays what most planning couples ultimately spend for their big day. This dollar amount is a logical indication and baseline for an average 2012 wedding budget.
Did you know: Nearly 50% of all couples will end up spending more on their celebration than they had originally budgeted for.  Think about that for a moment.  Roughly 2.6 million weddings are performed each year in the U.S. and almost half of them will fail to stick to their intended budget. Knowing what other couples are spending is helpful in creating a realistic financial budget that can successfully be followed.
Weddings By the Numbers
According to TheKnot.com, New York City (Manhattan) couples topped the rankings in 2010 as having the highest average budget ($70,730) of any other U.S. city while Utah has the lowest average spend ($13,214).
For more basic but in-depth information, check out the infographic below from BridePop that introduces you to all the key concepts you need to know:
Only 16% of couples spend more than $30k on their wedding.
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More Data & Statistics

Below are a few leading resources for bridal statistics that we source when creating our average costs. A majority of that information comes from online websites such as the Bridal Association of America, David’s Bridal, TheKnot, SmartMoney, Money.CNN.com, DataMonitor,The Wedding Report, Real Simple, Wedding Directory, Brides.com, USAToday,Wikipedia, Forbes and Mint.com.

Bridal Market Overview
In 1924, Marshall Field’s became the first department store to launch a bridal registry. Ever since then, the bridal business has grown to become a $48 billion industry that continues to grow and thrive. Check out the link below to watch a video from Mint.com that covers some interesting facts and information on what was once considered a relatively simple affair.

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Fun Wedding Facts

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Bouquet:

For ancient Greeks and Romans, the bouquet was a pungent mix of garlic and herbs or grains. The garlic was supposed to ward off evil spirits and the herbs or grains were to insure a fruitful union. In ancient Poland, it was believed that sprinkling sugar on the bride’s bouquet kept her temper sweet.


 

Wedding cake

Cake:

The wedding cake has always played an important part in the wedding. Ancient Romans broke a cake over the bride’s head to symbolize fertility or abundance. Many other cultures dropped wheat, flour or cake on the bride’s head, and then ate the crumbs for good luck. The early British baked baskets of dry crackers, and every guest took one home after the wedding. In medieval times, guests brought small cakes and piled them on a table. The bride and groom then attempted to kiss over the cakes. Eventually, a young baker decided to put all the cakes together and cover them with frosting, thus the tiered wedding cake was born.

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Dress:

Traditionally, brides did not wear white wedding gowns. Through the 18th century, most brides just wore their Sunday best to their wedding. Red was a favorite during the Middle Ages in Europe. Other colors were worn for symbolic reasons: blue meant constancy and green meant youth. As years passed, white was worn as a symbol of purity. Today, white merely symbolizes the wedding and is worn by any bride, no matter if it is their second marriage.

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Honeymoon:

The first weddings comprised of a groom taking his bride by capture. He would take her somewhere hidden away so her relatives and villagers couldn’t find them. There they stayed for one moon phase and drank mead, a wine make from honey, to make them more amorous. Thus, the word “honeymoon” was born. Today, the honeymoon is the time when the couple can get away for awhile.

Wedding Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the Wedding Quiz!  See if your guesses were right.

1.  Approximately how many weddings were performed in the US in 2009? 2,272,624

2.  What was the estimated cost of a wedding in the US in 2009?  $30,860

3.  What is the average engagement time of a couple in the US?  17 months

4.  What is the average number of guest at a wedding in the US?  169

5.  What is the average age of a Bride in the US?  26

6.  What is the average age of a Groom in the US?  28

7.  What is the cost of the average engagement ring in the US?  $4,411

8.  What is the average money amount of gifts received at a wedding in the US?  $5,780

9.  What is the average amount of money spent on flowers for the wedding in the US?  $1,970

Fun Wedding Quiz

Let’s do a fun wedding quiz.

If you know the answers to these questions or have a guess post your comment below.  Remember to number your answers so we know which question you are answering.  I will post the answers on Feb. 24, so don’t delay because you only have one week!

1.  Approximately how many weddings were performed in the US in 2009?

2.  What was the estimated cost of a wedding in the US in 2009?

3.  What is the average engagement time of a couple in the US?

4.  What is the average number of guest at a wedding in the US?

5.  What is the average age of a Bride in the US?

6.  What is the average age of a Groom in the US?

7.  What is the cost of the average engagement ring in the US?

8.  What is the average money amount of gifts received at a wedding in the US?

9.  What is the average amount of money spent on flowers for the wedding in the US?

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