January 24, 2014

Emergency Floral 9-1-1!

Lisa Foster Floral Design … To The Rescue

Fixing An Amateur Disaster

Knoxville Tn florist Lisa Foster Floral Design had the opportunity to help a desperate bride and her trusty maid-of-honor on the day of her wedding. The situation was that the bride had gone to another local florist to book her wedding bouquet and on the day of her wedding the bouquet she was given was nothing like the bouquet she originally ordered. 
There are times in the floral industry when a particular flower isn't available or it comes in, in a different shade than expected but an experienced florist would have known how to make a substitution. This was not the case with this bride. 
Lisa Foster Floral Design, has done other re-do bouquets from other places before but this was worth taking the time to discuss. Here are a few things to remember when choosing a florist for your wedding.   Florists will usually work with a budget if brides mention that they have one. Lisa Foster Design takes pride at being able to work with any bride, with any budget. 
There are times when we have to show realistic ideas of what flowers can work within a particular budget. However, there are still beautiful flowers out there that don't cost a ton of money. Incorporating these flowers into wedding arrangements can often times help with overall cost. 
Another great thing to keep in mind for choosing wedding flowers is picking someone with experience and know-how. Lisa has worked in the floral industry for over 20 years (and on top of that she is a perfectionist). Flower arrangements do not leave the studio unless it looks amazing! This includes everyday orders, Christmas decorating, and all other work we do. The big question Lisa Foster Designers ask ourselves is, "would I like to receive this arrangement?" if the answer is no then we re-do it. 
There are a lot of great florists around Knoxville. We have great relationships with most of them and if there is ever a time when we can't do something we have no problem referring our customers to our other florist friends.  
Here are photos of the before and after of the rescued bouquet.
BEFORE: There was no design to this bouquet

BEFORE: The one pin that was used was sticking out the other side, and poking the brides hands

BEFORE: The sheer ribbon was glued, and the ends were anything but finished.

BEFORE: Many of the flowers were bruised and wilted.

BEFORE: The color scheme the bride was looking for was pinks and oranges.


AFTER: We added orange and hydrangeas

AFTER: By swapping out the greenery for a premium greenery really makes a difference.

AFTER: We were able to use some of the previous flowers throughout the new.

AFTER: The result, a happy, happy maid-of-honor! 

We always say our goal is to have happy brides, because happy brides are what it's all about!

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