I haven’t taken an official poll, but being a phrase of French origin, I ironically utilize the a la carte section the most on the menus at Mexican restaurants. Two tacos, a burrito, and beans, sounds like the perfect combo for Justin & I! But let me pivot from food, to flowers! A la carte might just be the perfect combo for your big day.
I absolutely understand weddings come with a budget, and that it needs to be respected! But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a gorgeous floral design. A la carte arrangements allow you to pick and choose those pieces that are most important to you and your budget. Lindsey was the most excited about her bouquets, so we focused her budget there. The florals really stood out and brought the wedding party together.
Working with brides looking for just a few arrangements to create a succinct design that celebrates their big day is a treat! Most often, al la carte is made up of bridal party arrangements, like bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and flower girl elements. I offer these for pick up, by you or someone helping with your big day’s details, to be cost friendly.
Lindsey and Austin’s modern spring Phoenix wedding at The Venue on Washington was perfectly paired with a la carte floral arrangements. Their modern minimalist style was gorgeous. A unique backdrop for the ceremony was highlighted in the modern venue space. Opting for an altar backdrop rather than a floral installation was a great option for her budget goals. It was beautiful!
Wedding planning is a journey, no doubt, and often lends to some changes here and there. I understand some decisions change or aren’t made until the last couple months before your wedding. It is fun to hear how a bride has developed their design further and fun elements they are incorporating when we chat. I have a final design details call with each bride, whether they choose a la carte pieces or a full wedding design with delivery and installations. During this call, I confirm all of the details and colors to make sure everything is cohesive and accurate before I get to work and order flowers.
Lindsey’s design vision incorporated the loveliest use of a stunning palette. She was interested in floral forward bouquets of gold, peach, and hints of burnt orange. The type of palette that warms the soul. She had originally planned on having all of her gals in a taupe color when we began planning. At our final design details call she let me know about the new dress swatches for her gals. I was a huge fan of her updated different dress color choice. Still a taupe dress in the mix, she added deep and rich colors, which I think added a lot of dimension to her wedding party palette.
Some other final touches Lindsey and I chatted through included her table decor linen and candle colors so that the bud vases of floral I was proving would be a nice accent. It was fun working through the design details with her and I really liked how it all came together.
I can’t share this wedding without bragging on how great Emily B is, it’s obvious from how she captured this big day. I adore her. She is great at what she does, and so sweet. It’s always a joy to work with her. The Venue on Washington has stellar staff to help wedding day run smoothly. They know how to hustle to get the job done as I witnessed on a rainy day venue change. Between the vendor team and couple, it was a joy helping to bring Lindsey and Austin’s big day to life with flowers.
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