Planning our wedding proved to be incredibly exciting, but also super overwhelming. . . Not only was it the first time I had ever planned a major party (major is an understatement when it comes to the big day, amiright), but, I also felt overwhelmed by the price tag. We started with one budget, then after a little more research, had another, bigger budget and then another EVEN bigger—you get the point… It felt insane.
Even though it poked holes in the wedding planning fun, we were still getting married (yay!). So we had to figure it out, make it work, make it cute... that last part was about 99.4% me and 0.6% my husband-to-be.
...I knew I wanted wedding flowers like those I had pinned on my Wedding Pinterest board. I couldn't afford to have a full-scale florist plan the decor, but I knew we could make it meaningful AND beautiful. So when I discovered the wonderful world that is artificial flowers at my local and craft stores, I was in faux flower heaven.
I had always imagined silk flowers to be plastic looking, overly-saturated with unnatural color pigments, and to just look blatantly fake. However, now thanks to improvements in faux floral design (whomever you lovely gods and goddesses are, I appreciate you) I was able to track down stems and greenery that looked incredibly realistic.
I put together a (very within our budget) wedding floral collection that was made with all artificial flowers. I checked the “wedding flower” box off my to-do list and tucked the finished arrangements in storage a few months before the wedding. The day-of we brought them to the venue without the fuss, mess, or surprise of real flowers, fluffed those bad boys up and got hitched!
Just a few months later, I created The Rogue Petal Co. to extend my services to engaged couples in a similar situation to the (now) husband and I. Couples in search of manageable, beautiful flower accents for their day. Couples who want to fulfill their wedding flower desires without the overwhelming price tag.
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