Asking someone to marry you can be quite intimidating- and the way people approach the big question varies from the simple to the extravagant. No matter how you choose to ask for the hand of your intended, the wedding experts at Bice’s Florist are a great resource. We’ve seen hundreds of Fort Worth area weddings, and we know a thing or two about adding florals to any important event! When planning your proposal, you can never have too many flowers – and we’d like to help to inspire you.
When it comes to wedding planning, it seems the decisions just keep coming. But when the major choices are made, you can begin to look at some of the smaller details and little extras that you can add to your ceremony and reception to make them truly “yours”. Once you choose your wedding florals – bouquets, centerpieces, and head table designs – you can use them as inspiration to infuse your entire day with your style and personality. Here are some ideas for floral wedding details from Bice’s Florist, born from our decades of wedding design experience.
Silver, gold or mixed metals – metallic accents are one of the hottest wedding trends of the last several years, and the momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. Metallics add glimmer, shine, glamour and sophistication to your special day – and they blend amazingly well with virtually any type of flower or any color palette. If you are looking for a way to add extra details that will make your day sparkle from any angle, metallics are a perfect choice. And the floral experts at Bice’s Florist are the people to trust for all of your wedding day florals.
Metallic details can be bold, such as towering vases for flowers, polished silver goblets that catch the candlelight, or golden candelabras, photo frames and mirrors that provide an opulent, vintage look.
When planning your wedding day, you have many details to consider that will create a visual statement for the event, one that exudes your personal style and flair. Your wedding flowers and bouquets showcase your personality – so whether fun loving, bold, or romantic, there is both a flower and a style just right for you. Orchids are one of the most timeless floral choices for many reasons, not the least of which being their classic beauty and sophistication. When you design this exquisite flower into a cascading orchid bouquet, the result is spectacular. If you are planning a Fort Worth or Hurst area wedding, you will want to stop by Bice’s Florist to see these amazing florals.
The orchid has always been popular with brides. There is simply no bloom more elegant or romantic. However, orchids do come in hundreds of varieties, some immediately recognizable and some more obscure. Which is the right orchid for you? When designing a personal orchid bouquet for the bride, our designers tend toward orchid varieties which occur in large and lavish blooms. The bouquet above showcases the white cymbidium paired with white roses. The cymbidium has an abundant blossom with a contrasting patterned center which adds a splash of color while maintaining the overall white theme of the day. Many brides choose to use one type of orchid for her own bouquet, and another for the bridesmaid bouquets, venue flowers, and details.
Dendrobium orchids lend themselves to boutonnieres and corsages, as seen above. A much smaller bloom, they are not a likely choice for an orchid bouquet but are perfect for the delicate elements of the celebration, such as hairpieces and cake decor. Regardless of the look you are going for, from classically romantic to contemporary and trendy, there is an orchid perfect for you. Call for an appointment to meet with the experts at Bice’s Florist to discuss your wedding flowers and bouquets; we will show you several varieties, experiment with combinations and come up with the most amazing orchid bouquet, designed just for you.
The joy, magic and romance of the holiday season makes it a great time to celebrate a wedding. Wondering where to start when planning a winter wedding? For those couples anxiously awaiting their big day, the summer months are actually the right time to begin consolidating all the details and finalizing bookings. Most wedding coordinators recommend having your venue booked and dresses chosen 6 months out from the date.
Whether you have chosen a church, restaurant, hotel or any other event venue, expert planners advise asking if they will be decorating the space for the holiday season. Many venues will already be adorning their space with beautiful lights, trees, wreaths, and festive plants which may be able to be incorporated into your winter wedding ambiance. For instance, a large staircase with lights and florals may make a stunning photo location; but only if their color palette or style does not clash with yours. Knowing what the venue has planned may affect your choices, and could save you on cost, time and setup.
Next, it is important to decide on your floral arrangements, centerpieces, and bouquets. As a bride, it would be a nightmare to hear at the last minute that the flowers you always dreamed of cannot be found in time; or are not seasonally available. Making your floral plans now can ensure that you will be educated on what types of flowers and plants are going to be ready and accessible during the winter, as well as have proper time to decide on the looks that you love. This is an area where the expertise of our team will be extremely valuable – helping you to determine the right look, the right blooms and the right vision – while staying within the right budget. Experimenting with different flowers in person is a great way to visualize what everything will look like well in advance.
In only 6 months, it will be time to walk down the aisle. Let Bice’s Florist
make sure that every floral detail of that day is just as you’ve dreamed. Call us today to plan your perfect winter wedding.
Throughout their lives, a mother fills many roles for her children. The assistance and support that she provides doesn’t stop once a wedding day approaches, however. In fact, the mother of the bride is responsible for many of the tasks it takes to make the wedding planning go smoothly. From assisting with the guest list to welcoming guests at the reception, the mother of the bride has a way of making sure everything works out beautifully.
The most important thing the mother of the bride can contribute is ongoing encouragement, cheerful support, and a shoulder to lean on. After all, she is mom, and that’s what moms do. The more tactile responsibilities of the mother of the bride include helping to determine the budget; helping to choose the venue and compile the guest list; sending the invitations and managing the responses, and coordinating all the relevant details with the vendors. These vendors include the entertainers, caterers, photographers and of course, the florist.
One of the most cherished jobs that belong to the mother of the bride is to accompany her daughter when shopping for the all important wedding gown. As one of the very few people who gets the chance to see the bride before the ceremony, mom has a special privilege and bond with her daughter. Mom will also help to pick out accessories, collect “something borrowed, old and blue”, and be the one with her daughter as she dresses for the wedding. Some traditions state that it should be the mother of the bride who places the veil over the bride’s face.
At Bice’s Florist, our team of floral designers is eager to help each and every bride – and her mother – create fresh floral arrangements that will accentuate their personal flair and style. Let us help you to create the Fort Worth event of the year – your wedding day!
They say truth is stranger than fiction, and in regards to wedding tradition, the stories attest to that. So many of the rituals and ceremonies that we hold dear on our wedding day are deeply rooted in ancient superstition, historical significance and cultural beliefs. Today, they are simply traditions – but the accepted elements of a wedding ceremony are often anything but classic in origin.
- The Proposal – the groom rarely proposed in eras past; he instead sent family members to ask the bride’s family members for her hand. However, if they passed a pregnant woman, blind man or a monk on their journey, they turned around and the wedding was off.
- The Bride’s Dress – although we have come to understand white to mean purity and chastity, it wasn’t until the 19th century that it became common for brides to wear white. Traditionally they would wear their best dress, whatever color. It was Queen Victoria, in the 19th century, who challenged the royal tradition of wearing silver to be married, and instead chose white, inspiring others to do the same. The veil was first worn to protect the bride from evil spirits.
- The Bridal Party – In ancient warring cultures, bridesmaids and groomsmen were actually chosen to protect the bride from marauders who might kidnap her on her wedding day. Similarly, the best man was the groom’s most trusted fighting ally; and the tradition of the bride standing to the groom’s left originated so he could have access to his sword to defend her from attackers.
- The Wedding Ring – Long a symbol of eternity, the ring is placed on the fourth finger of the left hand because it is believed that a vein runs directly from this finger to the heart.
- The Wedding Cake – In some tribal cultures, the simple act of eating a wedding cake together is considered a marriage ceremony. In England centuries ago, guests brought small buns to the ceremony and piled them up. If the bride and groom could lean across the pile and kiss without upsetting the mound, it was considered good luck. The traditions of a tiered wedding cake, and the sharing of the wedding cake followed by a kiss, are derivations of this tradition.
Although flowers have always been a part of wedding ceremonies, they were less decorative and more symbolic. The type of flower was chosen for its meaning and underlying significance, such as fidelity, trust, love or passion. Today, brides and grooms choose floral bouquets, arrangements and centerpieces based on color, style, theme or preference – but whatever your choice of flower, the right choice of florist for your Fort Worth wedding is Bice’s Florist.
After all, your wedding is your time to start a few new traditions. And we are here to help.
2016 wedding planning is in full swing, and many of the top trends in venues, colors and flowers are becoming apparent. Romantic themes are back as strong as ever; including vintage venues and soft blush color palettes. Creative lighting elements set the mood; whether sophisticated candelabras or strings of Edison lights, ambient glow is trending.
Tall centerpieces are one of the floral choices that many couples are considering this year.
Why are high centerpieces trending?
- The elegant stature of the arrangement looks striking in a venue with soaring ceilings or open air – anyplace where there is plenty of space.
- High floral arrangements draw the eye upwards off the table, and accentuates lighting elements such as tapers candles or suspended illumination.
- Friends and family will enjoy unhindered line of sight, allowing for easier conversation and mingling.
To soar to new heights when designing your wedding florals, contact Bice Florist for ideas as to the right varietals to elongate the display; our experts will also help you bring your vision to life with inspiration as to presentation.
- Utilize vases, containers, glassware and and even candlesticks to raise the florals above the party. Rose petals, orchids or lilies can be beautifully exhibited in slender or cylindrical glass vases.
- Vintage and rustic details such as metallic boxes or jeweled pedestals add creative interest.
- Utilizing tall, slender stalks and natural details will elongate the line of the arrangement. Ca while achieving height.
- Gladioli, calla lilies, sunflowers, lupine flowers and orchid stems are popular options for long stemmed flowers; while grasses or twigs add an organic touch.
Bice’s Florists is Fort Worth’s premiere provider of wedding flowers. Our planners and expert florists will work within your color palettes and design theme to recommend the perfect blooms – if you are recently engaged, give us a call or stop by to begin planning the perfect wedding -yours.
We had a great year providing wedding flowers for the Fort Worth area – and 2016 is promising to be a great year! We are looking forward to meeting all of the newly engaged couples who will be planning a wedding over the next several months – why should you choose Bice’s for all your floral needs?
Any florist can provide flowers for your wedding. But Bice’s expert floral designers take the time to work with you to create unique and eye-catching bouquets and floral displays for your wedding that are truly different, personal and memorable. We can provide gorgeous flowers for every aspect of your wedding – here are some of our past favorites:
Bouquets: This exquisite bouquets was made with white gardenias and roses, guaranteeing it smelled as beautiful as it looked.
Ceremony Venue Flowers: Branches and vines, strewn with tulips and stargazer lilies create a canopy worthy of overseeing a special wedding.
Centerpieces: Country chic mason jars filled with a wildflower bouquet adds a rustically beautiful touch.
Place Settings: These elegant mini roses set on green leaves make ideal individual gift for each of your guests.
Whatever your idea of the perfect wedding, the expert designers at Bice’s Florist are ready to help you create incredible floral arrangements and accents, from start to finish. We look forward to meeting you and to hearing your ideas; then bringing them to life with beautiful flowers.
Every dating couple hopes that each year’s New Year’s Eve will be a memorable one and one that causes sparks to fly everywhere, especially in the romance department. With the possible exception of Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve is the most popular night or day for marriage proposals. Once you and your fiance have decided to get married, you may be wondering about what happens next. At Bice’s Florist, we know that our Fort Worth area customers will want to do their weddings on the same grand scale that Texans choose for every special occasion.
We thought we’d use this blog to help you get a head start on those all important wedding planning preparations.
Come Up With a Theme for Your Wedding
The launching point for any wedding plan is the theme. Most couples choose a theme that relates to a pivotal moment in their relationship. The theme can also revolve around a couple’s shared interest. Think of the things you like to do together, or things that are important to you.
Think About a Color Scheme
The color scheme is another important element in any wedding plan. An excellent resource for seasonal color information is Pantone. For Spring of 2016, Pantone is showcasing a palette of gender neutral colors. The palette is also vividly bright. The bright color scheme that Pantone is showing is a reflection of the predominate colors that the fashion industry will use during the Spring 2016 season. Think of Pantone Spring palette as possible colors for your bridal party’s dresses, ties, bouquets, ceremony flowers, boutonnieres, corsages and other flowers.
One of the colors that Pantone shows for Spring 2016 is a color called Peach Echo. It is more of a coral color than an orange as the color of peaches. “Lily Sensation” is an excellent example of a flower arrangement that would be a beautiful bouquet or centerpiece. It has orange or coral colored lilies, roses, Birds of Paradise, and purple dendrobium orchids.
Bright yellow is another spring color for 2016. No flower captures the essence of the brilliance of sunshine than Stunning Sunflowers. The addition of yellow roses dresses up the simplicity of sunflowers, and red hypericum berries contribute more color and brightness. This combination of flowers and flower colors captures the feeling of optimism that Pantone expressed in the release about the new spring colors.
If you got engaged on New Year’s Eve, don’t wait to start planning your wedding. You can count on our floral design experts to help you create the wedding of your dreams.