1. It's okay if you don't know much about flowers
I probably don't know much about your area of expertise either. I'm terrible with medical terms (my latin is strictly botanical) and I don't know nearly as much as I'd like about photography. I promise you it's okay - I'm learning about flowers every day and there are things that are new to me constantly. In this day and age there is so much variety, new hybrids, flowers that have been breed to thrive in Oregon even though they're native in far away countries, and just too many to keep track of! My style is to get to know you - what you like to wear and how you to decorate and what atmosphere makes you comfortable... What brings you joy and then translate that into flowers.
2. Floral design is all about creating atmosphere...
And making your space feel like it was made for you and your guests. (Because it was!) Flowers are an extension of you and a gift for your guests. Often times flowers are the best way to tie all the design elements of the wedding together - color, texture, and movement all in one spot.
3. Types of flowers aren't important...
UNLESS they're important to you. It's been popular off and on to talk about the meaning of flowers or a particular history of them, but to me the important thing is what they mean to you and how they make you feel.
4. The best looking flowers are the flowers that are in season.
Remember how I mentioned in today's world there are so many options? Well, all of those options are available almost all the time. Do you want peonies in late summer? It's doable, but not nearly as magical as some garden roses or dahlias. We forget sometimes nature's own seasons when it comes to wedding flowers. The flowers that bloom the best, last the longest, and look the most natural and elegant are those in season.
5. It's okay to trust me.
Seriously, you have more than enough on your plate with all the other wedding stuff. You don't need to worry about all the details with the flowers. In order to provide the best arrangements mosts florists work within your style guidelines. This is because flowers are living palette - every year the seasons and availabilities may be a little different. Honestly, it's impossible to micromanage nature. So share your style, I'll bring the floral art, and we'll make a great team.