Kate, a Bloomerent bride, worked with Bloomerent florist Larkspur Botanicals for her August 2016 wedding at The Terrace at Biagio's in Paramus, NJ. Together Kate and Lindsey, owner of Larkspur Botanicals, used candles and low arrangements filled with hydrangea, Cafe Au Lait Dahlias and David Austin Garden Roses to create a soft and intimate setting for her guests (below).
We asked Kate to answer a few questions about her wedding and planning process to give insight to all future brides and grooms.
How did you find your florist?
Bloomerent generously helped match me with a florist who was eco-friendly. After I heard about the “ick” factor that goes along with expensive flowers being thrown in the trash after extravagant weddings, I knew I had to work with an eco-friendly florist, even if I couldn’t share my flowers afterward.
Were you the first or second event?
How did working with Bloomerent ease the traditional experience of choosing a florist?
Working with Bloomerent took all the guesswork and anxiety out of choosing a florist. I knew once Bloomerent helped me find an eco-friendly florist that was also set up to share with Bloomerent I would be in great hands.
What was the inspiration/theme of your wedding?
We wanted to create an intimate setting but also have a huge dance party. We didn’t want anything too showy or over the top, and quite honestly, we invested almost our entire budget into the venue and the band. We knew the food and music would be the most memorable attributes! Flowers were not at the top of my list to spend money on.
How did your inspiration/theme influence your flowers?
I envisioned short, light pink arrangements on the tables surrounded by candles to create a soft, intimate vibe.
How was your experience working with your florist?
Lindsey and her team at Larkspur were conscious of my budget and didn’t show me anything outside of that. She never tried to upsell me on anything either, which was a welcome breath of fresh air while planning a wedding! Lindsey took my elementary knowledge of flowers (ie: “ummm, pink ones”) and made my vision come to life. She sourced gold compote vessels for my centerpieces that were perfect. We also made the decision to move our ceremony indoors the morning of our wedding due to extreme August heat/humidity. Lindsey and her team quickly sprung into action and brought an arch to the venue to hang flowers on and to get married under! All the while, Lindsey was 7 months pregnant!
How did you feel knowing that your flowers wouldn’t end up in the trash?
It was such a satisfying feeling knowing I was being as eco-conscious as possible for the wedding flowers. I would have felt empty and sad knowing beautiful flowers were getting thrown away after only a few hours of being enjoyed.
What was the highlight of your wedding?
The highlight of my wedding was that I arranged with the band to join them for my favorite song “Good Feelin” by Flo Rida and do all the rap parts solo with their microphone! I felt like I waited my whole life for that moment.
What made you decide to be the First Event?
I was not dead set on being the First Event, I was open to being First or Second. Bloomerent did not have an event on my weekend available for me to be the Second Event, so I ended up being First. Bloomerent worked tirelessly up until a few days before my wedding to find a Second Event to share my centerpieces!
Would you recommend Bloomerent to friends?
Without a doubt.