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Floral Design Workshop

Poppy Belle Floral Design focuses on many things but each of them is connected the all things beautiful and amazing blooms! Being a Durham Florist we a few times a year offer an amazingly fun event: our floral workshops!

Two women stand next to each other creating a floral design at a workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design captured by bow tie collaborative

A workshop is an evening where our lead designer Amy, takes the time to share her knowledge and experience with you. Guiding you through how different textures, colors, blooms and greenery can work together and different techniques for you to decide how you want to arrange your own centerpiece.

a floral design created at a workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design captured by bow tie collaborative

We provide: the blooms, vase, snacks, wine and the amazing advice and expertise of Amy to help teach and guide you!

You can join us in studio or over Zoom. Which ever way you are most comfortable!

Five women stand in a line holding their floral design created at a floral design workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design

Five women stand in a line holding their floral design created at a floral design workshop taught by durham florist poppy belle floral design captured by bow tie collaborative

So if you are interested in an amazing night of not only learning some basics of floral design but also making your own centerpiece to take home, enjoy some light snacks and wine while you have THE most fun night: then jump on over to our shop page and select workshop to see what dates are coming up to book your spot!

Building a Wedding Day Timeline, Tips from Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Mikhail Glabets. Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

A crucial component to a successful wedding day is building a Wedding Day Timeline. Knots ‘N Such, a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, is here to give you some advice for crafting a timeline that is efficient yet not rushed.

bride & bridesmaids in bridal suite

Photo by The Nixons Photography

  1. Ceremony & Exit Time: These are the first times to choose, because every other begin and end time will depend on these. Do you want an afternoon wedding? Do you want a twilight wedding?
  2. Photographer’s Schedule: How many hours do you want your photographer to cover? This may depend on your budget, since most photographers have set hours in their packages. Your photographer will talk with you about what and how many photos you’d like to do pre-ceremony versus during cocktail hour.
  3. Hair & Makeup Time: Who will be getting their hair done the morning of the wedding? Your beauty artists will create a schedule based on how many people they’ll be making over and what time your photos are scheduled to begin.
  4. Squad Schedule: Be sure to communicate the plans to your squad – wedding party and family need to know where to be and when to be there. Make sure they are waiting on the photographer rather than vice versa. Once the day gets behind schedule, it’s difficult to catch up, so stress this to your loved ones, so they are ready and waiting. It might be helpful for you to write this up and and email or print for them, so they don’t forget.
  5. Vendor Arrival Times: Each of your vendors will schedule their arrival time on your ceremony start time. They’ll let you know how much time they’ll need to setup and prepare, so ask for their guidance in this area.
  6. Cocktail HOUR: Going back to your photographer… Create a list of photos you want completed during cocktail hour. Make sure he/she can do all that you want in about 45 minutes. Keep your list to immediate family and wedding party only. Extended family guests should be reserved for candids during the reception. You want to keep your cocktail hour to an hour. If you go over, you may be considered a rude host. Guests get antsy, hungry, and tipsy, so be sure to join them ASAP, so the show can go on.
  7. End the night early:  This is a tip I give to a lot of brides.  It will be a long emotionally draining day, and believe me, you will be exhausted.  Confirm with your venue when you need to be out (including break down times), and this will help you set that key departure time. If you want the party to continue, plan an after party and invite key people to join you.
Bride and Groom Photo on Bridge

Photo by Danell Beede Photography

Planning your wedding day timeline does not need to be stressful.  The important thing is to communicate: communicate with photographer, vendors, bridal party, etc.  Make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to arrival and departure times.  A great resource to have is a planner/coordinator for your wedding.  This is where Knots ‘N Such would love to help you.  Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you in your wedding planning adventures!

XO,

Amy

Bridal Bouquets: A Raleigh Wedding Planner’s Favorite Florals

Feature photo by Vesic Photography.

As a Raleigh wedding planner and florist, I understand better than most, that flower choice can really make a wedding. They’re the perfect decoration. They accent so many places. They look great everywhere. In this blog let me share with you some of my recent favorites.

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