It's rare you hear people talk about wedding flowers and what they cost. I guess because we're supposed to be all smiles and happiness when it comes to weddings. So it was refreshing to see this blog post which was making all the rounds earlier this year which actually talked about what those beautiful wedding flowers you see in magazines really cost. All too often, the small town florist (that's me) is in the uncomfortable position of having to say, "Sweetheart, those flowers just aren't in your budget".....And I thought to myself, "I think I'll try a different tact"...so this time when the bride came in and showed me a photo, I just told her "those cake flowers will cost $100" and then I let her decide if it was in her budget or not. You could see the extremely charming and gracious mother of the bride visibly gasp at the price and I have to admit, even I was a little shocked to hear myself uttering that. But now I think, "That was $100 well spent" because the impact was huge.
And the family was Dutch so we used this charming little bi tone tulip as a nod to their heritage. Which made me really happy. Thanks Tobi Sovak from Noisette for making our flowers look so good on that cake.