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Our Top Ten Favorite Wedding Bouquets!

Posted in Bouquets, Fleurtacious Designs, Florist, Flowers, Weddings

Published: May 27th, 2014

It was nearly impossible to narrow this list down to ten…in fact, I’m even throwing in some honorable mentions because there are too many gorgeous bouquets from the hundreds of weddings we have worked on. Looking through photos I was intrigued by how our designs have evolved and how styles have changed over the years. There are trends for flowers, too, folks!

Anyway, I had so much fun pulling the images for this post, so I won’t delay! In no order whatsoever, here our my top ten favorite bouquets…

Laura’s lovely bouquet!

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Sara’s spring bouquet was incredible!

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Fiddleheads for a Lake George bride!

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Love the softness of the pinks and purples…(photo by Matt Ramos).

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Jessica’s cascading orchid bouquet (and Lee’s boutonniere)!

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A rustic luxe bouquet for Meredith’s ADK wedding!

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Yellow and gray for a Saratoga affair!

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Kara’s bouquet from her 2010 wedding!

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I LOVED this nature inspired bouquet!

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And this one from 2013.

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And now for some honorable mentions…

Succulents!

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A bouquet for an Erlowest bride!

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And last, but not least, Jenny’s gorgeous bouquets!

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Hope you enjoyed checking out some of our favorite floral creations!

Best–

Kris Ann

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Make Mom Smile this Mother’s Day…with Flowers from Fleurtacious Designs!

Posted in Fleurtacious Designs, Florist, Flowers, Mother's Day

Published: May 3rd, 2014

So, April…yeah, that month is done! Holy mackerel, you guys–we have been so busy at the new shop organizing and getting settled in–then it was Easter and Administrative Professionals Week…and weddings, etc. My head is spinning!

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And that brings us to May and…Mother’s Day! How is that possible?! Wasn’t it just Valentine’s Day and Katie O’s wedding?!

But, you know, regardless of how crazy my schedule gets, I always make time for my Mom (and you should too–not my Mom, but yours!).  So we’re dedicating this post to all of the Moms, Grandmothers, Great-grandmothers, and even caregivers that feel like a Mom to us–because you’re all so special and we appreciate what you’ve done and continue to do for your kiddos. THANK YOU!!!

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There are many ways to tell and show Mom that you care; and we’re here to help with that! In addition to creating a gorgeous, fragrant arrangement for your sweet Mom, we also have great gifts and home decor here at the shop. If you’re looking for something with a little more staying power than a fresh cut arrangement, you should consider one of our amazing wreaths; or maybe a topiary?!

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If you’re unsure of what the special lady in your life will like, give us a call at 518.283.7262 and we can chat—we’re always more than happy to help!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mammas out there!

Best–

Kris Ann and the crew from Fleurtacious

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A Special, Sparkly Saratoga Wedding for Katie O’ and Nate!

Posted in Fleurtacious Designs, Flowers, Weddings

Published: March 30th, 2014

Just sitting down to write this brings back so many feelings and emotions from Katie and Nate’s Saratoga wedding. And, let me say, I was feeling ALL the feelings for their wedding. Maybe it’s because Katie and Nate are good friends of ours, or maybe it’s because they’re so very much in love, or maybe it’s that I’m just so darn happy for them–I think it was a combination of everything! I definitely cried more the week of their wedding more than I did when I got married!

I LOVED seeing Katie’s reaction to her flowers! She was very excited (which made me very happy–and, yes, I almost started crying) and the energy was so positive! And it was that way all day.

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When Katie and Nate told me they were having their wedding at the Hall of Springs, I knew that the flowers and decor would have to match the scale of the space. Katie had a very demure palette in mind that would complement the overall “sparkle” that would be woven throughout the wedding. As a designer, I like to see the other elements of the wedding that are at play so that the flowers enhance, but not overwhelm or compete. In the case of Katie and Nate, being able to see their amazing invitations and related paper items helped me create a color scheme for their day.

I presented Katie and Nate with a soft, warm, and subtle assortment of colors–ivory, white, light pink, blush, some pale peach tones, and hints of yellows and greens. These colors dominated the personal flowers and the larger arrangements for their wedding. Note, Katie’s bouquet was wrapped in sparkle…I mean, we had to! She’s the most sparkly lady we know!

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How amazing did Katie and her ladies look with their bouquets?!

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Interspersed throughout the table decor were small vases of white tulips and roses in mercury glass vases–fit for, well, the former Albany Tulip Queen! I also really love these awesome new chairs that we have available for our clients!

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And the head table had all of these elements combined, with the added height of the row of candles.

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The whole room had an amazing glow…as if we were all living in this globe of sparkle for a few hours! PS–these amazing balloons were done by Party With Mia!

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Last, but not least, the ladies of Fleurtacious paused for a photo in the Elario Photobooth!

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As I’ve said before, we were so honored that a fellow wedding professional chose Fleurtacious Designs to be part of their wedding day; it’s truly the highest honor. We wish Katie and Nate nothing but the best–congratulations again from your friends at Fleurtacious Designs!

Best–

Kris Ann

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Preparing for a Sparkly (and Very Special) Wedding!

Posted in Culture, Fleurtacious Designs, Weddings

Published: March 13th, 2014

You may have already heard, but there’s a very sparkly wedding happening this week in the Capital Region! Ms. Katie O’Malley of Katie O’ Weddings and Events is getting married this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited about it! And while we’re always excited for our clients here at Fleurtacious Designs, there’s a certain amount of extra pressure when it comes to working on an event for a colleague. I know we felt that way when we worked on DJ Vinny Vin’s wedding back in October!

When you’re in the wedding industry and you see so many weddings you naturally develop opinions about what you like and what you don’t. For instance, when Joe and I got married four years ago, we knew almost exactly what we wanted for our own wedding. So when Katie and Nate came to Fleurtacious and asked us to design for their wedding we were beyond honored.

And, again, just a little pressure–I mean, we’re designing for a wedding planner! Wedding planners work with EVERYONE! They recommend vendors to clients…and Katie O’ picked Fleurtacious Designs. Thank you for trusting us with such an important day.

It’s been really awesome working with Katie and Nate over the past few months–we’ve had a lot of fun and many laughs distilling their ideas for the big day. And when you’re planning a March wedding, you really have no idea what Mother Nature will send you; two years ago it was in the mid-60s and this year the snow doesn’t seem to stop. But whatever the weather outside, it will definitely feel like Spring inside!

While I can’t give away many details, I will say that their wedding will be elegant and sparkle-filled. Katie and Nate gave me the O.K. to share a few snippets for our blog, but we don’t want to give anything away!

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Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Maloney–we hope that you have the best day ever tomorrow and enjoy every minute! We’ll be there to make sure you do!

Best–

Kris Ann

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