5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Florist

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Florist

The cornerstone of beautiful wedding décor is the floral arrangements. Flowers are essential for any wedding and traditionally, have been used to dress up and accentuate an already beautiful ceremony. If you are planning a wedding, then you should know what to consider when choosing a floral designer for your dream day.

Everyone loves beautiful flowers; they can be used to create a warm and festive atmosphere, bring in color, or add softness to your wedding décor.

They also carry a message and various colors have historically symbolized themes of love, joy, friendship, devotion, and abundance.

Florals are your secret weapon in bringing your wedding to life, so take care when considering which of the amazing floral designers in Houston to use for your big day.

 Here are some steps you should consider before deciding on a Houston floral designer for the happiest day of your life:

Consider the time of year

Flowers appear at almost all weddings, regardless of the time of the year. However, depending on the season, certain varieties of your favorite blooms may be more available than others. LBJ Floral & Events can help you decide on the best flowers to use depending on the month of your wedding.

Unless you’ve always dreamt of a specific bloom being incorporated into your designs, it’s best to work with florals that are in season. Out of season florals are more difficult to source, more expensive, and it can be difficult to guarantee quality. If you love Peonies but are having a September wedding, talk to your floral designer about incorporating garden roses, ranunculus, or lisianthus instead.

Regardless of the season, the designers at LBJ Floral & Events will know which flowers work best in each season and will work with you to ensure your vision is fulfilled.

Consider the type of wedding celebration

Flowers are a huge part of wedding décor and your style and choice of blooms can set the stage for the type of wedding you’ve planned. Depending on the kind of wedding celebration you have chosen, your choice of flowers may vary. If you’re more traditional, a classic tulip bouquet may be right up your alley. Or floral designs of soft and whimsical wildflowers may be more in line for a bohemian theme. Your style and theme can be enhanced and mirrored by your floral designs, so make sure to discuss your overall wedding ideas with your designer.

Consider the venue

When choosing your wedding décor, consider the venue itself. A grand ballroom, farmhouse, or outdoor garden venue all have different restrictions and opportunities that come with them.

With larger or less ornate venues, there may be more opportunity to integrate hanging installations, floral walls, or grand tablescapes into the layout. If the venue already has a style of its own or you like a more low-key look, you may opt for more candles and low table arrangements.

Whatever your style or your venue, the designers at LBJ Floral & Events can help you utilize your florals and décor in a way that matches your dream.

Choice of Bridal bouquet

Your bridal bouquet is a wedding focal point. It’ll be the centerpiece of numerous wedding photos, hides those happy shaky hands when you walk down the aisle and is the envy of others at the end of the night when tossed to all the single ladies.

With that much focus on one arrangement, you’ll want to ensure your bouquet is exactly what you’ve always dreamt of. This is where your floral designer comes in.

With your vision in mind, the floral designers at LBJ Floral & Events will work with you to create that envy-worthy bouquet. Your wedding style, color palette, dress and veil style, and favorite blooms all come in to play when designing the brides’ bouquet.

The more traditional tight and round is no longer the only option; try something fresh like a loose whimsical design, a hand-tied garden beauty, or a big bold colorful display. Discuss the style of bouquet you’ve been thinking of with your floral designer and let her come up with a bouquet that will wow not only your guests but you too!

Floral experience

When it comes to your big day, you want people involved who are knowledgeable and experienced and it is no different when it comes to your florals and décor.

When deciding on which Houston floral designer to choose, you want someone who listens and understands your vision. Someone who will give expert advice on which florals work best, what color palette goes with your theme, and how to maximize the impact in your venue.

In the end, you’ll want a floral designer that makes you feel heard and works with you to make your day everything you’ve always dreamt of, and that’s what the designers here LBJ Floral & Events live to do.

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Stunning Summer Outdoor Venues

Stunning Summer Outdoor Venues

Sweet, sweet summertime

Booking a summer wedding date not only lends itself to some of the most coveted blooms but also provides the opportunity to embrace the outdoors for your dream wedding.

Take advantage of the sunny forecast and incorporate the scenery, for a wedding that embraces your guests and has that natural complete feel. There are many aspects of the summer months to love and our team is here to help you incorporate them into your big day.

 This elegant wedding at the Houston Zoo was a dream come true for the bride who dreamt of celebrating her big day at her favorite childhood spot.

The canopy of the majestic oak trees will envelop you and your guests, while the reflecting pool evokes a dreamy sense of wonder as the koi peak out to say hello. This bride adorned the ancient oaks with chandeliers and florals to add a sense of sophistication to the reception.

This wild venue is perfect for reminiscing about your favorite childhood memories and truly unleashing your creativity.

This natural gem is a favorite of our brides and it is clear why. The stunning garden venue evokes the feel of being in a movie and gives off serious secret garden vibes.

With the lush natural surroundings, there isn’t much to be done but to enjoy the stunning scenery surrounding your dreamy wedding!

Embrace the blooms and greenery by accenting them with overflowing arrangements or a custom archway for the altar to truly pull-off the secret garden feel.

The nestled embrace of the towering hedges and unique architectural details of this classic Charleston garden are sure to make you fall in love with its charm and give a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This bride and groom kept their color palette neutral to compliment the outdoor garden and tie into the natural surroundings.

Classic garden venues like this are perfect for the couple who appreciates the outdoors and the elements it provides. Keep your décor simple with low classic arrangements and hurricane candles to really take advantage of the cozy garden feel.

Intimate weddings have a special charm to them.

This sweet couple wanted a small cozy gathering and chose to wed in a local plant house surrounded by gorgeous seasonal color and natural plantings.

Florals from the bride’s bouquet were incorporated into the ceremony to showcase their personalities and add in that special touch.

Small local venues are a great option for that intimate cozy feel. Our team works with the existing details to create a cohesive design that doesn’t compete with the natural beauty of the space.

For more information about dreamy outdoor weddings or to book a consultation, contact our team at bjoseph@lansonbjones.com today.

Follow us at @lbjfloralevents or on Facebook, Lanson B. Jones Floral + Events, for more insights into our team’s creative process.

Dreamy Stationery Pairings

Dreamy Stationery Pairings

When it comes to floral design, we explore every wedding element for inspiration.

One of our biggest inspirations is your stationery! Your invites set the tone and give your guests a sneak peek into your wedding’s theme.

We gathered a few of our favorite floral and stationery pairings and included a bit of an insight into the inspiration behind it!

Green Goodness

The heavy green and soft floral border around the suites served as an inspiration to create an overflowing arrangement with a balance of dark green and soft tones of pink and white floral in a rose gold vessel.

The green hues were the main focus of the design and reflected the border used on the wedding invite.

Summer Elopment

Perfect for a classic summer wedding.

This blue-hued invite inspired us to bring out our ginger jars!

The ginger jar vessels reflected the watercolor painting of the Chinese temples, while the gold magnolias leaves and soft white florals mirrored the supporting stationary suite.


Jeweled Garden

Nothing stands between a girl and her jewels!

Our bride wanted to focus on rich deep tones such as purples, pinks, and teals. The wedding invitations and table cards reflected the facets and hues of a jewel.

To continue the theme through to the florals, our team incorporated touches of jeweled toned blooms in the bridal bouquet and table arrangements.

A Classic Beauty

A simple design with detailed florals peaking from the inside of the envelope served as the inspiration for this rustic chic wedding.

Lush all- white floral and greenery arrangements in classic stone urns sat atop white linens, reflecting the sweet simplicity of the suite.

The simple design sparked the inspiration for the classic romantic look the bride had always dreamt of.

Happiness in Blush

To kick-off a lifetime of happiness, this couple’s paper details featured the Chinese symbol for happiness in gold foil. This distinctive feature was carried through to the reception with moss covered happiness symbols.

Pink tones from the envelopes and rsvp cards were carried through to the lush centerpieces and napkins, highlighting the soft blush theme.