Floralizing the Ceremony // Guest Blog by Sharon Mintz
Floralizing the Ceremony
By Sharon Mintz
When it comes to floral design, we don't respect anyone more than our good friend and floral genius, Sharon Mintz, owner and floral designer behind Organic Elements in San Diego. We have worked with Sharon and her team for years and are always so impressed with her ability to create something extraordinary out of a simple concept. Keep reading as Sharon is sharing some great tips of how to visualize and customize your ceremony site in this guest blog.
When it comes to wedding décor, there are truly no wrong answers. When I sit down with my couples and they say that they don’t know much about flowers, I always respond with the same answer, “you have your preferences and that’s all we need to begin”.
Designing floral décor for a wedding is like being a set designer for one incredible day.
The colors, the style, the texture… these all set the scene for a wedding that truly speaks to the your unique style, which is a special treat for those loved ones coming to witness this amazing moment in your lives. But how do you customize + individualize?
Tradition is gone, custom is in, and there are no set rules to what a wedding ceremony now entails.
Couples are now free to explore any number of ways to frame their ceremony site beyond the traditional arbor. When walking your ceremonial venue, keep your eyes open and take it all in. Consider facing a different direction than what you’ve seen done there before. Look above the space where you will be standing to see if there are places to hang from or attach to. Talk to your wedding designer or florist about a customization of the ceremonial space that is unique to your wedding. Consider incorporating color, texture, rentals, installations. From aged gates to hanging chandeliers, setting the scene for a vow exchange has never been more exciting or unique. Between floral artists and their custom carpenter and welder counterparts, the possibilities have truly become endless.
Again, there are no wrong answers, only tremendous opportunity to explore your very own customized wedding. Breathe in, dream out and enjoy your journey.
For more ceremonial inspiration, check out Sharon's Ceremony Gallery here for unique and out of the box floral design ideas--we're so in love with each and every photo!
Sharon Mintz has been designing and floralizing weddings since 1996 when she started in Los Angeles catering to celebrity clientele. In 2005, she launched Organic Elements focusing on creating unique and noteworthy wedding design all over Southern California.
All photos courtesy of Organic Elements.