by Victoria Thanoukos from Kensington Florals & Events
- Director of Events at Kensington Florals & Events
- 2015-2017 Works are featured on various magazines and Wedding Blogs
- 2016 & 2017: Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award Winner
- 2016 & 2017: Expertise Top 19 of 660 Floral Design Studios
Do You Provide Any Alternatives to a Bouquet for a Bride?
Typically brides come to us because they LOVE our creative bouquets but we always willing to work with the bride's idea for her special day. Although our brides have never asked for an alternative, glamorous embellishments are always fun and a great way to really make the bouquet pop. Our team likes to remind every bride that the bouquet is the most photographed flower piece of the day so be... Read More »
What Is the Latest Bridal Bouquets Trend?
We have seen a few trends that are very popular with our brides. The first is that each loves to add something personal to her bouquet. This could be a broach passed down, rings, a necklace, rosary, photo of grandparents. You name it we have secured it on the actual top portion of the flowers or on the ribbon wrapped portion of the stem. We love this trend as it... Read More »
If My Flowers Are Not in Season, Can You Provide Them and at What Extra Cost?
The short answer to this questions is.... usually. I'd like to respond with a few things that you may want to consider and also have an open conversation with your florist/floral producer. Many of us outsource from amazing farms around the world. The best roses come from Ecuador, Holland cannot be beaten on Tulips and Hydrangeas, Canada's carnations cannot be touched, Oregon USA lush greenery is unparalleled, Vietnam's orchids are... Read More »
What is the Correct Way of Holding a Wedding Bouquet?
This is a great question with a couple of different answers and it all depends on the type of bouquet that you have on your wedding day. If you have a cascading bouquet that is made from the traditional pre-made handle, it is best to slightly tilt the bouquet toward you. This is for two reasons; the first so that your hand may shift the wait a bit as cascades... Read More »
What Are Some Popular Flowers Used for Wedding Boutonnieres and Corsages?
This really depends on season and type of flowers for the bridal bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets. We always match the flowers from the bridal bouquet to the groom's boutonniere and the groomsmen flowers are matched the bridesmaid flowers. That way the bride and groom can stand out on their special day. We have always found couples that do things personal to them stand out. We had a couple use chemistry... Read More »
How do You Decorate a Small Wedding?
The first approach that a couple has to take is to choose the right space/venue for their wedding. Is small enough for a family home or garden to be used, are you going for the loft approach, restaurant, mini banquet area, the library, etc? Then what we always suggest (apart from fantastic bouquets) are loads of candles. You can never go wrong with a room filled with candles. They provide... Read More »