Winter Wedding Trends

White is always right for a winter wedding! Accent white flowers with shades of cream and winter greens like pine and silvery dusty miller, add frosted berries for seasonal tones.

Metallic designs are so popular in fashion, they are spilling over into weddings. Look for gilded succulents, berries and other textural components for a beautiful contemporary wedding look.

Continue the look with wedding decor items such as golden succulents for place card holders.

Bouquets designed with textural items and foliage provide a natural, organic vibe for winter weddings. Thistle, eucalyptus, berries, touches of babies breath or heather and succulents are perfect components for this look.

Plaid is perfect for a wintery wedding party. Carry it through from bouquet accents to boutonniere touches. Choose a plaid ribbon design to coordinate with wedding fashions with like bow ties, vests and flannel shirts! Spread soft plaid throws over chair backs to keep your guest warm and toasty. For a truly updated look accent the plaid designs with metallic, wire, ribbon or accent flowers.

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Talk About Shawn

This week the spotlight is on one of our Canandaigua team members.  Read on to learn more about Shawn, his appreciation for nature and more:
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{1} What is your floral background?  I started working at Rockcastle Florist in the green houses on Gibson Street in 1996.  As we stopped growing and used the greenhouses less, I moved into the flower shop and started designing.

{2} How long have you worked at Rockcastle Florist?  I worked full time 1996-2001, part time from 2001-2010, and am now the Assistant Manager, full time since 2010.

{3} What is the most memorable order you have worked on at Rockcastle?  For me the Gill wedding in 2012 at Sonnenberg Gardens.  We designed 2 large spheres placed on silver pedestals that were really impressive.  You don’t get to work on pieces like that very often!

IMG_3260{4} What is your favorite flower?  Daffodil, I love the scent and it is one of the first flowers of spring!

{5} What inspires you in this Industry?  Nature, everywhere you go there are flowers and plants!  I really enjoy more natural materials and textures.  It is great to use all of these elements to create something beautiful for people to enjoy.

{6} Tell us a random fact about yourself.  I am an animal lover, especially interested in Birds!