Bouquet Style Guide

The bridal bouquet, a traditional element to any wedding, comes in many different forms and styles.  To help navigate the differences, we’ve put together a glossary of the most common bouquet types!

Nosegay

This is the most common bouquet style, and is traditionally comprised of a compact cluster of flowers that is wrapped tightly with ribbon with the stems cut evenly.  It is often comprised of one to three flower types for maximum impact!

Pomander

Often carried by flower girls, the pomander is a flower covered ball tied with a ribbon at the top.  It can be held by hand, or hung on the wrist.  The pomander also makes a great decor accent along the aisle!

Posy

This style is a great option for bridesmaids!  The posy bouquet is a small, round bouquet, often tied with ribbon.

Cascade

The cascading bouquet was once made popular in the early 20th century, and has come back with a bang!  A variety of blooms and foliage can be used to create princess-level drama in this waterfall styled bouquet.

Pageant

This style is very similar to the cascade bouquet, but more compact and held cradled in the arm.  While it is not the most popular style of bouquet today, it’s great for the bride who dares to be different!

Hand-Tied

The hand-tied bouquet is one of the most common and classic styles.  It often includes a variety of flowers and foliage, densely bunched together and tied loosely.

Composite

Created by wiring and assembling individual flower petals to a single stem by hand, the composite bouquet is for the bride who wants to make a statement!

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Grand Hotel Bridal Open House

Grand Hotel Bridal Open House 3-22-14The McKinney Grand Hotel is hosting their Bridal Open House on Saturday, March 22nd, from 11am to 2pm.   We’ll be there as well as many other local wedding vendors, so please come by and visit!  There’s always wonderful nibbles, drinks and prizes to be had, so come join the fun!  You can rsvp by emailing how many will attend to jdukes@rickschophouse.com.  (Rick’s and the Grand Hotel are connected.)  See you there!

Each & Every Detail selected for WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2014

 CCA14-BadgeWeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Each & Every Detail as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Wedding Planner in DFW!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Each & Every Detail. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Each & Every Detail for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards™ winner, Each & Every Detail is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.

Each & Every Detail is proud to be one of the top Wedding Planners in Dallas – Fort Worth in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014.

Vendor Spotlight: The Family Greenhouse – part 2

TheFamilyGreenhouseLogo blog sizeOn Monday, we talked about The Family Greenhouse and what they were about.  Here’s some more insight into this new vendor friend of ours:

5. Do you offer individual counseling if couples feel they need more help?


Yes, we do. Our workshops include a follow-up with Scott or both of us and there is definitely more care available for a small fee.

6. Do you work with same-sex couples?


All couples are welcome to come to our workshops or to meet with us 2-on-2.

7. If couples build a rapport with you and Scott, will Scott or you officiate their ceremony?

Absolutely. We believe a wedding is a special day and therefore the officiant and the couple should be a good fit for each other. Therefore, Scott is available for officiating based on an initial meeting he has with the bride and groom to ensure that it is a good fit.  You can find more about officiating on our website.

8.  As a wedding officiant, do you recommend to couples that they use a wedding planner? 

YES!  We see the role of wedding planner to be incredibly valuable.  The wedding planners I (Scott) have worked with have alleviated much of the wedding day stress, both expected and unexpected.  By having a wedding planner, the entire family is able to relax and enjoy the celebration. I could share many stories of weddings without planners, but I will leave it at that. :-)

9. What do you enjoy most about working with couples?

We enjoy getting to know the couples we work with and watching them interact with each other in a new and different way.  We can tell they feel re-energized and excited to implement tools to make them successful.  But a favorite is when one of the people in the relationship doesn’t want to be there because they don’t think they need it, and they leave saying “thank you so much… I am SO glad we came. :-)”

 

Ready to sign up yet?  Well, you’re in luck!  They have sessions planned for March 1st and 8th, April 1st, 8th and 15th, and May 10th. Visit their website at www.thefamilygreenhouse.com for more information and to register!

Vendor Spotlight: The Family Greenhouse

TheFamilyGreenhouseLogo blog sizeWe recently met Scott and Abigail from The Family Greenhouse and we had to share!  They are a wonderful couple with a mission to educate couples on skills that make a better marriage and we love that they are a local McKinney resource.  To give you some details, we asked them to answer some questions for us so you could hear from them in their own words.  We had a lot of questions, so we’re making this a two part blog.  Here’s the first group of questions.  Take a look and we hope if you are looking for some pre-marital counseling, you’ll check them out!

1. What is The Family Greenhouse?

The Family Greenhouse is a nonprofit organization that helps teach people relationship skills.  We lead workshops and do relationship coaching so that individuals can better communicate, accept each other’s personalities, resolve conflict, deal with stress and overall learn to thrive in their relationships.

2. How did you and Scott get started on this?

Although we both have communication degrees, we realized early in marriage that we didn’t know how to communicate well in our relationship.  Our own pre-married counseling wasn’t very helpful. We found after just a few years that our relationship was in trouble and at the crossroads of possible divorce. We went to a marriage conference and there we found many helpful tools and principles. After we applied those tools in our marriage (and later with our kids) and saw success, we were eager to make all of it accessible for other couples. When Scott was in grad school, he took several marriage-counseling courses and we began counseling couples together.  Without a comprehensive relationship book that had everything we wanted in one place, we decided to make our own curriculum for pre-married & married couples as well as families.

3. Are these workshops Christian based?  What if couples prefer something more secular?

Although we come from a Christian worldview, our workshops focus on practical tools that would help any couple, regardless of faith.  We have workshops available for churches to use, but we have to be asked to offer the more faith-based, biblical version. We want all couples and families to have the tools for a successful marriage.

4. What do you want couples to get from this workshop?

We want couples to walk away from the Starting Strong workshop with a game plan of how their relationship will get better over the next week, month, and year and over a lifetime.   In addition to a plan, we hope they will have tools in their tool belt to help them better understand each other’s personalities, communicate more effectively, manage stress as it comes, and resolve conflict successfully.  We hope to save you hours of fighting and hundreds of dollars in counseling!  :)

Our premarital workshop also uses one of the most widely used couples’ assessment in the country- Prepare~Enrich.  Before couples come to the workshop they complete an online assessment.  The results of that assessment are wonderful insights into how their unique relationship operates and what those 2 people can do to be stronger and healthier.  Scott has used this assessment for years and is a certified trainer for others who want to facilitate the assessment.

 

Check back on Wednesday to see the rest of what they had to say!  Want to meet them now?  Visit their website at www.TheFamilyGreenhouse.com.

Jessica & Shea: An Engaging Affair

We had such a great time working with Jessica and Shea to plan their December engagement party at Plano’s Urban Crust!  It was an intimate, casual party for their closest family to celebrate their engagement.  From the flowers to the food, the entire event was true to the couple, and a lovely time for all involved!  Jessica and Shea were so wonderful and fun to work with, and we cannot wait for their September wedding!

     

     

 

 

 

 

More News! Each & Every Detail’s Second Office

Yes, you read that right.  We have opened a second office!  With more of our clients making use of Dallas-located vendors or choosing Dallas venues, we find ourselves with more and more meetings in Dallas.  So, we just decided to go ahead and open a second office to accommodate those meetings.  We will not be closing our McKinney office or moving our main operations to the Dallas office (we still love McKinney!), we just wanted to accommodate our clients with the second location to have a dedicated and welcoming space just as we do for our McKinney clients.

Our new location is in the same studio as Elan Makeup Studio and K&S Photography, so thank you to our new office suite-mates for letting us join in the fun!  The address is 4038 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 102.  We’d love for you to come see us, but thought you’d like a quick peek too.  Thanks to Shauna for the photos!

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Vlife Church Open House

Vlife stained glass and pews

We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Vlife Church to help them host weddings!

If you’re familiar with Vlife,  you might know that they purchased the historic church building at the corner of Church and Davis streets (just down the block from us) and have been cleaning and restoring it for almost a year.  Just about three months ago they moved their congregation into the building and have been hosting services there since then.  We were so excited to see them move in to such an awesome building that had been falling apart and is now being put back together again.  Our new neighbors asked if we could help them out with coordinating weddings in this beautiful weddings and, of course, we jumped at the chance!  We now help them with all aspects, from answering emails about weddings to helping couples walk down the aisle!  Would you like to see this gorgeous new space?  Well check out our Open House! Here are the details:

Vlife Church Open House

Saturday, January 25th, 1-5pm

301 W Davis Street, McKinney

Please come check out this historic church with stained glass windows, beautiful stained wood floors and over 140 year old pews.  We just know you’ll love it!  Oh, and if you are looking for a reception space, here are just a few of the venues close by:

  • Grand Hotel
  • McKinney Cotton Mill
  • McKinney Flour Mill
  • Gather McKinney
  • Heard-Craig Center for the Arts
  • McKinney Performing Arts Center
  • Surrey House
  • Bingham House

Want more information or need to know if your wedding date is available?  Just email us at churchstreetwedding@gmail.com.  We hope to see you Saturday!

Weekend Plans: McKinney Bridal Shows!

So what are we doing this weekend?  And what should YOU be doing this weekend?  Attending the McKinney Bridal Show and Heritage Springs Open House of course!  We’ll be at both events and would love to see you come by to check out the local McKinney vendors!  Here are the details:

TODAY:  Saturday, January 18th

McKinney Bridal Show

McKinney Performing Arts Center

Historic Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee Street

Open from 10am to 3pm, $5 Admission

 

Sneak Peek:

Vlife Church and Grand Hotel will both be open for viewing on Saturday during the McKinney Bridal Show.  Vlife is McKinney’s newest ceremony venue and is located at the corner of Church and Davis Street, just three blocks from McKinney Performing Arts Center.  Grand Hotel is located directly across from the McKinney Bridal Show.  (You can enter through Rick’s Chophouse or through the hotel entrance on Louisiana Street.) Take your time and tour these wonderful venues while you’re in downtown McKinney!

 

TOMORROW:  Sunday, January 19

Heritage Springs Open House

2600 Hitching Post Trail, Anna

Open from 1-4pm, Admission FREE!

 

We hope to see you there!