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Rose of Sharon is 21!
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April 17, 1998. This was the beginning. The day Rose of Sharon officially began.

In 1998, I designed FOUR weddings. Last year, we designed over 75 weddings and events.

In 1998, I was 24. You can do the math for 2019. :D

In 1998, the internet was barely a thing. In 2019, it’s everything!

In 1998, roses and Stargazer Lilies were popular. In 2019, garden roses, peonies, and ranunculus are my most requested flowers.

I could go on and on and on…21 years means lots and lots of memories, designs, weddings, and events. But instead, I’ll just show you some of my favorite photos from the last 10ish years (because there are no digital photos from 1998!)

Enjoy!

Rose & Orchid compote arrangement designed for Walton Art Center.

Rose & Orchid compote arrangement designed for Walton Art Center.

Tablescape inspired by the movie ‘AVATAR’

Tablescape inspired by the movie ‘AVATAR’

Crescent bouquet with peacock feathers designed for my sister’s wedding

Crescent bouquet with peacock feathers designed for my sister’s wedding

Amazing wedding from 2005!


Through the years, we’ve worked in some absolutely beautiful venues and locations, including (but absolutely NOT limited to):


Our arrangements have ranged from simple to elaborate. We’ve had the chance to design very large weddings, simple elopements, themed events, and corporate receptions. We’ve gotten the chance to work with flowers from all over the world and with flowers grown by local farmers. Our flowers have been in celebrity planes and everyday homes. We’ve given children their first flowers and helped families say goodbye to loved ones.

Finally, a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us make it this far!

Oh, and here’s a peackcok we made with orchids….because it was just COOL to make this!

Oh, and here’s a peackcok we made with orchids….because it was just COOL to make this!

Wednesday What's In It?

You've probably looked at a bouquet before and wondered what just what are the names of those beautiful blooms.  

In this bouquet:

  • Fritallia: Available Jan-Mar
  • Hellebore: Available Jan-Mar
  • Pieris Japonica: Available Feb-Apr, Aug-Oct
  • Fringe Tulip: Available Dec-May
  • Calla Lily: Available all year
  • Anemone: Available Dec-Apr

 

Do you have an image you're curious about?  Just email it to althea@roseofsharonar.com and I'll take a look.

"Who pays for that?" The traditional breakdown of wedding flower expenses.

In today's wedding, it is common for the wedding couple to bear most, if not all, of the financial responsibility. Traditionally, however, the Bride's family is responsible for most of the wedding flowers, with a few items that are specifically the responsibility of the Groom's family. Depending on the specifics of your wedding, the following guide may be helpful.


Accent Dahlia

Bride / Bride's Family

Flowers for all female attendants (including Flower Girls)

All corsages EXCEPT those for Mothers and Grandmothers

All Ceremony decor

All Reception decor


Groom / Groom's Family

Bride's Bouquet

Corsages for Mothers and Grandmothers

All Boutonnieres

Flowers for family members unable to attend wedding

All decor for the Rehearsal Dinner