Meet the Staff

Meet Becky: Floral Designer/Founder

<Kaylie Nicole Photography>

<Kaylie Nicole Photography>

In honor of October being the 20th Anniversary of The Floral Cottage, who better to spotlight then the original founder? Becky was originally born in Garyville, Louisiana and graduated from Leon Godchaux in 1971. Shortly after graduating she began to work as a Floral Designer at a local florist. In 1995, she moved to St. Amant, LA with her family and quickly realized she wanted to start her own business. The Floral Cottage Florist officially opened on October 4, 1999 which interestingly enough is Randee’s birthday. Perhaps Becky knew when picking that date that Randee would take over the business 19 years later.

Since handing over the business to Randee, Becky has been enjoying more time with her husband of 47 years, Wayne, and her 5 rescue pups.

Here are some more fun facts about Becky:

How would you describe what you do at the Floral Cottage?

I am now a designer without the headaches of running the business anymore

What part of your job is most rewarding?

The completed product and knowing that we have a happy bride

What got you into this field?

I always had a love of floral design since childhood and the desire to be creative. Out of necessity, found a job at a friend's florist.

What is a little known fact about you?

I love to entertain especially for Christmas and filling up my home with homemade goodies and delicious meals.

What is your coffee drink order?

Black with cream and sugar

What is the last book that you read?

I am more of a magazine junky. Especially if it features floral and interior design, or food

What is the last Netflix show you binged?

Probably Outlander

What is your favorite type of flower?

Classic red roses. Black pearl or black baccara are also personal favorites


Alyssa + Davis New Year's Eve 2018

Alyssa + Davis New Year’s Eve 2018

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<Kleinpeter Photography>

Starting a marriage at the start of a brand new year is a momentous and symbolic occasion. There is something truly special about tying the knot on the last night of the year surrounded by your close friends and family and that is exactly what Alyssa and Davis did.

We worked closely with Amy from Weddings Taylor Made to come up with Alyssa’s garden bohemian style arrangements. The flowers we used were ranunculus, roses, lisianthus accents with queen Anne’s lace, ivory hypericum, astilbe and multiple types of eucalyptus. Alyssa also wanted the blue thistles that Laura-Kate from Sweet Stirrings added to the cake, which really complimented everything.

This New Years Eve wedding was stunning and we wish Alyssa and Davis a lifetime of happiness! To learn more about the bride and groom’s love story check out the inRegister article.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kleinpeter Photography

CEREMONY: St. Joseph Cathedral

RECEPTION: The Estuary at The Water Campus

COORDINATOR: Amy with Weddings Taylor Made

CAKE: Sweet Stirrings

{THE BRIDE}

{THE GROOM}

{THE BRIDAL PARTY}

{THE CAKE}

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Meet the Staff

Meet Jacie: Floral Design Apprentice/Administrative Assistant

{Kaylie Nicole Photography}

{Kaylie Nicole Photography}

Jacie is a local who graduated from St. Amant High School and has been with The Floral Cottage since December 2018. She is currently attending Southeastern Louisiana University and will graduate next year with a Bachelor of Arts in Management.

Jacie is always positive and up for anything we throw at her! She doesn’t realize how creative she is and is surprised each time she quickly achieves a floral design skill, but the rest of us aren’t. She is so easy to get along with and we are so lucky to have her as part of the team!

Here are some more fun facts about Jacie:

How would you describe what you do at floral cottage?

At The Floral Cottage I help with some administrative duties as well as basic floral design. I help assist the other floral designers in any way possible!

What part of your job is most rewarding?

The most rewarding part is when we have a busy week with 4 or more weddings and we all come together and get it done as a team. We look back at the week and it’s like, “wow we did that!” I also enjoy it when the bride loves all of it, and it just feels good to be a part of it even if my part isn’t a big one!

What got you into this field?

I love weddings and all the happiness and love that is in the air when attending or hearing about one. After attending a few myself, I just wanted to be a part of other people’s happiest day and what better way to do that than to help design the flowers for them. I mean what girl wouldn’t want to be around flowers all day!

What is a little known fact about you?

I have a cat named Luna. I would say a known fact about myself is that I laugh at just about anything, but then again when you work with Randee, Joelle, and Mrs. Becky, it’s hard not to laugh!

What is your coffee drink order?

As a beginner with drinking coffee, I like a lot more creamer, sugar and milk than actual coffee.

What is the last book you read?

Does my Finance 381 textbook count?

What is the last Netflix show you binged?

This wasn’t on Netflix, but on Hulu I binged watched this season of the Bachelorette! Honestly, I don’t know how people could wait a whole week between each episode!

What is your favorite type of flower?

I really love Dahlia’s!!!

{Kaylie Nicole Photography}

{Kaylie Nicole Photography}

Michelle + Zach November 2018

Michelle + Zach November 2018

&lt;Photography by Alexi Lee Photography&gt;

<Photography by Alexi Lee Photography>

With school back in session that means Fall is just around the corner! Unfortunately, it’s still too hot to wear sweaters and drink lattes, but we can still get ready by looking at these stunning pictures from Michelle and Zach’s wedding last fall. Her flowers are a great way to use those dark, moody colors with pops of lightness and doesn't necessarily scream "Fall". Michelle made such a beautiful bride and these pictures are some of our favorites!

PHOTOGRAPHER: Alexi Lee Photography

{THE BRIDE}

{THE GROOM}

{The Cake}

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Meet the Staff

Meet Randee Gagnon: Owner of The Floral Cottage

All Photography by Kaylie Nicole Photography

All Photography by Kaylie Nicole Photography

Randee has been married to her husband, Laurent, for 7 years and together they have two daughters: Violet (5) and Scarlett (2). She graduated from Louisiana State University in Communication Disorders and continued on to get her masters in Speech Language Pathology. She practiced for 6 years and once Violet was born she decided it was a good opportunity to focus on her family and to start pursuing her career in floral design. Her passion has always been in creativity and what better way to fulfill those needs then to take over the family wedding floral business.

She became owner in January 2019 which means that she does everything from washing out buckets, to consulting with brides and designing arrangements. She does business tasks such as ordering products and flowers, to processing payroll. It seems like she is always doing something relating to the business and makes the most out of her time. Her staff agrees that she is a great leader and boss and really promotes being creative in whatever your job is. Very rarely is she frazzled and her most said phrase is “I can make it work” and she does exactly that.

Here are some more fun facts about Randee:

How long have you worked at the Floral Cottage?

I've worked there periodically since it opened on my 15th birthday in 1999. A few hours here and there after school then learning and working more in college and graduate school. But....I made my first floral arrangement around the age of 11 at my mom's florist job (before The Floral Cottage) and the owner was shocked when is sold to a customer! My origins go back even further than that. When I was a kid, I had to do a "how-to" presentation and I did "how to make a boutonniere".

What part of your job is most rewarding?

Seeing the bride's reaction to her flowers is the most rewarding but my favorite part is seeing it all come together from the bride's vision to the flowers to the colors.

What is a little known fact about you?

I’m ambidextrous! I also love to cook in my spare time and cook almost anything.

What is your coffee drink order?

My favorite things are ever changing, but it's usually a grande medium roast coffee with cream OR a grande cold brew with cold foam. Nothing too sugary!

What is the last show on Netflix that you binged?

Stranger Things

Lastly, bringing it back to flowers, what is your favorite flower?

I absolutely love orchids. All types! Every time we travel, we try to find botanical gardens with orchids to see. I soak up all of the flower knowledge everywhere I go!

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Kaitlyn + Nick December 2018

Kaitlyn + Nick December 2018

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When Kaitlyn first told me that she was getting married at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Reserve a ton of childhood memories came to me. That is where I went to church growing up and where my family still attends to this day. I will still go from time to time and if we have flowers leftover from the week, I’ll bring them to place on the headstones of family members that are buried there. That’s actually a great way of re-using flowers after a wedding and we have a blog post coming soon  on other things you can do with your wedding flowers after the big day!

We were able to get a bunch of great flowers for Kaitlyn and Nick’s wedding. We had some gorgeous panda anemones, white peonies, pink majorlika spray roses and the most fragrant genestra! We also incorporated some of the same flowers in her rehearsal dinner arrangements.

Congratulations again Kaitlyn and Nick! We hope the last 6 months have been filled with wedded bliss!

PHOTOGRAPHER: Peony Wedding Photography

CEREMONY: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

RECEPTION VENUE: The Balcony

{THE BRIDE}

{THE BRIDAL PARTY}

{THE CEREMONY}

{THE RECEPTION}

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Shelby + Devon May 2018

Shelby + Devon May 2018

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Shelby was referred to us by Amy who is now her sister-in-law, but is also a member of the Floral Cottage Florist staff! I had heard good things about Shelby before meeting her and they all turned out to be true. She was so nice when we finally got to meet and talk about her wedding! She gave me a lot of free reign when it came to her colors and types of flowers.  Her bridesmaids wore the popular blush color dresses so I wanted to make sure the flowers complimented the dresses, but also stood out. That is where the pink floyd roses came in! They are some of my favorites and when using them in an arrangement I can’t help but hum a Pink Floyd song or two. I’m a huge Pink Floyd fan! Needless to say, I had a fun time with Shelby’s arrangements and think her wedding turned out so beautiful. See for yourself!

PHOTOGRAPHER: Tate Tullier Photography

CEREMONY/RECEPTION VENUE: Ruffino’s de la Ronde

CAKE: Ambrosia

{THE BRIDE}

{THE GROOM}

{THE BRIDAL PARTY}

{CAKE TABLE}

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Jewel Tones for Fall!

Blush paired with jewel tones for this Fall Wedding!

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{THE WEDDING}

WHEN: September 8, 2017

WHERE: St. Michael's Catholic Church & Hall, Convent

THEME: Rustic Bohemian

{THE BRIDE}

Whitney's bouquet was filled with cafe' au lait dahlias, blackberry scabiosa, blue thistle, calcinia, green trick and stunning deep red roses!

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Brittany Schlamp Photography

Brittany Schlamp Photography

{THE BRIDESMAIDS}

Bohemian bouquets matching the bride's bouquet for these golden bridesmaids!

Brittany Schlamp Photography

Brittany Schlamp Photography

Brittany Schlamp Photography

Brittany Schlamp Photography

This is the perfect amount of gold tinted eucalyptus to pair with those stunning gold dresses!

This is the perfect amount of gold tinted eucalyptus to pair with those stunning gold dresses!

{THE FLOWER GIRLS}

A mini bouquet and a floral basket for these sweet girls!

Brittany Schlamp Photography

Brittany Schlamp Photography

{THE GUYS}

Rifle casings for the guys! The perfect touch of gold and rustic charm to satisfy both the bride and the groom!

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{THE CHURCH}

Pew markers were used to decorate the church and then again at the reception as centerpieces.

Brittany Schlamp Photography

Brittany Schlamp Photography

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Brittany Schlamp Photography

Brittany Schlamp Photography

Q & A FROM THE BRIDE {Whitney}:

1. What was your overall wedding style/theme?

The overall theme of my wedding was a mix of bohemian and rustic. 

 

2. How did you choose your wedding color palette?

I chose my wedding color palette from Pinterest, honestly. I showed Randee the colors and what I wanted and she honestly nailed the color scheme better than I thought possible. It went perfect with the bridesmaid dresses!  

 

3. What inspired your wedding floral style? (i.e. pinterest, a friend, our social media, etc.)

My floral style was very bohemian. I wanted my flowers to be very free flowing with no “shape.” I saw a lot of the Floral Cottage's styles like this on their social media so it was easy to explain to her what I wanted as she was very used to this style. I wanted lots and lots of flowers falling and draping down. Randee gave me the idea of adding ribbon hanging from my bouquets which I loved. She also had flowers hanging from the boutonnieres, which I personally haven't seen much of, so I thought this was very unique and she incorporated the bullet casings just as I asked! I wanted different, unique flowers and I honestly couldn't say any more that the Flower Cottage just plain NAILED IT! Randee took my ideas/pictures and ran with it! 

 

4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day flowers?

EVERYTHING, PLAIN AND SIMPLE! The service from start to finish, the delivery man was sweet, and the overall presentation of my flowers! Everything was organized and labeled which made the day that much less stressful! 

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{THANK YOU!!!}

Thanks to Whitney for trusting The Floral Cottage for your wedding day! It was our great pleasure to design for your wedding day!

Brittany Schlamp Photography

Brittany Schlamp Photography

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Blush & Blue Wedding

Blaire's June wedding brought some of the prettiest blush peonies I ever did see!

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{THE WEDDING}

WHEN: June 30, 2017

WHERE: St. Michael's Church, Convent & St. James Boat Club, Gramercy

THEME: Garden style in bright whites and the palest shade of blush pink to compliment ice blue dresses

{THE BRIDE}

Blaire chose a garden style bouquet featuring fluffy white "festiva maxima" peonies, ivory "polo" roses and queen anne's lace.

Bliss Photography

Bliss Photography

{THE BRIDESMAIDS}

The bridesmaids wore ice blue dresses and carried bouquets of pale pink peonies, ivory roses and queen anne's lace.

Bliss Photography

Bliss Photography

Bliss Photography

Bliss Photography

{THE FLOWER GIRLS}

The flower girls held matching kissing balls with spray roses and baby's breath.

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Bliss Photography

Bliss Photography

{THE GUYS}

The guys wore boutonnieres of fishing lures and florals! Perfect for that groom who loves to fish!

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Bliss Photography

Bliss Photography

{THE CHURCH & RECEPTION}

Traditional church arrangements were used on the altar of the church and transported to the reception. 

The cake table is surrounded by the bouquets while the cake coordinates with a touch of matching florals!

Bliss Photography

Bliss Photography

Q & A FROM THE BRIDE {Julie}:

1. What was your overall wedding style/theme?

My theme was antique/rustic.

2. How did you choose your wedding color palette?

I chose light blue for my dresses and so I chose soft colors to match with that which was the white/ivory/light pink.

3. What inspired your wedding floral style? (i.e. pinterest, a friend, our social media, etc.)

Your social media and mom helped me decide on exactly wanted I wanted.

4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day flowers?

I loved having my grandparents' pictures and my rosary attached to my bouquet on top of everything else! I liked having all of the extra petals because I am using them to make a rosary for when I have kids. 

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{THANK YOU!!!}

Thanks to Blaire for choosing The Floral Cottage Florist for your wedding day!

Bliss Photography

Bliss Photography

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Bright & White Summer Wedding

Julie's June wedding was timeless with it's crisp white peonies and creamy ivory roses!

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{THE WEDDING}

WHEN: June 9, 2017

WHERE: St. Joan of Arc Church, LaPlace & Chateau Country Club, Kenner

THEME: Garden style in neutral shades of ivory and white

{THE BRIDE}

Julie chose garden style bouquets with white peonies, cream playablanca roses, snowflake spray roses, dusty miller and jasmine vine.

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Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

{THE BRIDESMAIDS}

The bridesmaids wore dusty lavender dresses and held bouquets of ivory roses, white peonies, dusty miller and eucalyptus. 

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Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

{THE FLOWER GIRL}

The tiny flower girl held a kissing ball filled with snowflake spray roses and wore a matching floral crown.

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Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

{THE GUYS}

Matching boutonnieres of snowflake spray roses, dusty miller and eucalyptus.

{THE CHURCH}

Large traditional style arrangements of ivory and white for St. Joan of Arc church. This spirea is spectacular!

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Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

{THE RECEPTION}

Flowers adorned the 

Catherine Guidry Photography  Cake by Haydel's Bakery

Catherine Guidry Photography

Cake by Haydel's Bakery

Q & A FROM THE BRIDE {Julie}:

1. What was your overall wedding style/theme?

Our overall style that we wanted portrayed for this wedding was classic, simple and elegant. 

2. How did you choose your wedding color palette?

Purple is my favorite color! My bridesmaid dresses are the exact color I wanted.

3. What inspired your wedding floral style? (i.e. pinterest, a friend, our social media, etc.)

I searched Pinterest and many wedding pictures to find what I wanted. I always made sure to pin and save what I liked.

4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day flowers?

I loved the look of all white flowers and some added greenery showing. It looked so elegant especially with my bridal party. The colors showed up beautifully in pictures. The pearl and rhinestone broach on my bouquet went so well with my shoes and my dress. I was so happy with the final product!

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{THANK YOU!!!}

Thanks to Julie and her mother, Sheryl, for choosing The Floral Cottage to design for the wedding! You were a pleasure to work with and we wish Julie and her husband, Robert, many years of joy and happiness!

Catherine Guidry Photography

Catherine Guidry Photography

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Loren's Lavender Wedding

Loren's June wedding featured lovely lavender flowers of freesia, roses and stock!

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{THE WEDDING}

WHEN: June 10, 2017

WHERE: Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Ponchatoula & Juliana's Event Center, Hammond

THEME: Garden style in soft lavender and white

{THE BRIDE}

Loren envisioned her bouquet to be mostly ivory and white with a touch of lavender and greenery. We chose ivory and lavender roses, white freesia and lavender stock with jasmine vine throughout.

Ashley B. Martin Photography

Ashley B. Martin Photography

{THE BRIDESMAIDS}

The bridesmaids wore pale lavender dresses and held bouquets filled with bright shades of lilac and lavender with a touch of ivory.

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Ashley B. Martin Photography

Ashley B. Martin Photography

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{THE FLOWER GIRL}

The sweet flower girl held a kissing ball filled with matching lavender and ivory spray roses!

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{THE GUYS}

Matching boutonnieres of lavender spray roses, freesia buds and eucalyptus for the guys.

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{THE RECEPTION}

Round garden style centerpieces hugging the table with fluffy white hydrangeas and roses!

Ashley B. Martin Photography

Ashley B. Martin Photography

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Q & A FROM THE BRIDE {Loren}:

1. What was your overall wedding style/theme?

The style I was going for was a romantic summer feel with shabby chic touches. 

2. How did you choose your wedding color palette?

My husband Brandon and I both liked the color purple and since it was June we went with mostly lavender with off white and silver accents. 

3. What inspired your wedding floral style? (i.e. pinterest, a friend, our social media, etc.)

I found most of my flower inspiration from Pinterest and a few past floral designs you showed me on your Facebook page. 

4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day flowers?

My favorite part was seeing everything I hoped it would look like become a reality.  I loved the fresh roses and the brooch that was on my bouquet handle. It made a nice keep sake!  Also, all the table center pieces for the reception came out beautiful. 

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{THANK YOU!!!}

Thanks to Loren for choosing The Floral Cottage for your wedding day! I really enjoyed working with you and your mom. It was a great experience! Loved your colors, too! :) We wish you and your husband many years of happiness!

Ashley B. Martin Photography

Ashley B. Martin Photography

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The Charm of Peonies

June weddings bring coral charm peonies if we are lucky! When Sarah said she wanted coral in her bouquets, we new these stunning coral peonies were perfect for her wedding.

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{THE WEDDING}

WHEN: June 2, 2017

WHERE: Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church & Bernardo's, Donaldsonville

THEME: Summer Colors

{THE BRIDE}

Sarah chose garden bohemian bouquets filled with shades of coral, pink and raspberry with lots of green foliage and a touch of white. We chose coral charm peonies, pink and peach roses and spray roses, raspberry stock and white orlaya with accents of eucalyptus and jasmine vine.

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Brian Pavlich Photography

Brian Pavlich Photography

{THE BRIDESMAIDS}

The ladies in navy blue held bright bouquets of coral spray roses, raspberry stock and pink roses!

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Brian Pavlich Photography

Brian Pavlich Photography

{THE FLOWER GIRLS}

Kissing balls full of matching spray roses were just right for these little girls!

Lovely Lydia and Ilse roses look lovely together!

Lovely Lydia and Ilse roses look lovely together!

Brian Pavlich Photography

Brian Pavlich Photography

Brian Pavlich Photography

Brian Pavlich Photography

{THE GUYS}

Matching boutonnieres of lovely lydia and ilse spray roses and ginestra!

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Brian Pavlich Photography

Brian Pavlich Photography

Q & A FROM THE BRIDE {Sarah}:

1. What was your overall wedding style/theme?

  The overall style/theme of the wedding was simple and classic. I just wanted something that was timeless and not trendy.

2. How did you choose your wedding color palette?

I always knew I wanted I some shade of blue for the bridesmaids. I went with Navy because it’s more classic and flattering than any other shade of blue that I found. I knew since it was a summer wedding and I had navy dresses that I wanted colorful, summer flowers.

3. What inspired your wedding floral style? (i.e. pinterest, a friend, our social media, etc.)

I looked at a mix of pinterest ideas and The Floral Cottage social media. 

4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day flowers?

One of my favorite parts of my wedding day was the flowers. I could not have been happier with them.

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{THANK YOU!!!}

Thank you to Sarah for choosing The Floral Cottage to design for your wedding day! We enjoyed making these bright and fun bouquets for you. Much love and happiness to you and your husband!

Brian Pavlich Photography

Brian Pavlich Photography

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Vibrant Shades of Spring

Marissa's wedding is the epitome of Spring....bright, colorful and full of open blooms!

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{THE WEDDING}

WHEN: May 27, 2017

WHERE: The Club at Union Square

THEME: Garden bohemian elegance

{THE BRIDE}

Marissa wanted to stand out with all of the color for her bouquet with these pink, lavender and peach  flowers!

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Rachel Erin Photography

Rachel Erin Photography

{THE BLOOMS}

The bride's bouquet was filled with pale pink peonies, bright mauve double tulips, lavender stock and tiffany and faith roses with accents of queen anne's lace, dusty miller and eucalyptus.

Rachel Erin Photography

Rachel Erin Photography

{THE DETAILS}

Each of our bride's are given a keepsake brooch that best compliments their bouquet and personality! Oh and check out the lovely lace and tulle provided by the bride, Marissa.

Rachel Erin Photography

Rachel Erin Photography

{THE BRIDESMAIDS}

Marissa kept it neutral with these white and ivory bouquets to coordinate the dusty lavender bridesmaids dresses.

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{THE BLOOMS}

The bridesmaids' bouquets were filled with polo roses, white stock and sweet william with accents of queen anne's lace, dusty miller and eucalyptus.

Rachel Erin Photography

Rachel Erin Photography

{THE GUYS}

Rachel Erin Photography

Rachel Erin Photography

{THE WEDDING VENUE}

The mantle arrangement tied everything together!

Rachel Erin Photography

Rachel Erin Photography

Flowers for the cake was the perfect touch!

Rachel Erin Photography  Cake by Ambrosia Bakery

Rachel Erin Photography

Cake by Ambrosia Bakery

Q & A from the BRIDE {Marissa}:

1. What was your overall wedding style/theme? Bohemian Vintage

2. How did you choose your wedding color palette? I'm not sure exactly, but purple is my favorite color and it was a summer wedding. I've always loved how lavender and sage look together. 

3. What inspired your wedding floral style? Pinterest for sure

4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day flowers? Everything. They were absolutely perfect. My bouquet and the brooch that was given to me by you. 

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THANK YOU!

Thanks to Marissa and Drew for choosing The Floral Cottage to design the flowers for your wedding day! Your wedding colors are style are unforgettable just like you. We wish you many years of love and happiness!

Rachel Erin Photography

Rachel Erin Photography

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White Flowers + Eucalyptus...Need I say more?

Stefania's Spring wedding has been a popular request from so many of our recent brides: crisp white flowers with sage colored eucalyptus. You can't go wrong with this simple elegance!

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{THE WEDDING}

WHEN: May 12, 2017

WHERE: St. Joseph's Cathedral & The Trademark

THEME: Garden style white flowers with eucalyptus

{THE BRIDE}

Stefania's vision was to keep the colors fresh and modern in shades of bright white, cream and sage colored foliage. 

Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

The bride's garden-bohemian style bouquet was filled with polo roses, lisanthus and peonies with gunni eucalyptus and dusty miller.&nbsp;

The bride's garden-bohemian style bouquet was filled with polo roses, lisanthus and peonies with gunni eucalyptus and dusty miller. 

{THE BRIDESMAIDS}

The bridesmaids wore taupe dresses and held bouquets of white lisianthus and ivory roses with eucalyptus.

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Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

{THE GUYS}

The guys wore boutonnieres of white lisianthus and gunni eucalyptus.

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{THE LADIES}

The mothers held mini bouquets of spray roses, lisianthus and eucalyptus.

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Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

{THE CHURCH}

The pews at St. Joseph's Cathedral were adorned with simple white hydrangeas and satin ribbon. 

Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

{THE RECEPTION}

The reception was held at the Trademark in Downtown Baton Rouge. Recently redesigned by Stefania, The Trademark was a special place for her. The tables were filled with bohemian style pedestal arrangements in shades of ivory, white and taupe.

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Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

Q & A from the BRIDE {Stefania}:

1. What was your overall wedding style/theme? Romantic, relaxed, and classic

2. How did you choose your wedding color palette? Pinterest inspiration

3. What inspired your wedding floral style? (i.e. pinterest, a friend, our social media, etc.)  Pinterest inspiration

4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day flowers? How did they did look romantic and the slight touches of color were perfect.

Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

THANK YOU!

Thanks to Stefania and Garrett for allowing us the privilege to design the flowers for your wedding day! Your vision was lovely and all of the details were perfection. We appreciate you!

Marissa Lambert Photography

Marissa Lambert Photography

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Succulents, Pods & Fishing Lures

Emily's Spring wedding was the epitome of Louisiana with the lush greens, moss and fishing lures...??? See how this creative bride incorporated her fiance's love of fishing into the wedding!

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{THE WEDDING}

WHEN: April 28, 2017

WHERE: St. Michael's Church, Convent & Cashio's 360 Catering, Gonzales

THEME: Louisiana swamp meets modern bride

{THE BRIDE}

Emily's vision to use unusual textures like succulents, moss and pods was nothing short of stunning!

The bride's bouquet featured succulents, scabiosa pods, kale, eucalyptus, dusty miller and few ivory spray roses,&nbsp;freesia and baby's breath sprinkled in to add a touch of softness.

The bride's bouquet featured succulents, scabiosa pods, kale, eucalyptus, dusty miller and few ivory spray roses, freesia and baby's breath sprinkled in to add a touch of softness.

Tate Tullier Photography

Tate Tullier Photography

{THE BRIDESMAIDS}

Tate Tullier Photography

Tate Tullier Photography

The bridesmaids neutral blush dresses were a perfect background for the green bouquets to stand out!

The green trick added that mossy texture to the bridemaids' bouquets along with a little deer moss. These gals look like they were just plucked from the Louisiana swamp!

The green trick added that mossy texture to the bridemaids' bouquets along with a little deer moss. These gals look like they were just plucked from the Louisiana swamp!

Tiny ivory spray roses are nestled in the kale and eucalyptus foliage for the junior bridesmaid.

Tiny ivory spray roses are nestled in the kale and eucalyptus foliage for the junior bridesmaid.

For the flower girl, a basket filled with matching foliage and flowers!

For the flower girl, a basket filled with matching foliage and flowers!

Tate Tullier Photography

Tate Tullier Photography

{THE GUYS}

What fisherman wouldn't love these boutonnieres for his wedding!? Fishing lures with matching foliage, moss and raffia. These are so fun!

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Tate Tullier Photography

Tate Tullier Photography

Q & A from the BRIDE {Emily}:

1. What was your overall wedding style/theme?

I did not really have a theme for my wedding; I kind of picked a color palette and went with it; I wanted a combination of traditional and modern concepts; ex: my dress had long sleeves and my guys wore black tuxedos, but my bridesmaids dresses and flowers I thought were a more modern or unique concept.

2. How did you choose your wedding color palette?

I browsed pinterest A LOT! Since it was a spring wedding, I knew I couldn't do any really bold colors. I also did not want to choose a color like blush which I feel like a lot of people do; my color palette was basically gold and the color of my bridesmaid dresses which was Vintage Iris. It is kind of like a mauve or dusty rose. I added hints of greenery in there as well to tie in my flowers. 

3. What inspired your wedding floral style? (i.e. pinterest, a friend, our social media, etc.)

Again, I browsed pinterest a lot. I always thought I wanted a big bouquet of peonies or roses, but when I saw these bouquets of mostly greenery and no flowers at all I loved it! Since I did not have a clear theme or color palette really, I didn't have to worry about making sure things coordinated or matched because it was 90% greenery.  

4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day flowers?

I loved my wedding bouquet! It was perfect for a spring wedding! I loved how different it was from other weddings I had been to. I also loved my boutonnieres! We were able to include the fishing lures as a nod to my husband. For my dad's he had a gum ball (from a gum tree) which I thought was super cool and unique.

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THANK YOU!

Thank you Emily for allowing us to be creative with your wedding day flowers! We truly enjoyed the unusual textures and unique ideas of your bouquets and boutonnieres. It's not everyday we get to design all green bouquets and fishing lure boutonnieres. We appreciate the opportunity!

~Randee & Becky

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