Wedding Wednesday: Mountain Flowers of Aspen
Unique flower arrangements are a key factor in helping transform weddings into enchanting events. Find out how to make an Aspen wedding even more beautiful with Wendy Blakeslee from Mountain Flowers of Aspen as she shares her sources of creative inspiration and favorite arrangement styles:
ACRA: Where do you find fresh, beautiful flowers for weddings?
Everywhere! We source flowers from the best growers all over the world. After over 20 years in the industry, I have developed relationships with growers that supply the most beautiful, high-quality products. We are constantly looking for and discovering new varieties of flowers to use in weddings and other events.
ACRA: How does your team help the bride and groom pick out the perfect bouquets, centerpieces and other arrangements?
We spend time getting to know the bride and groom. We listen to their story, their history and vision for the entire event. As artists, we gather inspiration from the couple and partner with them to make sure we understand what they like and dislike. The expectations of the couple and their guests are always surpassed when this happens!
ACRA: How do you transform a bride and groom's vision into their perfect celebration?
Once we understand the couple's story and taste, our creativity and imaginations go to work. We must account for which flowers are seasonal and available then we play with structure, color and design. We also try to incorporate appropriate surprises, as well as a taste of Aspen and the local ambiance of the venue.
ACRA: Do you have any favorite themes or styles when working on flower arrangements for weddings?
Our favorite themes incorporate a relaxed, garden style with a wide array of botanicals. We love creating loose, natural arrangements that are not "perfect", but look like grew on their own. We use texture and analogous color themes to create unique arrangements that also remind people of the mountain-luxe feel of getting married in Aspen.
ACRA: What makes your company stand out above others?
Our level of customer service is exceptional. We take the time to develop relationships with our customers in order to truly understand their style. We also try to use green-certified flowers that are grown in an environmentally responsible manner as much as possible.