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Pandemic Wedding Planning: Tips on Adjusting Your Plans, Incorporating a Micro Wedding, & Caring for Your Florals

If you’ve been planning a 2020 wedding, your plans have most likely been impacted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. From temporary closures, to supply chain issues, to capacity limits, the pandemic has created serious challenges for couples planning their weddings. We know firsthand how difficult it’s been. More than ever, we are dedicated...

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    Floral Design for Your Intimate Micro Wedding

    What Is a Micro Wedding? Typically, a micro wedding refers to a wedding with 50 guests or less. With the coronavirus restrictions limiting gatherings to 10 or less in some places, some micro weddings have become even smaller affairs. It’s important to note that these weddings are NOT the same as elopements. Elopements only involve...

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    How COVID-19 Has Disrupted the Floral Industry—And How You Can Help

    The COVID-19 crisis has completely altered our way of life and has deeply affected all types of businesses. Across many industries, business owners are having to adapt to the current situation and pivot their focus in order to continue to meet their customers’ needs. I thought I would share a little insight into how COVID-19...

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      A Story of Love and Resilience | Spring Williamsburg Winery Wedding

      After Mara lost her first husband, it was two years before she was ready to date again. A friend set her up on a blind date with Matt in March of 2016. That first blind date ended up being her last. She fell in love with Matt, and he proposed to her behind the Governor’s...

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        What it’s Like to Be a Floral Designer | Part 2: Design Plan Meeting

        In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the process of booking your floral designer for your wedding. Once you officially book our services, then it’s on to the fun part: the Design Plan Meeting. This step is everyone’s favorite! It’s the part of the process where we move from Pinterest boards to real...

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          Sunflower Summer Wedding | Williamsburg Winery, Williamsburg Virginia

          Zenia and Tim’s cheerful summer wedding at Williamsburg Winery featured lush greenery and blooms inspired by the Scottish landscape. Sunflowers provided a vibrant pop of color in the bridal bouquet and the lavish arrangements. Florals with a Scottish Flair Shortly after Zenia and Tim began their relationship, Zenia moved to London to attend the Royal...

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            Our Favorite Venues: Ford’s Colony Country Club

            If you’re looking for a chic, sophisticated venue for your Williamsburg, VA wedding, Ford’s Colony Country Club fits the bill. This venue provides a variety of sites to choose from for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, making it extremely versatile. And with its scenic views and elegant colonial atmosphere, Ford’s Colony is an ideal...

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              A River Wedding with Southern Charm | Two Rivers Country Club, Williamsburg VA

              Caroline and Mark tied the knot on June 23, 2018, at Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg, VA. Their gorgeous river wedding was full of southern charm and featured classic round garden floral design. If you’re planning a summer wedding with a classic country club aesthetic, you might find some inspiration from this gorgeous river...

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                Get Creative and Make New Friends at our Floral Workshops

                As we shared in our first Core Values blog post, one of our most important values at Aleen Design is hospitality. We want to create a space where people can belong and feel like they’re at home. That’s why we are opening our studio doors a few times each month for floral workshops.  If you...

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                  What it’s Like to Be a Floral Designer | Part 1: Getting Booked

                  As a floral designer, I often get asked what it’s like to do what I do. Do I just play with flowers all day? Well, as fun as that would be, there is a bit more to it than that. So, I thought it would be fun and helpful to share some of the details...

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