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Christmas in July – Holiday Wedding Planning

holiday weddingHalfway through the summer and deep into long, hot days, discussing plans for the winter seems a little strange. But if you are anticipating your holiday wedding, experts recommend that these days are the perfect ones to choose your florist and begin making decisions on the flowers for your celebration. You may think that all florists can successfully coordinate holiday wedding events, or have the experience required to stage a wedding during one of the busiest times of the year – but they do not. The expert designers at Currans Flowers have the knowledge, expertise and creativity you need  for your wedding – don’t settle for less!
It is widely accepted  that a bride should consult with her floral coordinator about 6 months prior to the wedding day to begin planning. This time frame will guarantee that not only will she have gorgeous bouquets and arrangements that she will love, but that they fit into her vision and her budget – and are stylistically a good fit for the venue.
holiday wedding
Holiday weddings are deemed those which take place between Thanksgiving weekend and New Year’s Day. This time of year is unparalleled for romantic and elegant weddings – but the season also creates a few challenges. Venues, caterers, entertainers and florists will all be reserved early on, due to the sheer number of holiday parties – so it is important for the bride to make these decisions well in advance. Also, because many flowers are not in season during the winter, consulting with an expert wedding designer now will allow couples to experiment with alternative selections, and consider ideas to ensure the floral elements are just as beautiful as she envisioned.


Once you have chosen your venue, gather your color swatches and inspiration photos, and come speak with a wedding planner here at Currans Flowers. We look forward to helping you plan the most spectacular holiday wedding that Danvers has ever seen.

Willowdale Estate Wedding Flowers

The Willowdale Estate is a beautiful historic location in rural Topsfield, Massachusetts. Part of the Bradley Palmer state park, Willowdale is a top choice for elegant weddings.


This spring we had the pleasure of creating beautiful floral pieces for the wedding of Justin and Devon at Willowdale in Topsfield. All of us at Currans Flowers love it when we get the opportunity to design wedding flowers for wonderful couples planning weddings at one of a kind locations.

The wedding party’s floral pieces, designed by Gayle Rogers, featured lush purple tones accented with succulents and silvery dusty miller foliage. The hand tied bridesmaids bouquets were wrapped in a pewter double faced satin ribbon which played of the shades of violet and silver…stunning.


Devon’s bridal bouquet featured white hydrangea, Ivory Vendella roses & lavender Ocean Song roses, Vermeer calla lilies, with accents of succulents and dusty miller….beautiful


Justin’s boutonnière was created using the same Vermeer calla lily Gayle used in Devon’s bouquet. Then she accented it with limonium and dusty miller…perfect




Willowdale’s butterfly garden courtyard is an ideal wedding ceremony location with classic New England charm. Here Gayle has adorned the quest chairs with clusters in shades of purple featuring purple mokara orchids, lavender Ocean Song roses, purple dendrobium orchids, and rich purple stock flowers, all handed and secured with the same pewter satin ribbons from the maids’ bouquets.




Thank you to Metzger Studios  for the beautiful images. Consider using Scott for your Willowdale wedding or anywhere in New England for that matter.

Traditional Roles for Mom in Your Wedding

mom rolesThere’s nothing more exciting than planning your wedding day and there’s no doubt you want everything to be perfect. While you may think you can handle all the decisions and details yourself, at some point you will likely feel overwhelmed and need some help. Thankfully, you have a ready, willing and able partner in your mother.

Here are just a few ideas to give Mom some pressure-relieving duties and make this time more enjoyable for you!

Dress shopping – Bring Mom with you if possible, she would love to be involved! But what if you are in Danvers planning the wedding and your parents are retired in Florida? You have technology to involve Mom – text her ideas and photos to get her feedback; or even set up a virtual chat when you’re in the boutique trying on dresses so that she can participate.

Details, details – Mom can be your go-to person when it comes to all the correspondence you’ll be receiving. Let Mom field return calls from vendors like musicians, venues, flower shops, caterers, and more! Make it fun for her by giving her a wedding journal – an organizer where she can track the calls and help with decisions.

Guest lists galore – Mom can help determine who should be on the guest list. She’ll know everyone from your eccentric aunt to your second cousin, so let her help! She can also be a great resource to help coordinate with the groom’s family to ensure their guests are also accommodated.

Get away – during planning a wedding, nearly every bride hits a point where she needs a break. This is a great time to spend some stress-free time with your mother before the wedding. The two of you can enjoy some serious girl time while you let the worries of the wedding planning drift away for a few moments.

If you mom isn’t already one of your best friends, she just might be after she helps you plan your wedding!

Here at Currans Flowers, we look forward to working with you to plan the perfect day. From cascading bridal bouquets to mom’s corsage – we are your one stop wedding flower source.