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Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Flowers

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I've always suspected that being a florist is the loveliest job ever, and when I interviewed Paul Munro, the wedding specialist for Marguerite Gardens, his relaxed demeanor, coupled with the loving way he dropped flower names like bupleurum and Mini King Protea, confirmed my long-held suspicions. Forget yoga, forget meditation: get thee to a floral shop.

I dropped by Marguerite Gardens one sunny afternoon, where I watched Paul wander through the store, instinctively pulling together a cream-and dusty purple-hued beauty of a bouquet featuring lyrical flowers like Amnesia roses, black Queen Anne's Lace, Dusty Miller, scabiosa, hybrid delphinium, mokara orchids, and a ruffly blush-colored flower called simply "stock." Let's just say it was impossible to take a bad picture of the end result. There are plenty of things to be stressed about as a bride, but the lovely world of florals should not be one of them.
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