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Great Gatsby Inspired Winter Wedding at The American Hotel: Ron + Kate

January 6, 2016
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Ron and Kate’s  intimate wedding in Staunton, Virginia’s historic venue dazzled with elegance and flair. Find out how she used The Bouqs Company flowers to complete her vision. Amazing photography provided by Emily Sacra Photography.
Bouq Bride: Kate Noel
Wedding Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Location: The American Hotel & Ballroom, Staunton Virginia
 
Song that captures your day: Definitely “Good Day for Marrying You” by Dave Barnes! We walked down the aisle after the ceremony as husband and wife to this song. (: 
 
Ron&Kate-coupleHow did he propose?
At 6:00am on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Ron snuck into my apartment and woke me up handing me a card that read: “Here’s the first clue I need to deliver: you’ll have to get walking down close to the river!” Not knowing what to expect I got up, got dressed, threw on some makeup and quick-curled my hair before we headed downtown to the Tampa Riverwalk. On the way, Ron said we had a little time so we stopped at one of our favorite coffee shops downtown. Still not really sure what he had up his sleeve we kept walking until we reached the Riverwalk. We looked out over the river just talking and enjoying the quiet, early morning until Ron said it was time for my next clue. He led me to what seemed like a very specific spot, turned me around and handed me the second clue.
On his cue I start to read: “Clue two is important for to me you’ll be bound. If you want a small hint, just turn around!” And there he was, on one knee, asking me to spend the rest of my life with him! The next few minutes were a flurry of hugs, kisses, gawking at my gorgeous new bling, and then he pointed a few yards away. After a few seconds I realized it my photographer sister all the way from Virginia had captured the whole thing! Then I see my youngest sister and mom running towards me and I just stopped and starting bawling the happiest of tears. 
 
What was the most memorable moment at your wedding?
When I look back on our wedding day, one of my favorite memories is sitting at our sweetheart table covered in a beautiful eucalyptus garland enjoying our first meal together as husband and wife. Surrounded by our friends and family we were overwhelmed and felt incredibly blessed and grateful. The whole day was absolutely perfect, but this time together was extra special. 
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What made you choose The Bouqs Company for your wedding?
I have always wanted to do my own wedding flowers and when I came across The Bouqs Company I knew I was going to be able to make that dream a reality! I emailed Stepha everything that I wanted and was thrilled when I realized everything I had envisioned would be possible AND fit in our budget! The Bouqs Co cost me less than 1/3 of what it would have cost going through a florist, and I was able to use unique flowers not in season that wouldn’t have been available locally.
 
How did you get your bouqs together?
Since all of my bridesmaids (besides my sisters) live in different cities and states, my mom, sisters and I assembled all the centerpieces and bouquets with the help of a talented family friend! The flowers were absolutely beautiful and made the whole house smell amazing! 
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What advice do you have for other Bouq Brides?
Doing your own wedding flowers does not have to be stressful or expensive! Just make sure you have the right supplies (plenty of buckets, a flower stem stripper, floral tape, etc…) and several hours to devote to the assembly! The beautiful thing about flowers is that even if you’ve never put a bouquet together in your life, they’re flowers so they’re going to look gorgeous! Let yourself have fun; you’ve made it this far and you’re only days from your wedding, so just enjoy those precious moments with family and friends and take in the sweet floral scents!
 
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