Emily and Brian Wedding at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Cheasapeak Bay Beach Club Wedding

Emily and Brian wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club was one for the books. This couple was a delight to work with, and wait until you see the pictures by Alicia Lacey of their wedding day. Emily, the bride, herself is a talented wedding photographer and her smart husband is in law school while working a full time job. Their wedding day was the perfect beach side wedding with the sun shinning, full of family and friends and the decoration was classic with a touch of fun. Emily and I met a while back while attending Rising Tide Society together, a local wedding network group. That was about two years ago, at the time Emily was still working at a corporate job and starting her photography business on the side. Her determination and talent really shines through, especially her wit in online marketing. Few months later she took the leap of faith and quit her 9-5 job to began her journey as a full time photographer. I knew she would be a great success being on her own and she did. Emily came to me while she was planning her own wedding and asked if I would be her wedding florist. Of course I would to say “yes!” I knew immediately her wedding would be gorgeous and we would work well together. She has picked out the best vendors in the industry, and I knew we would deliver top service to this special occasion. Her style is fresh, modern, and chic just perfectly aligned with my brand aesthetics. Everything came together beautifully on the wedding day, the Dahlias in her bouquet complimented her dress perfectly, and the entire day she had a gentle grace of happiness in her eyes. I feel honored to be a part of Emily and Brian’s special day. Congratulations guys!

Ceremony & Reception Venue | CHESAPEAKE BAY BEACH CLUB

Photographer ALICIA LACEY
Coordinator | RACHAEL JOHNSON WEDDINGS
Invitation Suite | I CAN DO THAT DESIGN
Calligraphy | WILD HEARTS CALLIGRAPHY
Hair & Makeup | BEHIND THE VEIL BEAUTY
Florist | CHIC GIRL FLOWERS
Cake | FIONA’S CAKES
DJ | A2Z MUSIC FACTORY
Dress Designer | BHLDN
Groom’s Attire | THE BLACK TUX

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The Ultimate Free Guide To Wedding Flowers

The Ultimate Free Guide To Wedding Flowers

Welcome to your ultimate pricing guide for wedding flowers in the metropolitan DC area. We're answering your questions about wedding flowers and the pricing behind them, so keep reading to make choosing your wedding flowers the easiest part of your planning.

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Tori & Robbie's Romantic Garden Wedding at Airlie

Tori & Robbie's Romantic Garden Wedding at Airlie

Tori and Robbie's wedding was one for the books! I've designed many outdoor wedding ceremonies but nothing quite like their wedding at Airlie. Tori found me thanks to her loving the aesthetic of my website, and we immediately hit it off at her consultation. During the months leading up to the wedding, we exchanged plenty of ideas,

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Starting a business (especially in such a creative industry) can be tough, and sometimes entrepreneurs struggle to find the best way to organize and maintain their business while still enjoying doing the part they actually love. For me, things were no different. When I started Chic Girl Flowers, I struggled with so many of the business-related items on my to-do list…

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The Flower That Stands The Test Of Time

Let’s talk about something everyone loves: roses. I’ve never had a bride tell me she didn’t like roses, and we constantly get requests for them in bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements.

I’m personally obsessed with David Austin Roses. These English roses are known all over the world, because David Austin himself set out to breed a better rose back in the 1950’s.

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Today I want to talk about a floral trend that has massively taken off this year, and that I am SO in love with: garland. These long, lush strands of greenery can go just about anywhere at your wedding and look absolutely fabulous. While there are many different types of garland, the most popular request I'm getting from my clients is eucalyptus garlands.

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How to care for your fresh flowers

Ever wanted to know how to keep your fresh arrangement for lasting longer than the typical 3 days? I'm here to tell you as a florist, it's pretty simple...

Tip # 1. Put those blooms in water as soon as possible! water is life for flowers, the longer they stay out of the water the faster they will wilt and becomes...brown blooms.

Tip #2: Always use a clean container, a dirty container will encourage bacteria growth which will shorten our flowers lifespan.  Use fresh warm water mixed with flowers food when placing flowers in the vase, make sure to remove any foliage that will be submerged under water. This will encourage bacteria to grow and we do not want that.

Tip #3: Do not place your beautiful arrangement in direct sunlight, in a draft area or next to the heater, flowers do not like heat or direct sun, the heat will make the flowers get dehydrated faster.

Tip #4: Whenever possible, buy local flowers that are native to your state. These tend to last longer and more unique looking. You can find these blooms at your local farmer markets.   

Tip #5: Keep your arrangement in a cool spot, in the middle of your living room, kitchen or on your bedside table which is my favorite spot to have flowers. You can smell and see them as soon as you wake up, how awesome is that?

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Tip #6: For sunflowers, hydrangeas, poppies, roses or dahlias the stems need to be shocked into drinking the water due to the structure of the cells in the stems. This technique called "scalding".  First, you put a fresh cut at the bottom of the stem, just take about 1 inch off the stems, then dip the stem into about 2 inches of boiling water for 20 secs and then place them into the fresh water vase. This will guarantee your flowers will stay a lot fresher, longer!  the process helps the cells open up and drink more water.  

Tip #7: Change the water in the vase every 2-3 days especially when it gets cloudy, that's a sign your flowers need new water. 

Tip #8; If your water came in a container with foam, add a bit of water to the foam every day to ensure the flowers are getting enough hydration.  

Tip #9: Always buy flowers for yourself if the mood strikes, it's good for the mind and spirit without any guilty calories. 

Tip #10: If you're having a grand old event, contact me and I will make magic happen for you, this is my passion and it's what I do best! If you are also a fellow florist, drop me a line, I would love to make new flowers friends. 

Photo credits: Katy Murray Photography, Nicole Babcock Photography

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What Really Goes In To Your Wedding Flowers

What Really Goes In To Your Wedding Flowers

You've set the date, chosen the venue and photographer, and sent Save-the-Dates to the guest list. Wedding planning is off to a great start, and now that you've found your florist, it's time to start nailing down your floral design. What follows is a consultation to discuss your color scheme and theme and what in-season flowers make you swoon. After that you're hopefully letting your florist create something magical for you (see my previous blog on Why Giving Your Florist Creative Freedom Is Important).

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Mia and Brandon's Vineyard Affair

I'm so excited for today's blog! Back in September I got to create the floral design for Mia and Brandon's stunning wedding at Morais Vineyards. Every aspect of their day was perfect, and I was honored to be a part of it. If you've never been to the vineyard, the venue is gorgeous, and the staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. It truly has a "wow factor" coupled with a perfect natural landscape that is both breathtaking and unbeatable.

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