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DIY Floral Supplies


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

DIY Floral Supplies | A Practical WeddingOn Sunday, (which was our minus-one anniversary of the start of our honeymoon!) we went to see a Giants game. By some cool act of fate, we ended up sitting next to Emily and Rob of Emily Style, for half of the game. Before I moved to San Francisco, I imagined that it was a magical world full of good weather, delicious food, and bloggers who all knew each other. As far as I can tell, all of my preconceptions are true.

Emily and I spent part of the game chatting about doing our wedding flowers from scratch, and she gave me tips about the San Francisco Flower Mart, which we’ll be using for our dry run next week. Even more valuable, she told me about Jamali Garden Supplies, which she described as being “as cheap as those online import shops, but with taste.” And indeed it is! If your looking for affordable vases, ribbons, sea shells or willow, go check it out. Being your own florist is a huge money saver, and pretty fun at that.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11465853625720898199 MrsEm

    ha! this truly is a magical city!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03021533905165085758 Nicole

    I would also recommend IKEA for cheap vases and floral containers. I’m planning on using there white pots to hold all my flowers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03429404210444847213 lauren

    i’ll happily second (or third?) the love for jamali garden – our lifestyle editor adores them, and has used their stuff for home / garden / entertaining shoots for years!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09301902783411290755 MLE

    You might also try the Oakland Flower Market, the prices are great and the selection is great and there’s no need to have a wholesaler license to get there early. I did my sister’s wedding flowers last weekend (7 bouquets, 8 bouts, 6 corsages) for about $100 and had some flowers left over .