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#11 Mishka Designs

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    Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:40 PM

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    Interesting! I had them for my June wedding and they were flawless, I guess 2007 was a good year for calla lillies LOL
    I know!!! I saw that! And that AMAZED me too ... the only thing I can think of is that maybe my vendors won't import them - they have to be imported (when they are out of season) because, if they can sell them, they will - callas are worth A LOT more than roses. :)

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      Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:41 PM

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      I didn't have a say in my bouquet, i just sent pics of flowers i wanted. I wanted ranaculus or peonies but didn't get them... I did love my flowers though. I think there were orange roses, irish bells and some other white flowers.
      Your bouquet looks like circus or confetti roses, irish bells and I THINK (but wouldn't swear on it) that's lisianthius. :)

      #13 Mishka Designs

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        Posted 15 June 2008 - 05:49 PM

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        Hi ladies, I am having a hard time choosing my bouquet. I had my heart set on a white calla lily bouquet, however my WC says these are very expensive. The thing is, I don't know what type of bouquet to look for if I don't know what is available.

        PV brides, please share your bouquets with me :)

        TIA
        I just had a thought yesterday when I was out for a ceremony because I saw them growing up against a house ... what about white antherium? They have a similar sleek feel of callas... I wouldn't know why they wouldn't be available if I just saw them out growing yesterday. Anyway, Just a thought!

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          Posted 16 June 2008 - 02:48 PM

          Does anyone know where we can buy flowers in bulk in PV? Any local markets?

          We are doing all of the flowers for our reception. Our WC said it was fine, so I am taking our aqua colored blumeboxes and I wanted to put orange callas with white roses and some with white callas and orange roses.

          If you get a chance to look at any of the RIU Jalisco threads, there is a pic (I think) on Mel's posts (Raeka) - I am doing all of my bouquets and arrangements the same as Mel's except in white and orange.

          I didn't even like Callas until I saw her bouquet - after that I was hooked!
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            Posted 16 June 2008 - 02:50 PM

            No - a pic isn't on her siggy collage anymore, but it is on her slideshow.
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            #16 Mishka Designs

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              Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:14 PM

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              Originally Posted by SoontobeMrsE
              Does anyone know where we can buy flowers in bulk in PV? Any local markets?

              We are doing all of the flowers for our reception. Our WC said it was fine, so I am taking our aqua colored blumeboxes and I wanted to put orange callas with white roses and some with white callas and orange roses.

              If you get a chance to look at any of the RIU Jalisco threads, there is a pic (I think) on Mel's posts (Raeka) - I am doing all of my bouquets and arrangements the same as Mel's except in white and orange.

              I didn't even like Callas until I saw her bouquet - after that I was hooked!
              All of our flowers are brought-in from GDL, so w don't have a local flower market, per se. I do know that Freesia will sell you flowers in a bunch a lot cheaper than the other florists in town, but it's still WAAAAHYYY more $$ than if you ordered from a vendor in GDL. The problem with the vendors in GDL is that you have to babysit them CONSTANTLY to make sure they are on top of things and getting your order to them. And you have to pay them in a bank here in town and you have to go to the bus station to pick the flowers up. What I'm saying is it's a rigamaro - one that's not so bad when your WC does it but I honestly don't think you want that stress right before your wedding - But if you're a good stress handler, you might try Freesia. They only speak Spanish but I think I have the phone # somewhere, if you would like to give it a go :).

              #17 Mishka Designs

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                Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:17 PM


                All of our flowers are brought-in from GDL, so we don't have a local flower market, per se. I do know that Freesia will sell you flowers in a bunch a lot cheaper than the other florists in town, but it's still WAAAAHYYY more $$ than if you ordered from a vendor in GDL. The problem with the vendors in GDL is that you have to babysit them CONSTANTLY to make sure they are on top of things and getting your order to you. And you have to pay them in a bank here in town and you have to go to the bus station to pick the flowers up. What I'm saying is it's a rigamaro - one that's not so bad when your WC does it but I honestly don't think you want that stress right before your wedding - But if you're a good stress handler, you might try Freesia. They only speak Spanish but I think I have the phone # somewhere, if you would like to give it a go :). This thing kept saying my message was too short so I'm blabbing on for no reason at all :):)

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                  Posted 16 June 2008 - 03:19 PM

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                  Originally Posted by Mishka Designs
                  To be honest with you, I'm surprised that you can even get calla lillies in July. I order from 3 different vendors in GDL, when I'm doing an event, and calla lillies went "out of season" the beginning of May (because of the climate change, this was a bad year for callas) - my May bride wanted calla's too, but, as I couldn't get any, she asked for Stargazers and lillies instead. IF they can get your callas, I'm willing to bet they are being IMPORTED which would make them SUPER expensive (like with orchids and tulips which are always imported).

                  What SHOULD be available now:

                  Roses (ALWAYS available - and not uber expensive)
                  Alstromeria
                  Bethlehem Star
                  Calla Lillies
                  Cartemom
                  Casablanca
                  Cymbidium and dendrobium orchids (they are $$, eh!)
                  Delphenium
                  Gerber Daisies
                  Ginger
                  Gladiola
                  Heliconia
                  Iris
                  Irish Bells
                  Lily
                  Lisianthus
                  Mums
                  Tuberose
                  Stargazer
                  Tulips (these are $$ too)

                  Now knowing what sort of wedding you're having, my recommendations are:

                  Roses with Bethlehem Star and/or Dendrobium orchids
                  Roses with Lisianthius
                  Dendrobium orchids with Lisianthius
                  Roses and lillies
                  Bethlehem Star, Tuberoses and Lisianthius

                  Or you could try an all Casablanca bouquet. Huge flowers, smell great - but don't work so well with other flowers. Or maybe Casablancas with Bethlehem Star.

                  Hope that helped!
                  Thank you!!! I'm going to try and find pics of bouquets with these flowers and send them to my WC.

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                  Originally Posted by Mishka Designs
                  I just had a thought yesterday when I was out for a ceremony because I saw them growing up against a house ... what about white antherium? They have a similar sleek feel of callas... I wouldn't know why they wouldn't be available if I just saw them out growing yesterday. Anyway, Just a thought!
                  That may be nice. My MOH's are going to carry a single green antherium. I guess I really wanted lillies b/c my grandmother carried them on her wedding day and I love the name Lily and thought if I ever had a girl I'd have a story to tell her.

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                  Originally Posted by Mishka Designs
                  All of our flowers are brought-in from GDL, so w don't have a local flower market, per se. I do know that Freesia will sell you flowers in a bunch a lot cheaper than the other florists in town, but it's still WAAAAHYYY more $$ than if you ordered from a vendor in GDL. The problem with the vendors in GDL is that you have to babysit them CONSTANTLY to make sure they are on top of things and getting your order to them. And you have to pay them in a bank here in town and you have to go to the bus station to pick the flowers up. What I'm saying is it's a rigamaro - one that's not so bad when your WC does it but I honestly don't think you want that stress right before your wedding - But if you're a good stress handler, you might try Freesia. They only speak Spanish but I think I have the phone # somewhere, if you would like to give it a go :).
                  Hmmm. I have family driving in from GDL the Wednesday prior to the wedding ( I get married on Friday). But I think they would die by then.

                  #19 jajajaja

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                    Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:22 PM

                    Amy here's the LC wedding on May 24 that had all kinds of calla lillies. Maybe you can find out who they used. Then again- July is a bit off from the end of May.
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                      Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:32 PM

                      What is the difference between these lilies?

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