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TOP 5 MOISSANITE ENGAGEMENT RING SITES

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Several years ago when my sister got engaged, they chose a moissanite ring instead of a diamond. At that point, I had never heard of this stone, and knew nothing about the conflict that was occurring within the diamond industry. When I first saw her ring in person, I thought it looked exactly like a diamond and didn’t notice any difference at all. The stone had all the beauty and clarity I was used to seeing in a diamond, and I was truly impressed with it’s stunning sparkle-factor!

I am a wedding florist in Chattanooga, Tennessee, so I interact with a ton of brides each year. Ans since my first interaction with moissanite years ago after my sister’s engagement, many of my clients have shared with me that they too chose moissanite. So, I started doing research to find out all the reasons why a couple would choose this alternative stone, and here’s what I found:

What is Moissanite?

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Intimate Micro Wedding

10 Intimate Micro Wedding Ideas

Whether you’re planning a micro wedding (A.K.A. intimate wedding) or an elopement, we have some great ideas on how to make your big/small day super special.

Here at Lang Floral Designs, we do wedding flowers and event design in the Chattanooga area. We have had the privilege of working on over 100 weddings spanning the entire state of Tennessee and beyond. In 2020, we saw a massive change in the wedding industry due to COVID-19. Many of these couples had already begun planning their larger weddings (150-250 guests), and had to make the very difficult decision to move forward, cancel or postpone. However, now that we have seen how this pandemic-plagued year has progressed, many couples are loving the idea of a smaller “micro” wedding to decrease the risk of having to make such difficult decisions about their wedding day.


What is a Micro Wedding?

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Winter Wedding Theme at The Peyton, Chattanooga


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When Ryen reached out to me to begin planning the flowers and decor with a winter wedding theme at The Peyton in Chattanooga, she shared with me that they had originally planned for a Fall wedding. However, had recently found out that her brother, who is in the Army, was being deployed in the Spring. So, they decided to move their wedding date up to early March, to ensure Ryen’s brother could attend. However, since their first concept was a fall wedding, Ryen’s wedding style leaned a little bit fall-ish.

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Dark Wedding Theme at a 100-Year-Old Church Building in Chattanooga

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What’s not to love about Kerrianne and Seth’s dark-themed December wedding? When we first met, Kerrianne shared with me that her and her fiance were very outdoorsy and she had always dreamt of getting married on a remote mountain top somewhere. However, since they were getting married in December in Tennessee (which can bring a whole range of bad weather like rain, snow, ice and cold temperatures), they made the wise decision to book an indoor wedding venue. The Church on Main is an old historic church-turned-wedding-venue built in 1904. It is situated in the Southside of downtown Chattanooga, and offers gorgeous brick backdrops and vintage details.

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Halloween Table Decor with Fall Floral Centerpiece!

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Halloween Table Decor

Check out all the spooky details of our Halloween Table Decor project. I love fall in the South and all things Halloween (as long as it’s not tooooo gory), so when I found out that Gabby from ‘Cause We Can Events and Ginny at Au Petit Salon were doing a Halloween Tablescape contest, I was so in!

Voting for the best Halloween table design starts Sept 30th, 2020 and ends Oct 5th, 2020. So, if you haven’t voted for your favorites yet, you can do so HERE and HERE by commenting your vote in the comments at the bottom. You can also vote on Instagram by DM-ing your vote to either contest host. Or better yet, vote ALL FOUR ways!!!

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Eucalyptus in Wedding Bouquets…Plus the Perfect Color of Dresses

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Eucalyptus greenery in all of its forms has taken the wedding industry by storm. It’s muted blueish-green color fits perfectly with the grey tones and soft color pallets that brides love for their 2021 or 2022 wedding. As a wedding florist in Chattanooga, TN, we have worked on so many eucalyptus themed weddings including bouquets, centerpieces, garland, floral installations, even eucalyptus themed wedding invitations! So we’ve created basically a “BEST OF THE BEST”, as we show you how to pull together the most cohesive and modern touches for a beautiful eucalyptus wedding!

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Wedding Flowers Average Cost … Plus Free Budgeting Tool!

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As owner and lead florist of Lang Floral Designs, a wedding floral studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I see a very wide variety of budgets. So here’s the super easy answer to the question:
“How much, on average, should my wedding flowers cost?”

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TOP 15 Wedding Venues in TN (TENNESSEE)

We have worked hard to collect a fabulous TOP 15 list of wedding venues in TN (Tennessee). Here at Lang Floral Designs, we do wedding flowers and event design in the Chattanooga area. We have had the privilege of working on over 100 weddings spanning the entire state of Tennessee and beyond.

Needless to say, we’ve worked at some GREAT wedding venues…and some not-so-great ones. We have taken note of some elements that are essential to a great wedding day for not only the couple, but also the bridal party and guests. A wedding is all about the experience, and we’re so excited to present to you 15 amazing venues that could become the place where your dream wedding comes to life!

So, What Makes Great Wedding Venues in TN?

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Rustic Ideas for Your Outdoor Summer Wedding

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The Details: A Rustic Summer Wedding

As Brooke and Tyler planned their May wedding at The Barn at Faith Farms, they studied Pinterest for all the best rustic wedding ideas for summer. They chose a simple but modern style and color pallet to coordinate with their barn venue and casual personalities.

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10 Tips for Wedding Vendors: A Wedding Season Survival Guide

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Here at Lang Floral Designs, we have created wedding flowers for more than 100 weddings. I have been in the industry for almost a decade. The first several years, I ran this business on the side of my full time Graphic Design career. Then, when I had my first baby, I decided to quit my full time job and build this business into more than just a side hustle. This business has followed my through my twenties, and well into my thirties. So, I have worked weddings under many different scenarios;

When I was younger and working full time, I would stay up almost all night before a big wedding arranging, because I didn’t get off work until 5pm. Those early years, I remember doing wedding set-up days completely exhausted from a “being tired” prospective. However, I had my youth on my side, so physically I was some how able to handle that. I’m 36 now, and let me tell you, there’s NO WAY I would try to stay up all night working before doing a wedding. I think I would literally pass out the next day.

I’ve done weddings while in the first trimester of pregnant when exhaustion is beyond what any normal person experiences. And then in the third trimester when I was doing that wonderful pregnancy waddle thing just trying to make it from one side of the venue to the other. I spent the entire first year of motherhood nearly throwing my back out after every single wedding. There were so many difficult and unhealthy seasons, and if you’re in the wedding industry in any capacity, you know that weddings are HARD WORK.

Through the years, I’ve learned some valuable tips and tricks to help get through a busy wedding set up day, and ultimately, wedding season! I’ve even asked some wedding industry friends of mine for their go-to resources so I could share them with you. Several gave me one very valuable trick that I hadn’t even thought of (tip #4). At this stage of my business, I feel like I’m at the healthiest I’ve ever been in terms of knowing where my limits lie physically, knowing what steps I need to take for a quick recovery so I can do it again the following weekend, and knowing when I need to call in the troops for help.

So let’s dive right in:

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