Homemade Bride – Raleigh Wedding Magazine – Features North Raleigh Florist

We are so excited to be featuring an amazing florist, and one of our Homegrown Vendors, today on the blog!


With over 95 years of combined experience, North Raleigh Florist is one of a kind in our eyes because they truly care about the DIY bride and have services that focus on helping you create and pull off your very own floral designs. For the past few years they have brought out a service that they call “Bucket Flowers.” Bucket Flowers give brides the option to purchase fresh flowers that arrive at their shop just in time for their staff to “process, condition, hydrate, open and cool your product and be ready for you to use on the day you have set aside for the design assembly.” 

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A note from the owner:

We have been working with DIY brides for the past 7 years, and fully understand the need to offer fresh flower and container options that coincide with your ideas to create your own designs for your big day. We strive to keep things simple and hassle-free and steer all of our brides towards ideas that will ensure the best chance of a successful DIY experience.

We work extremely hard for you to stay within your budget by offering alternatives to expensive items when needed, and many rental options. The benefit of bucket flowers is that they come at a reduced price, since our staff is not providing the design work or the design plan. The creations are your own—we just provide you with the product to make your vision a reality.

We want your day to be special, your flower arrangements to be beautiful and your style to shine on your special day. Most of all, we want you to enjoy. We hope to be part of the fun!”


North Raleigh Florist’s DIY Brides have been happy with their bucket flowers and have successfully followed the flower care steps during the design and installation process. When they leave the shop, they are armed with very specific instructions on how to keep their flowers looking and smelling just as beautiful by the end of their reception as they did when they first arrived.  If you’re looking for a DIY option for your floral design – be sure to contact North Raleigh Florist and their amazing design team! And always remember to leave enough time to “stop and smell the roses!”



Celebrations Shopping Center

7457 Six Forks Road

Raleigh, NC 27615

 919-847-3381, option 3



Also be sure to check out their ad in our Winter Issue of Homemade Bride Magazine!

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Homemade Bride – Holiday Style Shoot – Wake Forest, NC – The Cotton Company

‘Tis the Season to be Awesome…

So spread that awesome holiday cheer with a twinkling affair!

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Many of us look toward the New Year in hopes of “a new beginning” or to “kick the year off right” but what about ending the year off right? What about wrapping all the joy and happiness into one night and truly celebrating life with the ones you love? Here at Homemade Bride, we’ve been fantasizing all year about doing an intimate holiday themed wedding to inspire those couples looking to not only celebrate the future, but the past that lead them to where they are.

Embracing that feeling and passion, we are not only introducing a holiday themed sweetheart table, but also a hot chocolate bar that is sure to spread the love!

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Hot Chocolate Bar 1

Hot Chocolate Bar 2

Hot Chocolate Bar 3

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Hot Chocolate Bar 4

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With so many lovely displays throughout this design, we would like to take a moment to mention the other vendors involved in making this design complete! Please find their links below and venture over to see more of their work!

Krista Joy PhotographyCaptured the essence and love of the overall design.

The Cotton Company: Located in downtown Wake Forest, this venue is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding!

Autumn Glow Designs: Created the table number, placecard hot chocolate sleeves, and the beautiful wood inspired menus.

Cake Couture: Responsible for the elegant gold and ivory cake that created the perfect addition to our hot chocolate bar.

Lily Liles Wedding Co: Creator of the most adorable gingerbread cake topper couple we’ve ever seen! EVER!

Sweetheart 1

Sweetheart 2

Sweetheart 3

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If you’re thinking about a holiday wedding, remember to embrace the joy and details that surround the holidays.

Another fun way to add small details to your day is to create special pieces for your flower girl. Create a small greenery halo or a kissing ball for her to hold while walking down the aisle like we did or use other materials associated with the holidays. Whatever you do, she will be sure to love it!

Flower Girl 1

Flower Girl 2

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And…..That’s a wrap! A HUGE thank you to our wonderful vendors and host!

Cotton Factory

Hope your enjoyed it 🙂


For more helpful tips on designing or inspirational styles be sure to look around our blog and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! Also be sure to come back and see just how we created a few of these DIY designs!

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