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Floral Selections Help Define Your Wedding Style

It’s Fall, and as floral experts will tell you, it’s the perfect time to use calla lilies, dahlias, mums, even pomegranate and cranberry, to create beautiful bridal arrangements. But what if you’re not planning to tie the knot until spring or summer? What’s the best option for those seasons?Fallweddingbouquetstheclaytoncenter

The task of selecting flowers for your special day ranks very near the top of the wedding planning priority list. Your wedding flowers will reflect your personal style, and help weave your style throughout the day – from the church to the reception and into your photos. So picking your wedding flowers and florist requires special attention.

In its online wedding planning sections, Bridal Guide offers some great advice on how to go about choosing both. From interviewing florists through signing the final contract, the Bridal Guide outline is a good resource as you tiptoe through the fields of floral choices. Check it out here.

By the way, what are some good options for the Spring, Summer and Winter weddings? According to Bridal Guide, it pays to use flowers (and fruit) that are in season, such as French tulip and amaryllis in Winter; hyacinth, tulip, daffodil, lilac, peony, sweet pea, lily of the valley and cherry blossom in Spring; and hydrangea, snapdragon, sunflower, tuberose, cornflower and zinnia in Summer.

Coming This Week: Food Lovers, Guitar Greats And A Tribute To True Heroes

Halloween may have passed, but The Clayton Center has lots of goodies on the schedule this week. This Friday, Nov. 6, the Clayton Woman’s Club celebrates 11 years of its popular “Taste of Carolina Cuisine” fundraiser. 12 local restaurants and a wine shop will offer sample “taste-size” portions from their menus. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 […]


Opening Night Is This Saturday


It’s going to be a busy week here at The Clayton Center, as we get ready for opening night of the 13th annual Palladian Series this Saturday, October 24. Scotty met with Valonda Calloway of WNCN TV’s My Carolina Today last week to talk about our featured performers — the Annie Moses Band (see the […]


Annie Moses Band Releases “American Rhapsody”

American Rhapsody — the cinematic new album by the Annie Moses Band — premiered last week at No. 5 on the classical crossover chart — and is getting rave reviews from fans and the media alike. Annie Moses Band is a classical-crossover ensemble of six siblings, known for their virtuosic string playing, eclectic vocals and stylistically diverse […]


Wide Open Bluegrass 2015 Hits Raleigh This Weekend

Even the weather can’t steal center stage from all the great bluegrass musicians in Raleigh this week for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, but this weekend the Raleigh Convention Center will become the site for the event. The Convention Center will house more than 100 bands from around the world playing a variety of styles of bluegrass over […]