Vendor Spotlight: Daffodil Parker

From bouquets to centerpieces, hair accessories, and styling, Daffodil Parker does it all. As a four year winner of Best Florist in Wisconsin Bride Magazine, Daffodil Parker is the go-to floral shop for your everyday or special event floral needs located in downtown Madison on W Washington Avenue. The thriving business was established in 2006 by owner Erin Joswick and one of her best friends, Mary Parker, who has since moved away.

Erin runs her business with passion and lots of smiles, making sure you leave satisfied and happy. Owner Erin Joswick says of their clientele: “We just really try to get to know the client and their tastes. If they don’t have favorite flowers we ask about other favorite aesthetics or dislikes.”

Although a small business, the ladies running the shop come from various creative backgrounds, including science, baking, and design, to bring the best insights about flower arrangements.They even offer styling consultations to help make your event ideas a reality, and help unjumble the ideas in your mind.

Owner Erin Joswick offers some advice to people just starting out in the planning process: “Take it one step at a time, stay true to yourselves and enjoy the process! Once you make a decision that you feel comfortable with, move on and don’t second guess it. It is an extraordinary day, but there is an overwhelming amount of information and options out there, so don’t lose sight of what is really important…LOVE!”

To get your flowers or schedule your styling appointment, call 608-663-2100 or email today!




Say “I Do” to your Dream Ceremony: Creating the Perfect Space

No detail should be forgotten in your ceremony space, as it will set the tone for the rest of your wedding because it is the first space your guests will see. Also, this is the place where you and your partner will start the rest of your lives together so it should feel special and unique to the two of you. The décor incorporated here is a great way to display the theme and colors of your wedding. If you plan on taking pictures in your ceremony space, these ideas will add the perfect finishing touch to your photos. Here are a few ideas to help you achieve the look you desire for your ceremony space.


Candles are a great way to create a romantic feeling in your ceremony space. Whether you decide to line the aisle with them or surround yourself with them at the end of the aisle, the soft glow they create is idyllic for photos and will set a whimsical tone. Also, candles are a great way to create unity between your ceremony and reception space by incorporating them in your centerpieces as well.



Flowers are perfect for incorporating the colors of your wedding into your ceremony space. The numerous types of flowers to choose from are also a great way to show off your personal style. Displaying the flowers in different vases, tying them to chairs, or lining the aisle with them will help create the theme you desire throughout your ceremony space.



Arches and Backdrops

Imagine how beautiful your photos will look when you and your partner are standing under a stunning arch or backdrop when you say “I do”. Adding streamers, balloons, or creating a garland by stringing flowers together will create a personalized touch to your space. This could be a great DIY project for the crafty bride and groom. Also, it is the perfect idea for an indoor or outdoor wedding



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Maid of Honor Checklist

Congrats on being chosen as maid of honor! Below are a list of tips and responsibilities to help you be the best maid of honor ever!


  • Lend a helping hand and ear to any ideas the bride may have
  • Attend dress shopping and fittings
  • Lead the bridal party! – Be the point person for them to come to
  • Host the bridal shower and plan the bachelorette party

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  • Get prepped and dressed with the party members
  • Prepare an emergency kit for the bride
  • Sign the license as a witness
  • Hold the bride’s bouquet during the vows


  • Help bustle the brides train and fix the dress after restroom breaks!
  • Give a toast to the newlyweds
  • Make sure the bride eats and drinks

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Picture Perfect: Moments You’ll Want to Remember (2 of 2)

As the reception comes to an end and the party begins, don’t miss these shots. Also try different filters and lighting to give your pictures a unique and memorable touch.


  1. The infamous kiss: A perfect picture to hang above your bed or set on your nightstand. These poses come in all different ways allowing couples to find a memorable and personal shot.                                                                            08458a3d75048ae52e68fbdbb0d9cf85 55591376619985872_WLRNvBZR_c 1085d22085ecc6d8745555021cbc6bed 9ff74ecd9e8079a08bb6fdd6a3ab410d
  2. On the dance floor: From the first dance, to the father/daughter number, or granny busting a move, you’ll want to capture it all.                                                                                                                                                                       b377a3ea4d922adabb4c9308f96d7148 451f553a107fa5410f37c5351feb4683 141cd23d4b51fa255ceff4f9871b6ce3 a56e7a13e01d39d8f1c1ddd515fd5d08 f1476358ecb8a167fafe2fd6326e52c9
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Picture Perfect: Moments You’ll Want to Remember (1 of 2)

There are so many memories created on your wedding day that you’ll want to remember for decades to come. Here are a few picture ideas you won’t want to forget.


  1. Preparation shots: You’ll want to remember the day from start to finish. Take a couple getting ready.

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  1. Before Couple Shots: Pre-reception photos that fit with the traditional views of the bride and groom not ‘seeing’ each other before the wedding are an American phenomenon.

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  1. Grooms Reaction: One of the most precious moments is when the groom lays his eyes on his bride. Don’t miss this moment.



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Seasonal Inspiration: Springtime Florals (2 of 2)

Spring is the perfect time for a wedding full of flowers! The weather is warming up while bright, colorful flowers are blooming everywhere. Typical floral trends for spring events include tulips, daisies, peonies, lilacs and daffodils. Springtime florals are very flexible and can be paired in small amounts with rustic, simple décor or in elaborate centerpieces with glass, candles and crisp linens for a more formal look. There are so many options, colors, and varieties to play with it is hard to choose just one!


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Seasonal Inspiration: Easter Table Settings (1 of 2)

Hosting Easter? Throwing a shower? Getting married? There are some great Easter- inspired table settings that are sure to tie your event together. This year, trends include bright colors, springtime flowers, and light linens. Pair these feminine features with rustic wood, burlap, and mason jars to help balance out the table. Many of these options are easy to find and you can make yourself! These are awesome ways to save money on table settings while still incorporating the changing of the seasons.

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