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January 1, 2023


Happy New Year flower friends! I can't believe the year has come to an end and 2023 is upon us! Last year was a wild one, that's for sure. It certainly had it's moments. The year was filled with growth, learning experiences, and new opportunities for Loreta Daka Floral Boutique. I took on the most weddings I ever have and it was amazing! Wedding season started in March with an intimate elopement at Waveny Park and ended with an 11th Hour wedding on the 26th of December. June was my busiest month and like The Ashley's on the hit 90's television show Recess, I had The Laura's. Laura B. X2, Laura M., and Laura N. Each with their own signature color; except they were a whole lot nicer. I LOVED all of them!

In 2022, I took on a couple of maternity sessions and a sixtieth birthday party of a lifetime! I flowered my nephew's nuptials, schooled a few workshops, and collaborated with some awesome photographers. I mainly do weddings but flowering smaller events have always been my favorite past time. I'm grateful for the couples and clients who continue to support my growing business. There's a lot of new and exciting things coming in 2023 for Loreta Daka Floral Boutique! Until then, here's a recap of 2022 with some of my favorite flowers and memories!

specialty flowers and fillers that were utilized in these wedding arrangements were anemone, astrantia, asparagus, astilbe, astrhanium, anthurium, amazing vienna, bunny tails, blue thistle, boronia blush, blue cornflower, blushing bride protea, begonia rex, black berries, carnations, crocosmia pods, candlelight, cool water, clematis amazing havana, cherry blossom, curly willow, clematis, chamomile, craspedia, celosia fruit punch, country, crabapple, calandiva kalanchoe, delphinium, daisies, dahlia, dried edelweiss, dusty miller, eucalyptus pods, emely, echinacea, fucii tillandsia, fuzzy snowball air plant, freesia, frill tulips, flowering dill, flowering mint, forget-me-nots, gypsophila million star, hyacinth, huckleberry, hydrangea, hypericum berry, honia ranunculus, inocencia, italian ruscus, juliet, jasmine vine, lavender french, lavandula, lisianthus, lily of the valley, lathryus winter sunshine, lambs ear, luneria, majolica, milky scoop scabiosa, mock orange branches, mini echeveria, moab roses, mustard greens, monstera, massima, magnolia, nigella, orlaya, orchids, olive branches, pampass grass, palm daises, plumosa fern, peonies, pittosporum, princess miyuki, polo, purple sage, poppies, purity, persimmon, privet berry, pine, pinecones, quicksand, queen anne’s lace, ranunculus, rose tinted latte, rose cappuccino, scabiosa pods, scabiosa, sahara, snowflake, sweet eskimo, sweet peas, statice, stock, sonia dendrobium orchids, snap dragons, sabrina, succulents, spirea, shimmer, sunset coral peonies, smilax sweet unique, snowberries, stachys silver filch phalaenopsis orchids, spiral, seeded, and silver dollar eucalyptus, tibet, toffee, thyme, tulips, tweedia, tulip double marriage, trachelium, true blue, umbrella fern, veronica smart splash, vendula, white o’hara, white cloud, wax flower, wandering jew plant, willow, wheat, weeping podocarpus, winter evergreens, and zinnias

Kristine & Kristian's Elopement | Waveny Park in New Cannan, CT | Photographer: Jessica Kelly Photography

Angela & Andrew's Wedding | Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY | Photographer: Lisa Nicolosi Photography

Spring Floral Decorating Workshop | G.C.C. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Shaina Lee Photography

Amy & Brad's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photogtapher: Tony Spinelli Photography

Laura & Jesus' Wedding | The Waterview in Monroe, CT | Photographer: Kel C Photography

Margot & Harry's Wedding | G.C.C. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Melani Lust Photography

Courtney & Andrew's Wedding | The Coveleigh Club in Rye, NY | Photographer: Brian Sager Photography

Laura & Robert's Anniversary Celebration | G.C.C. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Meg Miller Photography

Jessie Anne & Brian's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Eryc Perez de Tagle

Jennifer & Anthony's Wedding | Keeler Tavern Museum in Ridgefield, CT | Photographer: Luxury Captured

Laura & Jack's Wedding | Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, CT | Photographer: Rob Zajac Photography

Maternity Session | Cardiff-by-the-Sea in Encinitas, CA | Photographer: Tristan Quigley Photography

Claudia & Andrew's Wedding | Il Palio Ristorante in Shelton, CT | Photographer: Amanda Creates Photography

Maria & Christian's Elopement | Hartford City Hall in Hartford, CT | Photographer: Dea Goci Photography

Emma & Nik's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Christina Lilly Photography

Julia & Jerome's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Viki + Erik Photography

Lindsay & Kyle's Wedding | Shore and Country Club in Norwalk, CT | Photographer: Shaina Lee Photography

60th Birthday Par-Tea | Sherwood Island in Westport, CT | Photographer: Asher Gardner Photography

Elizabeth & Chris' Wedding | The Lace Factory in Deep River, CT | Photographer: Sebastian Photography

Cher & Robert's Wedding | Eolia Mansion in Waterford, CT | Photographer: Rachel Marie Photography

Joelle & Mike's Wedding | The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, CT | Photographer: Rodeo & Co. Photo

Sailboat Elopement Editorial | Stamford Yacht Club | Photographer: Rebecca Walker Photography

Claire & Eliot's Wedding | The Stanwich Club INC. in Greenwich, CT | Photographer: Kait Peña Photo

Dancing in the Mountains Photo Shoot | Brseč, Primorsko-Goranska, Croatia | Photographer: Impala Studio

Geena & Kyle's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Nicole DeTone Photography

Melisa & Erik's Wedding | Le Chateau in South Salem, NY | Photographer: Beet & Blossom Photo Co.

Ashley & Shane's Wedding | Bill Miller's Castle in Branford, CT | Photographer: Kel C Photography


I hope you enjoyed this recap of all my favorite weddings and events from 2022! If you like what you see, show some love, by giving this post a 'Heart' in the section below!


Loreta Daka Carrero is a premier wedding and event floral designer serving Connecticut, New York, and Coastal New England! She specializes in timeless and spiritually curated fine art floral designs for beautiful couples and extraordinary clients.


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