When Brian and Fatima approached me about doing their wedding flowers I was ecstatic. After a few Skype dates and exchanging ideas on Pinterest, I knew exactly what to do and what to design. It was the perfect backyard Pinterest-y wedding you can ask for. It’s one of those weddings that you see on wedding blogs and magazines and wish your wedding was like that. They wanted to have elements of their wedding colors in their flowers (peach, sage, and cranberry). I found these stunning peach toned colored kalalilies (Fatima’s favorite flower) with a hint of cranberry color on the edges. Along with some Juliette roses, other flowers in season, and seed eucalyptus greenery, I was able to create a free flowing organic bouquet for both Fatima and Brian’s sister, Colleen. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and every little detail was planned out and thought of. I had such a fun time bringing their vision to life and was so honored to have been part of their special day.
Wedding cake/cupcake tower – with extra flowers and succulents, you can fill in some of the empty spaces. It makes the overall presentation look extra nice.
Some advice for couples who are looking for ways to save on flower costs:
- Find a local mom and pop place to make your boutonnieres and corsages. (Yes, some skill-set is required not all can be done easily by watching youtube :))
- Substitute flower centerpieces with a greenery runner like I did for Brian & Fatima’s wedding. It takes up more space on the table and they’re so much fun to play with and accessorize.
- Bring vases or containers to your florist to have them arrange the flowers in. You can find more cost effective vases from the local dollar store or in your home. Household items like mason jars, teacups, coffee/tins are all great.
- If you have a friend that knows flowers, have them arrange your bouquets. This can also be a fun team bonding activity with your bridal party the day before your wedding.
- Floral crowns are so in now with flower girls. A really good afternoon DIY project.
- Look for flowers that are within season and get them by the bundles.
- Use large bud flowers, they take up space and are great for centerpieces (i.e, mums, hydrangeas, dahlias, daisies).