Early in our engagement my Mom told me that a family friend, who was my girl scout troop leader when I was a little, does wedding flowers. I thought, great I'm not looking for anything fancy and I'd love to give her the work. So I didn't really think about it much after that. Then as the months started ticking down I decided to get in touch with her and find out what her prices were. I wrote her saying I was interested, and I told her a little about our wedding. Her response was, "I am looking forward to creating beautiful, elegant, and yet simple wedding flower arrangements and bouquets to add to your special day!". I kind of felt awkward because I didn't say I wanted to use her yet... So I wrote another email asking specifically if she had any pictures from previous weddings she had done and how much she charges for her services along with pictures of flowers I liked. I got no response... It's been almost two weeks since I sent that email and I am kind of feeling a little nervous about using her now. To be on the safe side I'm going to meet with some other florists on my trip to California. I don't know when I'll be back out west so I need to make it count. And with only 8 months left the clock is ticking! I can't wait until we get that one figured out. Then I'll have another big one to cross of my list!
But in the meantime, let me show you what I like!
Gerber Daisys, LOVE
Love all the different types of flowers in this bouquet
But then I love the simplicity of this bouquet. Just the orange roses, *sigh* beautiful.
I really like this simple centerpiece. It's a nice blend of the green and orange I want
All above Images via theknot.com
For the life of me I can't remember where I got this picture. I love the idea of my bridesmaids having a bouquet of mostly greens, with pops of orange.
I have a ton of other pictures but these are my favorites. I also like the trend right now of putting fruit in with centerpieces.
Image via theknot.com
In the end I'll probably go with a less is more type of feel with the flowers. I've even considered doing my own flowers and ordering from fiftyflowers.com... But we'll see if it comes to that.
How important are wedding flowers to you? What's your favorite flower? Any advice on selecting a florist?