Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bouquet Designs I Like

Now that I'm talking to florists, I need something to show them so they can see what I am envisioning.  Of course, my vision isn't all that clear yet, but I'm working on it.
I think orange roses, vines, and branches are a good start for decor for a classy Fall wedding. 
 This bouquet is a bit wild looking, but I like how natural it looks.  The colour scheme is pretty good too.  I think this bouquet would be too tall for me.
 If I could squeeze in some girly pink and purple, I would be pretty happy too.  Orange has never been my favourite colour, but I'm doing my best to make it work.  Oh, and I like all the thick clusters of buds and berries.  They look good to me.
 I don't particularly love the flowers they put in this bouquet since it looks a bit messy, but I love the overall romantic feel of it.
 I think this is quite pretty.
 I don't think white will really work that well for me, but I am loving the seeded eucalyptus.  I think I must add that to my bouquet.  Oh, and freesias are a nice pop of green and yellow in the middle (and this bouquet must smell nice).
 I love the soft feel of this bouquet and the tiny buds/seeds that fill out the bouquet.
 If I had a blue dress and a cream theme, BAM!  I'd be all over this bouquet.
 So pretty and romantic.  I love it.  Oh, and wax flowers are always good.
This is still my favourite bouquet so far.  It's so wild.  Too big for me, but perfectly romantic.
 If I went the cream and dusty teal route, it would be very lovely. The orange tipped berries add a bit of Fall back in.  Oh, and see the succulent?  I approve.
 I like these orchids.  I'm going to see how I can include them somewhere.
Look how they make this bouquet look like a fiery explosion.  Very fascinating...

Happy Wedding Planning!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Artificial Bouquets, Corsages and Boutonnieres, and Other Wedding Decor

Here are some ideas on how you can save money on decorative items such as corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets, etc.

Boutonnieres are often listed as around $12-15 each.  These are less than $5 each and they look pretty good.  Maybe you can purchase the fresh flowers ones for the wedding party and these attractive artificial ones for everyone else!

Bouquets are often quoted as upwards of $200 for the bride and about $100 for the bridesmaids.  These bouquets are less than $30 each.  Maybe the bride and Maid of Honor can have a fresh flower bouquet and the bridesmaids can have these lovely artificial ones?  you could even add some ribbon to match the wedding decor and theme.

If you're planning a rustic/vintage look, these dried hydrangeas would look quite pretty on a table in a vase.

I saw an amazing overhead design where artificial cherry blossoms were hung upside down from clear thread.  When you looked up, all you could see was an umbrella of cherry blossoms.  It was very pretty.


Rather than pay $100 to rent petals, how about buying them for less than $3 per 100.  You can get them on for less than $1 per 100-200.
$2.69 for 100 pieces

These would be nice for the table numbers or other kinds of instructions on tables.
$12.99 for 4

I think this would look pretty on a  sign-in table.

These little eggs would look nice there too.

If you put the first nest beside this cage, it would look perfect.

You could use this tulle to line the aisles so guests don't walk into the aisle or get tempted to step into the aisle to take pictures (and block your photographer).
$16.99 for 25 yards x 24 inches

Let me know what you think of these ideas!
Happy Wedding Planning!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Curly Willow Branches with Orchid Centerpieces and Decor

Here are some floral arrangements that use curly willow branches.  They will give you an idea of what I have in mind for my table centerpieces.
I would like some branches in a glass vase, river rocks on the bottom, moss on top of the rocks, and orchid blossoms in the branches.
Basically something like this, but with rocks and moss on the bottom.  And Fall-coloured orchids instead of purple.
If they could manage hanging candles, that would be very pretty.
If some orchid blossoms could be attached to the branches, that would be a huge plus.
But just having the orchid sort of weave in the branches is good enough too.
This would be perfect if there were just one to two orchid branches added in or remove the blossoms and affix them to the branches.
This would look awesome on either side of us on pillars for the ceremony, but I think it would be quite expensive, but I wonder if it's less expensive than trees?
This is very pretty.  It would probably cost a lot, I think to get them tall enough to be on either side of the bride and groom for the ceremony.  Lovely though.
 We could probably do something like this around the reception/dinner.
  I would make for great photo opportunities and create ambiance.
 A simple basket with balls of moss and candles seems very pretty. 
 We could use some curly willow on the hanging hooks along the aisle.

Happy Wedding Planning!