Post # 1
Ladies, I need your help! I am having an outdoor wedding in August with an indoor reception. I love dasies — my wedding "themes" are education and daisies. My bm’s are wearing the color "pool" (turquoise) and my dress is an A-line flowing strapless gown, not a ball gown. That said, the flowers I picture for my wedding are simple white and yellow dasies; however, my mom and some of my friends think that I am being "cheap" with the flowers and that I should get more "wedding-y" flowers.
So, first I would like to get your opinions on centerpeices. I have several ideas I like posted on my blog. Also, do I just put the centerpeice on the table, or do I need to decorate around it?
Second, I have no idea how to decorate the ceremony area! I know I should get an arbor of some sort, and maybe flowers along the aisle? IDK… I am doing this myself (no wedding planner) and I am planning on getting my flowers in downtown LA.
Finally, do my bridesmaids bouquets have to match the centerpeices and decoration flowers? I really think just a few simple yellow gerberas is all the bridesmaids need to carry. And then I can carry a larager, fuller, bouquet of yellow gerberas and white shast daisies. My mom thinks this is too simple… ideas please!
Post # 3
Don’t worry about looking cheap. If that’s the flowers you want you should go for it. As far as decorating the table it depends. We’re having a family style dinner so we have to keep it very simple; a centerpiece and tealight candles. We’re getting flowers for the arbor (wedding outside, reception indoor) but we’re thinking about getting silk flowers. I’m not sure if that’s cheaper or not (lady at Michael’s craft store wants to meet with us to discuss options.) For the aisle I’m not sure what we’re going to do. I really like those hydrangea (spelling???) flower ball shaped hanging from the chairs with rose petal gutters or just a simple tulle draped down the row. Most of the action’s going to be spent indoors so I didn’t want to do too much outdoor. Our wedding’s going to be at a winery so during Fall a lot of their flowers will be in bloom.
I don’t know if the BMs bouquets has to match the centerpiece or decoration flowers. I’m thinking about keeping a flower or two consistant in the overall direction so it’ll tie in. After going to a billion weddings the one thing I always remember about weddings is the color scheme and the food. LoL I do love your ideas for your and your BMs bouquet though. I don’t know if I helped in any way. gLUCK!
Post # 4
Gerber daisies are much more popular now than they were in the past, so I definitely think they perfectly great to use for your wedding. Who says you have to have frilly big rose arrangements?
Your wedding should be a reflection of you, and if gerber daisies aer what you want, then go for it. The bouquets sounds lovely, and I think it’s up to you whether you want any additional adornments for the centerpieces.
As for the ceremony, you don’t necessarily have to do an arbor or arch. It depends on your ceremony location and how ornate it already is. Is there a prety garden or ocean backdrop already? Since you are DIYing, you can make it simpler by having just having two arrangements of some sort to frame the ceremony space where you’ll be standing.
Post # 5
I love the flowers you’re using- they’re simple but they’re such "happy" flowers. I think they can definitely make an impact as well! And daisies are part of your theme so there is no need to incorporate more traditional "wedding-y" flowers if you don’t want to. I think out of all the table centerpieces you posted, the 2nd is my favorite. Full, bright, cheery! And no, bridesmaids bouquets do not need to match the centerpieces. For the ceremony, perhaps you can place hand tied grouping of fresh daisies and raffia as pew bows? Or use mason jars wtih a few daisies in them to line the aisle? Or just use the heads of daisies to make an aisle runner or the border of an aisle runner? To make it easy, you could even use potted gerbera daisies to line the aisle.
Here are some photos of daisies being used in the ceremony decor:
Daisy Theme Weddings
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Post # 7
thank you everyone for your great ideas! I’m feeling much better about it all. My moh brought me a bouquet (to my classroom) she made from white daisies and yellow gerberas and it is beautiful. She said it was easy to do, and it looks lovely!!
Post # 8
It sounds like you have this figured out, but I’m planning to use Gerbera’s for my wedding as well. I found this website for a flower shop in MN, but thought it might help!
Post # 9
I think daisies and gerberas sound lovely together. In case you’re looking for more daisy inspiration, check out the following inspiration boards from Snippet and Ink.
Here and here.