- 9 years ago
So when we were looking into flowers for our ceremony and reception I wanted interesting textures and colors. I fell in love with quite a range in terms of price. There was the cheapo billy button aka crespedia, which is essentiallly a yellow weed that is modern, clean and quirky. So the bridesmaids were wearing a deeper purple, so the yellow of the billy buttons were cute and punchy. I maid the bouquets myself, and since they are technically filler flowers they were dirt cheap. Much cheaper than other fun exotics like fiddle ferns.
As for the centerpieces I really loved orchids, but I didn’t like the price. There’s a range of orchids. Dendrobium orchid are by far the most afforable, a few dollars a stem vs larger blooms cymbidium and phalaenopsis orchids that are 12-20 dollars a stem. My event decorator( because he was so much more than a florist) thought a cheaper alternative was using the more expensive types in the mid size centerpieces and small cocktail pieces. And the cheaper dendro orchids in taller centerpieces topped with yellow roses mimicking the billy buttons. Water in the vases increase the size the skinny dendros and make for a fuller effect.
The cocktail pieces were later used to surround mid-size reception pieces
We were really happy with the result and so were our pockets. Another big saver, was reusing the pieces. We used the roses for our isle and then popped them back on the tall centerpieces for the reception
As for the boutonnieres i made the groomsmens out of a single billybutton with a purple spray of baby’s breath. Uber cute and simple.
For my parents, they’re boutonnieres doubled as gifts. We bought yellow orchids from hanami, a company specializing real orchid jewelery. Orchids are set in clear resin and are then made into pins. Now they have em forever.
Vendor for: stylish events based in nyc
Bouquets and boutonieres made by me
pics of the hanami orchids to come