Post # 1
So im starting to think about flowers for our wedding, and I have no idea where t o start. The wedding is May 19, and our colors are red, ivory, and chocolate. We are also trying for a vineyard theme. Can anyone suggest what I can do for flowers or maybe point me in the right direction. My future mother in law already has florist that she would like to work with (shes paying), but I want to go in with an idea of what id like. Im also afraid of my colors looking a little fallish for a may wedding. Any ideas are welcome.
Post # 3
I would talk to the florist! That’s their job and their specialty! Do you have any kinds of flowers you like? You can also just google pics – I think knowing what you DON’T want is almost as important as what you DO want 🙂
Post # 4
@FutMrsPrather: If you’re worried about your color pallette looking fallish, perhaps put more emphasis on the ivory than the red or brown and make those the accent colors.
This isn’t in your color pallette, but I think it could be pretty in your color pallette and is wine inspired. Imagine ivory candles and linens with red flowers under the glasses.
Or something like this perhaps with red candles floating in the glasses and the roses in silver mint julep cups.
Or something like this which you’d have to DIY the bottles, but you could do the bottles in ivory with brown lettering and than use red flowers. It would be playful but elegant, and the lettering could dress the ides up or down depending on the font you used. Then just add some votives.
Post # 5
Do you have a Pinterest? Try browsing there to get ideas. And your florist will be able to help you! Mine had a ton of books that she let me look through. Also, try googling May vineyard flowers and see what comes up.
Post # 6
As suggested by a pp, use ivory linens, keep the brown to a minimum as an accent color to avoid a fall look.
For a winery wedding, you could do centerpieces using vines, or branches and flowers.
Use a wood box that resembles a wine crate as a vase
or something different, you could spry paint the branches red and use ivory flowers
or use vines to supplement a floral centerpiece
For a change of pace, you could use old books(try to find titles about wine, drinking, Italy, France, weddings etc) old silver goblets and fewer flowers
Post # 7
I went into my first florist appointment clueless. First, I know NOTHING about flowers. I pretty much know the basic flowers and thats it. I told him this and he started showing me flowers. After that appointment I went on pinterest and started browsing. I created a whole flower idea page. When I found the florist I wanted to work with I sent her the page and she is using two pictures on there with some of her own ideas. I am still clueless but I am excited!
Tell the florists your concern about looking too fallish, I am sure they will have great ideas for making it not fallish. Every florist I spoke too had amazing ideas and suggestions!
Post # 8
Pinterest! I made a whole wedding flowers board and searched Pinterest and the Knot for things I liked visually. Then I printed it out and gave it to the florist. They also show you their books of past arrangements and you can put stickies on the things you like. They’ll get an idea of what your taste is and work their magic! I know literally nothing about flowers, and frankly, don’t really care about them, and my florist was able to get a real sense of what I do like by what I brought her and marked in their book.