Post # 1
Initially I was going with 100% white carnations, using them for the centerpeices, my bouquet, BM bouquets, boots, everything! I really like things unified so that’s why I wanted to stick with one flower…..now, after reading Ms. Lab’s post on her DIY peony bouquet, I can’t get it out of my head! SO, I’m thinking I want just my bouquet done in the same silk flower.
Then I got to thinking how random it will look. Should the BMs have peonies too? The Groom? the GM? I am def sticking with white carnations for the centerpeices, but now I’m worried about how things would look. How do you think a peony bouquet would look next to BMs bouquet made of carnations?
I should also mention that my wedding is mostly white, so not alot of playing around with different colors. The BMs will be wearing green b/c its an outdoor wedding, so the grass, trees, and BMs dresses are like my accent color amongst the white. I thought about green carnations for the BMs, but thought that would be weird b/c I wouldn’t be using them anywhere else……ideas?
Post # 3
I think it will be fine bc you are the bride – its ok to have a different bouquet. I am doing the same thing with teh same silks as Miss Lab. My girls are carrying different flowers, still in the cream color, but there arent peonies anywhere else in the dcor. I say go for it Besides, the peonies and carnations are both ruffly. I have t tell you though, that those specific peonies are more of a cream than a white – which I personally think looks better next to my dress anyways. But Im telling you, it wont look out of place. good luck!
Post # 4
also – I wouldnt do the green carnations – that would look out of place. At least with the silks you’re in the same color family but you have a special bouquet because you are the guest of honor
Post # 5
I think you should do peonies if you want them. It’s fine to have a different bouquet since you’re the bride. Also I think it’s fine to incorporate a little color and leave everything else white.
Post # 6
Your personal flowers can be different than your bridesmaid’s flowers since you are the bride! You should pick something that you love and don’t worry if it’s perfectly coordinated with your maids. I picked purple calla liles for my girls and green and white orchids for myself. It was stunning! If you do want to go with a pink peony bouquet for yourself, then you can always do white and pink carnations for your girls. I love this bouquet that was featured in Real Simple. So simple, fresh and lovely! PS- you can see my bouquet here: http://perfectbound.blogspot.com/search/label/our%20wedding
Post # 7
yeah its fine to have whatever you want I think!
I was initially only going ot use calla lillys but ended up buying a crap load of cream colored roase petals, and wanted then to incorporate roses into my flowers. so now I am having roses and callas in my bouquet and none of the bridal party will have roses. I am having the moms/grandmothers wearing roses.
Post # 8
Thanks Ladies! It’s true, mine can be different 🙂 @KellyV, you made a good point, that both flowers are ruffly, so they won’t look THAT different anyways 🙂