(Closed) Unrequited flower love (alternate title: holy cow I have good taste)

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Oh my goodness, they’re gorgeous! But $20 a stem?! That’s insane!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wowzer, that is pricy! But they definitely are very unique and cool looking.

Sigh…I’m moping over the fact that I can’t have peonies, as they won’t be in season. Booooo.

And also, Loubs. Because not only are they crazy expensive, but I also don’t think my feet could handle being contorted in such a high heel for so many hours. Oh well. A girl can dream!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

THAT IS SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ahhhhh!!!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know how much you were wanting to spend, but there are several orchid flowers per stem, so you might only need 1-2 stems total. All the other stuff looks cheaper or could be replaced with something else.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

hi! I used to be really into floral design (worked at a big floral store for awhile) and they make some reeeeally good looking fake orchids. Because orchids have a waxy look to them anyway, the fake ones are almost indistinguishable from the real ones. And I feel you on the feahter bouquet. There was a Preston Bailey pink ostrich feather bouquet in MS Weddings a year ago that I am obsessed with.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Here is some more feather fabulousness, and an example of the real touch cybidiums, and some bouquets made with fake real touch orchids (You cant even tell!!!)

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I orginally wanted peonies, but they arent in season so I switched to Ranunculas, they have the same full effect. Orchids are pricey, but I dont think they should be that much! I mean, I can buy a whole orchid plant at Rayleys for $20 (And they’re the pretty striped kind!)

I also wanted Loubies, but can’t 1, for price, and 2, I cant wear heels as my groom is already shorter than me and we dont need to add 3 more inches!! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Hi CorgiTales,

I am no orchid expert at all, but I checked some prices online, so there seems to be 2 types of orchids that come in a green color.  Cybidium, which looks like that is what is in that gorgeous bouquet, which I found at http://www.theflowerexchange.com  It looks like you would have to buy 4 bunches of 4 stems with 11+ blossoms, or 16 stems for $134.04 plus shipping costs, or you could buy green mini cybidiums at http://www.wholesale-tropical-flowers.com in either a medium spray for $14.95 each, or large spray for $19.58 each,  or you could buy green dendrobium orchids at http://www.1888Orchids.com at 10 stems  “Now Only” $49.95  with options to buy 10 additional stems for $24.95, or 20 additional stems for $49.95,  but I think the dendrobium flowers are smaller.   Anyway, I just thought this info might help you or someone else.  Good luck! πŸ™‚ Rhonda

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Peonies and Dahlias are my dream flowers.  Also very $$$.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sorry for  multiple posts!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hmm maybe you could get the same look with a less expensive orchid? Dendrobium’s come in a similar shade and are MUCH cheaper (~$3 a stem). Or what about buying a stem or two at a local floralist? You would only need a few stems since each has about 8-10 blooms on it. 

 

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