Wild flowers

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
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Honey bee

Splodge2003:  That’s so cute. I love the idea of a rustic type bunch of wild flowers!

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Splodge2003:  I think it is a great idea and sounds like it would go perfectly with your venue, go for it!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Splodge2003:  How sweet of him!  Yeah we did all our flowers out of my parents’ huge garden – lots of colorful wildflower varieties.  I wanted a wild rustic look, so it was perfect.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Splodge2003:  I think it’s beautiful and I love the look of look, however my FI always cautions people when using freshly picked wildflowers.

He did catering management years ago and told me about this one wedding reception gone bad.  It was held in a rustic barn in a remote area with fields of wildflowers, so right before the guests arrived, the bridal party picked bunches of fresh wildflowers to put into vases for the centerpieces and to decorate the cake.  As soon as guests arrived, tons of bugs started coming out the flowers and onto the tables, and the cake was ruined!  To top it off, pigeons also resided in this barn and someone attempted to them shoo away, and well…they pooped onto everything as well.

Obviously there was some poor planning in this scenario, but if you do use wildflowers, make sure there aren’t any bugs or go through a florist. 😉

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our flowers were sort of wildflower-looking as well. Ordered wholesale:

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

I’d love to have wildflowers, too, but we don’t have the budget to get something like that from our florist, and I don’t think it would be practical for us to pick our own (We’ll be busy enough as is!), though believe me, I’ve been thinking about it! Driving the town where the wedding is, there are these massive fields of buttercups… any wild flowers we used would firmly be kept outside and not get near any food, because they’re *always* full of little critters!

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

i am having huge tall bursts of queen Anne’s lace as my centerpieces with short vintage bud vases with big blooms- all unfussed. QAL dominated my grandfathers horse farm so it’s sentimental to me.

Bouquets will be wild and lush as well as my arch. My florist is all about that style and were getting married in a botanical garden so I wanted it to fit that vs stuffy tight balls of roses more appropriate for a ballroom. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hidden Acres

ardowns:  Exactly what flowers did you use for your bouquet? That’s a very similar look to the one I’m going for. Thanks! 🙂

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

JessSC79:  Yeesh, hard to remember since lots of what I ordered didn’t actually come in and I had to make some split second decisions. Here’s what I DO remember:

Light pink – rununculous

bright pink – garden roses

purple – stock

pink accent – cassia

White – lisianthus

Two types of interesting purply/blue flowers – one was eryngium I think, the other you can see behind the garden roses in the bouquet, but I totally forget what they’re called.

Two types of greenery that I don’t remember – one had some little teeny yellow flowers on it, the other was supposed to be seeded eucalyptus but they didn’t have that so I subbed something similar.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hidden Acres

ardowns:  Sorry that a lot of what you ordered didn’t come in/had to be subbed, that had to be pretty nerve wracking. I could identify some of them but it was the purply/blue ones I was struggling with. If ranunculus was available during October they’d be perfect…no such luck though. Yours turned out beautifully! 🙂 

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