Post # 1
So I met with my first florist the other day, and I was literally thrown probably the biggest curveball in my wedding planning so far.
I get there, and they ask for a sample piece of my bridesmaids colors, as it’s a Dessy’s Claret. Not exactly red, not by any means pink, sorta a unique wine shade.
So I start telling the florist that I really love roses, and both white and red roses have very importnat meaning to me. I’d like my bouquet to be primarily white roses, but wasn’t sure what to do given the color of the girls dress.
Hearing “romantic” and “Renaissance Faire” as sort of a theme-light wedding.. she pulls out there
I was STUNNED. It looked goregous, lush and matched the dress color to a T.
However — My colors were initally the red claret of the bridesmaid dresses, antique gold
and ivory (white – my dress color). So the question becomes, what the hell do you pair with
these flowers to get the spring look.
Even the florist was having a very very very difficult time finding a flower to pair with these.
I DO NOT want pink in my wedding ( I can’t stand it) so…
I love the florist, love the rose she suggested… but what do I do when she goes into a shop
that has tons of leftovers and can’t figure out what to pair.
Do I edit my wedding color if it so perfectly matches the dresses and I love it. Note: I haven’t ordered any decor yet, been holding out till flowers were determined as they are a large part
of the decor.
Post # 3
What about red and yellow tulips? You can also pair them with solid red and solid yellow tulips. I’m not positive of when they’re in season, but I know tulips are generally a spring flower.
You can also try ranunculus, which might be in season in May. As you can see there are a lot of options color-wise and even a few two tone ones.
Finally, I would look at peonies which come in lots of colors and several shades of red and yello.
Post # 4
My florist was telling me Peonies fall apart easy, then tried to claim they only come in white, beige and shades of pink (BS) then are really expensive (??)
The florist didn’t even mention rannaculus. I like those.
Post # 5
@dragonlover: We had tons of peonies at the wedding and they didn’t fall apart at all. In fact I dried my flowers on my own and they still stayed together. They can be a bit pricier depending on the time of year you are planning on having them.
Post # 6
@dragonlover: I know for a fact they come in red (my mom used to grow them in our back yard). They are expensive. I’m not sure how well they hold up in a bouquet, but I know they are really popular flowers so they must do ok. I love the way ranunculus look. I’m not sure about when they are in season so I would ask your florist about them. If they didn’t mention them then it might be because they are out of season when you’re getting married, because they don’t grow well in your region or a number of other reasons. It could also be that your florist didn’t think of them (there are a lot of flowers out there).
Have you spoken to other florists? It might be worthwhile to see what they would pair with them. I got quotes from a few florists and I learned about more flowers I could use that way. (I just wanted an all red bouquet with different flowers so I asked them to make suggestions and then give me a quote.)
You could also do an all rose bouquet with just the two colored roses.
Post # 7
How about plain old beautiful babies breath? simple, goes with everything and cheap. Or daisys, also simple?