Post # 1
After finally settling on a contract with my wedding florist, I’m curious about what flowers other Bee’s are choosing! Was there a specific flower that was a MUST have for your wedding??
My must have flower is the Daffodil, as it is my favorite flower for a variety of reasons. I went to Ball State University and they always planted thousands of them all over campus every spring, so seeing Daffodils brings back fond memories of my time in college. It is also the “month flower” for March, which is the month my fiance was born. Finally, it is often associated with cancer research and I have lost several loved ones to cancer. Oh and not to mention it is BEAUTIFUL!
My florist is making centerpieces with daffodils and yellow roses since my wedding color is mainly yellow. This is the inspiration photo I showed her for my bouquet and asked for yellow daffodils to be swapped in in place of the small yellow flowers.
I’ve never been a big flowery type of gal but I’ve loved meeting with florists and planning the flowers… tell us what you’re doing in the flower department!
Post # 3
Here’s my (huge) inspiration photo. Mine will have a little more ivory in it, however.
Post # 4
I have always loved lavender roses and orchids of all kinds. No special reason. I just love them. Those 2 were a must. I was ecstatic when I found the perfect bridalbouquet inspiration photo. I also really love peonies and ranunculus, but they weren’t in season for my wedding. That’s my bouquet. Sorry kind of big. Good luck on your wedding. It’ll be beautiful!
Post # 5
I always loved peonies and ranunculus but my wedding is in july and they are out of season. So I am going with white hydrangeas, freesia, lisanthus with some seeded eucalyptus for some green accents.
Post # 6
Lol I never cared about the flowers until today, all of these posts about flowers today is making me really interested!
Post # 7
Pink garden roses (because they’re interesting/different), white anemones with dark centers, and pink astilbe. Lots of texture and a little bit of color.
Post # 8
I chose orchids and plumerias because I’m having a tropical destination wedding and wanted tropical flowers. For my at home reception I’m having roses and hydrangeas cause I just love how they look togother 🙂
Post # 9
I LOVE flowers, especially big puffy ones! But I wanted our wedding to look sharp and minimalistic. I chose white long stemmed tulips for our centerpieces (in modern tall vases with water) and for the bridesmaids bouquets and orchids on our cake. The lines of the tulips and orchids definitely went with what I had in mind!
Post # 10
Originally I chose gypsophila because I couln’t afford anything else – but I knew I wanted real flowers. I was kind of sad about it, and I had a lot of people putting me down for it. However, since then I’ve fallen in love with how simple it looks – and I’m really pleased that I chose to use it 🙂
Post # 11
I didn’t really have any specific flowers I wanted except I knew I wanted to incorporate succulents. I just let my florist run with it and she did a great job!
Post # 12
I went in not knowing much about flowers.
I knew I hated daisies. So no daisies. I knew that I liked bouqeuts that were a mix (meaning I don’t like bouquets made entirely of 1 or 2 flowers). And I knew what exact color(s) I wanted.
Then I let the florist make suggestions and I told her whether I liked the different flowers or not. I liked most of them.
The only thing I knew I wanted was to use hydrangeas at the base of my centerpieces.
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@hlayers: I just chose flowers that I love that are in season and can come in my color palette. I gave a list of flowers I love and those I dislike to my florist so that she could pick other filler flowers as appropriate. For fun, here’s my list and a link to my Pinterest board:
Queen Anne’s Lace
Bells of Ireland
Post # 14
I chose flowers that I love. Roses. Roses , roses and more roses! I know theyre a little pricey but they are my all time favorite ( next to gerber daisies and carnations) but for this girls bouquet it’ll be roses =D
Post # 15
Right after getting engaged I was frustrated with my then colors, coral and tiffany blue, and was looking for some inspiration. Then I stumbed accross the most beautiful flower I had ever seen and knew that no matter what, I needed those flowers! After some research, I contacted my local florist about blue dendrobium orchids and brought in some pinterest pics to see if they were even in my price range. Lucky for me, they are! The helped me out of my color rut and I have now designed my wedding around these flowers. I’m so in love with them!
My girls flowers, although I’m toying with the idea of Maid/Matron of Honor having lavender roses.
Post # 16
I had quite a flower journey! Originally I wanted a teal and orange color scheme…
So I was looking at orange flowers. Lilies are my favorite flower ever, and I LOVE cascading/teardrop bouquets, so I was looking for teardrop shaped bouquets with orange lilies…
But I was having a lot of trouble finding the RIGHT teal for bridesmaids dresses. So I changed my mind to silver/grey dresses with a pop of color…
Like that, but since I am NOT a pink kinda girl, I wanted that pop of color to be BRIGHT blue. Silver dresses, bright blue shoes, and bright blue bouquets. But what flowers come in bright blue?! I found Blue dendrobium orchids, and fell in LOVE.
But, during the hunt for silver/grey dresses, my girls instead found a BEAUTIFUL cobalt blue dress that they all fell in love with and looked gorgeous in:
(How could I NOT go with this dress?! They look awesome!).
But I would DEFINITELY need to tone down my bright blue orchid bouquet with some white…. which was PERFECT, because it gave me a reason to include my favorite flower, lilies!
Then I found this inspiration photo… LOVE THESE BOUQUETS!
WHEW. Sorry for the long story and loads of pics… flowers proved to be quite a journey, and they definitely helped reshape my entire wedding vision! 🙂