(Closed) How and/or why did you choose wedding flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Here’s my (huge) inspiration photo.  Mine will have a little more ivory in it, however.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Lol I never cared about the flowers until today, all of these posts about flowers today is making me really interested!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2023

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • 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:

 

Like:

Peonies

Hydrangeas

Roses

Rununculus

Lisianthus

Tulips

Dahlias

Sweet Peas

Dogwoods

Pieris

Queen Anne’s Lace

 

Dislike:

Bells of Ireland

Hypericum Berries

Bupleurum

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Helper bee

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. 

 

My flowers!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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! 🙂

 

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