Post # 1
I am in the process of planning my flowers, and I wonder if I am having too many different kinds. For my bouquet, I want a fluffy look – peonies, lisianthus, freesia. My bridesmaids will have a more elegant garden look – green cymbidium orchids, light green roses, green berries. Fiance likes mini white calla lily bouts so that’s what he and his groomsmen will have. All the other men (fathers, brothers, etc) will have green button mum bouts. The women of honor will have white corsages so it will go with whatever they choose to wear – not sure what flowers. As for the reception, I am using a large variety – snapdragons in mason jars on the path to the reception, peonies or similarly open looking flowers in the low centerpieces, demdrobian orchids scattered in tall centerpieces of limes, and floating cymbidium orchids.
Is this kind of variety good or bad? I don’t want it too look too different but I figured the unifying factor would be the color scheme. What are you doing?
Post # 3
I gave our florist a long list of flowers I like, I know she will do a fantastic job. I don’t have any set instructions on which will go where – and I also don’t mind if all of our centerpieces don’t match….I’m also expecting the color scheme to unify everything!
I think you are good!
Post # 4
not to be debbie downer, but that does seem like a lot. im sure there is a way to do it so that things flowed, since all the flowers seem like more casual garden-y flowers (except the callas). you might want to make sure that some of the flowers flowed through to different components – ie, use snap dragons in the bridesmaids bouquets or include peonies in the centerpieces or something, not just have everything separate.
i love all the flowers youve chosen, so its probably just a matter of combining in the best way possible so that everything looks cohesive.
Post # 5
You’re not a Debbie Downer – I was thinking that myself! We want to keep the calla bouts because that’s what my Fi wants, and my florist said that calla lilies go with everything. Using peonies in the centerpieces is a good idea – we are planning on doing that to tie my bouquet in more. The thing about the mason jars on the shepherd hooks is they aren’t a part of the reception decor… they are creating a pathway from the ceremony to the reception (both are outdoors), so I want it to look more natural than the bouquets and centerpieces. That and, the mason jars will be outside with no shade so they need to be hardy… any suggestions?