Post # 1
Im posting my inspiration bouquet! Were doing a peacock/mardi gras wedding and our venue is called the new orleans room. Even though we live in the north, New Orleans is my inspiration for our wedding. I go to Mardi Gras every year (had a great time last week btw!) and I thought it was only fitting that my bouquet is made of Magnolias-the state flower of Louisiana. Will also be incorporating peacock feathers in it.
Post # 3
Hi pokergirl!! I love this idea. We’re from Mississippi and this is a dream for most Mississippi brides. However, do you know that once you touch a blossom the petals turn brown? its horrible 🙁 Let me know if you find a way to make it work!
Post # 4
magnolias bruise EXTREMELY easily… like if you look at it funny, they’ll turn brown lol.
it’s a shame though since they’re so lovely – have you considered looking for real touch ones?
Post # 5
That inspiration bouquet is actually Gardenias, which also bruise very easily, but are a different plant from Magnolias.
Post # 6
those look like gardenias to me.
Post # 7
@elliestan: lol, the only magnolia I’m uber familiar with is the tree!!!!
I second getting the real touch or velvet/soft-touch flowers. From what little I know (and I know VERY little) they aren’t the stoutest/toughest of plants….
Post # 8
@pokergirl84: Those are actually Gardenias – Magnolia is a flowering tree. In SF the flower stands have gardenia boutonnieres for $1 and I would get one each time I passed by one. You will have to be very very very very careful with gardenias, they tend to bruise and wilt with the slightest touch.