Post # 1
I had a meeting with a florist yesterday and I left with zero direction! I was pretty disappointed with the meeting actually. He didn’t let me look through the book on my own, instead he just flipped through and showed me what he thought would be good. He kept showing me the 3 flowers that I’m not a fan of, of course (daisies, cala lillies, and closed roses). What happened during your floral meetings?
Anyway, I am completely stumped as to what flower to use for the guys bouts. that will complement the (silk) peony bouquets that I have for the girls and myself. I brought him a couple of pictures but he didn’t know the name of the pink flower and he said the white anemone will not work at all. He said it should look like the groom picked a flower out of my bouquet and pinned it on his jacket. Really? I don’t know, it just seemed a little silly to me.
Post # 3
This florist sounds like a jerk and a half. I’d find another one pronto. Florists should not force their ideas onto you – they should help guide you through what you want as professionally as they can.
I remember the first florist I met with insisted on including hot pink roses in my flowers because they were the perfect color. I kept telling her that I HATE roses, but she kept saying they matched so I could deal with it. No, thanks.
Your first picture actually looks like a cupped peony. I LOVE the anenome bout though – I just love the look it gives! Plenty of people do anenome bouts. Annnnd, lastly, I think for a wedding it should look a little better than just plucking a single stem out of your bouquet and pinning it on. What a jerk!
ETA: I will have a bouquet of solid dark pink peonies, and my girls will be carrying solid cream peonies. My groom is going to have a dark pink orchid bout, and I wish I could help with ideas for the GMs but they are wearing starfish as bouts.
What about doing something similar to your first pic but with the silk peonies that your girls are carrying? I know that most florists won’t do peony bouts because they are such fragile flowers – but with silk, you avoid that problem. Somethin to think about!
Post # 4
It sounds like you should consider another florist…
But I think I understand what he means when he says that the boutonniere should look like a plucked flower from the bride’s bouquet – it really ties everything together if the flower for the boutonniere is something that’s also featured in the bouquet.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2011 - A church in downtown Nashville
I love the bouts you picked here, I don’t know what your florist is talking about! How weird. I think either one would be cute– have you considered spray roses? They are small and have a ruffly look to them, which might work with peonies.
Post # 6
I think you’re right- I need to find another florist. I’m doing the same as you -girls have cream peonies, but mine is light pink instead of dark like yours. I love your groom’s bout! It’s gorgeous! I may look int ranunchlus. I mentioned them to the florist yesterday but he quickly dismissed it. ughhh the more I think about it, the more I realize how terrible he was!
Post # 7
Yay flower twin! (And almost date twin!) I think ranunculus would be gorgeous! A great fit for the look you’re going for!
Post # 8
I just googled spray roses and they are beautiful!!! Thanks for the suggestion. I think I like them better than the ranunchlus, even. I’ll definitely keep them in mind. Thank you!
Post # 9
Gorgeous! I’m saving that pic right now! Thanks.
Post # 10
As everyone else has said, you’re florist is an asshole; you need to find a new one.
Post # 11
I’m sorry! That doesn’t sound pleasant at all. I agree- they should be there to help you with your own vision, despite their likes and dislikes.
I agree with the cupped peony… love those!
Good luck & I’m sorry your florist seems to be such a butthead 🙂
Post # 12
The pic of the first boutonniere kind of looks like a garden rose. I’m doing garden roses in my bouquet. They are usually pretty big but there are some that are different sizes. And some have that cupped shape. They are gorgeous and I even planted a bush in my back yard.
I do not like the sound of that florist! You are paying them and they should listen to your ideas. My florist is wonderful and listened to my ideas and suggested things based on it. We went back and forth and created more ideas together. She is giving me tons of options. I say go with someone else!
Ranunculus are beautiful, but not available during my time. Which makes me sad. The same with anemones. They are gorgeous. I’m toying around with the idea of some non floral elements to add to boutonniere. I’m thinking of doing wooden little hearts with our initials(because we are doing wood slices and our initials). Or adding some feathers to the bout like brown guinea feathers for a rustic element. There are so many things you can do. Do what you like! Your florist should help take YOUR elements you like and make it work and add to it!