- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
So all along I have had this sort of peachy romantic vision of flowers. And I like it, I really do.
But. (You soooo saw that “but” coming, didn’t you?)
Lately, I have been thinking about changing up my color scheme/overall look to something a little less formal. We have been moving towards an overall reimagining of our wedding day to be a great big cookout party. And while I still love the idea of peachy romantic flowers, I think they are just more formal than we are maybe.
Which brings me to this (googled image from thesnozberries):
Given my posting name and icon, it is no surprise that I like me some lilies, yes?! Well, these beauties just happen to grow wild all along the dirt roads that lead to FI’s and his neighbor’s farms. (Yes, his parents live on a dirt road. No, it is not fun during the winter or muddy seasons. But I digress…)
I am thinking that I would LOVE to use them for my flowers. I don’t plan on having lots of flowers. Just my bouquet and smaller bouquets for the girls. We could recycle the flowers from our bouquets into casual centerpieces (rethinking mason jars here). But do I want to trust that the weather will be OK, that they will have reseeded enough after the snow plow rips up their habitat, etc? I have to think that there will be enough because they are just SO plentiful, just maybe fewer than some years at worst. Or hoping that they are at their peak over our wedding day and not running early or late. (From an environmental point of view, there are literally so many along his roads that collecting enough for a few bouquets would not hurt them overall. We frequently collect bouquets throughout their growing season anyway just to have; it would just be different in that they would be all at once!) So, hive, tell me your thoughts!