I’m smack dab in the middle of the first week of standardized testing (yay . . . not) so the past few weeks at school have been crazy with reviews/test preparation. Just need to push through SIXTEEN more days at school and I’ll be on summer vacation!
Now, on to my weekly wedding post!
Wedding Wednesday: The Flowers
I should start by saying I know absolutely nothing about flowers. I went into my first meeting with my florist equipped with some pictures from Pinterest and not much else. I couldn’t pinpoint a “vision” and I was thrilled when the florist looked at my pictures, listened to what I liked about each floral arrangement, and put together fabulous ideas for me!
Since I still know very little about flowers, I’ll just share some pictures and attempt to remember what each one was. 🙂
Let’s start with my bouquet! (Once again, all photos are courtesy of the fabulous Rothwell Photography)
Basically, my vision for the florist was “yellow and green flowers that are super fun.” Needless to say I think she nailed it! And I love the surprise pop of blue!
My bouquet was made up of hydrangeas (my fav flower!), chrysanthemum fujis, spray roses, and hypericum berries. Probably some other stuff too but I can’t remember anymore. I loved how colorful and fun it was!
My bridesmaids had bouquets made up of different colors of hydrangeas. They had blue, yellow, green, and white — they all looked perfect!
As I wrote in a previous post, a huge part of our decorations were wine bottles. I bought various flowers from my florist in bulk and stuck them in the wine bottles. Voila! Super easy and way cheaper than paying for a huge arrangement.
We did this on the stumps lining our aisles and in our centerpieces. I think it really tied everything together!
In addition to spider fujis to match my bouquet, we used snapdragons and baby’s breath (plus a random green I don’t remember the name of) in the bottles. We also used some Queen Anne’s Lace that I picked from a field fo’ free! Score!
My friend arranged the flowers in the jug that sat on our table — I loved it!
And that’s it! We kept the flowers pretty simple but less is more, right?
And lastly, today’s outfit!
Leopard Cardigan: Maurices (exact old; similar here and here) ~ Black cami underneath: Express (similar here) ~ Grey pencil Skirt: via Ross (similar options here, here and here) ~ Pumps: via DSW (exact old; similar here) ~ Stretch bracelets: Express (exact old; cute alternative here)