We will be doing our own florals, because I am cheap (achem! Thrifty!), and also because we like creative projects. So, this is the first in my series of simple florals that don’t look tacky. I think there are many variations of this that would look lovely and eclectic, which pretty much sums up my taste. Ideally I want long family style tables, but if round tables end up being more practical, something like this would look really nice.
Photo via The Knot.
I love this idea. Simple and stunning. If we have a tree at our wedding site, I might try to do this.
(Via the excellent One Love Photo)
I love the shape and style of these bouquets. I'm going to have to research how you build a bouquet with a round shape like these.
Continue reading Round Bouquets That I Love
**Update** Our friend Beck knows all about floral design, and she's now officially Mistress of the Flowers. Ask, and you shall receive.
We’ve been down in LA this weekend toasting our engagement with Family and friends, and it’s really been a treat.
Above, proving that you don’t need expensive froofy centerpieces to have a good time. Photo by Studio 360.
I asked David this weekend what kind of Boutonnière he wanted. Perhaps something creative with twigs, or herbs, or dahlias? And he told me that actually, he didn't really want a boutonnière at all. It would make him feel like he was going to prom. So I started to tell him that of course he had to have one, that you couldn't even get married without one, obviously. And then I realized, damn it, the wedding industry pulled one over on me again. If he doesn't want one (and the various fathers don't mind) then why should I make him wear one? After all, since we are doing all the flowers ourselves it will save us work! What do you think, internets? Would the marriage even be valid without flowers on his lapel? Continue reading Boutonnières: or making a marriage legally binding.
The joke is that I like old fashioned flowers and David likes modern flowers. (Neither of us are fond of post-modern flowers, which would, I suppose, be an empty vase). However, we both like dahlias. I think they look a little too much like Dr. Seuss flowers to have in my bouquet, but they make lovely arrangements. They grow in San Francisco in the summer, so we might find a way to work in their luscious bright colors.
Photo by Jessamyn Harris, via Brooklyn Bride.