Flower Porn

A week or so ago, Mr Frenchie, Mama Frenchie and I had our first appointment with our florist. I think I came over-prepared, but I had heard so many horror stories from my former bride friends. Everyone told me to be as specific as possible to avoid getting some thing we I didn’t like. Personally, I don’t like orchids, green flowers, and Easter lilies.

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So I made sure there were no pictures of these flowers in the inspiration I brought with me. I’m hoping this helps me avoid seeing these flowers make their way into the arrangements. Instead, I brought with me pictures of bright, “fluffy” flowers and daisies. I knew not all of these would be available in August, but I wanted these pictures to convey the overall feel we were going for.

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Row 1 – Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4
Row 2: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4
Row 3: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4
Row 4: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 4
Row 5: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4

During the appointment we decided that my bouquet would look similar to the picture in row 1, pic 3, and row 5, pic 4, while the bridesmaids’ bouquets would look similar to the bouquet in row 3, pic 3.

The centerpieces are a toss-up right now between the flowers in row 1, pic 2, or something similar, but with different flowers… or, a mix of both ideas.

When you met with your florist, did you have a specific picture for inspiration? or did you bring an abundance of photos, like I did?

BLOGGER

Mrs. French Bulldog

Location:
Orange County
Wedding Date:
August 2009

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    abinnj 10 posts, Newbee @ 2:21 pm

    Your inspiration collage is beautiful! I did the same as you, and my florist was grateful that I brought so many different pictures. Prior to the appointment, she also asked that I bring a picture of my dress, along with the bridesmaid dress so she would get additional inspiration. We also discussed which flowers I absolutely did not want, and she made sure not to include those in her designs. Good luck!

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    Emilydll 428 posts, Helper bee @ 2:27 pm

    LOVE row 5, pic #4!
    All very gorgeous though!

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    martha, Guest @ 2:38 pm

    I couldn’t find row 5 pic 1 from the source link, am I looking in the wrong place? i LOVE whatever that flower is!! Please let me know if you get a chance! Thank you so much

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    MightySapphire 7632 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 3:23 pm

    I brought in my petal porn and my florist actually kept it so she could mimmick the bouquets that I was in love with. Yay!

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    frenchbulldog 7726 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 3:31 pm

    @martha: Oops, sorry I don’t know what happened… This is the for Row5 – Pic1 :)

    @abinnj: I forgot to mention that I also brought my inspiration board and let her keep both. Great minds think alike ;-)

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:46 pm

    I’m still hemming and hawing over what flowers to use for my DIYing.

    I think I’m going to probably just pick them out the day we order and make do with what they have!

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    AprilBride, Guest @ 4:56 pm

    I decided to go with flowering branches and candles – much easier and it goes better with the high ceilings at my venue!

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    gloss 1249 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:44 pm

    LOVE your inspiration photos!! Our flowers will be yellow too and I haven’t met with a florist yet – did she give you any idea of what kinds/types of flowers will be available in August?

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    frenchbulldog 7726 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 6:52 pm

    @Miss Gloss: Yep, she had a book of colors and flower for each color w/ their season… Garden Roses, Daisies, those yellow ball things, hydrangeas, mums (any kind of mum and daisy)… ummm that is all I can remember right now.

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    gloss 1249 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:36 pm

    OOH yay! I LOVE the billy ball things (I think thats what they are called?) and mums! You just made my day :)

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    aloweha 538 posts, Busy bee @ 3:14 am

    I have a lot of the same inspiration pics as you! Great taste! :)

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:34 am

    Miss Frenchie, you might want to see if your florist would like pics of the “Don’t Use!” florals as well…so she knows not to select anything that looks at all similar to them in shape or color!

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