I know that flowers tend to just die after the wedding (which totally stinks) and that a lot of people consider them a waste of money…but flowers are one of my favorite things about weddings, and they are something I’m willing to put a little bit of money into. I mean, when else are you going to have an excuse to carry around a gorgeous bouquet all day!?
The florist I’m meeting with was highly recommended to me by a friend, and I can’t wait to see what kind of work he’ll be able to do for me on our very limited budget. Luckily, my favorite centerpieces include lots of greenery and filler, so that should help us stay within budget and still have gorgeous flowers!
Because the venue has very dark stained wood paneling and nice, neutral beige walls, we have decided to stick with a very natural color palate for the flowers and the wedding.
Here is some of the inspiration I showed the florist…
I love the shape of this arrangement.
I’m hoping our centerpieces will have the fullness and texture of this centerpiece…minus the pink! I promised Mr. Opossum we would not have a super girly wedding.
I really love the colors in this arrangement. The only thing I would add is a little bit of a contrasting color.
This arrangement is a little bit of a curve ball, but I truly love all the greenery! What can I say, green is a favorite color of mine! The only thing I would change is the color of the large flower in the middle.
And last, a centerpiece I have loved from the first time I saw it! I think I’ve literally had this saved on my desktop for two years. Once again, I love the greenery, I love the colors of the flowers, and I think the fruit is just interesting and different. And I don’t even mind the container in this image. I think it adds a really nice contrast. (I’m all about contrast.)
For the bouquet I want the same elements. Right now, these are my favorites.
Did you bring inspiration images with you to your florist meeting(s)? What did yours look like?
- Aspiring Interior Architect
- Wedding Date:
- April 2012
- The Retreat at Bradley's Pond