Flower Power

Once we figured out we were having the wedding near my mother, I knew we had another to-do to cross off our list: find a florist.

Mom Dragon is a gardener through and through, as you can probably tell from the photos of her yard. She professes to hate grass, and that means that her yard is just a jungle of blooms. When my sister got married a few years ago, Mom Dragon did all the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces, which turned out beautifully.


Photo by Artage Pictures / Yes, that’s a TCB pendant on her bouquet!

Now, Kay got married in the spring, which meant Mom Dragon had a plethora of flowers to work with. We’re getting married in the fall, so my first email to her was me questioning if anything would even still be blooming.

She replied with a few pictures of her garden in its current state, assuring me there would be flowers to choose from, and suggested I send over a few inspiration photos.


Image from and photo by Rachel Olsen Photography


Image from The Sweetest Inspiration / Photo by Saipua

I told her the word “folksy” had come up in trying to sort out our wedding style, and that I didn’t want anything terribly structured or formal. Yellow is one of our main wedding colours, but I don’t really care about matchy-matchy flowers.

She emailed back saying she loved the sunflowers and dahlias, and “organized folksy” was the way to go. She’s eager to start her spring planting!

I’m super excited that Mom Dragon is going to be our florist. Her arrangements are beautiful, and as far as I know she has a lot of fun planting, growing, and turning her flowers into works of art.

Aren’t friendors great? Will you be using the services of any friends?


Mrs. Dragon

Sioux Lookout/Brockville, ON
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    farmergirl 133 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:53 pm

    How fun!! That’s so wonderful that your mom can do all that. I’m also growing most of my flowers on my farm, supplementing from a neighboring one, and having a friend arrange it all for me. I’m getting married in the fall too and was concerned about enough blooms, but I think it will be fine. It’s kind of fun to not have a full plan and just go with what’s available! I can’t wait to see how yours turn out.

  2. aardvark Member
    aardvark 1129 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:00 pm

    I really like dahlias and mums! They are sooooo pretty! Ahhh fall…. :)

  3. ostrich Member
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:08 pm

    swoon. i had the same saipua inspiration photo!

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    Miss_Manda 301 posts, Helper bee @ 3:22 pm

    OH EM GEE. So pinning that sunflower and dahlia bouquet!!

  5. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:47 pm

    Your mom is very talented, you are sure to have beautiful arrangements at your wedding!

  6. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:55 pm

    That is so much fun! I LOVE that your mom is growing and arranging all of your flowers. I am jealous! Also, I love Saipua; that inspiration is fab.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 4:37 pm

    I’ll be sure to pass along the compliments to Mom Dragon (if she isn’t reading!). 😀

    @farmergirl: I’m crossing my fingers for a good growing season! Your flowers sound like they’re going to be amazing.

    @Miss Aardvark: I really like the look of spider mums! So spiky and fun.

    @Mrs. Ostrich: Those big, fluffy flowers are to die for!

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    veggie_rachel 575 posts, Busy bee @ 5:13 pm

    So fun! I’m planning on growing a ton of my own flowers (with some help from my family and friends…I do live in an apt) for our fall wedding too! I can’t wait to see how your flowers turn out!

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    couawilou 7598 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:39 pm

    I will be definitely using my friends for stuff. My bridesmaids is our make up artist and my other gf is the hairstylist. My MOH is a photographer so she will be taking pictures of us ladies before the actual photographer shows up and she is doing my boudoir shoot as well.

  10. scone Member
    scone 184 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:24 pm

    Oh dahlia’s!!!! And double bonus that your mom is going to be your florist!

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    FutureMrsSpencer 526 posts, Busy bee @ 7:02 am

    I wish I could! My friends are not so talented so vendors it is.

  12. coyote Member
    coyote 1963 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:20 am

    Love that second inspiration photos! That’s so wonderful that your mom will be doing the floral arrangements!

  13. hawk Member
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:09 am

    Love the inspiration photos! It is so sweet that your mom will not only be growing your flowers but also arranging them.

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