Last night was our flower trial!! I absolutely our floral designer, Kelly Marie, from Fleur Couture. Initially we met with 3 fantastic florists, all of whom I would have had no qualms about hiring because of their skill. I really struggled with this particular decision, as they were all in a similar price range. But Kelly really *got* my vision, and we picked her purely because of her creativity and vision. I was supposed to see a sample of my bridal bouquet as well as a low centerpiece, but unfortunately her wholesaler got mixed up and didn’t supply some of the flowers for my bouquet (I changed our meeting date a few times). At least I got to see my centerpiece come to life!
I was inspired by these white lanterns I found on Ebay. I asked Kelly Marie to surround it with flowers and create a “garden-like” feel.
And this is what we got!
The arrangement includes black magic roses, deep red and fuscia dahlias, sage green variegated pittsporum (the greenery), moss, and one additional flower that is TBD. Normally, I’m not a fan of greenery, but in this case, I think it really creates the “garden” that I am looking for. The arrangement will also be surrounded by river rocks and 7 wrapped votives.
Here it is all lit up with the candles (but no river rocks). YAY for flowers and Fleur!! I am bringing this arrangement to our tasting today at our venue so I can see how it looks on an actual 10-person round table. Stay tuned for more updates on that…