Since we’ve picked such an, err, unnatural shade of green for our accent color, I’ve pondered different possibilities for our floral elements. I thought it would be nice to add touches of green in the bridesmaids’ bouquets and in the boutonnieres. We’d then keep my bouquet and Mr. S’s boutonniere snowy white, to set us apart.
Since the shades of green we can get in nature tend to be either more of a lime or a deep forest green, I’ve played around with different ideas. One option I came across (isn’t searching via Google images fabulous?!) were hypericum berries. They’re kind of fun and modern, and they also add a textural element that I really like.
Source: InStyle Weddings
I’d love these boutonnieres for the guys. AND, when I mentioned this to our florist, it brought the price quote down by a couple of bucks per bout! With 10 bouts to buy, it definitely adds up!
Source: Kim & Company
Hmm, this might be a bit of an overload of berries, but you get the idea.
Source: Simply Abundant Blooms
I really like the texture in this bouquet. While I know the ones for my girls will be smaller/less lush, I love that the overall “aura” of this bouquet leans toward the green side.
Sigh. I just have to keep telling myself that no one is going to hold the bouquets up against the bridesmaids’ shoes, so the hue of what’s in their hands doesn’t specifically have to match what’s on their feet. And I could also nix the idea completely, and give everyone white flowers. But… in the end, I think the green is fun and interesting! And why should I pick the exact same flowers for them as I am picking for myself, when I can instead have fun and add in some different blooms?!
I have a few other ideas I’m tossing around for green floral options, but the berries are definitely topping the list.
Have you added interesting greenery to your flowers?