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
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?