Talking About Flowers

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.


Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Gia Canali

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.


Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by The Nichols / Design by 36th Street Events

I really love the colors in this arrangement. The only thing I would add is a little bit of a contrasting color.


Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Gia Canali

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.


Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Heather Waraksa

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.)


Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Aaron Delesie

For the bouquet I want the same elements. Right now, these are my favorites.


Image via Once Wed / Photos by Braedon Photography


Image via Once Wed / Photos by Braedon Photography

Did you bring inspiration images with you to your florist meeting(s)? What did yours look like?


Mrs. Opossum

Wedding Date:
April 2012
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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:04 am

    Beautiful flowers. I’m all about flowers also. Any type of flowers. I love them.

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    TinyTina 3312 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:23 am

    Gorgeous! We’re still hashing out the details with our florist, but they’re awesome so I’m sure it’s going to look wonderful!

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    Floating Elephy 252 posts, Helper bee @ 10:48 am

    Omigosh, that bouquet is beautiful. I love the berries/grapes (?). I think I’ll have to add this to my inspiration folder, too! My former boss is helping us with our flowers—whatever is in season and can be found at the local farmers market.

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 9:50 pm

    These flowers are so beautiful.I like them.

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:36 pm

    Love the colors and shapes. We’re just using dark red roses. Hopefully, finding them for cheap or buying them wholesale.

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