I kind of feel like a bad bride admitting this, but I totally don’t care about flowers. I mean, I want a bouquet, and I want it to be pretty”¦ but beyond that? I couldn’t care less. I’ve never been very into flowers, and to be honest I can’t tell the difference between a dahlia and”¦ well hell, I can’t even think of another flower name! See, I suck at the whole flower thing!
However, there is one flower that I’m completely obsessed with:
Billy buttons! Also called Billy balls, or craspedia. These flowers seriously make my day every time I look at them. They are so freaking adorable! So, basically, when it comes to flowers, all I know is that I want these guys all. over. the. place. Everywhere.
I’ve been doing my research like a good bride, and I’ve found that these babies really aren’t too expensive. I can get 20 bunches (200 stems) from FiftyFlowers for $169 ”“ with free shipping! With 200 stems, I could do all sorts of fun stuff! Like this:
image via Ruffled Blog
image via Duet Letterpress
Ahhhh ”“ I’m in love! I spoke with a florist recently who quoted me $12 a pop for a boutonniere just like the one above. But at a dollar a stem, I could make one even a little bigger for only about $2. Talk about some serious savings!!!
As far as my bouquet goes, I’m thinking that I’m probably going to use a florist. That may be the only thing I use a florist for, though. I would try to take it on myself, but I’m such a perfectionist that I feel like it may just add on too much stress to the days leading up to the wedding. Like I said before, I’m a total flower idiot, so I don’t know many specifics about what I want. I do know that I don’t want an all-white bouquet. Why? Mr. Cardigan is very adamant about my bouquet having some yellow in it. When I started looking at bouquet inspiration, he was very expressive about wanting me to have a yellow bouquet, because he likes the idea of how it would pop against my white dress. He picks the most random things to be passionate about! I think it’s kind of adorable.
So, beyond the color, I have no idea about what I want for my bouquet. I have a few inspiration photos bookmarked, but I have no idea what flowers are in them. Here are a few that I like:
Gorgeous, right? I think the last one is my favorite, and it just so happens to be from a florist in Austin ”“ score! So, I’m thinking my plan is to print out these photos and just take them in to a florist and tell them to have fun. And, of course, if I end up deciding that having a florist do my bouquet is too expensive, I could always go with something like this:
I just can’t get enough of them! Do you have a flower that you’re obsessed with?