As you all know, I am planning much of our wedding from a distance with the help of Blue Mom and my future mother-in-law, Mama Blue. Today they are meeting with our potential florist to price out bouquets, bouts, and ceremony/reception flowers. Mr. Blue Moon’s family decided to follow the old tradition of paying for the “people” flowers—the corsages, boutonnieres, the bridesmaids’ bouquets, and my bridal bouquet—and my parents are generously paying for the floral décor.
The first thing Mr. Blue Moon and I did was sit down and make a list of all the flowers we would need.
- 1 bridal bouquet
- 4 bridesmaids’ bouquets (doubling as reception centerpieces)
- 10 boutonnieres for 1 groom, 5 groomsmen, 2 dads, and 2 granddads
- 6 corsages for 2 moms, 3 grandmothers, and 1 great-grandmother
- 2 wreaths for the front doors of the church
- 1 wreath for the altar
- at least 4 flower pomanders for the family pews
- 3 large arrangements for the front of the church and the guestbook table (can be moved to the reception for centerpieces and decorations)
- bulk baby’s breath for small arrangements
- other stuff that my wedding planner knows about and that doesn’t concern me much because I fully trust her judgment
I think the flowers I’m most excited about are, of course, my bridal bouquet. I have three favorites that I’ve been eyeballing on blogs, and I really hope the florist we end up choosing will be able to deliver.
Photo by Stephanie Fay via Zalkopp.com // Floral arrangement from Camelback Flower Shop
Maybe I should have been a spring bride, because I am in love with luscious peonies. Their soft, full look is so romantic for any wedding.
The lavender and sweet peas in this bouquet are charming. I like that this one has more color.
Out of my top three favorite bouquets, this one is probably my favorite of all. I love the addition of the peach, the amnesia roses are beautiful, and it looks like it has some succulents as well, which I love. I really hope that Blue Mom and Mama Blue can talk to the florist about something like this. It is so nice to have them as my right-hands on the hometown end of planning the wedding.
I love this look for the men. The only thing I can’t decide is whether I want to order different bouts for my groom, the groomsmen, and then the fathers/grandfathers. I love this one so much that I might just use it for everyone, but I would also like to think of a way to distinguish Mr. Blue Moon.
Flowers from Fancy Petals Florist via their website
I like a simple look for the bridesmaids’ bouquets, too. I would like to incorporate the lavender like this, but maybe with less baby’s breath.
The other place where I’m really stuck is with the corsages. I know we want wrist corsages for the moms and grandmothers, but I have no idea what they should look like. Similar to the boutonnieres, I guess.
I can’t wait to update with my decoration inspiration, plus what we ultimately pick! How did you choose wedding flowers, and what are you prioritizing?