A few weeks ago we started the exciting task of picking our wedding flowers which first meant doing lots and lots of research online so when visiting florists I already had a good idea of what I wanted. I enjoyed doing this a lot because I'm a big fan of flowers, the more the better as far as I'm concerned and suprisingly I already had a pretty good idea about what I was after. The tricky bit is just piecing it together, particularly because I'm finding it pretty hard to visualise exactly what it will look like. It's easy looking at photo's and picking out what I like and what I don't but I've found I want a mixture of things from the photo's rather than the finished piece. It's a little scary thinking it's going to be a surprise on the wedding day!
I'm not going to go into detail now about the flowers we are having as my friends read my blog and I don't want to give too much away but here is a sneaky peak into a few things:
I have chosen to have a traditional teardrop bouquet as I love the shape of them and I want my bouquet to look different to my bridesmaids. The key flower featured in my bouquet will be roses but there will also be a few others in there too.. you'll have to wait until after the wedding to find out about those though! I'm hoping the end result will be pretty, delicate and fairytale.
As for my Maids of Honour, Bridesmaid and Flower Girl I will most probably have matching round bouquets for them. I don't want anything too big or heavy as it will need to be suitable for the youngest too. I want their bouquets to be classic, elegant and simple so they stand out beautifully against their dresses.
In the church we are going to have simple fairytale like flowers on the pew ends and window sills as well as some candles to give a romantic and magical feel. At the front of the church we will also have two pedestals of flowers in a classic upside down tear drop shape which will include a variety of flowers, again including roses but possibly pink oriental lillies too as I find them so beautiful.
We have also got button holes for the main wedding party and am thinking about getting them for the whole congregation. It was tradition to hand a flower to every guest at the beginning of the service but been advised it's not really done now. I really like the idea of it though! I think it's a nice way to start the wedding and will help bring the guests together.
Last but not least are the flowers at our reception venue. The castle we are going to have their own florist so this is a big unknown at the moment until we meet with them but I want to make sure the arrangements flow nicely from the church to the reception. I don't want anything starkly different as I like the idea of having consistency but I want things to look classic but maybe a little more fancy... let's see. Again we will need pedalstools full of flowers but also some on windowsills and table center pieces. We will be using five rooms in the castle throughout the reception too so I need to think about different decorations in each.... It's a big task!
It's been a lot of fun choosing our flowers but more complicated than I thought. I'm so glad I did research before so I had a good idea of colour combinations and already had a theme and colour scheme for the wedding. Without those it would have been far harder if not impossible!
Do you have any suggestions on suitable wedding flowers?
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