Friday, July 27, 2012

Photos of the Day: My Wedding Flowers

Apparently this is the week of wedding posts on The Year of the Kate.  Anyway, I stumbled across pictures of the flowers at my wedding, and I realized I had never posted about them and since I loved them so much... well here we are.

The flowers for my wedding were something that I didn't have super strong opinions about.  I did love hydrangeas, but other than that.. no real opinions.  My mom and I had heard from several sources that one specific floral department (and one specific person at that floral department) of a grocery store (!!) was the person in CR that we should work with.

So we dutifully made an appointment for a weekend I'd be back in town, and went to meet with their team.  The main lady was out of town, so we met with her assistant... and it was a little disasterous.  (Ask my mom, it might have been the only time during the wedding planning process that we had cross words?  Sorry mom).  Anyways, there were so many choices - colors, types of flowers, few big stems, many small stems, etc etc.  I was overwhelmed and made decisions, and felt just... ugh.

We rescheduled our appointment, and met with the main lady... and it was wonderful.  Our main goal was to have a flower scheme that was one bright color that would pop with the navy bridesmaids dresses.  I also don't see the need to spend a fortune on flowers, so I made that clear to the woman, and she guided us towards flowers that made the most sense for us.   After speaking with her, I really felt like she "got" me and my flower vision, and I was not disappointed.

The day of the wedding, the flowers arrived right on time, and I was thrilled with the results.  Here are a few photos:

I loved the flowers.  The bridesmaids had those wild bright green bouquets, and the groomsmen/Dads/Grandpas/Ushers/male readers and gift bearers had the matching green corsages.  The moms/grandma/female readers and gift bearers had the corsages with a little wild green and a rose. My bouquet was mostly white roses (something I initially didn't think I wanted, but loooved in person).

Overall, I was so happy with the flowers.  I thought they were gorgeous and interesting and fun - and really added a little badda bing to the photos.

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