Garden, I have a confession to make… I love wedding bouquets. I’m constantly “oohing” and “ahhing” over other bride’s bouquets. They’re just my thing.
My gorgeous bouquet made by the talented Natalie of Natalie Galasso Designs was made from freedom and black magic roses with wine calla lilies throughout. It was finished off with a black lace wrap around the stems. Love love love!
Photo: Sargeant Creative
My bridal bouquet came out exactly how I envisioned it. Would anyone else like to share their bouquets? I’d love to see them!
Good morning Garden! I wanted to share with you our gorgeous ceremony altar flowers from Natalie Galasso Designs. I started out with an inspiration picture like this one:
Photo by: KT Merry Photography
I knew I wanted some kind of black urn to hold the flowers, all red with possibly some touches of white florals.
We couldn’t have been happier with how they came out! These beauties were taken into the reception once the ceremony was over.
Photography: Sargeant Creative
Black footed urns were composed of deep red roses, peonies, dahlias, mokara orchids, amaranthus and white hydrangeas. I love how the colors just popped!
Just wanted to ask you ladies about how you incorporated your theme into your bridesmaids’ attire? Our theme was a rustic, fall wedding, and I think the dresses, down to the jewelry fit so perfectly.
My girls and I went to several dress shops before we found the dresses, turns out it was a little shop down the road where we did find them. I have a bridal party of 8 ladies, so of course not each style falls perfectly on each figure. They ranged from 5’2 to almost 6′ tall and of course varying sizes. The dresses we chose were almost exactly the same, minus little details here and there. I chose a cocoa color for the dresses and matched them with a nice, rustic ivory lacing, which were laid differently on each dress, perfect. To compliment the dresses. I bought the girls pearl necklaces and matching bracelets.
After seeing the beautiful dresses, I decided to sunflowers to complete our look. What would a fall wedding look like without a pretty pop of color?
I think one of my favorite parts to a wedding is the flowers and bouquets, I’m obsessed! I gave my floral designer pictures of what I was looking for in my bouquet, and she knocked it out of the park with hot pink and deep red roses and black cala lilies. I loved my floral bouquet so much that I’m having it preserved. Once I get that back (should be a couple of months), I will share with you the whole process!
Here’s a few of my bridal bouquet inspiration shots:
Red has always been a color I am attracted to, so when planning a wedding I knew I wanted lots of it! To be honest, I wanted a bright red wedding dress but I knew my mom and dad would freak out. So instead, I had my bridesmaids in bright red cocktail dresses with a pop of yellow for their bouquets.
Photo: Laura Focus Photography Design: 2Hands Studio
Will you be walking down the aisle with a non-floral bouquet? We love how this bouquet is filled with vintage heirlooms.
I’m currently in the hunt for a florist for our wedding in September (OMG almost 6 months to go?!) but I have to admit I’m kind of wishy-washy about what I actually want.
My first route (to save some money) was to just have the florist do the bouquets, guys’ boutonnieres and our parents’ corsage/boutonnieres and I would DIY the centerpieces. Even with the help of Google Images and Pinterest, I can’t find something “non-flowery” that catches my eye without being boring.
Then, I tried to find simple fake/silk flower centerpieces that would be easy to make and transport. I found some ideas, but pricing everything out had me come to the conclusion that it wouldn’t be significantly cheaper than the real thing and I would be doing the work!
Now, I’ve met with one florist who I found on Wedding Wire that came highly recommended. I went in the consultation with the attitude that “I don’t really know what I want” but reading the reviews the girl that runs the company had many positive comments like “I totally didn’t know what I want and she made suggestions that ended up being exactly what I wanted!” So I figured, OK she’s the expert, let’s go with it… The truth is, I wasn’t impressed. The only thing I was confident in was my bouquet and the boys’ boutonnieres and I gave her a picture of exactly what I wanted for those! She kept veering off into a different direction then what I wanted and kept trying to tell me that I was doing too much and that I should keep it simple. This was discouraging.
Another thing I hate to admit, I absolutely hate vendor shopping. It hurts my head. Most of my vendors came recommended by friends whose weddings I had already gone to, so I knew they were the real deal. The only big thing I’m left with now is the florist. Continue Reading
Great, now I have that cheesy song stuck in my head! Sorry I’m talking about WEDDING inspiration!
This post is probably long overdue….I imagine that most brides start by introducing their ideas and vision, and then launch into all the little details, but I guess I’m not one to follow the crowd. Such a rebel, I know
As most people around me know, I am a total girly-girl. If this wedding were just about me, it would be pink and glittery sparkles everywhere. However, Lotus Dude, is a total guys-guy. His one request when I picked my color scheme? No pink.
So, I set out to find something else that would match “us”. We both love the water, and since I’m from Hawaii, I first wanted to do something beachy. Like this:
I’m obsessed with my wedding colors (which are coral, peachy, light green and yellowish) and my florist did not dissapoint in our most recent meeting! She prepared four different silk sample bouquets and 5 different sample centerpieces. Even though they were silk, it was still nice to get an idea of what they will look like. Here is a sneak peak of the bouquet (with my puppy, Lacey in the background):
One things that we saved a big chunk of money on was flowers. I made all of our wedding flowers in advance with silk flowers to not only save money but also reduce stress (and they don’t wilt!). We were pleased with how all of the flowers came out.