Bride-to-be Blogger Kristy: Choosing Our Wedding-Day Flowers!
There’s something about flowers that I’ve always loved. They remind me of the change of seasons, they bring life into your home, and they smell amazing. You’d think with all my admiration I’d know a thing or two about them, but I don’t. So when it came time to meet with our florist, I was a bit intimidated.
In preparation, I became a Pintrest addict, pinning anything floral and yellow. Besides boutonnieres and bouquets, we decided to incorporate flowers in our centerpieces, add a little formality to our ceremony with them, and jazz up our cocktail tables with their beauty. Because these three parts of our wedding change in both scenery and atmosphere, we wanted the flowers to keep consistency throughout the day.
Choosing our florist was an easy decision thanks to my cousin and bridesmaid, Colleen. She works for an amazing event-planning company with in-house florists, called Eventricity. It was a no-brainer because they do superb work, and I completely trust them (and my cousin!) in doing a fabulous job.
Before my first appointment, I printed out everything I had found on Pintrest and in magazines, and I even had my bridesmaid Leanne send me some inspirational images in the mail. This was extremely helpful because Pam, a florist at Eventricity, was able to identify flowers I loved and noted them as ones to include throughout the day. We envisioned the day from start to finish as Pam flipped through images and sketched ideas. We decided to include some personally owned items to the details; birdcages (purchased from a friend—thanks Scott and Jess!), to tie in our ‘love birds,’ theme, for instance, will be filled with flowers as our centerpieces. Milk glass vases, which I used at our engagement party, will hold bright flowers on the cocktail tables. Two overflowing vases on pedestals will flank our ceremony, and will make a later appearance in the reception hall. We also talked about including additional décor like the lanterns we used at our engagement party to soften the appearance of the outdoor tent our cocktail hour would be held in.
In my case, the most important thing I learned from our meeting was to trust your florist—something I definitely needed to do with my lack of knowledge!—and give them freedom to envision and execute a beautiful day. I can’t wait to see it in person now!
What was your favorite floral detail? Did your florist help expand your flower knowledge?
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