So I’ve spoken before about my amazing planner, Cynthia, who is a total gift along this wedding adventure. In the picture above, I am represented by the tornado with ideas flying around destroying everything in sight. Cynthia is represented by the lightening bolt because she focuses my attention and grounds me. (That was an electrical pun…excuse my lameness…) Cynthia is fantastic at appeasing my ramblings and giving me a good dose of reality and vision along the way.
Cynthia also will be my florist and has been utterly patient in the back and forth emailing and meetings about flowers. As with all decisions made by me, I go through about 40 revisions before I settle. Let’s take a walk through of the evolution of my flowers and decor ideas.
Soon after we were engaged, I found this picture of a bouquet of carnations.
I thought the carnations were so pretty enmassed together, and I thought they would make lovely centerpieces and bouquets. I even considered doing DIY centerpieces since arranging flowers is so easy right? (Note the sarcasm. :-))
At the time, I was imagining lots of geometry and minimalistic decor. I realized in a panic one morning that my theme was bordering on Asian which was not the direction that I wanted to go.
I have to thank Style Me Pretty for being the source of the inspiration for our wedding theme. Their inspiration boards for all styles really helped me sort out my ideas and focus in on what I truely wanted to see for our wedding.
I started to find pictures of peonies and garden roses that really made my skirt fly up:
Gooooooooooorge! Now we were getting somewhere. I love the full, robust blossoms. My vision became much more garden and much less modern…
Now my vision is as follows:
lush, garden, glow, warm, hospitable, rustle
While that doesn’t translate into flower names, it does sync with these pictures:
I even found a bouquet that will use my original idea, carnations, and still go with this refined vision:
So my flowers for bouquets and centerpieces now revolve around carnations, garden roses, hypericum berries, and bells of Ireland. And some fruit…I’m loving the idea of incorporating some lemons and limes into the bunch!