Wedding Flowers

by Clarissa ~ June 10th, 2010. Filed under: Wedding.

Flowers were another one of my favorite things to pick out for our wedding. Zachary and I decided to work with my multi-talented neighbor, Rick, across the street for the bouquets and boutineers. We met with Rick on a Wednesday afternoon at what turned out to basically be a giant fridge. Rick, Zachary and I walked through giant coolers full of many different kinds of flowers. Rick showed us the flowers that were the best for bouquets. We decided to go with Sahara and Murano-colored roses, stargazer lilies, calla lilies and a few other flowers that I can’t remember the names.

For the church and reception hall flowers, I decided to go with potted flowers. They’re fun to plant, look beautiful, are cheaper then buying cut flowers, and I can keep them around longer. My former gardening boss, Anna, had some metal pots that needed a little refurbishing and some paint that she said I could have for planting flowers. My mom and I went through a catalog to get some basic flowers and vines while my sister and I went to a local flower stand to get the decorative annuals. We picked Vinca Vine, Coleus, Potato Vine, Spike, Impatients, Bacopa, and a few others. The pots were very rusty, so Mom, Colette and I sanded them down and bought spray paint to make them look new. Colette planted the flowers in small pots for me and we figured out how to arrange those in the big metal pots. I am very excited about all the flowers at the wedding and hope everyone enjoys them!

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