Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wedding Planning Wednesday - The flowers

Most of the weddings that I've seen are all about the glitz and glam. The bride wants to be pampered and treated like a princess with her big, poofy dress, jewel encrusted centerpieces, and dance floor complete with a custom made monogram. I, on the other hand, would be happy getting married in a barn with 20 close friends and family members and a vintage dress. I definitely prefer the look of DIY weddings and I know that I can create a beautiful day doing the planning and creating myself with a small budget. I love the personal touches you get with a DIY wedding that you just don't get when you use an event planner!

One way I plan to save money is with the flowers. Flowers are one of my favorite things about weddings. And because I worked in a flower shop and assisted with bridal arrangements I plan to go to the LA flower market and do the bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces for the wedding myself. Here are some of the flowers I'm thinking of using!

Baby's breath is known as a filler flower. It's what you typically see nestled in between your dozen of red roses. I happen to think that it is lovely, delicate, and understated which is exactly the look I'm going for. I'm thinking of using a big bunch of it for bridesmaids bouquets and as far as centerpieces go, I love how it looks displayed in mason jars and antique vases and tea tins. And the best part? Baby's breath is very budget friendly! 

For my bouquet I might go to a florist if I end up wanting something more complex. Right now I'm really liking unique flowers such as ranucnculus and anemones. I think the above arrangement is delicate and whimsical and having the twine wrapped around  would make it tie in really well with my theme.

That's all for now! Tonight and tomorrow we'll be looking at hopefully the last of the venues and if all goes well I'll be able to share which one we chose by next week! YAY! XOXO

**all image sources can be found on my Pinterest wedding board here.

8 comments:

  1. LOVE!!! I'll have to say, I'm not a fan of baby's breath, but seeing it here in the big bunches and in the mason jars... I have a different opinion of it now. That's beautiful and I think it'd be perfect for the vision you have! LOVE the ranucnculus wrapped with twine!!!
    I can't WAIT to see where you choose!

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  2. ooo I really like the mason jars! That is a great look!

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  3. I totally agree with you about baby's breath. I just love it on its own!

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  4. DomesticatedDelightJune 17, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Isn't is so pretty? It just looks so delicate and simple! <3

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  5. DomesticatedDelightJune 17, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Thanks Toni! I agree, the mason jars look so much more interesting than a plain old vase! XOXO

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  6. DomesticatedDelightJune 17, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Isn't is so pretty? It just looks so delicate and simple! <3

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  7. DomesticatedDelightJune 17, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Yeah, I didn't used to like baby's breath until I saw it this way in bunches, and I fell in love! And the mason jars just give it the extra OOMPH! ;)

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