Something romantic. Something ethereal. Something timeless.
That’s what I envisioned for our wedding flowers. When I discussed the colors I wanted for our wedding with Ryan, I told him I saw a wedding full of creamy whites, soft yellows, ivory and champagne. He said he wanted bright colors!
I assured him that color would come through in the details.
In our flowers.
On the day of our wedding, I remember him whispering in my ear, “Everything looks perfect. The bridesmaid dresses, the flowers, everything.”
Ryan and I worked with Terry, the owner of Carter’s Florist in St. Petersburg to brainstorm ideas for my bouquet, my bridesmaids’ bouquets, ceremony and reception flowers.
I wanted my bouquet to have an undone elegance to it. A field-flower appearance with soft colors and a romantic feel.
The mix of white lilies with full roses, beautiful field flowers and the perfect amount of green foliage helped create the bouquet of my dreams.For my bridesmaids’ bouquets, we left out the lilies and field flowers and created beautiful bouquets full of white, yellow and goldstrike roses. The groomsmen wore gorgeous, full goldstrike rose boutonnieres while Ryan wore a creamy white lily. On the end of the chairs lining the aisle of our ceremony, we had a cream, soft yellow and goldstrike rose tied to together with a white satin ribbon.The aisle itself was lined with a sprinkling of rose petals. The combination of cream, soft yellow and goldstrike roses appeared again inside square, gold boxes as the centerpieces on the guests’ tables in the ballroom where our reception took place.All of the guests’ tables featured the centerpieces along with rose petals, glass candle votives and a framed sign detailing the table name.
Our guests sat at tables of 8 to 10, while we had one, long feast table for the bridal party and their dates.
Terry helped us make the feast table stand out by recommending incorporating three high candelabra flower arrangements which looked fantastic with the high ceilings of the ballroom. Our flowers were very special to me. When our florist delivered all of the bouquets to our room about two hours before our ceremony, I remember thinking “This is it!”
Seeing my bridesmaids hold their bouquets against their dresses was the moment that I realized our vision for our wedding day actually worked.
To be continued…
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