Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Flower Inspiration

Today I thought it would be fun to show some wedding flower inspiration I've found.  I have loads more in my lil binder I've kept from tearing out of magazines!  The first three pictures are from Trish's (Pink Preppy Lilly Lover) blog and the 4th is from Sweets and Treats!  The last two are from the Charlotte Bridal show.

Of course the colors are really going to depend on where we end up having it....and let's be honest, my Mama has free reign on the flowers.  After all, she was in Garden Club back in the day!

But these are a few things I like.

Wasn't this a gorgeous pool side wedding reception?

I'm mildly obsessed with hydrangeas and peonies.

Fortunately my Aunt Susan is really fabulous at flowers and has already typed a long email that we'll be looking back at many times.  I'm thankful for that!

Despite all these pretty images, honestly, flowers really aren't that important to me on this day.  They do make the room look very elegant but who ever leaves a wedding talking about how pretty the flowers were?  They typically talk about the food, drinks and entertainment, right and geniunely what a good time they had?!  Don't get me wrong, we definitely want pretty flowers, they just aren't the highest on my priority list!  And they die the next week...!

Entertainment is probably highest on my list....in fact we're penciled in with a fabulous band that I'll have to tell you about another time.
What was in your bridal bouquet and your bridesmaids?  How did you take up space on your tables?

13 comments:

Laur said...

You are so lucky you have your aunt! Flowers were one of my favorite parts of my wedding!

Kim said...

That is amazing your aunt is helping with the flowers!! We got married in September, which is not a great month for flowers, but I still loved everything the florist did. We did garden roses, hydrangea, dahlias, crespedia (billy balls), queen anne's lace and berries.

If your wedding is in the spring, you can use all the amazing spring flowers! Tulips and peonies!!!

Portuguese Prepster said...

I love gorgeous flowers, especially hydrangeas! I can't wait to hear more about your band choice.

Evolving Prep said...

I had black baccarus(sp?)roses, hocus pocus roses and some sort of green berries (they are possibly called hypercanthus berries) in my bouquet :)

Carolina Charm said...

hydrangeas + peonies = LOVE!

Dee Stephens said...

Flowers were pretty important to me and my Mom.
Since we got married in a hotel I knew we needed to dress the place up.
I had big arrangements on the tables that were high to bring the eye up!
Since we got married in Feb. Red Roses were my main flower!

Jess said...

i love all your flower inspirations! BTW-The band we got for my wedding is from NC and are awesome. They played at a couple of my friend's weddings in NC. Do you want the name or do you have the band already picked out?!

Hannah said...

Ohhh I love flowers and these are all so beautiful!! My tables had all different arrangements. Flowers, fish, candles, fruit. Then we put votives and flower petals on each of them to tie them all together.

Lexilooo said...

actually, flowers are one of the first things I look at when I'm at a wedding!

peonies are my favorite!

Ashley Brooke said...

gorgeous, gorgeous flowers!

little miss southern love. said...

I love all these flower ideas! Hydrangeas and peonies are my favorite.

xoxo.

Glitterista said...

I love hydrangeas! I love flowers, but am not sure they'd be one of my top priorities as I'm sure entertainment and food would be much higher on my list. ;)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love 'em all! We have such similar tastes!