Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Flowers, Probably

Let's pick up where we left off last week: with my discovery that the local and seasonal flowers I had researched - that is to say, the flowers that grow in England at the end of the summer - are only local and seasonal in the best of all possible worlds.  Realistically, due to the variability of English weather, we have to come up with some other options for this aspect of our decor because we're being really cautious about sticking with our budget.  Suzanne and Becky and I are still in the midst of figuring out exactly which reasonably-priced flowers, imported from Holland, might stand in for my favorites, so unfortunately those details of our wedding aren't ready to be shared yet.

However, I can show you one of the ideas we're kicking around in terms of how we'd like to use the flowers we do end up finding!  Just imagine all of these images with poppies, garden roses, sweet peas, and ranunculus...

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I mean, why not recycle and save money while bringing the beauty of the ceremony to dinner?  I think that these flowers doing double-duty will help connect the whole wedding in a pretty and practical way.  What do you think, dear readers - have any of you done something similar?

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  1. Great idea to make them serve two purposes! that's a great way to save $$
    We had our bridesmaids pop their bouquets into vases at the wedding reception to save there too.

  2. What a great idea! I was in a wedding in May 2011 and she did this. She gave us Mason jars to put our bridesmaid bouquets in. I wish I had done that!

  3. I don't know how people planned weddings before Pinterest, seriously! haha

  4. We totally did the mason jar flowers on shepard's hooks along the aisle too and I loved it! Flowers make everything better. And then our little wedding elves brought them into the lodge where food was being served, to make that pretty too. And just like Veronica down there, our bm's threw their baby's breath bouquets into jars for the lodge too. That way, we only paid for jars for the tables instead of the tables and the lodge.

    We had too many tables to fill with the aisle jars and I wanted everything to be set up in the tent ahead of time since our ceremony and reception were in the same place, so to me, it was worth it to pay for the table jars to be done ahead of time.

    And I totally realize that my thoughts aren't coming out right today, so if you read this and are so confused, that's alright. Just tell me that I'm a crazy person and move on with your day.

  5. I got it :) where'd you find your elves? I want some!

  6. Using ceremony flowers for the reception is a great way to save money! And your guests probably won't know the difference :) Thanks for linking up today Betsy!



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