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E B

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I've been emailing my florist back and forth recently, and talk of budget came up. To get an estimate (and a feel for what I want), she wants me to choose which flowers I want to use in the centerpieces and bouquet. Problem is, I'm not sure what will go together.

I want the bouquet/centerpieces to look kind of wild (we're getting married in a garden), but still very pretty. I've attached a collage of my favorite flowers ('n stuff) below, and I'd love to know what you guys think. Any suggestions? Note: The collage doesn't show the various wild greens I want to include.

I'd also love to see your flower combinations too! Post away!

(p.s. Regarding the pinecone, I thought it'd be cute to have a couple of baby pinecones in each arrangement to reflect our natural, outdoors-y theme. Oh, and I want brown berries, not red, but for whatever reason, I can't find pictures.)

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I think they are stunning. Is the top left runnuculus? For budgets sakes, do you know what flowers are more "in season" or readily available at the time when you are getting married? I also love leaves mixed in, and twigs...artfully done it can look so rustic and pretty...
 

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Date: 1/25/2007 1:30:00 AM
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I think they are stunning. Is the top left runnuculus? For budgets sakes, do you know what flowers are more 'in season' or readily available at the time when you are getting married? I also love leaves mixed in, and twigs...artfully done it can look so rustic and pretty...
Thanks diamondfan! I'm definitely going to request greens and twiggy things. I want it to look rustic but still bridal. The top left is a white peony (the pink flowers are the ranunculus), and my florist said both ranunculus and peonies would be available in September.

As for budget, the flowers are going to cost us very little. My florist is up-and-coming and offered 3 people the chance to have their flowers and linens done at cost (for her portfolio), and I was one of the lucky 3!

Next time I visit my parents, she's going to have a complete mockup done to show me in person. I'm very excited.
 

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Ebree, love your ideas! I had an outdoor ceremony in Sep. also and used roses, cinnamon mini callas, hypernicum berries, etc. with added greenery and it was gorgeous. BM''s carried James-something orchids (James Alexander, James Story? I can''t remember, it''s so late)that were rustic and delicate at the same time in a deep red color and they were also beautiful.

I really love the pinecones! I do have to say that I am not a huge fan of the peonies, though...to me, they are a spring/summer flower, I guess. But I would have to see the whole mock-up to really get a feel for it and have an actual opinion, of course. Can''t wait to see when you post the mock-up!
 

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You are smart and lucked out...she is building up her business and you are benefitting. Do you have a feeling for shades of color on the flowers? Meaning, are there other color choices on the specific types of flowers you are choosing? I think it will look gorgeous, and what a boon for you to have gotten the florist at the right time...a win win for both of you!
 

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Date: 1/25/2007 2:07:37 AM
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You are smart and lucked out...she is building up her business and you are benefitting. Do you have a feeling for shades of color on the flowers? Meaning, are there other color choices on the specific types of flowers you are choosing? I think it will look gorgeous, and what a boon for you to have gotten the florist at the right time...a win win for both of you!
I was incredibly lucky! Normally I'd be suspicious, but she's a regular poster on a pretty popular wedding website, and she's planning her own wedding in June. Plus, she'll be doing a couple of other weddings before mine, so I'm confident she'll be great.

For shades, I want bright spring greens and pale pinks. Dark browns and creams. The peonies because, well, I just love 'em. Plus, I'm considering brown linens so a crisp white (combined with the green, pink and cream) might be a great contrast.

Monarch: Thanks! I'm not completely sure how the peonies will look with the combo either, but I love how soft they look. I'm hoping they'll add to the texture I'm looking for.
 

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I love the greens and creams or even light blue with brown...so gorgeous...even adding a touch of gold or copper somehow would be so pretty.
 

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Ebree,
I love the pinecone idea- one of my best friends had beautiful gold pinecone ornaments (on sale after christmas) as favors and laid them out on each plate at the reception and a card attached describing "the legend of the pinecone", which i can''t remember at the moment,but it was something along the lines of frienship/welcoming/etc.

As for flowers, I love what you have and saw that you''d like to bring in some green. This week I was at a florist and saw a photo of a "kermit" - i guess technically it''s a pom-pom/mini carn. but i''m not sure. it''s a gorgeous bright green, very natural looking and really makes the bouqet pop

the photo of it alone doesn''t do it justice but here''s a link (also check out this website, they have endless lists/photos of flowers)
cripes- the site won''t come up right now, i just had it last night.
but it''s www.sierraflowerfinder.com
 

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Ebree,

I think that what you have going is going to be dynamite! You are very lucky that your florist is going to do a mockup (that doesn''t often happen unless you literally pay for the mockup). The red berries you posted are hypericum berries just fyi.

Rebecca
 

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I love it, EBree!!!! Flowers, I know, are hard. I am struggling too. But I really love your color combos- love love those peachy flowers, and of coure, the white peonies.....I think its beautiful.
Maybe you can incorporate some curly willow branches or something within the centerpiece? I love that look too! That will give you that rustic feel you are looking for!

I have attached a pic for you- since you love the light colors with greens....


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Date: 1/25/2007 10:28:59 AM
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I love it, EBree!!!! Flowers, I know, are hard. I am struggling too. But I really love your color combos- love love those peachy flowers, and of coure, the white peonies.....I think its beautiful.
Maybe you can incorporate some curly willow branches or something within the centerpiece? I love that look too! That will give you that rustic feel you are looking for!

I have attached a pic for you- since you love the light colors with greens....
OMG Dani! Did you get that picture from City Blossom''s website??? That picture is on their website and my FI and I were just meeting with them so, I''m familiar with their work after going through their albums. My FI and I decided that we are going to use them and those flowers are exactly the look we want! We want the ivory flowers with subtle greens and then some blue and purple hydrengias!
 

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italian ruscus would like nice as a mixed combo as its very leafy and outdoorsy!.

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Thanks for your opinions and suggestions, ladies! Dani, I love the greens in that arrangement! I also really like the italian ruscus.

I''m going to send some ideas (including the collage) to my florist and see what she thinks. Any other suggestions or opinions would be incredibly appreciated!
I''m so excited.
 

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Date: 1/25/2007 1:20:01 PM
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I''m so excited.
EBree, that is so exciting, and I smiled at your message because frankly I thought flowers would be the last thing I''d want to worry about, and it has been the most fun thing for me- I LOVE talking about them with the florists, going over ideas,etc. even with what I thought was a limited budget.

I guess there is a little bit of "girly-girl" in me somewhere
 

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ok, i''m looking through my inspiration flower folder to see if i have anything that may help.


i know these aren''t your colors. i was sooo drawn to this for a while. dunno why.



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Date: 1/25/2007 11:35:52 AM
Author: blushingbride

Date: 1/25/2007 10:28:59 AM
Author: Dani
I love it, EBree!!!! Flowers, I know, are hard. I am struggling too. But I really love your color combos- love love those peachy flowers, and of coure, the white peonies.....I think its beautiful.
Maybe you can incorporate some curly willow branches or something within the centerpiece? I love that look too! That will give you that rustic feel you are looking for!

I have attached a pic for you- since you love the light colors with greens....
OMG Dani! Did you get that picture from City Blossom''s website??? That picture is on their website and my FI and I were just meeting with them so, I''m familiar with their work after going through their albums. My FI and I decided that we are going to use them and those flowers are exactly the look we want! We want the ivory flowers with subtle greens and then some blue and purple hydrengias!
Here''s the link to my mock up of my, similar, centerpiece idea (which I did myself, but I used to be a floral designer)
https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/centerpiece-mock-ups-what-do-you-think.49727/


 

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I didn't have a wedding party and we didn't do floral centerpieces, so the only floral arrangements were my bouquet and hubby's bouts (and bouts for the two Dads since they spoke during the ceremony). Here's my bouquet ... it was *gorgeous* in person!! The bouts were mini callas.

ETA: I know it's not very "wild" or "natural" looking, but the colors were sort of similar to what you showed, the whites, peach, and green ...

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ellaila

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I think this one shows the colors more accurately (and it''s my avatar
)

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OMG, you guys are the best! I love the pictures. All of them. Seriously, they're giving me so many ideas. Thank you!

What do you (honestly) think of putting a little 2'' mushroom bird (pictured below) in each centerpiece? We have a bird on our invitations, we'll have two little bird cake-toppers, and I thought adding little birds to the centerpieces might tie everything together and look cute (we might even give the tables bird names). Cute? Tacky?

What do you think? Please, be honest...I haven't made up my mind yet!

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I like the bird idea... I've seen really cool birds made with real (molted) feathers... If you love them... put them in! I once had to wire (I kid you not) little pug ceramic pieces to the casket arrangement of a customer. He bred pugs. It's completely do able... and with the right florist, will look fabulous.
 

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Thanks, Gypsy! The melted feather birds sound cool. I''ll search for them.

Anyone else? Don''t be afraid to tell me what you think, good or bad!
 

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mOlted. I misspelled it the first time out.. what I meant was... ''found feathers''... not feather''s that the birds died to give up. There really are nice look ones available... I''lll look and see what I find this weekend.
 

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Date: 1/26/2007 5:26:48 PM
Author: Gypsy
mOlted. I misspelled it the first time out.. what I meant was... ''found feathers''... not feather''s that the birds died to give up. There really are nice look ones available... I''lll look and see what I find this weekend.
Oh! Okay. LOL. Will look for molted feathers...and thank you for looking as well!
 

Gypsy

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I googled "birds floral feathers" then "feathered artificial birds"

These looked the nicest... although what you would do with a $75 minimum order requirement-- other than decorate a REALLY cool christmas tree this coming year... I don''t know.

http://www.floralsupply.com/lg_birds.htm
http://www.floralsupply.com/sm_birds.htm

http://www.floralsupply.com/cat.cgi?s=FB20899&c=bird4



 

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Thank you so much, Gypsy! Those little birds at the bottom are adorable and they really well made.
 
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