Friday, May 16, 2008

Final Wedding Post: My Flowers


I must be CRAZY, because with absolutely no training or knowledge of flower arranging, I decided to undertake the task of doing the flowers for my wedding. I did everything-except the church flowers. I picked garbage bag after garbage bag of Rhododendron and with the help of my aunt and many of her talented friends we made 10 centerpieces for the table. I can't even tell you the scary spiders and other bugs I saw in the English countryside while collecting these blooms.


Then I had to do the boutonnieres, the corsages, the bridesmaid bouquets and mine- so I set off to a wholesale flower market to collect the flowers I would need. Because I did not know exactly what was available, I had to conceptualize on the fly and work with what they had--which fortunately was a lot- and it was organized by color which was very helpful. I had enough foresight to bring floral wire and pearl headed pins and lots of ribbon, so I was a little prepared- although I was not sure how this stuff was supposed to be used.



It turned out very well- miraculously. I had a few start overs, and my bridesmaids refused to help because they were afraid to invoke the bridal wrath if they screwed something up- which I cannot blame them for. I was just glad to have them with me cheering me on and giving feedback when I needed it.




5 comments:

Lauren said...

Wow! You did a great job! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

M.A. said...

I love reading these posts! I can't believe you did the flowers yourself. They look great especially in the last photo.

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

The flowers were lovely! Very impressive. Love the combinations, etc. Very talented.

Mom x 2 said...

You are like the rock star of brides! I cannot believe all the work you put into your own big day. The flowers were gorgeous!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Gorgeous!