Flowers!

1/16/2010

 
OK, time to try this again...first post got erased...
On Tuesday I went with my mom to see Cheryl, my florist, and get some ideas going.  She was incredibly helpful and this is what we decided on (it can be changed but this is a start)

- For the ceremony - 2 tall alter arrangements that will sit on either side of our chairs, and will be taken to the Royal York to use beside the head table.  We may get a small arrangement to leave near the statue of Mary afterwards.

- For me - a bridal bouquet of coral roses and cream stephanotis to fill it out, probably wrapped with some lace from my dress

- For the girls - a cream and ivory bouquet of of roses and mini calla lilies and stephanotis to fill it out, possibly with some navy material from their dress, although I do want each to be slightly unique for each bridesmaid

- For the boys, dads, & grandpas - a simple boutonniere of a few ivory stephanotis

- For the moms & grandmas - corsages to be determined, probably tea roses

- For the reception - full centerpieces in square vases filled with cream and ivory roses, hydrangeas, mums, mini callas, and stephanotis, with a dark blue orchid sprig out to the side.

- She also has amazing strands of pearl and crystals to put around the vases AND THE CAKE - at last!  Probably some smaller versions of these arrangements for the sweet table and card box/guestbook table too.

Great appointment, all within budget, perfect!

I know Cheryl through her oldest son, who married a good friend of mine in 2008.  I just found out her second son got engaged yesterday so CONGRATS!  A California wedding!
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Fullness of both of these centerpieces is what I'm going for, but with a smaller square vase than the one above and nice greens wrapped around inside so you can't see all the unorganized stems.
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One simple sprig of blue orchid (dendrobium) coming out to one side of each centerpiece just to add some colour.
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Above is pretty much exactly what the bridesmaids bouquets will look like.
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My bouquet will be full like the one above but with more coral than cream, but the roses will be the coral colour seen below. 
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Stephanotis boutonnieres for the boys

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