Ever since we’ve been engaged, and as a floral designer, everyone has asked me, ‘What kind of flowers are you doing for your wedding?’ my inner response to that is of course, panic. i just smirk and tell people, ‘i don’t know yet!’ and try to run away from the conversation…. because really, i have no clue. well, at least i have a color scheme. which reincarnated plenty of times.
It’s a blessing to be in the industry and know all my options… but it’s also kind of a problem for me. i am constantly inspired and seeing cool things here and there. and of course i LOVE everything i see and cannot make a decision for myself (much easier for clients!). but last night folks, as i was using left over flowers to dress up my home, i had an epiphany.
I think i created what looks to be the beginning of my own bouquet! it was a big DUH… some of my favorite flowers! Silver brunia, white mini carnations, scabiosa pods, and a collar of blue virburnum berries. i will probably add more greens as well as a splash of color in the tying of it… otherwise, i think this is it! Weird because i thought i wanted fancy varieties with showy blooms… ‘special’ flowers such as cattleya orchids and beardless irises, or a bouquet of fringed & parrot tulips with a collar of garden roses.. you know, there are high expectations to be met (oh the pressure). sigh. this makes me happy. and it’s very much me.
i honestly believe people who can’t appreciate the beauty of carnations are c r a z y! (read about my gripe on that HERE). i mean, can you not see the frilly ruffly beauty of these blooms? Heaven! i can’t stop staring at my left over flowers…
Ps. Speaking of Beardless irises, i have a few gorgeous stems on my balcony waiting to bloom. I will definitely share when they flower.