Flowers for my wedding
I’ve already mentioned to a few GoY friends that I’m getting married this year and the day is fast approaching. In fact, I have a mere ten days left before I tie the knot on 21st June!!
We’re organizing almost everything ourselves, and have been incredibly busy. I say we, but really it’s been my fiancee. She’s even doing the table arrangements herself!
We have basically borrowed a field and are hiring a marquee so there’s no ‘wedding manager’ type person at the venue telling us what to do and by when.
Doing it ourselves seemed a great idea nine months ago when the venue said they didn’t charge corkage, but it has been a lot of work. It has also meant we’ve left some things a bit late and we only got the flowers sorted today.
We went to the garden centre to order the cala lilies for the table decorations but ended up with orchids instead – the white cala lilies were smaller than we expected. My best man, ushers and me are also wearing orchid button holes so they’ll match, and we ordered two pedestal arrangements.
The button holes were quite easy to choose but there were just so many choices for the pedestal arrangements. I was glad the woman at the shop was so helpful in giving advice. We picked a style that we liked and she helped us decide on the flowers. Faced with so many style options was a bit daunting; it was good to pick one and start talking about the flowers that we could use to give the right style, and match the colours of the wedding.
In the end we decided on Peonies, cezanne roses, whitestocks, hydrangeas, lisianthus and astilbes – the woman said that all of those are in season now which is good, although they’ll still be from Holland. Blimey – that seems quite a lot now I’ve typed it out.
I did try to convince my fiancee that we should have vegetables rather than flowers :o) … That idea did not meet with approval.
I’ll be sure to post pictures of the wedding flowers in a couple of weeks and let you know how the table decorations go!!
- 10 Jun, 2008
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