Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Weddingflowers part 1

Today I'll look for inspiration on wedding flowers. I'm a bit lost here, I and my fiancé are not fancying the same things and I have a bit difficulty to put a finger on what I really like. So I'll start here by trying to describe that for you and then maybe it gets easier...

I'm very much a country girl and like to grow my own flowers in my own garden. I would love to be able to grow the flowers that are in my bouquet. Just the feeling of being able to walk outside in the summer and pick my wedding bouquet once again is wonderful. Maybe not as nicely tied as from a Florist but still, it is the same flowers, the same fragrance and the same colors. I actually think this is the most important part of the bouquet!
So where to go from here... Scented flowers, easily grown in our climate and nice colors that enhances the dress. The form of the bouquet is less important for me, but not too big and heavy. I also like ribbons and the natural feeling of the American type of bouquet where the stems of the flowers are wrapped in ribbon.

Flowers that come to my mind for easily growing are roses, stock (Matthiola incana) which scents wonderful, sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) also scenting, Lavendel, Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Dahlia, Hydrangea, Scabious and lots of others. For greenery there are ferns, different grasses and berries and leaf from different trees.
This means that we also can grow some of these flowers ourselves for the wedding and we don't have to buy so many... that will at least save some coins.

Regarding color I'm totaly lost. Should I go for lilac and purple and what can I mix them with? Or should I go for white/creme flowers? Or maybe something yellow or orange? What do you think?? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Now I'm off looking for flowers in magazines and the internet (what a great resource!!).

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