Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wedding Recaps - The Flowers

Hi friends! I mentioned... oh... a LONG time ago that I decided to go with Afloral.com for the flowers
When they arrived all boxed up I was so nervous... Since we decided on fake I was hoping they would still look nice... I was actually surprised at how pretty they were! 
Sure, they were obviously fake, but that was fine... They were vibrant pretty colors, looked full with long stems. Just what I was hoping for! 

My sister, Kayli, took a flower arranging class, so between her, me and my SIL, Brianne, we sat down and put all of the bouquets and centerpieces together ourselves. 




Sure, it created a HUGE mess in the living room for an afternoon, but I think it was completely worth it!!


Here you can see each of the bridesmaids' bouquets were made up of the turquoise/blue and white daisies. All of the flowers were tied with floral wire and pink ribbon purchased from Afloral.com. 



My bouquet was a combination of the blue, bright and light pink and just a couple of white daisies. 
Here you can see it from the side... It too was wrapped with pink ribbon. 


Each of our bouquets were displayed at the head table inside a mason jar with some pretty colored rocks in the bottom. It created centerpieces for the head table AND provided the girls with a place to leave their bouquets so as not to have to carry them around all night. 
You can see them here as Kayli stands to give her TOAST. ;)


The centerpieces were different colored daisies arranged in bunches inside the rope vases I madeWe also used oil lamps as centerpieces, all centered on either a pink or turquoise bandanna. Little boot bubbles, a camera, and mints made by my Aunt Betty finished the tables. 
You can see examples on the left of this photo...


I have a rope vase with my bouquet on display next to our wedding party canvas in our home now... 
After the wedding we delivered a centerpiece to my Granny's grave and another to Mr. M's Mom's grave. They're both still there, a little bit faded, but in pretty good shape months later!
Deciding to use fake was the best choice for being able to save and reuse our wedding flowers for sure! 

How about you?? Did you/Will you use real or fake flowers?
What did you/will you do with them after the wedding??

6 comments:

KY said...

Kass!!!

I am loving the Mason Jar idea!! I don't know why, but I never thought of using them and was stressing about how stupidly expensive it would be to have vases put on the table.

It really touched my heart that you delivered two of hte centerpieces to the graves. <3

And I am for sure considering using fake flowers. IIIII DONT LIKE REAL FLOWERS! They die!! I am off to check out this website right now!!

xox
Kym

memory said...

Oh me, I am loving your western themed wedding! Love the pink dresses too...adorable.
Found ya from Elisha's blog.

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

awww I love how the flowers turned out.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Your flowers turned out great! I bet y'all saved so much money! :)

I seriously considered arranging my own, especially since I chose such simple flowers (carnations, baby's breath, hydrangea's, and football mums) but I didn't want the added stress.

Just wanted to pop in and say hello! It's been a while. I'll check out your other blogs too!

Helen said...

I love your flowers so vibrant and colourful!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Soooo beautiful!

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