Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Wedding Flowers

In honor of the royal wedding about to take place, Laura from Decor to Adore, has invited her readers to share their own bits of royalty. So here I go...

I work with flowers every chance I get, which includes doing wedding flowers (I'm up to 10 weddings!). However, when it came time for my own wedding, I didn't want to do my own. I knew I could, but I didn't want the stress. I also knew my mom would do a beautiful job, but I didn't want her to have to stress either. I didn't know what to do. Our budget was small, and we weren't having a fancy wedding anyway...but I did want beautiful flowers. That's when a couple of heroic family members stepped in and offered to pay to have my flowers done professionally. I was ecstatic! I hurried myself down to what I think is the prettiest flower shop (Sturtz and Copland) in the Boulder area, and met with a lovely woman named Rebecca. All I can say is that she was fabulous to work with, and did a fabulous job. I was so pleased with everything!

I'm still totally in love with my bouquet.
And this picture fills me with joy every time I look at it.
It looks like it could be from a magazine.

Rebecca also did a fabulous job with my husband's boutonniere.
His main request was for cool-looking orchids.
Looked great with his tie.
We had an outdoor wedding in the mountains,
which meant that there were plenty of wildflowers too.
Husband and I both loved our wedding so much.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I can see why this fills you with joy! I adore those flowers. They are perfection.

Thanks for sharing...


Sheila :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am in love with your bouquet too! The colors are divine. Absolutely brilliant boutonniere.

Thank you so very much for linking up. The wedding is merely hours away now! :)

Monica@The White Bench said...

Simply stunning! The country look that always makes my heart go pitter- patter...
Found you through Laura's link party, nice to meet you.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What gorgeous flowers! I adore the colours you used.

I'm deep into helping my son and his fiance plan their wedding and I'll be doing the flowers for the wedding. I just had a trial run and it went well. I took note of how your husband's boutonniere was done as that was the part that needed some work as I made it too big. You can see my posts here if you are interested: http://gracie-senseandsimplicity.blogspot.com/2011/04/wedding-flowers-practice-day.html and http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2011/04/guest-blogger-sense-and-simplicity.html#axzz1JPAQ4pUG

mrscamacho said...

I loved your flowers, loved your wedding, LOVED your cupcakes....mmmmm....

i think the boutonnieres were the best I've ever seen. They were flowers, yet so masculine!

The Glassman said...

I wonder if there would be (or is) a niche market for paper bouquet wedding arrangements and flowers. That, I think, would be awesome.