Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Talking Flowers

These last few days have been a whirlwind of activity. With Andrew going out of the country tomorrow for the next 3 weeks, we have had quite a to-do list before he leaves!

Contracts are underway with both our photographer, Jill Thomas and our designer/florist, Brian Bosch. I figured with everything lining up, that things should start to slow down. Reading Mindy Weiss's book last night, I realized that it will NOT slow down!

Next on our list will be working on our invitations ~ especially since we'll be making them ourselves. What kind of paper? What colors? What card style ~ standard? tri-fold? What kind of font? How to word it? The choices are endless...and made me realize that we will have to start brainstorming on this as soon as Andrew gets back. The sooner the better! Waiting any longer on this task will only stress us out if we plan to get the invitations out by September.

Sooo...what to do while Andrew is away? I'm sure there will be plenty! But I'm rolling with whatever comes to mind. Today it was about chatting with Brian and figuring out my bouquet. Since I never dreamed of my wedding as a little girl, and I'm not a huge flower person, I didn't really have my heart set on any specific type of flowers or arrangement.

After our first meeting with Brian, I started to look around and see what bouquets appealed to me. Based on a picture of a bouquet that I liked, Brian originally suggested a white floral bouquet with splashes of blue hydrangeas. The more I thought about it, the more I really didn't want a white floral arrangement. It's pretty, but it doesn't POP. I then remembered a picture I saw in my bouquet search ~ a bouquet of red roses with splashes of white. Ooh, if I could only have that with a rich blue!

Then yesterday, one of my favorite blogs - Green Wedding Shoes - posted a blog on anemones. She had raved about anemones before...or I had read about anemones somewhere else, but this blog couldn't have come at a better time! I could be DOWN with blue anemones!

Discussing our final quote, I sent Brian these pictures, and he's come up with an idea for a beautiful arrangement using blue anemones, hydrangeas, and my white splashes! "Typical" bride I shall NOT be! ;-)


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