I LOVE flowers, so this is one area I am somewhat willing to splurge. That said, I don’t want to go too crazy. I do have some flowers included in my package, including: bridal bouquet, 2 corsages, 3 boutonnieres, and 1 centerpiece. I don’t think I will use the corsages, but I can apply the value of them towards other elements.
I’m considering peacock colors, although I'm not looking to do a peacock theme. I’m hoping to have a very tropical-looking bouquet, which often would mean warm colors like yellow, pink, orange, etc., but those were my sister’s wedding colors and I don’t really want to repeat them! Plus, my bridesmaids won’t really look good in those colors.
So I was thinking blue and green orchids to achieve the tropical aspect, and then adding in some white and purple touches. I love calla lilies as well, so that would be nice. Something like these:
(but no feathers)
(add more green)
My other idea is to incorporate some citrus into the mix, specifically limes (and have a signature margarita to match!). So, possibly including some limes in the bouquets like this (ignore flowers/colors):
I’d also like to use limes on the tables and on the cake, maybe combined with some individual vases with single stems to match the bouquets on the tables. Something along these lines:
All that said, I’ve contacted my WC with my ideas, which he says he really likes, but has told me that the green orchids are “premium” and will increase my costs and that blue orchids aren’t available locally but they can paint white orchids blue. That might be an option, as some other brides have said they’ve done it and it’s fine, but I’ve also asked the WC if the florist can provide some other suggestions for blue & green flowers that are naturally available and hopefully not at additional cost.
If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions, I would love to hear them!
Edited by vancouverpetunia, 22 April 2015 - 05:00 PM.