Friday, August 17, 2012

Wedding Flowers: What You Want vs. What You Get

As an avid follower of blogs and friend to many married women, I have read and heard stories about bride's being woefully disappointed with their wedding flowers.  They bring in photos to their florist of what they like and describe their vision.  Then, the final product on the big day just is not up to par.  As a person responsible for taking those inspirational photos and ideas and making them a reality, that is absolutely one of my worst nightmares.  I never want to exactly replicate another designer's art, but, I do pride myself on making my brides' vision reality on one of the most important days of their lives.  Below are just a few examples of inspirational photos and my final product!

Meredith came to me and expressed her love for dahlias via the photo on the left below.  The photos to the right are her bouquet and her husband's boutonniere.  She wanted something simple and complimentary to her bouquet, so I selected a cream rose.

Meredith also brought the photo below as inspiration for centerpieces.  We stuck with the mercury glass vase (which I can rent for your big event) and a wildflower, Victorian, romantic feel for the flowers. 

Pictured below is the final product, which was absolutely gorgeous on the Firehouse Patio in Old Sacramento.  The colors and style were incredibly complimentary to the old brick patio and really softened up the feel.

Joy was very specific that she wanted a simple bouquet of one flower very similar to the one pictured below on the left.  She wanted all bouquets and boutonnieres wrapped in a rugged burlap.  Her inspiration for the bridesmaid bouquets was a very loose, wildflower bouquet pictured below on the right.
Below on the left is Joy on her wedding day and the photo on the left in one of her bridesmaid bouquets. What do you think of how these before and after flower photos compare?

Photos by Studio THP Travis Hoehne Photography

Becca wanted bright bold colors for the backyard wedding at her parent's house in Arden Park.  She provided the photos below as inspiration for her bouquet and the table centerpieces.

The bright pink, orange and chartreuse flowers (pictured below) delivered on her wedding day really popped against the rich green backyard.

Brooke was enamored with the idea of a peony bridal bouquet.  In addition, she presented inspirational photos for the bridesmaid bouquets of hydrangea to compliment her peony bridal bouquet with centerpieces in birch wood containers (all pictured above).
Photo by Jessica LoCicero
The photos above and below are from Brooke's wedding day! 
Photo by Jessica LoCicero

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