Saturday, January 10, 2009

Beautiful Blossoms

T-Minus 133 days. {pause}

And now my heart has restarted.

According to the almightly, I have 20 overdue items, 137 others still to-do, and just over four months to get it all done. Luckily, NavyGuy and I got lots of stuff done while home for the holidays. Our first big meeting was with his aunt, who generously offered to create our floral designs for the wedding. She and her family run a floral business in Chicago, and while they focus more on interior landscaping for commercial companies, Aunt Flower Lady (as she'll be known around here) used to do many fancy weddings and has years of experience. We're so blessed to have her expertise and creativity at our disposal, and I cannot wait to see what she comes up with for the wedding!

We met at her office, and toured the warehouse and got to see all of the holiday decor that had been used for various events. Their company is quite well known in the area for their fabulous Christmas displays, with wreaths the size of small swimming pools, and many of the wreaths were being stored in the warehouse when we were there. Afterwards, NavyGuy and I sat down with Aunt Flower Lady to talk pink, pink, and more pink :) NavyGuy wins the prize for most patient groom ever, as he endured a two hour discussion of tulips versus orchids, square vases versus circle vases, mint julep containers versus baskets, and ferns versus palms (I never caught him playing with his phone once!).

Without giving away all of the decor, I can say that Aunt Flower Lady has everything covered. She has a great plan for making our ceremony space a little warmer and cozier, with a beautiful altar area and Kentian palms, branches, and white azaleas lining the front of the space. My bouquet, as well as the bridesmaids, are going to be lush and light with roses, hydrangeas, and lots of other wonderful smelling flowers. All of the ceremony flowers will be light pinks and creams, very soft and spring like.

The centerpieces at the reception are going to kick it up a notch with colors that are a little richer, and some green hydrangeas thrown into the mix. Right now we're working with a trio of round glass vases at varying heights for each table, with a mix of pink, cream, and green flowers filling each vase. Many of the ceremony flowers will be reused for the cake table, escort card table, outlining the dance floor, etc., and I have all the confidence in the world that it's going to be breathtaking. Very garden-y, and spring-ish (very technical terms for floral design).

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Floral Wedding Inspiration by MarryingtheNavy


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