Alright, alright. Technically you could argue that the flowers should have been included in my post about our décor. But I loved our flowers so much that I thought I should let them shine all on their own! The flowers were done by Linda at Killaloe Flowers & Gifts and I couldn’t have been happier with them…. my bouquet was possibly my most favourite thing about our wedding (ahem… I mean after marrying my one true love, and spending time with our wonderful friends and family). I paid for my first few years of university by working part-time in a flower shop, and I think we’ve established that I’m picky as hell even about things that I don’t have first-hand experience with, so the flowers needed to be top notch. And they were!
For the centerpieces, I wanted a sort of cluster of different items for a more laid-back look, and played around with a few different things until I was happy. I decided on lace cutout pots from Ikea, mason jars that I collected from flea markets/borrowed from friends, square glass vases from Dollarama, and mosaic tile table numbers (kindly loaned by my sister-in-law). The favours looked super cute on the tables too in their little blue boxes with the monogram I designed (truffles from koko chocolates).
(bottom left photo credit: My Tran Trung)
For the bouquets, I went with white roses, seeded eucalyptus, and dusty miller (grown by the florist herself)! For my bouquet, the florist added in some purple limonium and white lisianthus… it was stunning. I gave her a few pictures to work with and she came up with something really beautiful! For the gents, the boutonnieres were also white roses, with seeded euc added for the groom.
Sigh. Aren’t they just gorgeous? (and how pretty are those ladies?)
Funny side note about the flowers, and weddings in general: the week of the wedding, our florist called to say she was not able to get the white kalanchoes that I had requested for the centrepieces. Instead she was going to get a white mini rose, which was fine by me since I love roses. The day that I picked them up, she told me that she was super sorry but the roses that came in were YELLOW. I used every ounce of good manners and reason I had not to flip out, and the quiet voice inside my head said “Cathy, the colour of the rose does not matter. Everything is going to be perfect because you are marrying your best friend. Nothing else matters, not even the colour of the centerpieces that you have been agonizing over.” I took a deep breath and told her that we would work with it. Luckily, the buds were nice and tight and hadn’t opened yet, and they were more of an off-white buttery colour than yellow, so no one noticed! Sometimes, not losing your mind on a poor lady who is just trying her best pays off and karma gives you a break.
So there you have our flowers! Stay tuned for my next post full of wedding DIY goodness, featuring the sash(es) I made for my dress, as well as my silk flower fascinator.
Note: all photos taken by LilyCreek Photography & Art Studio unless otherwise stated.