Anne's Flowers Part 1 | The Budget Savvy Bride
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For as long as I can remember I have loooooved flowers.  Growing up I would plant and tend to the flowers around our yard.  But my favorite part of flowers is arranging them. So after I got engaged and began the wedding planning process, I decided that I wanted to do my own flowers.  Centerpieces, bouquets, boutonierres, the whole shabang!   Now I know what you all are thinking, and no I am not crazy.  I have already secured the assistance of my crafty mother and aunt, and I really think this will be a fun thing for us to all do together.

My favorite flowers are blue hydrangeas, the more periwinkle varity.  Those will be my jumping off point, I plan to mix in some blue delphinium and some green flowers to be determined.

Hydrangeas

Delphinium

I have been scouring the floral supply stores in my area and other online resources, I am going to do a dry run through to figure out how many of each type of flower I will need, what other materials I will need to create said floral object, and how long they each take.

Here are some of my ideas and inspiration:

I love this pedestal urn and the sweet peas look great with the hydrangeas and delphinium!

I hope to have the bouquets look  a little something like this:

I have been hunting for fun blue and white Chinese vases, but have not been as successful as I hoped.


Look for Part 2 coming soon, with my own arrangements!

Picture Sources:

1 and 4  http://bakati.com

2 http://www.terracottahome.com/fresh.htm

3 http://www.realsimple.com/

5 theknot.com

    • Elizabeth
    • January 31st, 2011

    All very beautiful! I, too, love flower arranging, but chose to go the non-floral route to simplify preparations. Try looking for garden pots if you want shorter blue and white vases. Might be worth a shot, anyway.

  1. Good for you, Anne! :) I'm sure everything will turn out great.

  2. I did my own wedding centerpieces too! So worth it! You'll love them! http://lindseyandseth.blogspot.com/2011/01/make-y…

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