2/23/11


white wedding flowers.
a few people have asked me if i'm going to be sharing about my wedding planning on the blog. i want to, of course, but i also want to keep things a surprise for all my friends and family who read my blog. so i will every once and awhile, and then talk about it way too much after the wedding is done!

as i briefly mentioned in this post, mike and i are collecting all things old for the wedding - brass animals, jars, books, cameras, doilies, candlesticks, trunks, and crates. as of right now, boxes of these treasures are taking over half of mike's room. it's going to be pretty funny to see the state of things come august.

i've decided something we need to do (soon!) is take an inventory of everything we have and better organize our items. it is a distinct possibility that i might buy three times more vases and bottles than we actually need. they're all just so lovely! and inexpensive!

which brings me to what we're going to put in all these old jars and vases - the flowers. i was showing mike some pictures i had come across on wedding blogs when he stopped me at this one. why not just a bunch of different white flowers?, he suggested. a perfect, simple, gorgeous idea. we've since decided that we're going to add some green to this mix (like green mums and bells of ireland). a friend of my mom is a retired florist, so she is going to make my bouquet, mike's boutonniere, and our moms' corsages. she is going to simply supply the rest of the flowers, and we will do all the arranging. any tips or advice in this department is more than welcome. it's tough figuring out the logistics of when to do them in order to maximize freshness...

i think i am honestly more excited for the flowers than anything else (besides marrying my best friend - just to be clear). now just about anytime i buy flowers, i buy white ones and try arranging them in some of our jars. and then i fall in love with the idea all over again...

27 comments:

  1. i love it. i love you. xxxx

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  2. Your wedding is going to be stunning and it looks like you're having such a great time planning :)

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  3. These look so lovely- I can't wait to see what you end up doing at your wedding!

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  4. I just found your blog today - and am going through your post - you take such amazing pictures!

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  5. It all sounds lovely! I am wedding crazy right now so I'll be looking forward to hearing more tidbits about yours on your blog!

    :)

    Amy
    http://thismountaingirl.tumblr.com

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  6. holy gorgeous - your wedding is going to be absolutely lovely. so so so so pretty.

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  7. oh oh yes! so beautiful! is that baby's breath? oh boy. i love it. i had white roses and white stephanotis, and it was lovely. and white mums. i love the ideas...

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  8. It's going to look fabulous! I love the books. They feel very Jane austin and give the flowers a grounded look. Perfection!

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  9. that's what we did for flowers at our wedding too. white flowers in random jars. lots of queen anne's lace and lisianthus and cherry blossoms. i loved it. wedding planning is such fun.

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  10. ps: what kind of camera do you use?!

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  11. lulu - i use a canon 5D with a 50mm lens! (it's mike's and i'm eternally grateful that he lets me use it!)

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  12. How very exciting! I love your concept/theme for the wedding. So fun!

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  13. I heart daisies! They are so pretty and I love the vases in the jars so cute!

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  14. I'm loving all the little details that you will hopefully have for the wedding. When is it by the way?

    I definitely understand wanting to keep some things private so that you can surprise your guests. We'll enjoy all the pictures after the wedding :)

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  15. On my tables I had white gerbera daisies, I love the look of white flowers!!!! XO!

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  16. amanda - the date is august 6th/2011... which is 161 one days away, if you're interested! haha.

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  17. yes! I am totally with you. I'm pretty sure we're opting for mostly white flowers with a bit of green mixed in, too. so pretty.

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  18. Scarves Scarves
    Thank you for your hard work to collect and organize, to share with you a lot about the fashion thing, and this is very useful to me.

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  19. I really love your blog!
    The pics are Wonderful!
    I follow you!
    Follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!
    Thank you so much!

    www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

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  20. you and people are quite allowed to like wedding blogs. i think it was when i'd gotten to the end of my wedding planning and after the wedding that i never wanted to look at one again.

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  21. Love this! So glad you commented on my blog again, because I have wanted to find your blog again to put in my google reader! I love it, and can't wait to read about your life!

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  22. We did something really similar at our wedding! I used all kinds of stuff. This is going to be a great look.

    PS: Love your blog!

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  23. yes, flowers are the best part (well, maybe the cake is, but you could get some edible flowers!)

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  24. what a lovely idea! I bought lots of vintage books when I got married and I still have a hard time passing them up when I thrift!

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  25. you would be an awesome wedding photographer! :D

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  26. My heart stopped when I saw daisies. Congrats on your engagement! (Even though this is super super late.) In my defense, I just found your blog today.

    Love it! :)

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  27. Such a great idea for using jars or vases for décor part. I am planning my wedding these days and have limited budget. Already booked venue and fresh flowers at online who Deliver Flowers in nominal price. Going to use vases and bottles for floral décor.

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