flower arrangements

The Flowers

it is now just over 2 months till our wedding. 11 weeks to be exact. i have been thinking about it a lot this month, mostly because there are admin things that have to be sorted out – stuff i haven’t had to give any thought to because they weren’t pressing, until now. i can’t get away with the “oh, but the wedding is months away!” excuse anymore. classic procrastinator.

one of those things is the flowers. we decided right in the beginning that we are not involving a florist – partly to save money, partly to avoid having yet another person in the wedding brigade (and trying to avoid a wedding brigade altogether), and because we want to keep things simple. drawing from the hopeful attitude that we can do things ourselves & it’ll work out okay.

i do believe it will work out okay! mostly because you can’t really go wrong with flowers. if you know what you like, and don’t like, it is just a matter of picking blooms that are in season, roping in some friends & family who are good with flower arranging, and making your tables as pretty as you can.

to be honest, i cannot think back to a single wedding i have been to and remember what the flower arrangements were or what the tables looked like. i DO remember how much i danced and how great it was celebrating with people i loved and rolling into bed knowing i was totally going to pay for it the next day – i remember that WELL. that’s why weddings are awesome. i just have to keep reminding myself of that fact when i start stressing about whether or not ranunculus will be in season (they are though, i have already checked).

photo by Color Me Rad via Elizabeth Anne Designs

left: photo by Steve Steinhardt | right: photo by Line Klein via Emmas Designblogg

photo by Mieke Willems

photos by Erin + Tara via Ruffled

photo by Jose Villa via Once Wed

left: Everyday Needs | right: vtwonen

courtesy of Rachel Craven (whose linens are on the table)

left: floral arrangement + photo by Kim Ludy | right: floral design by Amy Merrick

floral design by Nicolette Camille

left: photo by Laure Joliet | right: photo by Cramer Photo via Style Me Pretty

photo by Tanja Lippert via Style Me Pretty

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Industry of One: Amy Merrick

Industry of One did a great interview with floral designer Amy Merrick

all images courtesy of Industry of One

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