Friday, August 28, 2009

Wedding Preview: What's in Bloom?

I'll admit that I know nothing about flowers. I know I hate carnations; that's about it. (A bit of advice guys: every girl hates carnations. They're the poor man's flowers. You're welcome.)

So when the time came to decide on flowers for our wedding, I was a bit overwhelmed. Luckily, we found a very patient and helpful florist who guided us through the process.

This is pretty much how the meeting with the florist went down:

Me: "Our wedding colors are yellow and navy blue."

Florist: "Ok, these are the flowers we have available in those colors."

Me: "I hate those and those. I like those."

Florist: "These flowers go together well; these don't. This is what the mothers and the fathers should wear."

Me: "Sounds great. Do you take checks?"

No muss, no fuss. Just the way I like it.

One of the flowers we decided on was the alstroemeria, which will be featured in the bridesmaid's bouquets. I've never heard of this flower before, so when I spotted them during a recent trip to Whole Foods I snatched up a batch. Best to get a sneak peek before the main event, right?

They've been blooming happily on the bookcase for about three days now, and while they've opened up beautifully, I can't decide how I feel about them. I think these are white alstroemeria, while the ones in our wedding will be yellow.

I think I like them, and I know they will fit in with the casual feel we are trying to achieve with the wedding. Any thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised you've never seen these. They are always at our Kroger and are super cheap. I get them when I want fresh flowers and don't want to drop a big pile o' cash.

    I think they will be very nice for your wedding. Good choice! :)


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