Sunday, February 27, 2011
Wedding Preparations Underway
There are even last minute invitations to send out. With a week to go.
Since I'm in charge of all things flowers, I decided to go with silk for the centerpieces. That way I can get it done ahead of time and it'll be one less thing to worry about on the big day.
This idea was inspired by a cousin's forays into ikebana - an oriental flower-arranging artform. She had one that really spoke to me - a round form with rocks and tiny flowers poking up in between. So I got the round forms (wooden bowls), bought a bag of pond pebbles from the home improvement store and some small yellow marigolds and dogwood flowers from the craft store. Slightly bigger flowers made it feel more wedding-y. We added some rocks to the votive holders to raise the candles up and added some fill sand to steady them. Then I thought maybe we could add some sand around the rocks a little - which gave it kind of beachy feel. I'm very pleased with the overall effect. So, centerpieces - DONE!
And there's still boutineers and corsages to do. Silk roses and greenery (and florist tape).
Then on wedding day, I'll go pick up some fresh cut flowers for the bouquet and altar flowers. Again, simple arrangements - and I'm thinking of something with sunflowers for the bridal bouquet. They have some beautiful ones at Publix.
I hope the bride and groom like what I've done!