I wanted to have bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids, boutonniers for the groom and groomsmen, and corsages/boutonniers for our parents, grandparents, personal attendant, flower girl, ring bearer, readers, and musicians. I do realize that's a lot of flowers... which is why it was so important to me to choose a florist who would work with me.
I started out by giving her my general ideas on colors and types of flowers, then she suggested similar options that were in season or more cost-effective without sacrificing quality. We ended up using:
- white roses
- white viburnum
- dark purple carnations
- purple lilianthus
- green yoko ono poms
- green hypericum berries
In the end, the flowers turned out just perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better florist!