Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flowers and Decor

As the title of this blog suggests, I love both the girly and the green. I used those sentiments as a guide when choosing the decor elements of our celebration.
To compliment our venue and capture our personal style, we are aiming to create a party that feels organically elegant. These are photos I used as inspiration:

{imgaes clockwise from top: style me pretty, style me pretty, the knot, jose villa}

For our flowers, I'm drawn to a mix of formal and informal blooms and loose arangements so these are the photos I sent to the florist as inspiration:


{images clockwise from top: saipua, the knot, the knot, martha stewart weddings}

Eco Elements:

  • We sourced vintage mason jars and medicine bottles from flea markets and antique stores which will hold our centerpieces (etsy and ebay are also great resources)
  • Where possible, I asked my florist to use local and seasonal flowers.
  • We are mixing aromatic herbs into flower arrangements, bouquets and decor
  • We are planning to repurpose or recycle our decor elements; Vintage Glam Flea Market, Recycle Your Wedding, Bride to Bride Boutique and Bravo Bride all offer ways to buy and sell to other brides. This is a perfect way to give a second life to the 100 votives you used at the reception or the aisle runner you can't use again.

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Lo said...

your wedding is going to beautiful!! i love the idea of adding herbs to the flower arrangements.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Girly and green thats the way to go. The images from the inspiration board are just lovely. Local flowers I am sure are the best. Also what a great idea to sell the decor elements to other brides.

Deliciously Organized said...

what beautiful images...i'm so excited to see how your special day turns out. I love the lemonade in the big jar, I think it's very inviting.
-carlee

Abbie said...

Love every bit of it! We saved up Classico spaghetti mason jars for eons and bought our glass drink dispensers from Costco for only $27! My dad and step-mom made our signs out of the barn wood, too. LOVE what you've picked!! It's going to be amazing.

Blair said...

What fabulous inspiration and ideas! Those flowers are stunning.

prettygreengirl said...

I adore this style! The Mason jars, those big lemonade jars, etc. Love!

Tommy said...

These are really great and responsible choices!! I'm sure it's going to be lovely and eco-chic.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Will be thinking of you this weekend! Have a great time!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

These are so gorgeous. I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

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