Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Pretty Pin-Ons

On Saturday, we met with Ms. Judy Gerow, now our wedding florist! Judy will design my bouquet, Jen's bouquet, all boutonnieres, and pin-ons, as well as order all of our flowers for the four cocktail pint mason jars, the nine reception quart mason jars, the flowers for the napkins, for my hair, and the lavendar for our escort cards.

After testing out a variety of flower color combinations at the Carriage House on April 11th, we absolutely fell in love with a lilac/purple combination against the ivory ridged table toppers. Simply lovely. As such, we are carrying our color theme--now ivory, expresso brown, and purples of many rustic varieties--into our bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, our boutonnierres for the guys, and our pin-ons for the gals.

Bouquet and Boutonniere Specifications:

Bridal and matron of honor bouquet shape:
Hand-tied bouquet, wild, whimsical. Mine will be larger, Jen's smaller/more compact.

Flowers for bouquets:
Purple mums, lilac statis, white dahlias, oregano blossom, hypericum berries, lilac/light-purple daisies with ivory centers, Queen Anne's lace, light purple/pink limonium, purple calla lillies.

Boutonnierres/Fresh Pin-Ons for Ladies: Leaves will be made of fabric, and sewn (inverted) so as to resemble veins (see picture of concept to the left). Oregano blossom, wheat, rosemary sprig, limonium, hypericum berries, and lavendar. Chris, dad, each groomsmen, Chris' parents, grandma, my mom and grandma, and Somer will all have a unique, fresh arrangement.

Preliminary Plan for Flower Pick-Up/Delivery

During our meeting with Judy, we also reviewed a preliminary plan for picking up flowers and having the bouquets and other wedding pieces delivered:

Friday, 10 a.m.: Pick up flowers (at Judy's house) for cocktail jars and reception jars. Cut and arrange flowers early Saturday morning, secure with twine ribbon. Store where cool; arrange to deliver flowers to Carriage House, probably when I head to Oatlands to get ready. ATrendy coordinators will set out flower jars on reception and cocktail tables starting at 3 p.m. prep time.

Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Judy delivers bouquets, boutonnieres, and pin-ons to Oatlands. Chris and I will need our bouquets for a 4:15 p.m. photo shoot with Jen Chase before the ceremony. Jen, mom, grandma, and Somer (along with my bouquet) will have their pieces delivered to the mansion. Chris, Bert, Matt M. Matt W., Bill, and Brenden will have theirs delivered to the groomsmen house. And Chris' dad, mom, and grandmother will have theirs delivered to the garden area. More coordination on this will be required via Atrendy coordinators.

Next Steps:

  1. Draft of contract from Judy + list of flowers and preliminary plan.
  2. Send 50% of cost to Judy.
  3. Match flowers to fabric swatches; send to ladies for dress shopping purposes.
  4. Sew fabric leaves for boutonnieres.

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