Pinterest and The Knot have definitely sparked my interest in planning our flowers for the wedding – an aspect I didn’t expect to be excited about. I’m a strange girl and actually don’t care much for flowers. I think it’s a lot of money for things that don’t last long, and with respect to a wedding – may not turn out looking how you wanted them to. Although when Nick brings me some unexpected flowers a few times a year, the gesture itself is absolutely amazing (and he always brings me yellow ones).
But here I am, thinking about flowers! We haven’t looked into florists or anything specific yet, but one thing we know is that we don’t want to pay a lot. The look of our wedding will be modern, so we’ll want to go with simple/smooth/sleek flowers to pull that together (definitely will be using billy balls! See pictures at the end of the post).
One of my concerns is whether to use floral arrangements as centerpieces. My instincts say absolutely not because of the modern look we’re going for, but seeing more and more examples on Pinterest (again, primarily billy balls) are swaying me:
For the bouquets, I personally love the cascading bridal bouquet, but am wrestling with the idea of how much more money that will be. Below is a picture from one of my girlfriend’s weddings that made me fall in love with this style. Although, I have yet to see a good cascading bouquet using the flowers that I like.
No matter what though, I do want a bouquet that will cover my hands. So if the cascade doesn’t really work out, I’ll probably lean toward a big-ol’ sphere of flowers!
One thing that will for sure be happening: Billy ball boutonnieres for the guys:
Without further ado, below are some of the flowers that I’ll be asking our eventual florist about:
Sunflowers: Actually leaning against them even though they’re my favorite flower because of how much more modern all the other options look:
And of course, Billy Balls:
What do you think of these choices? Let me know if I’m missing any that are modern-looking and come in yellow!