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Friday
Aug212009

Flowers Tomorrow!

So tomorrow I am meeting up with my florist at the wholesale flower market in Nashville. I think we will be able to knock out what I want pretty quickly.

Here's the run down....

For the chapel we are keeping it super simple. We're putting two grapevine wreaths with flowers on the two front doors. We'll have one large wreath behind the alter and put two one-sided arrangements on either end of the alter. Easy peasy. She'll use big, ivory flowers to fill space and to keep it low-cost. It will look almost exactly like this:

These are photos of flowers that my florist Angela Sadler did of a wedding in my chapel. It's nice that's she's familiar with the unfamiliar venue! Look how cute and antique-y the chapel is! It's got lace curtains on it's almost floor to ceiling windows! Love it! The best part? It's only $250. Sa-weet!

As you all know, I went to town on bud vases from Crate & Barrel, a few from Target as well as a few from Ikea - thrown in for good measure. Those will be for the tables. That's what we really need to figure out. Other than that, we've just got to decide on the bouquets (easy), boutonnieres, corsages and flower girl headpiece.

While I'm not sure what I want exactly, I do know what I don't want:
Leather Leaf
Plumosa
Eucalyptus
Bear Grass
Mini Carnations
Angela told me that a "no" list can be just as good as a "want" list!

I was browsing Google Reader this morning and saw an AWESOME idea on Elizabeth Anne Designs.

How freaking cute is this? What if I put coffee beans in the little bud vases with a stem or two of ivory colored flowers that are yet to be determined? Can you see them on the tables with the ivory linens and chocolate brown chargers? Or is it too much? Maybe simple is better. I'm bringing some of the bud vases with me tomorrow. Maybe I should grab a small bag of coffee beans to take with me to see how it looks! Angela is going to think I'm freakin' nuts.

Feedback from The Blog-o-Sphere is appreciated. As always.

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Reader Comments (5)

Love the idea of coffee beans! So inexpensive and definitely creates an impact. Owen chapel is the cutest little thing ever- it kicks the Cathedral's butt in that department. Love the wreath idea. And yes- It's important that my vendors are familiar with our event space. Yes I'm commenting less than an hour after you posted. I stalk you.

August 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Elizabeth

Sounds good! I think buying wholesale is the way to go!

August 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole-Lynn

Love the wreath - we had those at our wedding against the church's red doors - LOVED IT!

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterabby

I think the coffee beans are totally cute and go with your colors. But how many bags will you need (in case it ends up being a lot)? I was not into buying things that were one shot only. Are they usable at all afterwards?

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchicncheap

what flower market did you go to in Nashville?

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbridgette

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