Flower Friday

So, remember how I said it was impossible to get a flower (and cake) consultation on such short notice? To my relief, a fabulous florist was available for our date AND was able to do a consultation over-the-phone! Flowers might possibly be my favorite detail of weddings, or even in life (right up there with glitter, hehe). We touched on so many different things:

Bridal Bouquet

Bridesmaid's Bouguets

Groom's Boutonniere

Groomsmen's Boutonniere's

Flower Girls' Petals + Flower Crowns

Ring Bearer's Boutonniere

Moms' Bouquets

Dads' Boutonnieres

Grandmas' Corsages

Grandpas' Boutonniere's

WOW. That's a lot of flowers, and that's just for wedding party to wear! We also started looking into the flowers for the aisle, including aisle markers at the end of each row and pre-petalling the aisle (in case our little flower girls decide they don't want to throw any petals)! We went over the whole "feel" we want at the ceremony and how our arch will look, etc. We have a lot of space on the lawn so it is important to me that the flowers do not look scarce. I have not narrowed down which flowers I want for the bouguets yet, because I love so many different styles. Here are my favorites...

Cream Roses + Lavender

Bride & Bridesmaids' Peony Bouquets via Southern Weddings Magazine

Photo by Binaryflips Photography

Wildflowers, Berries, Peonies & Roses via Style Me Pretty

With so many beautiful bouquets, how will I ever narrow it down? I just die a little for that last one. So not my normal style because it's so colorful and bold... but I am really loving it! Anyways a few other photos of inspiration are for decor...

Natural Table Runner

Unique Seating Decor


Honestly, what flower do I NOT like? Can't think of a single one. We are taking our engagement photos tomorrow so I should have a busy, wedding-inspired weekend!


Weekend of Wedding Planning

Ah! Finally! I had a full weekend of wedding planning in Rosemary Beach, FL. I cannot express the relief just two days has given me. Our date is quickly approaching and good friends of mine know the time I have spent stressing over the plans. But before I left for the trip I reminded myself of something I keep forgetting during the planning.

No matter how many flowers we have, or if they all die. No matter if the southern sky opens up and it downpours from sunup to sundown. No matter if the band doesn't show up or the food is bad. Andrew and I will be married by May 19th, 2013 and that is ALL that matters. We keep reminding ourselves that all this time and money is strictly to celebrate with our loved ones, but ULTIMATELY those few minutes of vows and ceremony are all that matters, and all that will ever matter. :)

With that in mind, we headed to Rosemary Beach to finalize some plans this weekend! We met my dad down there and had the best time and got so much done! We are getting married on the St. Augustine Green (a beautiful lawn in the quaint town of Rosemary). We locked down catering, rentals, rehearsal dinner venue, & booked two beautiful beach cottages for the week (one for the bridal party). So thrilled! Next up is flowers and cake, which were near impossible to get consultations for on such short notice.



Now time to start getting inspired and creative with the details, my favorite part.

I already have an idea for the welcome bags with inspo from Wedding Chicks & Hey Gorg Events:





I just love both of these totes! Soft and pretty, but still a functional gift. I would like ours to say something traditional like, "Rosemary Beach, FL  /   May 18, 2013" so that the guests feel comfortable using this whenever they want. I am going to do some research on fonts and ordering custom stencils.  I can fill them with towel, water bottle, customized or Rosemary coozie, 30A sticker, etc. I am planning on DIYing this, instead of getting them custom made!

More photo inspiration that we are putting into the works:



"Raw Bar" Happy Hour via Style Me Pretty



Oysters on the half shell via Southern Weddings Magazine



Flowers by Nouveau via Inspired by This



Ceremony Flowers via Style Me Pretty

That is enough for now! I am working on finishing one project at a time (a 2013 resolution) to prevent having too many unfinished projects :) Visit my Pinterest Wedding Board for more inspirational wedding photos.