Jul 03, 2011
I'm so excited about the flowers, they're exactly what I want! I wanted all different mixes of purple flowers for mine, so it will look like these...
And I want this exact bouquet for the bridesmaids: mini white calla lillies surrounded by small purple filler flowers. The ones we get will be more of a deep purple though. The bridesmaids dresses are about the same color shown in the picture.
For the guys we debated about even doing boutonnieres since I think pocket squares look so much cleaner. But my mom informed me we had to have them so we picked something contemporary and small. These orchids are super tiny so it's just a little something. I actually really love this.
Some of the pictures that I look at quite often for my inspiration...if only there were an unlimited budget!
Colors: Eggplant purple, silver, white and bringing in green only with the natural elements
So I've narrowed it down to three cakes that I LOVE. There are things I like about each one but I just don't know which direction to go. Do I go more abstract and artsy to complement the art museum venue? Or do I go more earthy and natural to complement my overall theme? Here are my three choices. The FI likes the first one so we'll probably go that route so he has some input.
I'd like to give a HUGE shoutout to my fantastic photographer, Mrs. Andi Grant (www.andigrantphotography.com). I've always wanted to do a whimsical "fairy-ish" theme for photos, so here they are! I think they turned out great. We're also going to do a more traditional and casual shoot to keep my mom happy, which I totally don't mind. More pictures :) For our guest book we're doing a coffee table book of our pictures with space for the guests to sign, so the more different types of pictures we have the better.
I also want to thank the fabulous Lindsey Hocker at Simply Perfect Events for helping with the design and hair/makeup for the woodsy ones.
The bridesmaid dresses were actually more difficult to decide on. Given the many different body types, I was really trying to find something that everyone would be happy with. After debating about short vs. long for months I finally settled on long to keep up the whimsical feel and to make all the girls comfortable. The dress is from Maya Couture in Norfolk, VA and the dress is Impression Bridals style 1775 in eggplant (the middle one).
So after many different mock-ups and experiments I decided on my first centerpiece. Yay! This will go on half the tables. The ghostwood is from Blooms and Branches and it was the most reasonable place I could find online to order from. At $15.00 for an 18" branch it's really not bad. My plum purple tablecloths are from www.cvlinens.com, and ironically it was actually cheaper for me to buy them instead of renting. I think it turned out really well!
Not too shabby, right?