Unlike many brides, I do not have strong opinions about our wedding flowers. I think that all flowers are pretty and you really can't go wrong. So when we showed up to our meeting with the florist and she asked me what kind of flowers I was thinking of for our wedding, I didn't really know what to say. Luckily, I had printed my flower inspiration board and she was able to identify some of the flowers in the pictures and lead me in the right direction. She had these handy little booklets that we could flip through and just tell her when we saw something that piqued our interest.
In the end, we decided that the main flowers we'll be using are white/ivory dahlias and roses
Though she may throw in some pale peach or lavender dahlias if she thinks they look good. Green hypericum berries will give a pop of color, along with lemon leaves at the base of the bouquet and some small aster flowers.
I'm going to be honest. I left the meeting feeling a little uneasy about my flower selections. But after sitting with it for a little bit I'm good now. I think that the uneasiness stemmed from the fact that I don't have a specific vision for our flowers, so I felt like I was just picking random flowers I thought were pretty from the booklets without any regard as to how they would look together. But then I realized 1) our florist is a professional and knows how to make pretty flower arrangements; and 2) flowers are pretty, and one pretty flower put with some other pretty flowers, equals a pretty flower arrangement. In other words, it's not rocket science and I needed to chillax. So I did. And now I'm just happy that I'll have pretty flowers on my wedding day and that I don't have to arrange them myself.
So now the only floral-ish item left on my to do list is to find succulents for our centerpieces. I'm cool with doing the succulents myself. I can buy them way in advance, ignore them for weeks and they'll still be alive and kicking. Now, that's my kind of plant.