Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??

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Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 29, 2007 10:30 AM

Alrighty,

SO....Our wedding is Sept.30,07 in SC.... The colors we have picked are: (baby)Yellow,Coral,&(accent color)dark red-burgundy.

Any suggestions?

Also, we were looking for a cheaper way to do the flowers...However, as far as I know the only thing that is in bloom here around that time are a couple bush flowers,camellias,etc. Not too much-which means it would be harder to get and more expensive. But I also don't want a bunch of ugly fake flowers.. We were probably going to half it----Half(nice)fake flowers, and half real flowers. How could we stretch our money with the flowers and where could we go to get them?


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Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 29, 2007 10:31 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

Oh, and if it helps with ideas...We have an "Asian" Theme
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Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 29, 2007 11:43 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

Why don't you get flowers online in bulk and do your flowers yourself? There are plenty of places now that do wedding requests for much cheaper than a florist. I would also lean towards a single flower that didn't require much to make your own bouquet. Either something full (like a lily) that makes a "ball" on its own, or something sleek, that can be gathered and tied off without much fuss (like roses or calla lilies)

 This is an example of how you can do minimal flowers for a bouquet and still have it look very professional.
Eva Calla Lily Arm Bouquet Medium (mauve) 


This is a single calla lilly in an eiffel vase with some bear grass.... simplistic enough to be cost effective and go with your asian theme:

(This reception uses linens and very simple flowers for their asian decore)

Or you could just do flowers for the bouquets and forego them all together for the reception decore

 

Wheat Grass is very easy to grow yourself, and you could do it in asian looking containers:

 

I have even seen a picture where the bridesmaids carried asian style parasols or fans instead of a bouquet.... it was actually very pretty, and would eliminate the cost of flowers almost all together 
 

Ok, so back to your real question: Flowers! :) Here are some flowers that might work well with your color scheme, all of which you can find online or get through a florist near your area.... and all of which you can do "minimal" bouquets with. 

yellow irises:

Ginger stems:

Milva Roses:
Milva Roses (Copper) Photo

Miltona Orchids (expensive but very asian and very pretty)
Potted Miltonia Orchids Photo

Crown Lillies:
First Crown Lilies Photo 

Asiatic Lillies:
Asiatic Lilies Photo

Mixed Color Calla Lillies:
Mini Calla Lilies (40) Photo

Parrot Tulips
Parrot Tulips Photo

Parrot Tulips in a Bouquet:
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Peonies and callas:
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Burgundy Callas:
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Callas in a coral hue

Cattelya Orchids (again expensive, but very asian)

A mixture of colors

 

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Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 29, 2007 3:46 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Whoa... U r AWESOME! I have looked at some of those flowers too..They are so pretty!

But thanks so much!! :-)


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Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 30, 2007 3:50 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

It depends on how much you can spend. Proflowers.com and costco.com both have wedding packages where they put everything together for you and ship it to you a couple of days before the wedding. You can get pretty much whatever you'd do for less than $1,000. I was going to do that, until I found a florist who gave me a quote of $1,300, and I figured what the heck.

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Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 30, 2007 10:41 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

well if your centerpieces aren't flowers then you don't have to worry so much.... just the bouquets and bouts and i bet you can do those pretty cheap (<$300) depending how big the wedding party is.  make appts. with a bunch of florists and see what they have to say.

 

lanterns?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

you can use a lot of bamboo and bear grass...

 here's a cool bout that would look great with even a small orchid blossom from a dendrobium orchid

Bouquet/Personal Flowers

 

 

here's a site that gives some instructions for making your own bouquets

 

http://www.flower-arrangement-advisor.com/yellow-calla-lily-long-stemmed-bouquet.html

 


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Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 30, 2007 10:48 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

We're getting married on Sept 15th in SC too! I looked into Costco.com and they offer a good selection online, such as bouquets, centerpieces, coursages, and bouts of white roses for around $600. The store also offers a good variety on regular basis.

However, we are using a florist who quoted us $700 for everything. I told her we had a budget and we worked around it.

 Good Luck and Congratulations!

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Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 31, 2007 12:57 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

Ya'll are SO awesome!!
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(and ps. to Septbeachbride...where in SC?)
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Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Mar 31, 2007 6:18 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Charleston! And you?

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Soon2BeMrsClemons Posts : 108 Registered: 3/13/07
Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Apr 4, 2007 2:54 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

i'm sept 23 2007 and the be way to cost cut is to go to ebay i found things for alot cheaper and when i had got them in they where great. like you could hang up the little paper lanterns up they had alot of them in a asian theme.

lets see flower wise : Orchids! Bamboo, bear grass, and curly willow also look very exotic. Large lilies and colorful tropical flowers work well. My bouquet was made of 40 orchids in white, mauve and sage green. The bridesmaids carried smaller versions in green and pink.

these flowers are very asian and cute too . and the very top picture is good for a center piece.

look at these sites too  for ideas

http://www.theweddingoutlet.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=288

http://www.orientallifestyle.com/

http://www.beau-coup.com/asian-wedding-favors.htm

http://www.gailsbridalconcepts.com/asianthemewedding.html

http://www.japaneseweddingfavors.com/index.htm

and go to ebay and look at these stores

http://stores.ebay.com/AprilShowersbyapril

and also you could always if you town ur from has a China Town like houston does, you can find all kinda of deals and get all kinds of stuff real cheap just some ideas hope i helped you our some good luck...

 

Laura and Danny  Sept 23, 2007

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sassy411 Posts : 52 Registered: 8/16/10
Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Aug 17, 2010 9:10 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

I need help with flowers as well, I don't have much flower sense.

Our date is 11/27/10 but in SoCal where the seasons are not pronounced. My choice would be a winter feeling rather than fall. Our colors are white, ivory & pewter. The venue is mid century modern--one of my very favorite styles. Very sleek & rectangular.

The event will be very small, a handful of close family. No BMs or attendants.

Flower ideas? My boquet & sleek, simple centerpieces are all I need.

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myras Posts : 396 Registered: 2/26/10
Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Aug 17, 2010 12:15 PM Go to message in response to: sassy411

I have a huge photo library and would be happy to send you pics of contemporary cream and/or white centerpieces. Just contact me through my website and let me know what you want.

myra@classysassyweddings.com

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Orbital199 Posts : 92 Registered: 10/12/09
Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Aug 18, 2010 1:54 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Hey there,

I have saved a ton of money on flowers for my wedding by creating my arrangements and centerpieces myself. I'm having somewhat of an Asian theme because I'm including paper lanterns and cherry blossoms into the decor. Cherry blossoms are a beautiful option for a dramatic Asian look, but as they are not native to the U.S and are seasonal, the cost for the blossom branches are astounding. Instead of purchasing the real deal I created my own. Here's a link to the first centerpiece I've made so far. I'm going to continue to add flowers to it until it's achieved a fuller look. If you're trying to save on costs, try to do as money 'look alike' options as you can think of.

http://s861.photobucket.com/albums/ab174/Orbital199/?action=view¤t=centerpiece.jpg

Here's another dramatic look you can create, sans flowers. I'm going to scatter a few of these in varying sizes along the ceremony aisle. The total cost per flower ball is $5!

http://www.oncewed.com/7591/diy-wedding/flowers/diy-wedding-pomander/

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sassy411 Posts : 52 Registered: 8/16/10
Re: Who's Good With Flowers&Colors?-Horticulter&Decorator At Heart??
Posted: Aug 18, 2010 2:50 PM Go to message in response to: myras

Myra,

I looked at your web site, nice photos! Thanks!

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