In the run up to the wedding I wasn't convinced about flowers, I mean they are just going to die right? getting quotes from various florists didn't help matters they were all so expensive, for a while I toyed with making my own bouquets. But in the end my Dad convinced me that I would have more important things to worry about the day before the wedding than making bouquets and he was right. Getting a professional in was one of the best decisions we made and the flowers ended up being one of my favourite things.
I had the most gorgeous collection of flowers I have ever seen in a mix of reds, yellows and purples to go with the bridesmaids dresses and the table runners which I'll tell you more about later. It was so beautiful that I was sad to throw it at the end of the night and overjoyed when it made it's way back to me to dry.
As the bridesmaids dresses were quite busy already Lottie our amazing florist suggested going for just one colour but a mix of textures for their bouquets. We went for the fairly unusual choice of yellow it worked so well, the colour really pops against their dress and the individual flowers in the bouquets were so pretty.
Inside Lottie blew me away with what she managed. I had sent her ideas and shown her my pinterest page but I didn't believe she could make anything as beautiful as she did. I shouldn't have worried because everything was better than anything I had seen in all my pinning. We had two big vases full of red, yellow and purple flowers in the window in the ceremony room.
Later in the day they got moved into the hallway so that we could continue to enjoy them and I think afterwards they ended up in the village church.
She also made a lovely garland for the fireplace behind our top table and managed to find the dangly things that I loved so much in my inspiration pics. So beautiful!!
Half way through the dancing I did a terrible job of chucking my bouquet and managed to hit it off the 10 ft ceiling but our friend managed to catch it and clung onto it as her prized possession all night. Well until the after party when she left it in the pub. Luckily I popped in the next day and picked it up, took it home and hung it up to dry while we were on honeymoon.
If anybody else is getting married in or around Edinburgh give Lottie a call she is amazing, while your at it give Kitchener Photography creators of all the lovely photos in this and every other wedding post a call too.
Married Ladies did you toss your bouquet? Did you make a mess of it like I did? And if you didn't chuck it and dried it instead what did you do with it afterwards? I have no idea what to do with mine but can't bear to get rid of it.