Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Wedding Flowers

Hey there! 

Happy #tbt to you! It's almost the weekend! Weeeeee!!!!

As you know, I took a fairly long blogging break. So, I didn't get to share a lot of fun and exciting things with you guys. I'm talking our wedding, trips, buying a house, etc. 

My plan is to recap some of the highlights #tbt style.

It is raining AGAIN in Chicago, so why don't we brighten it up with some flower pictures today? 

If you aren't planning a wedding, maybe you can use these pictures as inspiration for a shower or party you are planning, or to help create pretty bouquets to brighten up your space! 

Flowers... :) I have a confession to make. Another thought when I was little was how AMAZING would it be to own a flower shop? I know what you're is this going to work with my terrible skills at keeping plants alive?? 

I hadn't really thought that far. I just loved the HEAVENLY smell of walking into a flower shop. 

Flowers were going to be big for me when it came to our wedding. I set aside a big chunk of our budget for the flowers. I thought for sure I would be covered, especially since we were opting to forgo the lavish downtown Chicago wedding for a more reasonable event back in Indiana. 

My florist was the sweetest little lady named Polly. She is everything like she sounds. Sugary sweet, tiny, with a sort of high pitched voice, and you just want to put her in your pocket! :) 

Polly owns Poppies Florist back in the South Bend/Mishawaka/Granger Indiana area. I had seen her work all around town when I was shopping for venues, and I knew I had to have her! 

So, I met Polly on a sunny Saturday at Starbucks with my HUGE wedding binder. She asked me to walk her through my vision. I wanted crisp whites with hints of green, a little rustic glam, and tons of mason jars. Love me some mason jars.  

Here are the pictures I pinned on Pinterest to show Polly:

Can you guess what sweet little Polly said to me?? 

"Increase your budget!"

I couldn't believe I had to put more money aside for the flowers! We shifted things around and it worked. 

The other thing was having to be realistic about what flowers were going to be available for September. For example, peonies...out for the Fall. 

The flowers we had in our wedding included a mixture of: vendela roses, white nerine lilies, white freesia, green mini hydrangea, green cymbidian orchids, ivory spray roses, green dendrobian orchids (boutonnieres and corsages), white hydrangea, fresh mint, white roses, white tulips, and white lisianthus.  That list is from my invoice, so I think I covered it all! 
Here are the pictures from our wedding! :) All photography by the amazing Just Love Me Photography + Design

mason jars hanging from shepard's hooks at ceremony

floral on gazebo

bridesmaid bouquets 


my bouquet (locket was my grandmother's)

groom's boutonniere 

little bouquets on hightop tables for cocktail hour

escort table

three different arrangements on tables in reception hall

toss bouquet

cake topper

I absolutely LOVED how everything turned out. Worth every penny. 

What do you think? Do you like the Throwback Thursday idea?? 

Have a happy Thursday, everyone! 




  1. Your flowers were gorgeous! I, on the other hand, didn't care much about flowers to I literally ordered everything from Costo online to be delivered to my vacation home the day before the wedding! They turned out great and everything was less than $600 (so I could spend all my money on my venue haha)!

  2. These flowers are just looking gorgeous dear and that is why I am thinking that I should also consider similar decoration and venues for weddings in Los Angeles. I hope everyone will like my choices.