Wedding Flowers were on the bottom of my list! I have never been the girl that LOVES flowers. I did know that I needed flowers on my wedding day, because how awkward would your hands be if you weren’t holding flowers! So once again I started a Pinterest board.
see inspiration board :)
So from this inspiration board I figured out a few things! I knew I loved airy, light, rustic, and southern! Figuring these 4 things out really helped going into the meetings with florist! My mom and sister wanted to meet with at least 2 flower people to see who could meet something near my “vision” if you can call it that, and decently priced! Since our wedding was centered around local shops, food, and venues we met with a local Flower Lady! The Green Lady, she has a little shop in downtown Louisville, in an upstairs outdoor/indoor studio, and after meeting there we walked across the street to a lovely Please and Thank You cafe to talk flowers! After talking to her for an hour we had found a vision that I loved! I trusted that she could do what we wanted! I knew I wanted blues, greens, and white within, and I knew she could roll with that and come up with something GORGEOUS! I also knew I did not want the flowers big and bulky, I wanted them to be lightweight and not a burden on the day of. I wanted the guys to have something very similar and very lightweight so it lasted throughout the day! Stephanie Lindsey could do this for us, and I knew they would be exactly what we wanted!
When my flowers arrived at my house on my wedding day I was floored! They were exactly what I didn’t know I wanted, and I LOVED THEM!!!! They were just the right colors, airy-ness, and lightweight for an August wedding! They had the southern touch with seersucker wrapping them, and burlap wrapping the flower girls. It was everything I wanted and more! I was so excited to have them photographed, and carry them all day!
The last touch to my flowers, that you will see in the photos below, are the charms I had hung from them. I wanted to remember some family members that were not going to be with me on my wedding day, not by memorial candles, something more near to my heart. I had found photos of something similar, when I showed them to my mom she was on board, and dug through old stuff to find just the right charms to hang off my bouquet. My sister delicately sewed them each to the seersucker a million times so there was no chance of them going anywhere! I used 4 charms one for each family member and one as a remembrance of where I am from!
Now on to the gorgeous photos of my gorgeous flowers!
above: You can see the guys boutonnieres are so simple and light and wrapped in seersucker to standout from their khaki suits!
below: My reaction when I saw my flowers for the first time!
above: The four charms!
Fireman shield pin: for my Grandpa, he was a firefighter in Toledo, OH and this was the pin he wore on his dress blues, a nod to his fire department days!
Two horse shoes: for Kentucky, they are off of an old charm bracelet, and were a nod to my love for home, and luck!
Class ring: for my Uncle Greg, we found this in an old box he gave my sister, it was his class ring from high school.
Paint Pallet: for my Grandmother Miney, she was an artist, our house is filled with paintings and drawings from her. It only made sense to use this charm we found of hers.
above: You can see how the brides bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets were different but not much in size just flowers!
all photos by Zach and Jody Gray
If you are in the Louisville, KY area I highly recommend Stephanie of the Green Lady!
and if you missed it here are the previous blogs on my wedding!