Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Flowers

I had a post planned for today. But then blogger went crazy and stole that post, along with yesterday's honeymoon photo post, all the comments, and a number of comments from earlier this week. Comments that made me get teary and happy, because I was talking about big important stuff and you left big important comments. So right now, I am in a bit of a foul mood. I apologize. I feel like blogger stole something important, and I don't have the heart right now to think about re-writing all the scheduled posts that blogger stole from me. So instead, I'm leaving you with flowers, because I've found that flowers help make things better. 

I wasn't planning on a bouquet but, at the last minute, I decided I really wanted one. When I desperately contacted a few florists, I realized it was out of my budget. So instead, spent an amazing morning at the Los Angeles Flower Mart with a dear friend, picking bouquet flowers along with our centerpiece sprays. We went a bit wild. We indulged our fancies. We found bold, playful, wild flowers that captured the spirit of everything I was hoping for at my wedding. And then another friend made it all come together in the most beautiful bouquet I've ever seen. 

Even though I never thought I needed a bouquet (and I didn't), it ended up being my favorite accessory of the day. The flowers were stunning. The colors and textures made me gasp and were truly the crowning touch to my attire. And holding it made me a bit calmer, as I drew strength from the memories of a morning spent with a girlfriend cavorting among flowers (we all need more cavorting during wedding planning) and from the friend who donated her floral arranging skills to make my wedding just a little bit more special. 

So today, I'm ending the week with my bouquet. For a burst of hope, joy, and beauty to send you into the weekend. 

13 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous bouquet. Those colors are just stunning.

    Also, man, Kelly Prizel's photos just slay me.

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  2. Hey Becca,
    Your bouquet is beautiful! I am planning to DIY my flowers from the LA Flower Market and was wondering if you have any advice. It feels kind of intimidating...!
    Thanks,
    Stephanie

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  3. @Stephanie - I'm planning to talk about all my flowers, because I took a completely lazy girl, cheap and easy, whatever's available approach to centerpieces and the bouquet. And I couldn't have been happier with the result. If you need flower market info asap, email me. Otherwise, expect a full post (with photos and planning info) within a few weeks.

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  4. That would be a gorgeous bouquet even if it weren't last minute and were totally planned. Really, really stunning.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! And I LOVE the flower mart oh so much- no way we ever could have afforded our flowers without it! :)

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  6. That is a beautiful bouquet! I was much the same, I didn't care about flowers, but they ended up being one of my favorite parts of the day.

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  7. I am a) so jealous Chicago doesn't have a flower mart, and b) so blown away by how beautiful your bouquet is. It's wild and eye popping, and so colorful. Love.

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  8. Gorgeous! So glad you made the last minute choice and it came together naturally.

    And, as someone who has a bad habit of crossing my arms tightly across my chest anytime I'm not holding anything, I'm def getting a bouquet in the hopes that having something to occupy my hands will prevent that. I'm just never sure what to do with my hands if they aren't actively doing something.

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  9. So jealous of your proteas.

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  10. @KC - I really had no idea about the things that were going to matter most. They hit you differently on the wedding day, for sure. Boouquet/flowers included.

    @Rachel - If you're getting a bouquet to occupy your hands, you probably want it a teeny bit smaller than mine. My gargantuan bouquet was stunning, for sure, but it required serious muscles. (And like a fool in love, I gave into the beautiful crazy and lugged that heavy thing around.)

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  11. Boy, I read a lot of wedding blogs, but I've never seen a bouquet like that. It's classic and exotic all at once.

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  12. I loved having a bouquet too! :) Yours turned out so beautifully!

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