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25
Aug
11

Wedding Plans – Flowers


Please know this is still under construction as I have yet to finalise flower options. As I find out more I will pass on the information by updating this post!

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Bridesmaids / Bride
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Inspiration

I’ve started looking into bridal bouquets. After spending time at a wedding expo I couldn’t belive the cost of fresh flowers! – Costs for a full bridal party are easily $1000, but apparently fake flowers aren’t cheap either!

For a ‘professional’ flower arrangement including:

  • Bride Bouquet
  • 4 x Bridesmaid Bouquet
  • 5 x Buttonholes
  • Tossing Bouquet

You can easily be looking at $400+ [reference]

Given all the other expenses and the standard Oh, it’s a wedding! +150% pricing here in Australia I had origionally budgeted $160 for flowers – including center peices (sounds like a tall order doesn’t it?). I spent a lot of time researching flower options previously (see Inspiration) and have returned to revamp this post with more relivant information, cost comparisons, and to adjust for my change in taste. Ever the fickle bride *cough* bridezilla */cough*, I no longer want blue flowers, I want to use Australian Natives which may be far more difficult to source. Please note this will be an ongoing post, updated whenever my research uncovers something useful.

Center Piece Inspiration

Lantern Center Piece

Lantern Center Piece

5.5' Petunia Garland in Two Tone Blue

5.5' Petunia Garland in Two Tone Blue - $12.99

30 inch Verona Mini Japanese Magnolia Spray in Vanilla Beige

30 inch Verona Mini Japanese Magnolia Spray in Vanilla Beige - $3.99

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Potential Options For Bridesmaids / Bride

Silk Baby Breath - Navy

Silk Baby Breath - Navy - $5.99

27 inch Heather Spray in Purple

27 inch Heather Spray in Purple - $1.89

35 inch Silk Stargazer Lily Spray in White

35 inch Silk Stargazer Lily Spray in White - $3.99

10 inch Muscari Bunch in Blue

10 inch Muscari Bunch in Blue - $0.99

23 inch Royal Blue Silk Rose Bud with a 2 inch Flower

23 inch Royal Blue Silk Rose Bud with a 2 inch Flower - $1.49

23 inch Royal Blue Open Silk Rose with a 3 inch Flower

23 inch Royal Blue Open Silk Rose with a 3 inch Flower - $2.29

20 inch Silk Gardenia Bush in White

20 inch Silk Gardenia Bush in White - $9.99

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Potential Options For Bride

9 inch Mini Daisy Bush in Lavender Purple

9 inch Mini Daisy Bush in Lavender Purple - $1.99

Large Open Rose in Purple with Lavender Highlights - 27 inch Tall with a 4.5 inch Flower

Large Open Rose in Purple with Lavender Highlights - 27 inch Tall with a 4.5 inch Flower - $2.99

30 inch Silk Lisianthus Spray in Two Tone Purple

30 inch Silk Lisianthus Spray in Two Tone Purple - $3.79

English Lilac Spray in Two Tone Purple - 28.5 inch Tall

English Lilac Spray in Two Tone Purple - 28.5 inch Tall - $3.99

Lilac Spray in Purple - 27.5 inch Tall

Lilac Spray in Purple - 27.5 inch Tall - $0.79

26 inch Silk Snapdragon Spray in Purple

26 inch Silk Snapdragon Spray in Purple - $2.99

25 inch Freesia Spray in Purple

25 inch Freesia Spray in Purple - $2.99

22 inch Sweetpea Spray in Dark Lavender

22 inch Sweetpea Spray in Dark Lavender - $1.69

(I will get these set up properly for viewing later)
http://www.efavormart.com/baby-breath-garland-white.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/mini-tiger-lily-cream.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/carnation-bush-cream.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/agapanthus-bush-mustard.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/gerbera-daisy-purple.aspx
http://www.efavormart.com/silk-Hyacinth-bush-lavender.aspx

http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/28-Gerbera-Daisy-Bush-Periwinkle-p/d25b_arti_1910_perix4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/36-Agapanthus-Bush-Mustard-p/d31b_arti_5434_mtdx4.htm (LOVE these, and would tie in a nice colour that matches the centerpeice I think)
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/6-Gladiolus-Stems-Cream-p/d33b_arti_1119_ivrx6.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/27-Delphinium-Bush-Cream-p/d30b_arti_delph_crmx3.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/12-Silk-Baby-Breath-Navy-p/c31a_arti_brth_navy.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/72-Leather-Fern-Greenery-p/e25b_arti_800_gr.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/48-Dahlia-Bushes-Ivory-p/c33b_arti_1636_ivrx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Lt-Blue-Hydrangea-Bush-sold-p/e34b_arti_hyd_bluex4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Cream-Hydrangea-Bush-p/e33b_arti_hyd_ivrx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/21-Yellow-Hydrangea-Bush-p/e34a_arti_hyd_yelx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/4-Cattail-Onion-Grass-Burgundy-p/d32b_arti_6015_burgx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/252-Carnation-Flowers-Cream-p/c29a_arti_011330_crmx12.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/36-Agapanthus-Bush-Fushia-p/d31b_arti_9216_fushx4.htm
http://www.silkflowersfactory.com/56-Tulip-Bushes-Cream-p/e30b_arti_1675_crmx4.htm

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Inspiration

Fall Brides Boquet

Fall Brides Boquet

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers

Purple Wedding Bouquet

Purple Wedding Bouquet

22 inch Silk Rose and Lily Bush in Pink Fuchsia

22 inch Silk Rose and Lily Bush in Pink Fuchsia - $8.99

Purple Lavender Hydrangea Mix

Purple Lavender Hydrangea Mix - $76.50

Lilac Purple Gerberas and Roses

Lilac Purple Gerberas and Roses - $57.75

Colour wise I think this one is the closest to what I am thinking:

Blue Purple Cream

Blue Purple Cream - $56.55

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 1

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 1 - $269

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 2

Blue Silk Wedding Flower 2 - $279

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Lynch Market Flowers

http://www.freshflowers.com.au
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Contact

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0438 417 898
Telephone

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Email

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18
Aug
11

wedding plans – SHOOOOEEEEESSSSSS!!!!


EDIT: 22nd August 2011 Tried on the dress with the new shoes, looks awesome πŸ˜€

So today I was walking around the shops with PC and I was talking about the sort of shoes I wanted to wear at the wedding. We happened to have stopped right next to a shoe shop that was in the process of closing and right there were the _perfect_ shoes (well, once I check if the colour matches the dress) and they were only $39.95 so now I have shoes, another thing off the check list πŸ˜€

Wedding Shoes

Wedding Shoes

What do you think?

EDIT:
So, I have been considering getting a parasol to go with my dress for the wedding, still umming and arring if I should. The internet pointed me to one I like the look of though, do you think it would go with the shoes?

Emma Lace Parasol - Antique Ivory

Emma Lace Parasol - Antique Ivory

Signing Off – MCL




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