I have mentioned before that I will be doing my own flowers. I think flowers are already beautiful. And I think imperfect roses are just right for the low-key elegance I would like to achieve at this wedding. Everybody keeps saying, "Elise - the last thing you are going to want to worry about is flowers." But seriously? I like to make stuff. I would worry if I wasn't doing it. I would worry if I was paying $1000+ for a florist to be in charge. So this plan is working for me.
I went to Crate & Barrel (twice) today. And the second time bought this drinking glass to try it out as a vase. I then stopped at Costco and bought 24 orange roses for $15.99. I chopped them down so the stems were about 5 inches long and clustered 15 into the vase. The green leaves on the edges are chopped from the bushes in the backyard. The poppies are fake and I'll pick a bunch more up at Michael's.
I love them. I think the vases give some the whole thing some charm and the ORANGE. Oh man, I love the orange.
PS + Have you seen this wedding? It is making the rounds in the blog-verse, and I love it. The casual elegance? The lovely, non-posed photos? That is exactly the atmosphere I want to create. Just perfect.