Hey ladies. So today I received my flowers!!!! I was a little scared because of someone telling m...
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will edit this later
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SO, what i was trying to say is that I was originally going to have white oriental lilies with blue Singapore orchids, but decided to go with Calla lilies for a much simpler and streamlined look in my bouquets.
The blue Singapore orchids are actually purple orchids dyed blue (I didn't know this when I picked them out), and my FSIL said she thought they were tacky, before I said that's what we're having, haha. She then tried to back-pedal saying they were nice, it was funny. Anyway I just love the colour, I don't care if they are dyed. So our colours are black and white, with dark purple and bright blue/aqua accents.
My bouquet: 2 or 3 medium sized white calla lilies with a stem of the Singapore orchids wrapped around the stems, with nice green leaves (see my bad Photoshop example in the pics, minus the vase), wrapped with black ribbon
Bridesmaids: One large white calla lily each, with green leaves wrapped with white ribbon
Grandmas: pin-on corsages of blue and white orchids
Flower girls: blue and white orchid ringlets for their heads
Ceremony: 8-10 large, tall glass vases with black pebbles in the bottom, with 2 white calla lilies, 2 stems of blue orchids and some green leaves. The idea is to have the vases tall enough that the flowers don't actually come out of the top. These will form the side of the aisle (as we're having the ceremony outside and there are shrubs on the other side of the aisle), and then be transported to our reception and put on each table as centres. Good way to save money, just need to find someone responsible to organise it for me on the day!