So a growing wedding trend is brooch bouquets, and ever since I saw one I knew I HAD to have one....
So Mirella (florist) has gotten back to me after a visit to her supplier to let me know that unfortunately, the manzanita and/or magnolia branches are WAY out of my price range... :(
But, the good news is, I've found a newfound love for curly willow and I think we can really make this work. Curly willow IS in my price range. :) The only issue is, can we or can we not, hang votive candles from curly willow branches? I've seen plenty of centrepieces in images online where they are hung from curly willow, but, some sources don't recommend it because willow branches are thin and not as sturdy as your typical manzanita or even the mitsumata (or is it matsumata) branches that Mirella used in my sample (see the post 2 down from here for images of those branches in my sample).
Mirella has suggested that perhaps we could combine curly willow with the matsumata, but I am thinking I actually like the natural wood colour of the willow branches unpainted and Derrick says he likes the natural colour 100% better than the painted wood; he's more into the natural look. I have to take his thoughts into consideration too, and I don't really disagree w/ him here anyway. So will have to let Mirella know.
Anyway, in the meantime, I've gone hunting online again (thank you Google!) for images of centrepieces with orchids and curly willow, for inspiration on what my centrepiece can look like at the end of the day. Here are my found treasures, today (see images at left for inspiration).
I'm thinking, my white cube vase (see below), maybe replace the orchids w/ hydrangea or something else (dahlias maybe?), curly willow branches, and orchids just attached to the branches along w/ a few hanging crystals and votives. Or, leave the orchids as is in my sample, and just keep it ALL orchids instead of mixing it up. What should I do?
Enjoy and stay tuned! :)