Picking My Wedding Flowers | #APbride Alex

Kunbi O / Thursday September 25, 2014
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Isabel Lawrence via Style Me Pretty

Hey yall!! Hope everyone is having a great week. We have accomplished SO much in these past few weeks I do not even know where to begin. We have booked and reserved pretty much everything & now we are just planning all of the tiny details which is so much fun. I never knew how extensive the planning process really is – SO much work goes into it because there are so many details to work out with every vendor you use.

Gayle Brooker Photography via A Crimson Kiss
Gayle Brooker Photography via A Crimson Kiss

One of the details I am thrilled about is FLOWERS! Everyone adores flowers & it is a main focal point for the wedding, so I spent a lot of time coming up with the perfect idea of what I want for bouquets and centerpieces. Thankfully, our florist Lindsey Mitchell with Leave It To Lindsey is AMAZING at what she does & I know she will be able to pull it off.

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My all time favorite flower is peonies, so when we first started planning a wedding in February, most florists told me that I would not be able to get peonies… I thought that I had to suck it up and accept the fact that I would not have my favorite flowers at our wedding until I met Lindsey. She assured me that even though it is a bit more expensive, she would be able to get some for us! ☺ SO beyond thankful for her hard work!

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Lisa Lefkowitz via Style Me Pretty

My perfect image is lush, romantic & simply gorgeous. The main flowers I want to use are peonies, hydrangea & garden roses in white and light pink. Other flowers I really love are ranunculus, roses and Dahlias. I want the flowers to be a little loose giving a slight “garden” look. One thing I am undecided about is greenery in my bouquet. I think I want a little bit, but I am not completely sold on greenery as of now. Part of my bouquet that I am extremely excited about is my bouquet wrap! I shopped around for a monogrammed bouquet wrap for about two months & finally found the perfect one from Exclusively Weddings! I love the wrap they have on their website because it is simple, small & beautiful. It adds just the right touch. I added my new monogram in the color pink & it turned out perfectly!


Our centerpieces, alter arrangements and the entrance arrangement will definitely match our bouquets, but will probably have more garden roses, hydrangea and other flowers instead of a lot of peonies. We decided on having a mix between short and tall centerpieces to the room to give more interest to the room. I also want to make sure I have enough candles on the tables to give the room a romantic feel without having too much clutter on the tables.

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Michael and Ana Costa via Style Me Pretty

Making the wedding as “us” & personal as possible is very important to me, so I am so glad I found a way to incorporate our favorite flowers, colors & other special touches into the arrangements! Are you doing anything with your flowers to make it special to you?

Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Carla Ten Eyck Photography via Wedding Chicks


Real bride Alex T is blogging as part of our #APbride series where real brides-to-be share their journey to the altar.  You can also see what ideas they’re saving over on their joint Pinterest board here.