I'm doing the bouquets and boutonnieres for another friend this weekend! I'm super excited!
Her wedding has an autumn theme, so I want to use burgundy, red, deep orange and yellow, and dark purple flowers, especially roses, calla lilies, mums, sunflowers, dahlias, and gerbera daisies. I might also add in some berries and peppers for visual interest.
A few weeks ago we made a trip up to Potomac Floral in Silver Spring to get inspired. I took photos of flowers she liked so I'll have a better idea of what to get when I go shopping this weekend!
I'll make primarily floral bouquets (little or no greenery), and finish them with a garnet satin ribbon. The boutonnieres will either be roses or calla lilies, but the choice and color will depend on what looks nice on the day I go buy everything. All in all, it will be seven bouquets and fifteen corsages/boutonnieres!!!
Now that I have some experience doing all this, it will hopefully go smoother and be faster than last time. Skipping the 20 centerpieces should help, too!!!