Friday, July 31, 2009

Wedding Party and Flowers!

Greetings from Atlanta!  Lisa and I are having a great time on our road trip.  We're headed to Nashville in a few hours for the conclusion of our trip, and then it's back home on Sunday.  Don't worry, I have taken lots and lots of photos for you!  Someday, I will organize them all and hopefully next week will have some fun road trip photos and stories for you.  To sum up our week so far, Charleston was lovely, I want to move to Savannah, and we had some killer chicken and waffles in Atlanta!

In the meantime, I was scrolling through my Reader this morning when I saw that today is
 Show Us Your Life Day to show off my wedding party and wedding flowers!!!  So exciting.  I had my four beautiful bridesmaids pick out their own J. Crew bridesmaid dresses in chocolate or espresso brown.  Our groomsmen wore black or charcoal suits, and Matt purchased them all a matching burnt orange striped tie.  I thought that they looked absolutely lovely.  

And here are the youngest members of our wedding party!  I made the flower girl basket with silk flowers from Hobby Lobby.  I had the florist do her little floral wreath, which I am totally in love with.  So cute!

As for flowers, I had a really difficult time picking those out.  So, so hard.  And at the end, I really didn't have any idea what they were going to look like - but I was so pleased!  My bouquet was lovely, filled with cymbidium orchids (I have no idea how to actually spell that) and, you know, some other stuff too.  Matt's boutonniere was a big cymbidium orchid - so pretty.  The bridesmaids and groomsmen had cream colored flowers.  Here are some shots of my bouquet - I had my florist add my grandfather's tie pin to the top of my bouquet, and it looked so great.  He also added a necklace of my grandmother's to the stem of the bouquet.  

The flowers at the reception were also gorgeous!  I wanted a different vibe for the reception - happy and sunny, full of sunflowers.  Once again, I wasn't really sure how it would all come together, but I couldn't be happier.  

9 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Wow, your wedding was just incredibly gorgeous and elegant!

Sunshinemeg said...

Stunning. Those sunflowers are heart warming. I will be carrying those in my November wedding and love that you used them too. You decor looked so classy. Great pictures! Happy weekend,

Lucy Marie said...

It is all so gorgeous! I love the personal touch to your flowers by adding your grandparents belongings.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Adorable! Your reception area looks so elegant!

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

beautiful wedding photos!! Love the extras in your bouquet.

C said...

so elegant, I love it :)

Lucky in Love said...

Gorgeous flowers!! Love them! Hope your drive home went well...and the rest of your cupcakes were delicious!

Taryn said...

Love the colors. I wanted a fall wedding so I could do those colors. Oh well- maybe in my next life. = )

you had a beautiful and elegant wedding.

Bridal Shower Wording said...

What an elegant wedding party...
I love your posting.
Thanks for sharing.