Well, it happened: I took the leap and ordered our bouquet and boutonniere silk flowers through an online store, Light in the Box. Reviews were staggered on this site, and I am impatiently waiting to see which side of the rating stars I will land. Currently I am at two weeks since I ordered with delivery date supposed to occur around February 4th or so. Keep your fingers crossed with me that our flowers actually DO show up on my doorstep and that they are of decent quality…
As I earnestly wait their arrival (I’m only thinking positively on this!), I wanted to share a few inspiration boards on my aims for both peony bouquets and boutonnieres. I have been scouring Pinterest for months now looking for the exact design I would like to imitate, and believe I have some great examples in which to steal ideas and design:
For both the women and men, I have a goal to go very minimalist in my design approach. Just like with my centerpiece ideas, there will be some pink pops with peonies and a lot of greenery through seeded eucalyptus. I also ordered some baby’s breath and white dahlias for added texture, and some button roses for extra coverage.
One trend I am loving for bouquets is the hanging ribbon. I once fantasized about carrying a cascading bouquet at my wedding, but now I’m all about ease and lightness. So the ribbon addition is a great feature to elongate the bouquet in a light-weight and feminine way.
When it comes to boutonnieres (can anyone spell that correctly on their first try?!), G and I both agree that peony buds are the way to go. This way they remain small and out of the way. I would like to add some sort of greenery to these as well as some baby’s breath simply for some texture.
Now to continue patiently waiting for those silk stems to be delivered!