I had the pleasure of doing the flowers for a high school friend's wedding this Saturday. I always enjoy what I do (even when time starts to run out and the pressure is on), but getting to do it for a friend made the job even more fun. Hayley came to me knowing that she wanted to use bold pink as a part of her color palate, but she was torn between using lime-y green or an aqua-purple as her secondary color. My two cents? Use them both! I always try to encourage brides to go with more than just two shades for their color palate. Why? You hardly ever see just two colors occurring in nature, and I say embrace the natural. The trend of using just two hues for a wedding color palate is coming to an end; it's time to embrace color! Hayley agreed, so we used all three. And let me tell you, for a simple, all-hydrangea centerpiece, it was definitely the right choice. I come from the school of thought that each flower should be appreciated and be able to stand on its own right in a piece. The tri-color selection did exactly that; you could see the value of each stem that was added, instead of it just looking like a poofy mass. To the right is a photo of the truck all loaded up with said centerpieces, and below a close-up to show the texture in all its glory.
Hayley of course wore white, and her maids wore the bold pink she loved. I swapped the colors for their bouquets, giving Hayley the bright bouquet of peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus, and her girls fluffy white hydrangea (a great way to give the photos some contrast - I love an all white bridal bouquet as much as the next wedding obsessed person, but unfortunately they get lost in the wedding photography against The Dress).
Hayley before walking down the aisle and a close-up of her bouquet:
In addition to the fun of doing Hayley's flowers, I got to see a lot of faces I hadn't seen since high school which was such a treat.
Congratulations Hayley and Steve!