Betsy's Wedding Day!
Congratulations to our sweet neighbor on her wedding day! Betsy is such a kind friend and neighbor and I’ve enjoyed being a part of her special day!
I think her white calla lily bridal bouquet just oozes sophistication and romance. Calla lilies will always be a timeless choice, but you can keep it up to date by adding Italian ruscus and aspidistra for a fresher, more modern feel. Love that offset folded aspidistra!
I'm also in love with this contradiction of callas vs. aster. To me, callas have a more formal approach and clean, modern lines, but aster is relaxed, wild, and happy, so there's this great juxtaposition of timeless elegance and carefree happiness. If you wanted to go with a wilder, more unstructured/foraged look, I would love to see this paired with branches of all the forsythia that is in bloom this week! I'm envisioning the clean structure and lines of the callas with untamed swoops of forsythia. It looks amazing in my head, but that is the curse of every creative...getting that vision out of our heads and making it a reality!
Stem wraps are one of those all-too-oft overlooked, un-photographed details, but I find that they're perfect for creating a cohesive feel to the look and style of a wedding. For Betsy's bouquet, french knotted silk ribbon with pearl-head pins added to the elegance and kept the color palette and feel of the wedding neatly tied together.
And last, but not least, the Groom's boutonniere, or just "Groom's Bout" to save me the trouble of having to spell boutonniere over and over and over again :)
I had one client who used to refer to her fiancee as 'the dude' (speaking of dude...have you seen the dudedoir pics floating around Facebook?!?! Soooo funny!). Ahem. Sorry. Tangent. If you ever speak with me in real life, you'll know this is something that happens frequently. A word will remind me of something else, which will remind me of a story that is too hysterical not to share, and before you know it I've been sitting in your living room laughing my head off for hours. True story right there, but maybe for another time.
Anyway! Back to the groom's bout! I like to keep mine simple because even though Instagram and Pinterest will try to convince you otherwise, most men couldn't care less about the flowers.
Sorry to tangent again, but are there really men out there who want flowers in their beards for the weddings??? Really??? If so, please please pretty please share a pic on Instagram! Tag me @emily_pear blossom and use the hashtag #beardbout so I can see it!
And I'm back :) To Review: something simple and classy because most men don't care, which brings me to the conundrum I'm currently debating in my head. I'm thinking of doing up a small bout for my Main Man for Father's Day to wear to church services, but is that more for me than him? Would he really want to wear it or would it be embarrassing? Women get corsages for Mother's Day...you can see the struggle. Or should he just lovingly accept any token of love I wish to shower on him?
For the mothers and grandmothers, you could dress these up a little more with a few extra flowers and filler and use them for corsages. Because most women care. A lot. I'm secretly hoping my husband gets me some lovely, understated floral crown for our Mother's Day church services because I've freakin' earned my crown birthing and nurturing his offspring. But there's this tricky thing that he can't read my mind, even after all. these. years. so maybe in the next life. So there's your free advice to the two guys who are going to read this whole blog post. Women love flowers. And I really, really hope Betsy loves her bouquet. No matter how long I've been doing this, there is still this twinge of anxiousness when the bride sees her bouquet for the first time. I want it to be everything she imagined + everything she didn't know she wanted. I know, shoot for the moon and get sucked into a turbo-prop on expectations there, but it's what I expect from myself and my work.
So Congrats to Betsy on this amazing day!