Thursday, July 30, 2009

Show Us Your Life: Wedding Flowers & Bridal Party

I was super excited when I found out what this week's Show Us Your Life topic was over on Kelly's Korner: your wedding flowers and bridal party. I absolutely loved our wedding flowers, and loved our bridal party even more, so I'm happy to share.

Here are a few shots of the delish bouquets:

Our wedding color scheme was deep purple and bright green, so for our flowers we picked (the florist and I, not Lee and I...he could care less): white hydrangea, green spider mums, hypericum berries, white roses, green kermit mums and purple statis. My three instructions to the florist (yes, I was probably a little bridezilla-ish here): NO lavender, NO baby's breath and NO carnations. I was so happy with the way everything turned out. (By the way, I've since reconsidered my disdain for carnations. When done well, like here and here, they are actually quite beautiful.)

Lee's boutonniere:

Here are the "pew markers" we did - galvanized pails filled with a variety of the wedding flowers and hung with purple satin ribbon:

And here's a shot of one of the flower centerpieces at the reception:

And now, the bridal party! We were lucky enough to have five groomsmen, five bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, two flower girls and a ring bearer stand beside us on our wedding day. We are so thankful to each and every one of you for making our day so special.

P.S. - I'm sorry you had to stand in the rain to have this picture taken.

Love this one of me and my maid-of-honor sister:

Aren't these two just precious? (Oops. I see some lavender. Those petals were supposed to be white. Although I know it shouldn't, this bothers me. I will find a way to carry on though.)

This is Lee's nephew. Isn't he just the cutest? He took his duties very seriously and we were so proud of him.

Two great shots of my girls before the wedding:

One last picture:

Sara is going to kill me for this. But I love this shot so much I had to include it. You see, we've been best friends for 18 years give or take, and seeing her get emotional during my dad and I's dance just makes me all mushy inside. I love how Katie is looking up at her, and how Chrissy is emotional as well, and how my sister is instead probably leaning over cracking a joke with someone. (She doesn't do mush well, and I love her for it.)

Stay tuned for next week: the reception and honeymoon (a.k.a. where the fun really begins).

Photos by: Leslie Ann Mills photography

Flowers by: Sandra McCuin of The English Rose


  1. I love your flowers and colors...just beautiful!

  2. Beautiful flowers and color choice. Pretty reception table!

  3. What a gorgeous wedding! I love the flowers and the purple and green together :)

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  5. Love the colors you used! I would have never thought of that!

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  7. So, I just posted two stupid comments and deleted both. I was talking about the reception and that isn't until NEXT week!
    Anyway, your colors were beautiful. I loved your flowers. They were perfect!

  8. Thanks everyone! Yes Hailey, all the juicy reception details will be next week ... I'll leave you in suspense until then :-)

  9. love your colors! pretty wedding! :)

  10. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love reading your blog... Hope you're doing fabulous!

  11. Your flowers are beautiful! The picture of Sara is so sweet!!!


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