After that discussion, I quickly pulled up another Holly Chapelle bouquet that had the same feel, but was more simple. Ignore the color here...this is about shape and style.
From there, we started talking about table arrangements. On my way to the appointment, I talked to my mother and she told me that arrangements at a wedding she went to over the weekend had hydrangea in them and she thought that was very different. I had to laugh. I think Jersey wedding flowers are traditionally a little more over the top than flowers elsewhere. It sounds like the flowers at the wedding she went to would have fit in almost anywhere in the south, but seemed revolutionary in New Jersey.
If you've watched Four Weddings, you've probably seen a Jersey wedding...rooms are drenched in colored lights, flowers are packed into top heavy vases and erupt like waterfalls from the top, with crystals and bling dangling between the stems. It's two parts wedding, one part theater (go here...have fun looking around).
We're going for more organic, pretty arrangements...with hydrangea and plenty of peonies. Some recent inspiration...
Isn't that better?
There's one thing I didn't show the florist that I wish I had. I saw these flowers on moss letters and loved them! I already have the moss letters made...maybe we can do this, too.