Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A rose by any other name....

First up don't forget to enter my Giveaway which ends on Friday.

Second up I would like to thank the lovely Gracie for this awesome award:

From what I hear this award is for blogs that have attitude and gratitude. So thanks Gracie!!

Next up, last night my future mother-in-law and I went to meet with a potential florist to discuss wedding flowers. It ended up being a 2 hour meeting and I didn't get home til 9pm. The lady was very sweet and helpful and had a TON of suggestions/ideas hence why the meeting lasted so long. My FMIL has great taste and knows a lot about flowers...you should see her garden, it's amazing...so I figured she would be a great person to take with me. It was a bit overwhelming looking at all the different types of flowers and the different colors/shades so it was nice having a second opinion.

I think we've narrowed it down to using some combination of peonies, hydrangea and roses throughout the bouquets and centerpieces in various shades of light and dark pink and white, which should go nicely with the black and white decor. It's amazing how expensive flowers are considering they die after a few days. Even with small, simple arrangements the pricing came out to be more than what I was hoping to spend. So my FMIL and I are going to continue to do some research and shop around and see what else we can find. I know that whatever we end up with will be beautiful and at least the meeting last night helped me narrow things down a bit more. Oh and the best part was when the flower lady told me that she thought I was 23 and one of her "younger brides" after I mentioned that I'm almost 30. God Bless her!

Finally, I may be having a special guest poster this week so get excited!

10 comments:

KLaw said...

That big 3-0 is creepin up on me like a disease. I'm sooo not happy about it.

Peonies are my new favs! Love it!

bananas. said...

i love when people think i'm younger than i am. it makes me feel so good even if it's only a 2 year difference. haha.

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

peonies! love love love them!

yeah, i secretly like it when folks think i am younger. i mean, i am 32! my god!

straw76berry said...

Nobody ever thinks i'm younger :-( xxx
But age suits me I guess xx

Alicia said...

ohhh that sounds like a gorgeous flower mix! i love looking at flower arrangements...makes me almost wish we had a wedding! lol...i can't wait to see what you pick!

Llama said...

This all sounds soo fun! You have to post your pick!!!

Abbie said...

I was bummed because I didn't get carded at the liquor store last week. I know I'm 30, but I ALWAYS get carded!

Flowers are super expensive! I don't remember which month you're getting married, but hydrangeas in bouquets in the summer wilt super quick... just a heads up!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I heart flowers. Probably because when I try to grow anything, it dies. Umm...that was kind of a downer, no? I totes meant I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!

WE ARE YOUNG, LADY!

LiLu said...

It sounds gorgeous!

Ela said...

Congrats on the award, hon!
And wow, thank you for explaining what it stands for, I had no clue when I got mine.
I think it's so awesome that you and FMIL can go and pick out things together...and it not end in tears...
Sorry I've been MIA. Missed you :)
xx