Monthly Archives: January 2011

Our Wedding: Bouquets

For our wedding, I wanted very bright green, monochromatic bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids.  Each bridesmaid carried a bouquet made with one type of flower: hypericum berries, kermit mums, hydrangea, spider mums and green roses.  To tie the design together, my bouquet was a combination of all five flower types.  I love the way the bright green popped against the bridesmaid’s soft gray dresses.  Thank you to Jackie Kendis of Stimigo Farm Orchids for the beautiful floral design.

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Modern Decor: Air plants

Airplants (scientifically Tillandsia, read about them on Wikipedia here) are hardy, small plants that typically grow without soil.  When displayed, they have a very minimalist look that is perfect for modern centerpieces. The best part:  since they are live plants (not cut stems) you can keep them long after your wedding or give them to guests as favors.  They require very little care, just submerge them in water for 1-2 hours per week.  They can survive for two weeks without water, perfect if you lack a green thumb!

Image from Apartment Therapy

Image and centerpiece (formerly available) from To Hold

Image and tall corked vases with air plants from Tortoise Loves Donkey

Image and hanging glass vases from West Elm (here)

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