floral inspiration

Mary Dougherty

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As I look forward to all of my upcoming weddings I can’t wait to see all of the details come together for each couple. The invitations, decor, flowers, printed materials, hand made elements and so on are always the result of lots of planning and decision making. Flowers are one area that I anticipate seeing since bouquets and boutineers are works of art in the hands of the right florist. These small sculptures accompany the wedding party on their day and can bring a pop of color, a hint of romance, and a contrast in texture. When used correctly they add so much to the overall look and feel of the day it’s reason enough for a whole post. I thought I’d round up a few of my past favorites in anticipation for what I’ll be seeing this year and perhaps this will give you a bit of inspiration as well! (above: boutineers by Sas Sa Fras)md_11

Maria’s gorgeous bouquet by Holly Chapple Flowers perfectly complimented her Amsale dress.cm_23

Held by Matthew, Caitlin’s rustic bouquet created by Sas Sa Fras couldn’t have fit more perfectly with their November barn wedding. mn_77mn_43

Wheat was a theme throughout Mike + Nikki’s wedding and appeared on the invitation design and in the decor including the bouquets and boutineers from Wollom Gardens.cb_blog20cb_blog03

Beth was lucky enough to have her good friend Rebecca (of Rebecca’s Silver Rose in Oklahoma City) come to her wedding and create these lush romantic bouquets for her wedding. tc_blog11

Both Colleen (above) and Megan (below) went for a simple approach to flowers and made their bouquets by hand tying up a fresh bunch of peonies and hydrangeas.tm_blog04

Sas Sa Fras created this romantic and soft bouquet which is perfect for a summer weddingbouquet from three anglessoft dreamy bridal bouquetgm07

Ginny’s stunning arrangement of sunflowers and calla lilies were accented by her grandmother’s brooch in the center. thistle bouquet

For Blythe’s winter wedding she carried a bouquet with rustic elegance marked most notably by the thistles which added depth to the texture and color. winter02

Sas Sa Fras created the dramatic bouquet above with stunning color from orchids, calla lilies and peonies. Julie+Eric's wedding

At Julie and Eric’s wedding the bouquets were gorgeous all night long and took center stage at the reception as well. jl_27

Lizz’s all white bouquet stands out from the deep purple and burgundy in her bridesmaid’s. sassafras03

Simple and sweet boutineers by Sas Sa Fras add variety by each being unique while also working well as a group…. and finally also by Sas Sa Fras one of my favorite bouquets. Aubergine calla lilies, green goddess calla lilies, foxglove and pincushion protea have a sculptural arrangement that features a large echeveria succulent. Gorgeous! succulent bouquetsassafras06

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