Lately, whenever I find myself in need of a dissertation break, I've been surfing flower photos online and rethinking my initial flower inspiration. Recall that this is the bridesmaids' dress:
The J. Crew navy is extremely dark, and my initial impulse was to counter the darkness of the dresses by going ultra-bright with the flowers -- fuschia gerbera daisies, bright yellow, lots of purple, and touches of blue and lime green.
But I'm having trouble convincing myself that these striking, modern shades are right for our wedding. To start, I can see these flowers looking stunning in an art gallery, on a beach, or in a really chic hotel, but our ceremony and reception venue is a historic mansion, and somehow these flowers feel like a mismatch with the more vintage-y stuff we've chosen for the rest of the wedding (in particular, my pearl-embroidered lace dress). Furthermore, Econo Boy has been politely noncommittal on the subject of the flowers, but I could see a bit of a nervous "lime green? really?" expression on his face when I showed him that first bouquet.
I'm not about to chuck my fuschias and dark purples in favor of baby pink and white, but I do think our flowers need to be tweaked a bit. So can I find flower inspiration that feels more like our venue and more like us, without sacrificing my love for bright colors? On Thursday, I'll show you what else I've dug up!