wedding planning // flowers & cake

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted for flowers from the beginning. I know they are expensive, so I wasn't planning to order much...I decided pretty early on to nix flower center pieces and use something else as the main focus, and just have a few flowers on each table, rather than a big arrangement. 

As far as flowers go, I will have a bridal bouquet and a smaller bouquet for Aubrey (step-daughter). I want it to be a little "wild" looking, not too structured. Here are the inspiration pictures I sent to the florist - I can't wait to see what she comes up with!

There is also one floral-related thing I am splurging on because I found it online and just had to have it for our alter...a floral curtain. 
I have ordered it to look exactly like the one pictured below - with light peach carnations. 

As for the reception tables, I decided to do small vases with light peach carnations similar to the ones used in the curtain above. 
I'm hoping to have something that looks like the picture below - maybe 2 per table?

As for the cake...I actually didn't originally plan on having one at all (not a big cake fan)...but I ended up deciding to order a very small one for the traditional "cutting the cake" purposes and then have two different types of cupcakes for our guests to have for dessert.

I found an awesome local organic baker in Asheville, and here are the inspiration images I sent her for my cake...

These two wedding planning items were actually two of the easiest and least stressful to get worked out, which was nice! Check and check...and on to the next thing on the list... xx


  1. That floral curtain is everything, so gorgeous.

    Love that you have flowers on your cake, I had them too and I think they are so lovely and romantic. I'd pick flowers over a topper any day.

  2. Love, love your taste in the arrangements and coordinating with a cake! So Boho chic :)

  3. These are all so pretty! We did cupcakes and had a small cake to cut as well, I can't remember but I don't think we had any decor on it and I'm wishing we had done something floral because these look so pretty!

  4. Absolutely love your inspiration!!! So beautiful! We didn't do flowers in our center pieces because it just adds up so fast! We also did a "smaller" cake and cupcakes for dessert. Yummmm.


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