Quickie Question: What’s Your Dream Bouquet?

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Flowers are usually one of the fun aspects of planning a wedding. They’re colorful, pretty, and hold special meanings for most of us.

Then again, they can be one of the most frustrating aspects of planning a wedding. They’re often expensive, and they hold those pesky meanings which might vary drastically from one person to another.

But we can all dream big. I didn’t, but then I’m sometimes a bit unusual in my tastes and priorities. My dream was simple: find pretty flowers and tie them into a simple sheaf bouquet. Oh, and I did want a couple red roses in it. Why? Because they’re the flower Mr. Twistie gives me and always has from day one. He does that because roses are literally the only flower he recognizes from one day to the next and he knows I love red.

So my MOH and I headed off to the open-to-the-public florist’s supply in my hometown, bought a bunch or two of whatever happened to be long stemmed, pretty to me, and fairly inexpensive along with a roll of florists’ tape and some corsage pins. I had some pretty red ribbon at home to tie decoratively around the sheafs at the end. And BAM! we were done.

In fact, while I’m a lot better versed at flowers than Mr. Twistie, the only blooms I recognized in my bouquet were the aforementioned roses and some lavender snapdragons. I have no clue to this day what the yellow or the pink flowers I carried were. All I know is I carried the perfect bouquet for me. It was the right shape, I thought all the flowers in it were pretty, and it had a couple red roses. If I’d had more money, I might have had someone else put them together, but I would have wanted something very similar to what I carried.

But I’m curious. What sort of flowers do/did you dream of? Will you/did you get them? What if money were no object?

Tell me all about it!

4 Responses to “Quickie Question: What’s Your Dream Bouquet?”

  1. Nina A February 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    I would like to get my bouquet from David Austin Roses. I love heritage or old roses, and the local florists all seem to use modern hybrid teas, which are not what I want.

  2. Maria L February 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Hydrangeas. Deep purple. With a bit of greenery. From Day 1 that’s what I wanted, and that’s what I got. A mixture of blooms from a friend of my mom’s and from my father-in-law’s garden. Assembled by my best friend. Even with more money, I don’t think I would have wanted anything else.

  3. Katie February 8, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    I always said I’d have either roses or gerberas. I ended up with white roses mixed with Dutch irises and lissianthus, and I could not have imagined better.

  4. Carol February 10, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    I had yellow roses and white daisies. Yellow roses because I’ve always loved them and they are different from what everyone else usually has. Daisies because it was my older sister’s favorite flower and she had daisies in her wedding bouquet. It was one way I could have her there, though she’s been gone for almost 30 years.