Sunday, October 31, 2010

Flower fears

One of my biggest fears about getting married on the beach in Costa Rica was the flower situation. Now, I am not a BIG flower person. By that I mean, I never dreamed of a wedding with thousands and thousands of flowers. In fact I hate floral archways and one of the first things I decided was that I WOULD NOT get married under one. So my fear was that I would end up with very limited floral choices. Generally tropical bouquets tend to look like this:

Unfortunately I have no interest in having a tropical wedding. I just want to a gorgeous, romantic wedding in a tropical location. It kind of broke my heart when I learned that peonies were not an option but since peonies are a kind of pricy flower I quickly got over that.... Then I became obsessed with orchids! I've always loved orchids.

Just recently my fab wedding planner informed me that three new flowers entered the market in Costa Rica: dahlias, dusty millers, and succulents...and I am SOOO excited. I am definitely keeping my eyes open now that I have so many new options.


{Lane Dittoe}

{Source Unknown}

Dusty Miller


I am totally excited about these new options... but I have to admit, I don't know anything about flowers. I have a sense of what I like but definitely don't know the names of most flowers that are common in wedding bouquets. What are your favorite wedding flowers? and how do your flowers fit into the overall feel of your wedding??


  1. Aren't they amazing!!I adore them too! Apparently they are the next peonies... whatever that means. hehehe

  2. I totally love big bloom flowers like Peonies, Dahlias and hydrangeas. They are so pretty and you don't need many to make a bouquet or flower arrangement look full. I was introduce to Dusty Miller through a friends wedding and it's a new love of mine. The grey look goes as a perfect accent to any color palette. My dad introduce me to succlents with a jade plant and I fell in love once again. They make a great wedding favor.

  3. i love the white dhalia bouquet! SO pretty!

  4. Love Dahlias! Our flowers will have plenty of them since they are in season!

  5. Oh my gosh, I was so worried about this too. I love flowers and so does my mom. We decided on roses since they are widely available and they will go with our beach/ vintage wedding


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