Friday, June 15, 2007

Flowers ordered.... CHECK!

This morning I spent some time trying to pick out just WHICH white rose I wanted to use to add to the arsenal of other white flowers I'm using for our cake and other floral type decorations. Thankfully I had gone to the San Francisco FlowerMart with my good friend Liz a few months ago, and she shared her wisdom on which vendors she has used, and which flowers she thought would hold up best that day.

I met a few of the rose specialist vendors, and decided who I was going to use. William Sakai, of Sakai Brother Roses, was a great help, even though I only got to talk to him via voice mail tag. With his help, I settled on ordering domestic Akito Roses (that's one in the picture up there). They will join forces with white freesia, stock, daisies, Fuji mums, Hydrangeas, lisianthus, dendrobium orchids, and some token blue hydrangeas.

All of my flowers are now ordered, and will be ready for me to pick up next Wednesday when I get to fill my call up to the BRIM with all of the pretty pretty flowers. (someone remind me to take an extra Claritin that day!)


Starshine said...

Pretty! I'm doing various shades of white flowers for my bouquet (including roses), too!

~Donna~ said...

Very pretty! How exciting for you and your guy!

I'm so excited for you about everything...then again i'm pretty much on cloud 9 la la la la...hahahaha...just don't mention work. Or the fact that my baby is about to turn 13. Or....

Congrats to you both girl!!!!


Gina said...

So pretty, I love blue hydrangeas!

I can't wait to see your pics! You are going to put them up, right?

Chrissy121875 said...

Ooooooooh! Your wedding flowers sound like they are going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see pics when you get them!

Okay, you mentioned the Bridezilla thing in one of your recent posts. The funny thing is that I had envisioned what my wedding bouquet would look like. For years (even way before I ever met my hubby and wayyyy before I was ever engaged!) I had envisioned my perfect bouquet of salmon colored roses.

As time came closer to our wedding day, I got so panicky and stressed out. I told my mother-in-law, "PLEASE just do my flowers for me!!! YOU choose them! I don't care what you choose! I know whatever you choose will be perfect!" LOL! Oh, and that's exactly what I did. Seriously! We ended up with beautiful flowers found locally on the island we live on. You can see photos on my blog if you check the archives for our wedding pics.

One of my bridesmaids told me I was insane to just be so trusting and let someone else handle the flowers. LOL!!! She said she would have never done such a thing. I think I was just so stressed out and arguing with my mom the entire time, that the flowers were the least of my worries! I am so thankful that my mother-in-law was able to pull off such magic with the flowers though!!