No Sleep Til’ Union: Flower Power
So, I never wanted a wedding with a ton of flowers. The good news is, I am still not having one. That didn’t change over the vast stages of planning this wedding has undergone. But, I also admittedly didn’t know a thing about flowers, or bouquets, or their cost. I never cared, really. To be perfectly honest, charging me anything other than a dollar for any given flower is too much for me. I mean, its dead when you give it to me. Its no longer going to grow, or anything. It might make me sneeze. Why is this worth more than a buck? Of course, like any bride though, I started looking into bouquets once I started really digging into planning. I found the one pictured above on Pinterest. I love that bouquet. The orchids are so gorgeous, its so full and beautiful. I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t love it…….in theory. I went to a flower shop for the first time in my natural black life about two weeks ago to pick out my wedding flowers. I had sent that picture to my mom, and she had kind of warned me that while it was a gorgeous bouquet, I might find that things aren’t always exactly as they seem. Boy wasn’t she right.
First…orchids are fucking expensive. WAY MORE THAN A DAMN DOLLAR EACH, let me tell you. Secondly, the kind of bouquet that is pictured above would have cost me a little over $300. Third…bouquets, especially the kind I want, are HEAVY AS HELL. They have a damn pouch full of water hidden in them, and then they give you this heavy floral explosion in the front, and this tiny ass stick to balance it all on in back. I felt like I was going to teeter over when I held samples. So, I settled on something smaller. I am going to post a picture of KIND OF what my bouquet will look like. It still cost me over $100, which was like highway robbery for a bunch of dead flowers, in my personal opinion, but its still pretty. And kind of still a floral explosion. Even though its heavy, its (sort of) bearable and I still think its pretty…
Oh. And today, after meaning to add it for a long long time, I finally put up a blog roll. Check it out. If you know I read you, and I forgot you, or you want to be added shoot me a message!Tags: bouquet, bouquets, flower, orchid, orchids, wedding, wedding flowers