February showers bring March flowers and weddings (or something like that here in San Antonio – by May it will already be 100 degrees ).
Gregg just informed me yesterday that we have done over 500 weddings since we purchased the Inn (562, to be exact). Wow! That’s incredible. And March is already booked up for weddings since it’s such a beautiful month here with all the flowers in bloom and the trees budding and blooming. Brides are thinking spring also, as seen in this assortment of gerbera daisies.
Daisies in various colors
After I posted the Popular Purple entry, we have had some brides ask about what a more “traditional” bouquet may look like in purple. Although I have done many of them, I realized that I didn’t really have a picture on file. I found this one (with the bonus of a cute little flower girl). This is an example of the white and lavender roses with the dark purple filler flowers. Sometimes the lavender isn’t so true and actually clashes with the purple, in which case I don’t use the lavender roses and add more of the filler with white roses, but still in the traditional, formal ball bouquet, rather than the looser-looking bunch of flowers. Hope that makes sense.
Traditional purple/white bouquet
This month has brought many purple weddings! Each one is unique because florals in purple are different every time they arrive at the floral shop; sometimes the lavenders are pale with just a hint of purple and sometimes the purples are so rich and dark that it makes the contrast against the elegant, antique white roses absolutely stunning. We create bouquets in the traditional ball with lavender and white roses, adding deeper fillers here and there, or in a more fresh-from-the-garden look as shown below, with a few roses and a variety of fillers. Either way, it makes for a beautiful mixture for today’s bride.
Purple Bridal Bouquet for the Wedding Social
Fresh-from-the-garden look for the Wedding Social
One of last week’s brides had asked about upgrading to a bouquet to include a variety of white flowers, greenery and pine cones. I was a bit nervous about it since it was the first time I had ever attempted one with pine cones. It turned out well though, I thought. It looks bigger in the photo than it really was. She was a very petite bride. By the way, the photo was taken by Straughan Photography.