Fragrant sweet peas and roses with fluffy stock in shades of lavender and peach are the perfect flowers for a Spring wedding!
The Floral Cottage had the pleasure to design the flowers for Nicole Martin's April 2016 wedding. The color combination of peach and lavender had us captivated and excited from the get go! Spring colors + sweet peas = a happy floral designer.
We LOVE when brides pick great color combinations and we love it even more when it's spring! With spring comes an abundance of seasonal flowers like sweet peas, peonies, anemones, sweet smelling filler flowers and blooming branches. These gorgeous flowers make us temporarily forget about our BUSY wedding season that reaches it's height in April.
Nicole answered a few questions for us regarding the wedding floral process from the bride's point of view. We will also fill you in on choosing flowers and style from a florist's perspective. We hope that these ideas and tips help to inspire your perfect wedding day color palette and style!
1. How did you decide on your wedding color palette?
Picking my color palette was one of the hardest decisions for me. My favorite color has been purple since I was little but I loved the new "in" blush color everyone else was doing. After finding the prettiest lavender purple bridesmaid dress I decided to be different and stuck with purple. I knew I still wanted to incorporate "blush" into the color scheme somehow though. I started searching the internet for lavender & blush weddings and I didn't really see anything I liked because everything was too "pink". I kept searching and searching for days until I came across a picture of a lavender & "peachy blush" bouquet and that's when I knew those were my colors.
2. What inspired your wedding floral style?
I grew up with a love for flowers since both of my grandmothers are flower fanatics, so this was something I really wanted to stand out in our wedding. I wanted something that was simple yet something that would pop against the lavender bridesmaids dresses. My wedding was a more natural & simple feel with a slight vintage touch so I really wanted unstructured bouquet. I wanted it to seem like the flowers were just picked out of a garden.
3. What sources (I.e. Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) did you use to find the perfect wedding floral style?
I googled images and searched & searched on Pinterest.
4. How did you hear about The Floral Cottage?
I heard about the floral cottage through Facebook.
5. What was your overall experience in working with The Floral Cottage from start to finish (consultation, bridal portrait bouquet, wedding day)?
Becky & Randee at The Floral Cottage we're a true pleasure to work with from consultation up until the wedding day. They were very patient with us as we modified our order numerous times. They both were so easy to talk to and took in to account every little detail I wanted. All the bouquets couldn't have been anymore perfect!
Here's a few of our favorite photos that captured the beauty of Nicole's wedding!
Our advice to any bride-to-be is to be BOLD, go with your first instinct, be inspired and have confidence in your decisions! You choose the colors and the style and we will interpret your vision and turn it into your wedding day reality.
Thanks for Nicole for helping us out with our first ever blog post! A special thanks goes out to the talented Kaylie Martin of Kaylie Nicole Photography for allowing us to feature your photos in our blog. Visit Kaylie at www.kaylienicolephotography.com for your wedding day and personal photography needs!
Much love and gratitude,
The Floral Cottage Florist
P.S. Here are a few lovely photos from Nicole's bridal portrait session!