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Meeting with the florist, Greg Warren!

2011 March 21
by Katy

It seems like everywhere we go these days, people recommend Greg Warren Flowers.  They’ve said that his work is beautiful, he’s really good at making everything come together and he’s a great, honest guy.  Perfect for us!

My mom and I went to meet with him Saturday morning to talk out some of the details of our wedding decor.  We got some great ideas and narrowed down the wide range of color concepts I’ve been considering.

I have been thinking of doing icy blue bridesmaids dresses with purple flowers.  The first really helpful tip Greg gave us was that purple flowers are generally a bad idea for night weddings, and our wedding will be starting at 5 p.m.  Once it starts getting dark, the purple starts to kind of disappear.

He said he’s seen too many brides pay lots of money for a room full of purple flowers only to have them lose their effect the moment the sun goes down – a great tip from someone who has definitely done this before!  I came home and looked up some photos of nighttime purple weddings, and found several examples that proved him right.  Here’s one:

Wedding flowers

A range of blues, greens, and white with just a smidge of purple

So, Greg’s suggestion was to stick with the icy/slate blue bridesmaids dresses, black tuxes and flowers in a range of blues, greens and white with hints of purple.  Here are a few similar photos to what we looked at with Greg from this post by Vermont County Flowers, this post by Dream Weddings on a Budget and this post from Pretty Chick.

Wedding boquet - hydranga and roses

Bouquet by Vermont County Flowers - similar to, but lighter than, the flowers I am thinking about using for our wedding

Wedding bouquet - blue hydrangeas, white and green

Similar flowers from BudgetDreamWeddings.com

Green, blue, white wedding

Peach, Green, White and Yellow

We also wanted to get Greg’s opinion on some back-up colors in case we don’t find the blue bridesmaids dresses we’re looking for.  For a late summer wedding, he recommended a green, peach, white and yellow color scheme.  Here’s some pictures from the Perfect Palette and Wedding Inspirations to give you the idea!

Green and yellow wedding

Peach wedding

By the way – I LOVE the Perfect Palette blog and highly recommend it to anyone trying to pick out wedding colors.  She’s got a whole lot of different wedding color possibilities compiled together to give lost brides like myself a little help picking wedding colors.

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  1. March 21, 2011

    Greg sounds like a smart guy!

    Color Me Married is another (new) tool to help brides choose colors for their weddings.

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