Curious Epicurean

Bridal shower flowers

Posted on: May 10, 2011

My sister and mom threw us a great couples shower last weekend. Instead of the standard ladies-only event, we invited all the family and friends and had a great late-afternoon party. After reading countless wedding websites and blogs for content ideas for my other Twitter and wedding blog, I always have really great visions of what I want and no idea how to get there. Luckily for me, my baby sister is endlessly creative and could translate my aimless wish list of decor elements into beautiful arrangements.

My creative team and bridesmaids.

Flowers are a big part of any wedding-related event. In fact, some professionals say that floral elements should account for 10% of your overall budget. Looking for a way to stretch our floral budget, we decided to try the Oakland Flower Mart, a wholesale distributor of flowers in the East Bay. We arrived early in the morning and I was almost overwhelmed by the options! For great prices, we found exactly what we needed and more–for way under the budget.

The before:

Our selection of hhydrangeas, daisies dyed hot pink and orange, chrysanthemums, orange roses, and funny little green things

And after, with some creativity:

Roses and hydrangeas after some creativity.

We found a way to incorporate delicate hydrangeas into the hot pink and bright orange color scheme.

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