I am going to save so much money by doing my own centerpieces for the wedding. Being a rather frugal bride, this makes me incredibly happy!
Nicole and I did a trial run of flower arranging on Saturday. Armed with $40 of flowers, we made three gorgeous centerpieces. White dahlias and yellow roses are matched with other yellow, green, brown and white fillers in a copper footed bowl.
The resulting arrangement achieves the perfect loose but structured, yellow but not too "perky" mix I was looking for. I think they will be stunning in the arts and crafts interior of our venue. We refrigerated one to make sure it would last overnight, but even the arrangements left in the sun looked fine the next evening.
I made an illustrated shopping list we can take to the flower market with us next September. This is the fun part of wedding planning!