Nearing the end of this blog, I wanted to include a photo essay of the flowers used for the occasion. To me, flowers are a huge part of the essence of a wedding. I know that some people go with silks for weddings; they are a better value. To each his own, but to me there is no substitute for the real deal. The fragrance, the texture -- there is just no way silks can mimic the natural beauty and romance of real flowers and plants. Don't get me wrong; we did not spring for large showy displays on every guest table. We did for a few, and for others we opted for more simple arrangements; but for all of our floral decor we used real floral and plant materials (mixed with some candles too.)
Again, kudos to our wedding coordinator, Denise Harlan of Waco, Texas, who also did the flowers for my daughter's wedding. They were on target with respect to the color scheme and overall "feel" of the wedding.
Here is a Memory Board of the bouquets:
And here is a collage of the florals used at the ceremony and reception: