This season, I've been providing flowers to Lily's Bistro, one of my favorite restaurants here in town, and Lily's was kind enough to suggest my services to a couple who were getting married there this weekend. I got to create 34 table arrangements, a bridal bouquet, and one large arrangement for the guest book table. I'm used to creating bouquets from local flowers, so it was fun to see what was available beyond the scope of my May - October seasonal selection.
The bridal bouquet (photo 2) had big, hot pink esperanza roses, so I thought it might be nice to tie that in with the guest book table arrangement (photo 1). I used smaller pink roses and added goldenrod and sweet annie to the mix, with a few grasses for height. The bride's bouquet also had sweet annie, hydrangea, green trick dianthus, and some kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate.
The 34 table arrangements echoed the overall theme but were a bit looser and varied in content. Goldenrod or sweet annie went in most, with gaura, ageratum, mint, rose of sharon, and cosmos also in rotation.
Of course, using roses makes me want to grow roses, but the growing season is almost over, so I'm consoling myself with bulb catalogs, putting in orders for the earliest flowering things I can find, and waiting for my anemones to bloom.