I really didn’t want to have cut flowers at our wedding.
In general, I love having cut flowers around my house, and I love it when Mr. Heatherland brings me flowers. But wedding flowers always feel very wasteful to me. It’s a slippery slope of bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and altar decor, and I viewed the whole thing as a giant waste of money since it all goes in the garbage right after the wedding.
Instead I opted for potted plants that I could keep afterwards: Orchids and succulents to be exact.
But then, at 5pm, the night before our wedding, I started to regret not getting a bouquet. As if on cue, I ran into Darcy Hammer, the florist mastermind behind LeReve. I told her I was getting married tomorrow and needed a bouquet, the only requirement was it had to be earthy, rustic, and unique.
She did an amazing job. It was mature and playful at the same time. I loved it!
She created a bouquet with whatever she had on hand and it was a gorgeous mix of wild flowers, herbs, kale, and blackberries. She even made a little succulent boutonniere for Mr. Heatherland.
I’m so happy I made that last minute decision. It was perfect. And even for weddings on a budget, skip the flowers, but totally do a bouquet.