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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

a little violet wedding bouquet..........

For my wedding bouquet, I was determined to have real violets but every florist I spoke to was unwilling to do work with such a delicate little flower, until I found Livia Cetti at The Green Vase. She is the flower guru in New York City and also happens to be the contributing stylist editor at Martha Stewart Weddings. She loved the idea and took on the challenge of working with the itty bitty bloom and as you can see below the bouquet was absolutely outstanding!
She also made the gardenia that I wore in my hair. It was so fragrant and lasted through out the entire afternoon and evening.

Note : if you want to work with fresh violets they must be kept in water up until minutes before the ceremony and know that the flower is extremely delicate, so they won't last the whole event. If you want to look of fresh violets all day or night and not to mention, the budget for it, have your florist make a second bouquet.


Violets are a symbol of faithfulness. Blue violets say "I'll always be true"

5 comments:

Little Musings said...

Breathtaking! Thanks so much for posting your wedding photos- they are lovely. The violet's are striking and beautiful- I'm glad it worked out! Thanks for the flower tips.

Mélanie said...

Wonderful pictures ! I love violets ! Have you ever been to Toulouse in France . That is the violets' town

Chelsea said...

Your wedding was amazing! I love violets and used to carry them in my flower shop. I am totally obsessed with them. I'm glad you got your violet bouquet!!

Eloise said...

This is lovely. Well done you in following what you so wanted for your special day. Simply beautiful.

Sarah B said...

So, so lovely. Well done you in following your wishes and finding a florist willing to take your request on. Simply beautiful.