I went to my friends’ wedding over this past weekend up in Seattle. It was an intimate outdoor gathering on a lovely July day. Like lots of women, I like to check out all the little details (flower arrangements, colors, favors, how they labeled each table, etc, etc) that make up a wedding.
While I was admiring the centerpieces, I noticed a couple of fun little touches! For one, I just really like the purple flower in the foreground. It’s one that you don’t often see, at least not in California or Minnesota, which are the locations of most weddings I’ve attended. It adds a unique flair to the more traditional flowers like calla lilies and hydrangeas.
Secondly, notice the little jar holding up the table sign. It’s filled with coffee beans! Both my friends love coffee and they live in the hometown of Starbucks, so it’s not that surprising that it was incorporated in the decorations, but I particularly liked it because I had something very similar at my own wedding!
Lastly, as I was taking this picture of their lovely flowers, I looked at the table next to me and noticed something unusual poking out of the bouquet. Something I had never seen incorporated into wedding flowers before and thought was so ingenious that I had to write a post about it!
See that purplish-green guy tucked in the corner? Yep! That’s an artichoke! How clever is that?! It blends in really well with the other purple touches and doesn’t called attention to itself as the only vegetable in the mix. Pretty cool.