Wedding prep: Florals

OK! So I am super excited to share with you all my flower plans for my and Evan’s wedding–I can’t believe we’re almost two months away!

I knew immediately that I wanted Sprout Home to lend their floral expertise to our big day. For those of you not in the Chicago or NYC area or unfamiliar with Sprout Home, they are a florist specializing in all things that bloom, but especially terrariums, how-to’s, gardening classes, and weddings!

Before I made my final decision on Sprout, I purchased their book Rooted in Design and fell in love with the dreamy tutorials on indoor and outdoor gardening. I even blogged about their staghorn fern tutorial! They have such creative and unique ways to display plants and really breathe life–literally–into your space.

So, introductions aside, let’s get down to the good stuff.

My color palette of choice include:

  • Mint
  • Sage
  • Forest Green
  • Gold
  • Ivory
  • White
  • Pops of burgundy and navy blue


And my design adjectives include:

  • Organic
  • Flowing
  • Natural
  • Casually classy
  • Garden inspired
  • Soft, but not rustic


Our overall aesthetic for the wedding leans vintage, with soft touches, DIY, 1920s glam, and pre-war industrial. I know, it’s kind of all over the place, but it works I promise! If you’ve been reading my other wedding prep posts you’ll see the themes weave together through gold glitter and greenery.

Our flowers obviously play a huge role in our centerpieces (read more here!) and reception venue as a whole, so to fill our space but keep that organic glam vibe, we went with two smaller centerpiece options for the tables, each will sit on top of green and teal vintage books.

We opted for a non-traditional guest book, which will be a chalkboard globe that guests can write their names and wishes. Next to the globe, Sprout planned to create a dramatic floral arrangement in a large mercury glass pedestal vase.

Similar to these beauties:

Image result for flower arrangement mercury glass pedestal vase

Image result for flower arrangement mercury glass pedestal vase

And last up for decor is weaving greenery throughout, like our place cards:


For my bouquet, I want to keep that organic, flowing, soft vibe and the florist chose a few examples that I think really emulate my aesthetic. One thing that is a must is a large Tillandsia placed delicately in the bouquet itself. I think the entire planet surrounded by soft flowers is such a unique approach to a bouquet and I love all the possibilities.


Each bouquet is so lush, and I especially like the bottom right with the pop of burgundy. I did ask for just a touch more color like adding mint, blue, and burgundy throughout. My bridesmaids bouquet will be a smaller, scaled-down version of mine.

Last, the boutonnieres! These will be neutral and mostly air plant variety, Evan’s will feature a smaller version of the air plant in my bouquet to match.


And there you have it, the complete round-up of our November wedding flowers. What do y’all think?



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