UNIQUE WEDDING IDEAS | make it meaningful | This bride had her bridesmaids pick their own flowers… from a field grown just for them.

Like I said recently on zee Twittaire, the brand new site is freaking close as heck.  The launch truly is fast approaching, and my excitement organ is going to burst soon (my excitement organ is next to my appendix, so a life-threatening, ricochet double explosion is possible). 

I’m trying to keep calm, and carry on… and everything else those signs that start with “Keep Calm” end with these days.  (And there are a lot of them, so all of those things.)

As you may have heard, we’ve been fine-tuning the s*** out of things for the past few days (err, past few weeks), pretty much straight through the night and into the next day, and then through the night again, and into the next day… and so on and so on and so on.  Now, of course, this catches up with a person, and that ultimately means that, today, I needed to lessen the typically very high standards I typically place on myself.  Just for today, though.  I hope no one minds too much.  So we’re gonna keep it short and sweet today, but don’t worry, I’m not slacking on quality, at least imho (that means in my humble opinion… I didn’t just call myself a ho).

When I saw this incredible concept in a gorgeous wedding shot by Caroline Fontenot, I knew I had to share it at some point with you guys.  And today’s kind of the greatest day to do it!

In Caroline’s words:

My favorite detail of the day was the bride/bridesmaid bouquets.  The flowers were grown for the wedding party in a field at a wild flower farm.  Then, the girls all made their own bouquets.

People.  Did you hear that?  The flowers were grown *IN A FIELD, EXPRESSLY FOR THE BRIDAL PARTY.*

I imagine the lot of them merrily frolicking amidst the flowers, picking their personal favorites, pointing out beautiful ones to the other girls, all of them smiling and generally experiencing the zenith of all possible positive emotions, because, imho, THIS IS THE BEST IDEA IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

Seriously, isn’t it rad?  Personalization is one of my favorite things, and this totally takes the cake.

Oh, and they had a bubble exit.  Hearting that, obvs.

Credit: Caroline Fontenot

So, what do you think of this flower-pickin’ idea?  Hot or not? :)

xoxo!  – Alison

P.S. – We’re having a pretty hard time deciding whether to go with a smallish – but very common in the blogosphere – 11 pt font font, or a font that’s a bit larger/easier to read.  So far, in the Twitter poll I’ve been conducting, you guys are split 50/50.  Let’s keep this discussion going, right here if you don’t mind. :)

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  1. Aleah + Nick Valley on October 27, 2010

    Love the flower pickin’ idea. Anything that puts a sentimental, thoughtful spin on all things wedding is great by us! Can’t wait for your new launch!!

  2. Lauren Elise on October 27, 2010

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this flower idea!! I would have loved picking the flowers and arranging my bouquet if I were one of these lucky bridesmaids. Any idea that is totally unique and slightly different from tradition is fine by me.
    Also, I like whatever font size your blog is now. I feel like it can look weird when the font is too big (like it’s a book meant for children). But, that’s just me!

  3. Alicia @CharityWedding on October 27, 2010

    Brilliant idea! I wish there were pictures of this field and the flower picking where I imagine them wearing flowing dresses and skipping!! I love bridesmaids that don’t match and flowers are a fabulous way to do that if you can’t let yourself do that with their dresses!

  4. Kristin Gast on October 27, 2010

    Super cute. I am doing something similar. I want each bridesmaid to have an all white bouquet of one type of bloom. So each girl gets to pick her fav white flower and that will be her bouquet :)

  5. Marianna on October 27, 2010

    This is such a perfect way to give bridesmaids a say in the process. I love it!

  6. Jennifer on October 27, 2010

    Love this idea – my girls would jump at the chance to pick out their own bouquet!

  7. Megan Acosta on October 27, 2010

    This is fabulous! Agree with Alicia, it would be fun to make a shoot out of it and do bridal portraits and then shots with all the girls! So cute!!

  8. Lena on October 27, 2010

    What amazing bouquets, and the idea that the bridesmaids were released on their very own wildflower field is beyond amazing!

  9. Andie on October 27, 2010

    I’m loving the flower pickin’ idea. I forwarded this to the FH and loves it too! I think I’ll do this!

  10. anna on October 27, 2010

    how does one get a field at a wild flower farm??? and are they really wild if they are farmed? AWESOME IDEA.

  11. TenThouBride on October 27, 2010

    Loving the idea!! They turned out beautifully!!

  12. Mary on October 27, 2010

    I actually thought about doing that very thing for bouquets – it would be a really fun little activity to do before the wedding. Also perhaps a god photo shoot opportunity!

    As for the font, go smaller. People can always “Ctrl + ” to make the page bigger. (Neat trick, eh?)

    “Ctrl ZERO” sets it back.

  13. Mary on October 27, 2010

    * good — not god. jeepers.

  14. Stephanie on October 28, 2010

    Okay, that is officially the coolest wedding idea I have EVER heard! I think I might mention this to the bride whose wedding I’m in next year. ;)

  15. Postcards and pretties on October 28, 2010

    i love that idea…the bouquets are gorgeous!!
    yay!! can’t freakin’ wait for your new site.
    reg: the font size ~ I like the size your using now ;)

  16. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on October 29, 2010

    What an awesome idea! Love, love, love this!!!

  17. Caroline Fontenot on November 2, 2010

    Hey just saw this little feature! Thanks for sharing my images :)

  18. Kimia Kline on November 3, 2010

    the flower picking is amazing!!! howd they get a whole field grown just for them? lucky girls :)

  19. swarovski sklep on May 6, 2011

    Best blog site I’ve ever viewed !


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