Flowers for a wedding
My son is getting married on the island in June. Is there anywhere we can buy flowers and make up some simple bouquets? They are on a tight budget and just looking for something simple. I hate to spend alot on florist flowers as they are leaving the next day and I don't think they would be allowed to take them home, or that they would look too good by the time they arrived.
Anyone have a nice garden and willing to give them a few cuttings even? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Julie, bougainvillea actually are one of the best for bouquets because they're so hardy and don't wilt - plus the color combinations are gorgeous. But, yes, their thorns are killers as my bleeding arms have born testament to many times while trimming back straggling bushes! But it's really not that big of a deal to clip the thorns off for an arrangement and I think it's definitely worth the effort. Secateurs can do the trick but even easier is a sturdy pair of nail clippers! 😀
I got married on the beach at a resort on St. Thomas last summer, and my plan was exactly as yours is. Some friends were going to just clip some of the lovely flowers that were on the grounds. Well, the time came to take the walk from the room to the beach. I forgot to look for the flower bouquet that was left right outside the door and had a flowerless wedding ceremony. I did have a pretty yellow silk hibiscus clipped in my hair. I noticed another significant "forget" after the ceremony. Everyone was taking pictures. I turned to my new husband and said "S**T! I forgot to put on lipstick." You know what? None of it was important at all. I never did see that flower bouquet, either. LOL
I'm sure you will find some lovely flowers for your future daughter-in-law. Remind her to put on her lipstick. Sounds like she's getting a great mother-in-law.