Ejayne's Planning Bio


Bridal Bouquet Inspiration

I'm thinking it will be mostly ivory and green, with hints of pink. I definitely want to incorporate ranunculus and anemones. I like roses, but I don't want them to overpower the bouquet, so Celia (my friend, and the floral manager at the HEB Plus in Leander) suggested spray roses, which I thought was a great idea (garden roses are nice too!). I also love orchids, but I know they're expensive so I'll just have a few if I can afford it. Other flowers we talked about were freesia, waxflower, and hydrangea. I also love tulips, but I don't think that's going to happen. I want a mix of sizes and textures, making something unique. Two kinds of flowers I know will NOT be in my bouquet... gerber daises and stephanotis.

Bridesmaid Bouquets

My favorite example is the first image here. I love that the overall look of the bouquet is orange without all the flowers actually being orange. I like the coral color rose too. :) Favorite flowers for the bridesmaid bouquets are: ranunculus, poppies, roses, coxcomb, freesia, waxflower, and orchids.

Boutonnieres, Corsages, and Flower Girl Ideas

I haven't been able to find any photos online that I think are PERFECT, but out of all that I've seen, these are my favorites.

Ceremony & Reception Decor

Cobalt blue is my main color because it is everywhere at San Michele, and orange is a naturally beautiful complementary color. I don't want traffic cone orange, but a more muted orange palate; a family of orange tones, if you will. (Orange, yellow, and coral... I think. Maybe some pink too.). Take a peek at the inspiration board on the main page, and I think you'll get a better idea of what I'm trying to describe here.

For the centerpieces, some tables will have cobalt blue candles in glass hurricanes with amber colored glass rocks, and others will have 3 cobalt blue bud vases with flowers in them. I will also have lots of cobalt blue votive candle holders... one at each place setting. The votive holders will double as favors for the guests. I want there to be LOTS of candlelight! LIGHTING IS SUPER IMPORTANT!

I won't be having a tent unless it rains, but it's not going to rain! :P

Below are some photos I'm using as inspiration... most are just photos off the web, but some are actual things I am using (like the toasting flutes, blue candle and votive holder... all from Crate & Barrel).

Texas and California gettin' hitched!

I just found these lovely State Bird Prints and ordered a 5x7 each of California and Texas. (In case you didn't know, David is from California, and I'm a born and raised Austinite.) I think I will have them on the table with the sand ceremony and then move them somewhere else for the reception. Then I will mat and frame them and we'll have this beautiful piece of art for our home! I love being able to find things I like that will not only serve a purpose at our wedding, but will be enjoyed much longer afterward as well. :)

Old-Fashioned Marriage Certificate

This is EXACTLY what I had in mind, but this one wound up being too expensive for our budget, so I actually wound up ordering this certificate. I'll have someone with nice handwriting fill it in. :)