So, I had put off looking for a florist until the wedding was about six months away. I didn't feel a huge rush in securing one since I knew my floral order was pretty small. All I needed was ten bouquets. No centerpieces (we were going non-floral). No boutonnieres (the guy's were just going without).
I had gotten quotes from several Philly area florists, and in doing so I specified the exact number of stems I wanted assembled and delivered. I thought doing this would decrease the chance of having wildly different prices come back to me. Wrong. I really don't know how vendors can price out a service and product that is essentially identical and come up with such varying numbers. But it somehow happens.
Luckily for me one of the florists I found was Mary McVeigh of Flowers by Mary Elizabeth. Her prices were very competitive, she was extremely responsive to all of my questions, and she was really flexible when it came to listening to my ideas. What she delivered - in the midst of the semi-chaos of our hotel suite's prep time - was exactly what we had discussed months prior.
And yes, I kept the bouquets simple, small, cheery, and chock full o' billy balls. I thought the bright yellow would pick up the gold details on our saris for the ceremony, and then pop against our dresses for the reception. But really...I just knew you can't go wrong with some b. balls.
This floral explosion of photos provided by Nicole Peterson of Girl Photography.