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roses and rosemary

21 Aug

I tweeted earlier this week that I had read somewhere about a bouquet of white roses and rosemary, and idea that filled me with romantic longing, and I asked if anyone had any photos of such a bouquet. No one responded on twitter, but the internet has since surprised me with several beautiful images, and I’m totally in love.

Like this:

and this:

I found them both at frostyweddings, my go-to site for winter wedding inspiration, and she got them from the Natural Wedding Company. Photos all from Mark Tattersall. Gorgeous, huh?

What’s funny is that every image I found was from the UK. I guess the Brits like their herbs?

When I stop and think about why I like this combination, aside from the wintry, fragrant appeal, I remember the quote from Shakespeare:

“There’s rosemary; that’s for remembrance.
Pray, love, remember.”
~Ophelia, Hamlet

I think it actually has scientific, medicinal properties, too, for helping with memory. And it has been used in weddings as a symbol of love and memory for centuries, too.  I’ll be thinking about ways to incorporate this combination!

“If the day and night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal, … That is your success. All nature is your congratulation.” — Henry David Thoreau    

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another lovely winter wedding

26 Jul

My winter wedding blogger friend, Coraline at Frosty Winter Weddings, has a post up today about a wedding that is gorgeous and lovely. And the centerpieces in that wedding are very similar to what I think I want.  And that simple, elegant cake — yes, please!   

wedding centerpiece and cake

frosty centerpiece and cake!

 

Photo by Pink Sugar Photography.   

Click on over to http://frostyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/07/allison-jonathan.html (or via the Frosty Weddings link in the blogroll) to see the whole wedding. Also at the photographer’s site: http://pinksugarphotography.typepad.com/pink_sugar_photography_bl/2010/01/allison-and-jonathan.html Gorgeous!

I’m dreaming of a white (Christmas) wedding…

12 Jul

Last night I dreamed about my wedding flowers. PLANNING IN MY SLEEP!!! Truth be told, we haven’t settled on a venue yet, but I’m already decorating. Since we’re planning a December wedding, winter flowers will be key. And I want berries. Winter Berries.     

winter berry branches

photo credit: Lida Rose, Flickr

 

 Wouldn’t some arrangements of branches be lovely throughout the room, and then springs interspersed with white flowers for bouquets and/or centerpieces?any white flowers will do — not sure peonies are in season in December?     

white flowers and winter berries

any white flowers will do -- not sure peonies are in season in December?

 

source: http://theperfectpalette.blogspot.com/2009/11/baby-its-cold-outside-snow-white-red.html     

ooh, and I love this arrangement from Flower Duet

 

And it occurred to me that Amaryllis and Paper Whites in pots would be lovely around the room. And bulbs in organza or craft paper bags with red tags would be gorgeous favors! Yes?