So, it was really hard to get the flowers I wanted out on Long Island. I didn't have time (or the inclination) to race into Manhattan the day before my wedding to hit up the flower market. I had to improvise. I found a lovely, helpful local florist who was willing to order flowers for me at a wholesale rate, so I could arrange them myself. But, my options were pretty limited, at least compared with what's available to me daily in San Francisco!
At that point, I just let go of my creamy pastel confection idea and decided to make it easy on myself and go with pink. That way I knew everything would blend. Peonies, ranunculus, garden roses (from my parent's yard), lisanthius and veronica wound up being the primary flowers I worked with. While the flowers aren't exactly what I had in mind, I still loved how they turned out. What do you think? Pinker than a princess's wedding, or charming?