Spring flowers at a spring wedding reception–makes perfect sense, right? Nothing says spring more to me than bright and happy yellow daffodils.
Talk about putting the cart before the horse:
- I planned on daffodil accents for my cake, like these BEAUTIFUL gum paste daffodils
- I bought silk daffodils and, with Darlene’s help, already made about 7 daffodil pens for guests to use to sign our “guestbook“
- I read up on how to care for daffodils (did you know cut daffodils secrete a sap that harms other flowers? There are ways around this, as I learned here.)
- I comparison-shopped on the internet ’til the cows came home to find the best deal on daffodils (here’s a list of the main stores I’m looking at: www.fiftyflowers.com, www.americanfloraldistributors.com, www.farmstogo.com, www.growersbox.com)
Then I find out that daffodils are an EARLY spring flower…and that they are generally only available through April. I contact some of the above mentioned stores to see if there are any special arrangement that can be made with their flower farmers. One mentioned a possibility of daffodils being available in early May, but that’s only if the weather is good. Hmm…daffodils for a May 17th reception? Let’s just say I never even buy Lotto tickets becuase I feel like the odds are too low…
Bottom line? Farewell daffodil dreams! I spent a lot of time scrambling to find another bright yellow flower that would also work with the centerpiece project I have in mind (don’t worry, I’ll be sure to blog about that later!). The current contenders are: freesia, dahlia, and a couple of daisy varieties (Factor, Vero and Yellow Cushion Pom). We’ll see which one makes the cut! Feel free to post any other suggestions though~~~
P.S. Here’s a pic of the secondary flower I plan to use to complement whichever yellow flower I decide on. Doesn’t the top of Star of Bethlehem look like an asparagus tip? Hehe, that probably contributes to why I like these flowers….mmmm…..