Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flower Power (See Jane Choose)

I don't really discuss my pending wedding much on this blog--mostly because I don't want to bore you.  Here are a two set in stone facts on my pending nuptials:  it's in May 2011 and it's in Sayulita, Mexico (not at a hotel).


I wouldn't post about something that wasn't important.  My concern du jour are flowers.  I asked my wedding planner (she lives down there) about florists and more specifically flowers native to the area and she informed me that Mexico doesn't have peonies--the only flower I actually asked about.  Qu'elle horreur!  Yes, they can ship them in, but it'll cost me.  My fluffy, flower dreams are being shattered.  May is prime time for peonies, too, which just shakes salt into my wounds.

I'm no botanist, so I need to expand my horizons.  What is your favorite flower?  Any peony lovers out there with viable alternatives?

Disclaimer:  I promise to never bore you with this topic again.

25 comments

Katie said...

I don't find it boring at all to hear about your wedding :)

I'm certainly no flower expert. For my wedding my florist was one of my best friends, and I just told her some colors and types of flowers I like and she ran with that. If you find someone who knows enough, I'm sure they'd be able to find something similar to peonies that you'll be happy with!

Collette Osuna said...

I think hearing about your wedding would be fun!! My fav flower is a call lily.....and those arent too easy to come by alot of the time.....

Vicky K. said...

lovely picture!!

Vicky
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Closet Fashionista said...

Aww that stinks that they don't have them :/ I have no idea what my favorite flower is, haha....
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Amanda said...

LOVE hearing about your wedding...I don't think anyone would be bored with more details from time to time. I am a tulip lover personally!

delia εïз said...

I love your blog Anna Jane. Boring is very unlikely.

My favorite would have to be steriling roses.

Hope your wedding plans are coming along great :)

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delia εïз said...

It should be sterling not steriling. I can't spell/type at 6am (my time) lol :)

Jessica said...

Wedding details are never boring, dear! I think it would be a nice little weekly post. But I do have to admit, I'm obsessed with planning and weddings just happen to be my favorite so I may be a little biased, haha. My favorite flowers are peonies, too, so I'm not much help there.

Amanda T. said...

Bloomed roses look very similar to peonies in bouquets!

asequindressatbreakfast said...

boring? girlfriend are you kidding? you could start a 2nd blog all about wedding planning and i'd be a devoted reader to both! pleeease talk about dresses and shoes and colors-i love this stuff!

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Taylor said...

GIRL GET THE PEONIES!!!!! You only have a wedding ONCE (well hopefully!) I had them, had to pay extra and am SOOO Glad I did.....maybe it is just your bouquet that is peonies....make them all the more special!!!!!

This is no bore...we are mostly girls and we love this stuff!!!!

xxoo-T

Carrie said...

I just told my Mom last night that peonies in my someday wedding are a definite and MUST. They are by far my absolute favorite. This makes me sad for you! There HAS to be a solution!!!

Samantha said...

I would love to hear more about your wedding- it's not boring!! If it isnt outrageous to have the peonies shipped I say go for it! If it is, I would really go local and different with my choices.

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

Valerie said...

I know very little about flowers, but I do know that I love peonies. I also love ranunculus and lillies, but have no idea if you can get them in Mexico. How exciting that you've picked a date and place!!! Tell us more!!

xo
Valerie

Nikki said...

OMG I would LOVE to hear more about your wedding!!!!
I love peonies too.
Have you looked at garden roses(they are huge and lush) or my other favorite is calla lily.


xx
Nikki

PS.Mexico.. how fun!!!!

Alicia said...

peonies are my favorite too! but dahlias are a great alternative as well as roses in full bloom. can't wait to hear more of the details :)

Diana Mieczan said...

I would love to hear more about your wedding,sweetie
Such a shame that they dont have them there...Hmm...They are my fav too:)
Kisses

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

Josie said...

Okay, this is NOT boring in the slightest. Your destination wedding sounds amazing. I love poppies for weddings; I think that they're so unexpected. Of course, roses are always gorgeous, and I do love lilies.
xo Josie
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

I don't think you would bore us with your wedding details at all. The location is going to be magic! Now about those flowers...no peonies?? Ugh

I don't know much about flowers, but they have to have some great ones down there because the weather is sooooo great. Can she provide you with a list of some sort?

xoxo,
Carrie

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I have no opinion on flowers in general, but I'd love to hear more about your wedding on this blog. It's so exciting!

Jammer said...

It's not boring!! Weddings are a PARTY! I honestly don't know too much about flowers. I like tulips though :)

PS - As a Steelers fan since birth I welcome you to the Pittsburgh obsession that is Steelers football!

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

I absolutely looove peonies too and they weren't in season during my wedding either. I had to fly them in so I only used them for my bouquet and used hydrangeas for my centerpieces instead.

Jiye
http://pearlsandgreentea.blogspot.com/

Molly said...

I loooooove peonies too, but we got married in September so they were out of season (translation-rather expensive). I used ranunculas and they were absolutely beautiful. They are now some of favorite flowers!!

Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Lexi said...

Take a look at garden roses. They are a bit smaller than peonies but smell wonderfully and are a fraction of the price!

send flowers to philippines said...

Yeah, Peonies are lovely indeed. but my favorite flower is tulip, specially those bright color tulips =)