I was reminiscing about my whole wedding experience with a girlfriend yesterday, bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, etc. etc. And wanted to write a little about my wedding flowers experience, and the beautiful Cyin sisters who helped make my dream a reality. I really hope they get a website soon!
Designing my floral bouquets, corsages, wristlets and guestbook center piece was a really cool experience for me, because I was able to be a part of the entire process. It started with developing a budget, to getting up at 4:30am on a Saturday a couple of weeks before the actual wedding, and picking out the types of flowers and colors that I wanted to work with from the LA Flower Market in downtown LA. If you haven't been yet- I HIGHLY recommend it. The early bird gets the worm in this case, Eunice, Monica and I literally had to leave Orange County at around 5:30am/6:00am to get there very early, before all of the good flowers were taken. :) The flower market is where a lot of local florists, hotels, caterers get their flowers, wholesale, and they are as fresh and beautiful as can be.
Although the Flower Market can be a little overwhelming if you don't know what you're doing- I was with professionals, and Eunice and Monica knew just where to go to find the best flowers, rhinestones, ribbon, pins, tape, wire and everything else we needed.
I knew that I wanted to go with a red, pink and cream theme and wanted mostly roses with some peonies, (pro tip: peonies are very expensive!) So we scoured the market for bunches that were the right color and size. Below is a pic of some of our haul, (immediately put in water), when we got back to Monica's apartment, and the vase I purchased for my guestbook topiary centerpiece.
And Monica holding a bridal bouquet idea and flower girl bunch.
And the final result was completely perfect for us. Thank you so much ladies- you truly helped make 06-09-12 special, and I loved being a part of the process from beginning to end. Now, get yourselves a floral website...Cyin City Designs!