Today I looked for flowers and bouquets that I like. We're visiting with a florist this upcoming weekend and I wanted to be armed with pictures! For anyone looking for flowers in Norman, I highlyrecommend you check out Birdie. They also have clothing and pretty things for your house!

I've always loved peonies, but they seem to be hard to find in June and can be pretty expensive, so I'm not sure that I'll get to use as many of these as I had originally planned!
In my search to find peony-like flowers I've found that Ranunculus look similar and make bouquets that are just as pretty!
Cabbage Roses
These are also sometimes called Garden Roses. I saw these on the Martha Stewart show and fell in love!


Reception Decor

After looking at TONS of different linen options for tables, I found myself attracted to this burlap-type material. It fits in perfectly with the casual mood of our wedding and would be a super easy DIY project.

I am particularly fond of using the burlap as a table runner, or using the burlap as the linen and pairing it with a lacy runner as seen in the picture in the bottom right-hand corner. 

Two words. Mason jars. I love, love, love using mason jars as vases. I also like the idea of using different flowers on all the tables so that each table is unique. It reminds me of picking flowers out of a garden. Here are some of my favorites.

I found this idea to use vintage tea tins as vases:

I also like the idea of using pitchers. I got this one from Ikea that I use on our dining room table. They come in three different sizes and I can imagine having a few of these filled with flowers and scattered around on different tables.

I have recently discovered bunting, and the more I see it the more it's growing on me. I had never even heard of it until I started wedding planning. We can't hang anything from the ceilings or walls at our reception venue, so I thought this would be a fun idea to help decorate and use on something like the cake and gift tables.

I had always envisioned a dimly lit reception area with huge paper lanterns and twinkle lights. Unfortunately, this vision now has to go out the window since we can't hang anything from the ceiling. I've seen a couple of ideas using balloons that create a similar effect. It just seems like it could be tricky to keep it from looking tacky. I found these from Martha Stewart that capture my idea pretty well.
I would have to plan this very carefully, though. There is a fine line between the two pictures above, and this one below, which makes me want to scream! 


Wedding Attire

I was initially very overwhelmed with different wedding ideas that I liked, and completely hated planning. I've decided to break it down into one thing each day and pick out ideas that I like the most. Today I focused on what everyone is going to wear. Our colors are light pink, chocolate brown, and ivory. I've tried to incorporate these into what we are wearing without being too matchy.

I've already picked out and bought my bridesmaid dresses. They are in the light flamingo color from J. Crew. I put the champagne color up to show how they look on. My favorite thing about these dresses is that they have pockets!

I also really like these pearl necklaces to go with them. This dress goes with so many different shoes, I'm going to let them decide what style they want to wear. I also bought one of these dresses for myself and wore it with a nude peep toe. I think nude, champagne, or gold will look best. 

This one was hard for me. I'm not a guy (obviously) and Charlie doesn't have very strong opinions about fashion. Since our wedding will be outside in June I don't want to make our guys wear jackets. It was between this pant color or a tan, and I think this bluish gray color won. We will get them these pants from J. Crew, the oatmeal colored Jack Purcell's, and pink Burberry tie. We'll let them pick out their own white shirt, which I'm sure most of them probably already have, and dark brown/black belt. 

I was having a hard time thinking of a nice gift to get the groomsmen, and I think this tie will do the trick. We're having a casual ceremony, so the traditional gift of something like cuff links and pocket squares won't work. I'm not totally sold on it yet though because I'm afraid it might come off as too trendy. I'm still looking for other pink and brown tie options that might work better.

Charlie will be wearing exactly what the groomsmen are, except he'll have this jacket.

Here are the two dresses that I'm currently crushing on. The first one is a simple Nicole Miller dress, and the second one is from J. Crew (go figure!). I'm going to Chicago in late October to start trying dresses on, and I'm going straight for these!

I'm still looking for some great heels to wear, since the pair I love are no longer available to buy. 
Here is the current Christian Louboutin glitter pump. I also thought these could be a fun "something blue." If only they would make them in an peep toe version. I'd buy them in a second!

I also found these Kate Spade shoes that are very similar to what I wanted in the first place. AND they match the flats I bought yesterday!