Day 4 Question:
What are some creative alternatives to flowers as decoration?
I LOVE flowers. In the spring I eagerly await the first peek of color on my sweetly scented hyacinths, the first blooms on my prized irises, that first pop of green in the landscape of dull brown. It would seem natural that I would have loads and loads of flowers at my wedding, right? Well, there are some roadblocks there.
1) I have some pretty major allergies. I am one of those people who is basically allergic to "outside", which sadly includes many of the flowers and greens I find so beautiful.
2) I just can't see spending all of that money on something like cut flowers that will simply be thrown away in a few days' time. Of course I want to have a bouquet and the wedding party will have the requisite floral adornments. I'm talking more about centerpieces and decorations.
So, I am looking for some creative alternatives (other than simple potted plants) to replace the flower decor at the wedding. Thoughts?