The Diary of a Real BCME Bride | Salwa Chamsi-Pasha – Flowers
The Diary Of A Real BCME Bride
Ever since I was little girl, I would lay awake at night and play out my wedding. I would see myself gracefully walking down the aisle. A bouquet in one hand the love of my life holding the other. Doves would fly out into the nights sky in sync. All in all, it would be exactly how I planned it. My creation = perfection!
Fast forward a few years later and here I am planning my own wedding. I’m so excited, I’m going to have the time of my life, this will be the best day of MY life! Hear anything wrong with that sentence? If not, then seek help! If you do, yes you’re right it’s very ego-centric! I have been planning the fairytale wedding with no set budget in mind, creating my dream venue from scratch whilst placing in prince charming where X marks the spot. (Disclaimer: Prince Charming can take any form you like…except George Clooney, he’s taken now).
As an event planner myself , I know that the most important thing with wedding decor, is for it to reflect the couple. Not just the Bride. The wedding is an occasion celebrating the union between Husband and Wife. The Groom is important! In the US, the Groom even has his own cake aptly named the Groom’s cake!
My fairytale wedding so far has not taken into account my Fiancé or his contrasting taste. This isn’t a necessarily a bad thing, however parts of the wedding I have no hand in.
I always thought I’d have a summer wedding in Damascus, yet I find myself preparing for a winter/spring wedding in Jordan. One thing that will never waver from my dream fairytale wedding to reality are the flowers.
The use of flowers is determined by several factors. They need to be in season, within budget, as well as be able to look fresh from beginning to end. Flora and fauna are a staple for any wedding and are included in centrepieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, crowns and sometimes even giveaways.
I’ve been seeing a trend in tulips recently and snapped the pictures in today’s post at a florist in London during a recent trip.
I’ve been seeing a trend in tulips recently and snapped the pictures in today’s post at a florist in London during a recent trip. Tulips are always seen in bold colours such as bright yellow and harsh red, however, there are actually an array of different types and even more colours to choose from.
I think it would be interesting to see them used at a wedding in pastel shades and I am considering this for my own big day. Pastel colours (in my opinion) emphasize femininity, gentleness and grace.
Like most Arabic weddings, my wedding will be taking place after sunset; so I’m making sure to light those flowers up! A spotlight or two should do the trick. If you’d like to do the same, be mindful not to place light bulbs too close to the flowers or they will heat up and wilt.
Good luck to all Brides! And Happy Wedding Planning! I will be back soon with more of my wedding planning updates.