Flowers Friday – dusty miller (you don’t know what I’m talking about, right?!)

So this week has been very very productive wedding-wise and I’m feeling super organised and efficient (something that does not happen particularly regularly, let me tell you…), but I’m not going to bore you with all that W-Day chat.

But one thing I will say is that I’ve solved the conundrum of the fact that every flower in the Cayman Islands costs $6, by deciding to in fact just not have any.  Genius, huh?  Ok, not really genius, but I am pretty proud of myself as a self-proclaimed flower-lover-from-a-long-line-of-crop-growing-farmers, for taking that decision.

So anyway, what I’m thinking is that for the reception the tables are going to be overloaded with gorgeous Moroccan lanterns and candles and incense etc., and flowers would kinda just get in the way.  So we’re just not going to bother having any.  Also, it’ll be totally dark – it’s not like a wedding in the UK where the wedding breakfast is during the afternoon (okay, I seem to have to justify the decision).

Anyhoo, so what this means is that we can have FREAKING FANTASTIC bouquets for the ceremony, which I’m very excited about.  For a very long time I’ve been trying to find out the name of the gorgeous grey-green foliage that features in all my fave bouquet pics, and this week I’ve finally done it: Dusty Miller.  It’s good.

It’s really good.


Have a smashing weekend all, what are you up to?


  1. Rachel says:

    Very exciting news about the fabulous bouquets! I love the first pic of the dusty miller – it looks beautiful, not just a boring bouquet-fillers.
    You can bore me with W-day chat any day!

  2. annie says:

    Dusty Miller! Bless, was that Trumpton or Camberwick Green? Ah I used to love that. Lanterns will be beautiful and maybe flowers in the evening would look a bit wrong. Lots of candles! Cant’ wait to see the piccies x

    • Elly Hails says:

      Ha, I don’t know, I don’t think I watched either of those shows when I was little! Always love a good blast from the past though.

      Thank you for the second opinion, it’s much appreciated actually as I’m a smidge nervous about the whole shaboodle. There will be piccies, lots of piccies!

      Have a great weekend Annie!xx

  3. Laura Terry says:

    I think that’s a great plan – leaves more room for sparkly shiny Moroccan things and candles. It’s going to look marvellous! And the foliage is beautiful 🙂 xxx

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