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by xanders_girl on October 22, 2006 01:00 PM
I'm really sorry to bother you.. I've tried so hard on my own with no such luck or else I wouldn't even ask...

My fiance and I are thinking of creating our own flower arrangements instead of paying out the wazoo for someone simply put flowers in a perfect ball shape.. the only thing is that our wedding colors are teal, brown, and ivory..

Ivory is simple.. almost every flower comes is some shade of ivory/white. Teal isn't even super bad because you can pull off a blue as teal.. (although if you have any suggestions, I'm open...). However, I have searched high and low for some kind of brown flower. Do roses come in brown?

I would appreciate SO much for your input. Thank you, thank you, thank you. [Smile]

(Btw, it's a June wedding, in case it matters...)

-<3 Ginny
by weezie13 on October 22, 2006 01:07 PM
Are you having fresh flowers or faux ones?
*don't get me wrong, they make some awesome looking faux florials, I used them in my wedding, very reasonable in price and all colors were "IN" season*

I can't think of any, as of this typing..
What about a brown satin ribbon or something of the likes as a bow and wrapped down the stems, with the two colors for the flowers..

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by gailo on October 22, 2006 08:09 PM
Look for a Leonidas Rose. It is sort of burnt rust brown with the outside of the petals ivory. I even saw some at Sam's Club once but they weren't in as good a shape as the florist got. I am sure a florist could order you a bunch.

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by Bestofour on October 23, 2006 03:02 AM
can you use a mixture of fresh and pretend flowers. If you can, possibly you could use the pretend stuff as the brown. If you have a place like Michaels where you live their stuff looks real and maybe you could use just a little of the brown. Brown is a hard one. Maybe you can find some type of accent that is brown and work it into your ball.

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by rainie on October 23, 2006 11:16 PM
How about dried peegee hydrangeas? They turn a brownish/reddish when dried?? Maybe even some "dried" flowers??
by gailo on October 24, 2006 04:04 AM
Here is a picture of a Leonidas Rose.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1045550818038408427yqscgM

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by PartyGirl on October 26, 2006 04:18 PM
I went to the National Rose Show last June and there were a couple, I think -- one I can remember is called 'Hot Chocolate'. Hybrid Tea, I think.

I did a google search and I thought this was the best picture to what I saw. It is literally the color of hot chocolate...a milky hot chocolate? Sort of a grayish brown with a teeny bit of lavender for lack of better description. There is NO rust in it -- no yellow, either, and was totally different from anything at the show in terms of color.

http://www.rosebuddies.com/rose252.html

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by tkhooper on October 27, 2006 04:55 AM
When you send your colors I immediately thought of Wood Roses. They aren't roses. They are the seed pod of a tropical flower called a Woolly Morning Glory I think. Anyway the seed pod is brown and looks like a carved wood rose. But if you want to talk expensive these would be. You pretty much don't see them outside of Hawaii. Or other tropical locations.

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by Bestofour on October 28, 2006 11:46 PM
gailo, that's a beautiful rose.

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