Here's my thought process on flowers: I want them to be pretty & vibrant, easy to find, and not too much of a hassle. Orange roses are simple to find at flower shops. Sunflowers and still in bloom in October. And there's a giant field of Queen Anne's Lace not too far from where we live.
I'm thinking roses & Queen Anne's lace for boutonnières. Sunflowers & roses in mason jars for center pieces at the reception. A combination of all three for the bridal bouquets.
I'm on the fence yet about real flowers vs fake. One thing I do know though is that I want to do them myself. (And maybe bribe my bridesmaids & Justin into helping me.) 107 days until October 1!