Okay ladies, I REALLY need some opinions on this. I ordered a trial bouquet and I think they got super close to my inspiration picture. HOWEVER, I do think the flowers in indoor lighting look too dark (like almost black). I called the florist and asked them if we could go a little lighter and she clearly didn't want to, saying any lighter will look pink outside.
She then asked me if I took the picture inside, and I said yes. She said, well that's the problem! Outside with natural light they'll look more red. I said, yes, ... but ... they're my bouquet and I'm getting married in a church, which is inside and doesn't have a lot of natural light ... She sent me the picture of the two other options I can go with. (I am only using the florist for Ceremony Flowers--not reception)
I also called my photographer and told them my situation. They basically said, if it's too dark, they can lighten it. If it looks a little pink with the flash, they can darken the red. So they said not to pick based on photos.
A part of me does think they matched the picture really well, but when you look at the picture of me holding it, it's not at all how I imagined the color looking. Can I please get your opinions?
Also, the trial bouquet was $200 and to see the different brighter red (just the flowers not in a bouquet) would be $50 and I just can't justify spending that right now!
Trial Bouquet with lots of natural light
Bridesmaid bouquet inspiration
Bridesmaid DressUp Close of Trial Bouquet
Flower Choices (they used the Red Paris)