I don't really take too many flowers home. If I do they sit in drinking cups and turn to pond water by my sink. But-I am a sucker for branches, I like them at home. Right now I love the apple tree in my front yard, and I love it even more when it is precariously perched above my sleeping head.
I think people should use branches more in weddings. It seems that there is a trend for several small arrangements right now, which I like-but I am a sucker for large scale arrangements that are really simple too. Vase from Flora Grubb.