Post # 1
My sweetheart and I are going to elope while on vacation (Santa Barbara area)this summer. We have both been married before and this ceremony will be really personal and really tiny. Literally just the two of us. The innkeeper and photographer will be our witnesses. The florist is trying to talk me into carry a bouquet. While I would like some flowers I think I would feel silly and/or awkward with a bouquet. Without an attendent who would hold it during the ring exchange? Also we are having a hand fasting ceremony. I was thinking flowers in my hair or a wrist corsage. I’m having a vintage cocktail dress. Knee length/silk chiffon/goddes style. Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 3
I’d say go with what makes you happy. Don’t let the florist talk you into a (more expensive) bouquet if you don’t want one. And congrats! That sounds like such a beautiful plan. : )
Post # 4
Your wedding sounds lovely-intimate and personal. I would do a bouquet. Just something simple, maybe all one flower. The innkeeper can hold it for you during the ring exchange. It’s nice to have something in your hand, especially for pictures.
Post # 5
What about carrying one oversized blossom? Tree peonies, calla lillies and magnolias are great for that. You could also have the florist constuct one large flower from the petals of muliple flowers. Roses are great for that!
Post # 6
What about a nosegay, a tiny little bouquet (also sometimes called a tussie-mussie)? Or one flower as suggested before? I find that corsages often get in the way even more than a bouquet and feel a little high-school prom. However, you should do what you want and flowers in the hair, esp. with a vintage dress, are always nice.
Post # 7
It sounds like it will be beautiful, but can I be ignorant and ask what a hand fasting ceremony is? And yes, the innkeeper can hold the bouquet or whatever you choose to have. I would definitely keep it simple along the lines of the rest of your wedding