Post # 1
Michael’s had a 40% off sale on flowers yesterday so I had to take advantage of it, haha. I got enough flowers for mine and my MOH’s (my only attendant) bouquets, and there’s a bunch of greenery leftover for our centerpieces and bouts and such.
Our wedding colors are sage green, champagne, and peachy pinks, so I wanted to bring out the peachy pinks in the bouquets. I used garden roses, chrysanthemums, ranunculus, and hydrangea as the main flowers, with random greenery filler that I’m not sure the name of.
Mine is on the left, MOH’s on the right:
Close-up of MOH’s:
Close-up of mine:
And my bouquet wrap is my “something blue”. This is a piece of fabric from my grandma’s house. My two cousins and I used to play baby dolls all the time growing up, and this fabric was one of our “baby blankets”. We’d always fight as to who got to use this one because it was the prettiest – years later, when grandma moved away and we cleaned out her house, I snuck it into my bag when no one was looking 🙂 The feeling of the fabric is familiar/comforting to me, like a stuffed animal or something, so I figure it might calm my nerves a little when walking down the aisle!
Sooo freakin’ excited about these. They came out better than I could have imagined, and I had so much fun making them!
Oh, and they only cost me $70, which is quite a deal I think!
Post # 3
I think they are beautiful! And the fabric from your grandmother is a lovely connection back to family and good memories.
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Post # 6
WOW they are amazing!! Great job, they look so real! Love the peach and the blue accent!
Post # 7
You did an incredible job! They look gorgeous! I just love the memories attached to the fabric!
Post # 8
Those are so gorgeous. I would have never known they were silk unless you’d told us!
Post # 9
Gorgeous! What a fabulous job!
Post # 10
These are lovely! Was it really hard to do? I will be doing my own flowers for everything but i’ve never done anything like this before. My mom has once though and it turned out great. so hopefully she will be available to help me. I am nervous! Your flowers give me hope 🙂
Post # 11
@RAWR.its.BREN: They weren’t hard at all, it just took a really long time. I spent about 90 minutes putting together mockups in the store to pick out what flowers I needed to buy, and then probably 4 hours at home putting them together. Just take your time, don’t get frustrated, put them down and take a break if you need to. And my #1 tip is to look at them in a mirror every few minutes, and make adjustments looking at the reflection in the mirror. The mirror view is what the bouquet actually looks like, and it’s really helpful to see that to make sure you get everything even and get a symmetrical shape. Mine were so lopsided the first time I looked a them in the mirror, haha, but I couldn’t tell until I did that.
Also, zip ties are your friends. Mine have like 3 zip ties in each bouquet, but you can’t tell because of the stem wraps!