(Closed) Flowers – Yes or No??

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hi there! 

We had no music, but we did enter the ceremony space together.  I was like, “Ok we’re coming in now!”

I’m assuming your state does not require two witnesses then?  I handed my bouquet to my witness (the province required 5 people to perform a wedding – officiant, B&G, two witnesse), but you could put them down by your feet.  I held it for about half the ceremony.

I did think it was funny to just hold these flowers, like they didn’t serve any purpose, but I really loved them for the photographs afterwards.

Plus my bouquet dried very nicely and it now in a vase in my living room!  Just another momento from that day!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We eloped as well with no friends, family or witnesses (witnesses are not required in Texas). I did have a bouquet that I made the night before out of flowers from the grocery store floral section. ha! Husband did not have a bout. During the ceremony, I just put the bouquet down on one of the benches right next to us.

I don’t have the individual picture of my bouquet on this computer, but if you go to this link, you can see it if you scroll down to the 4th picture.

http://tarawelchphotography.com/gari-ann-robert/

If you want a bouquet, do it! I don’t think they will be in the way at all.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@elspeth:  It took me maybe 20 minutes to put mine together. I had brought the burlap and ribbon with me, along with the antique brooch I already owned. I REALLY wanted sunflowers, but couldn’t find them that night! So I settled for what the store had. You can totally do this!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here is my bouquet.  It was also just the two of us and our photographer.

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was trying to get peonies for my bouquet (Indiana state flower, my home state) as a way to work in personal touches/meanings, but they were all out of season.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I made a brooch bouquet, and a wine-themed bout for DH.  We walked to our ceremony site together, so I got to carry it for about 3 blocks.  The officiant took it and placed it at my feet (we got married on stairs, it was one stup above where I was standing) so you can still see it in the pictures.. it looked cute I thought.  Later on my photog had fun propping it up in various places (on a ledge, in a wrought iron railing) and shooting with it blurred out in the foreground.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re eloping and it will be just the 2 of us, the officiant, and the photographer.  We doing flowers because I want them for the pictures.  I also ordered charms from etsy with pictures of our parents.  Three of the four have passed away so it will feel like they’re there with us.  🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@OctBride-2012:  That is a nice idea for your parents who passed on.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are eloping, just the two of us, in 12 days and will have flowers. I say go for it. Good luck and Congratulations!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I’m going to buy a silk bouquet off ebay (I’m not very crafty). It will just be the two of us, and I will prrobably just set it down with my purse during the ceremony. But I really want to have flowers for the pictures.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Flowers complete you, we toyed and I sweated many moments over the flowers. It is a nice touch to have them!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@elspeth:  We’re eloping in PA next year! Can you tell me where you found the information that PA doesn’t require witnesses? Is it on your marriage license?  The posts I’ve read on here previously said that witnesses were required, but maybe that law changed. I know that two witnesses are required for self-uniting ceremonies (PA is one of the few states that will let you marry without an officiant), but now I’m curious if I still need witnesses if I decide to go with an officiant. Thanks!

 

 

 

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