(Closed) Personal Touches – Making My Bouquet Mine

posted 11 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

How pretty! What a lovely tradition!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I love this post!

I had my great-great-great-grandmother’s rosary wrapped around my bouquet (yup, it is REAALLLLY old) and I had two pictures on the bouquet stem- one of my brother and one of my best friend, both of whom passed away recently.

It was really cool to have them with me, and I think it made my bouquet a little more “me”

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

 

here is a pic. you can see the rosary hanging down and the pictures just peeking out between my fingers.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

That’s so cool! We have an heirloom necklace in my family as well that goes back almost to the 1700’s. My mom and I still haven’t decided who gets to wear it day of the wedding (haha). But there’s NO way she’d let me entrust it to the florist – not that he’d steal it, but in case anything happens to it. Did you have them add it in your home, or did you hand it over?

I also have a piece of handmade lace from my Nana’s veil. The rest of it has long since fallen apart but the lace border is still in tact & gorgeous. Plus, it kind of matches the lace in my dress. I want to use it to wrap around my bouquet.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

That is so gorgeous!!!!! Such great colors!!

I added a photo of my grandpa to my bouquet… he was suppose to be the one to walk me down the aisle but he passed on three weeks before the wedding. 

 

 

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Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I love the customization on your bouquets ladies! I’m still trying to figure out how to many mine really “mine”. hmmmm. Maybe a brooch from my mum.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

how pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am using a cameo brooch that I then hope to pass down. I think it is beautiful, charming and unique

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m going to pin my sorority badge to mine.  I’m also planning to use a charm that has the letter D for my name, if I can find one I like.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That’s awesome. And giving me some ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

About handing family heirlooms over to the florist- my florist actually wouldn’t take it!

I gave her the pictures a few days before the wedding, and she put them on the stem, but she was like “I don’t want to be responsible for the rosary” so, on the wedding day, my mom and I pinned it to the stem. It was actually really special. It kinda felt like finishing off the whole look together or something.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wow, these are some beautiful sentiments! I love hearing all of the stories!

When my grandmother remarried, she wore a blue lace dress that turned into a dressup for my sisters and I, which we wore all the time growing up. I’d like to use some of the lace from that dress to wrap around the stems. I’d also like to have my grandfather’s Emmaus cross; he passed a few years ago and the organization is a huge part of my family’s spiritual life, so I can’t think of a better way of honoring his memory. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

These are all such great ideas!  And what a wonderful to remember those who have passed on.  Maybe I will do something in memory of my gran ๐Ÿ™‚

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