- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Mr B & I got engaged in Oct 2009, and are getting married this coming May. And guess who just started looking at wedding bouquets. Yup, that would be me. Yes, that’s right. I have 61.5 days (PST) until my wedding, and I just now decided to start looking at wedding flowers. The dress? Purchased a year & a half ago. The venue? Almost 2 years ago. Photographer was secured within a week of becoming engaged. The flowers? Research started today. The bad news? Most florists require a minimum of 90 days notice for Seattle weddings that occur over Memorial Weekend (yay for the start of the Pacific Northwest boating season!). The good news? My sudden desperation has brought out the creative side of my close friends. Did I mention I have the attention span of a 4-year old and the creativity of a turnip?!?
So, my ultra-creative friend (who will remain annonymous in order to keep other brides from snagging her up) has now turned me on to the world of brooch bouquets. And don’t get me started on FEATHERS! There goes my My-Fiance-Is-From-Hawaii-So-I-Have-To-Have-Tropical-Dark-Purple-Orchids-And-Maile-Lei’s idea. Not to mention the dark purple bridesmaid dresses that have been picked out and sized appropriately to each bridesmaid. And wouldn’t you know… Murphy’s Law kicks in, and I find out that most custom bouquets need a year’s (yes, a YEAR) notice.
But, as luck would have it, my damsel-in-shining-armor (no names being dropped here *Cough*ARIAN*Cough*) just so happens to have the same, if not better, taste in colors and styles, and also just so happens to know how to make brooch bouquets. So… who’s got two thumbs and is checking out fabulousbrooch.com with the frenzy of the cast of Jersey Shore on JagerBomb Night? THIS CHICK RIGHT HERE. There are so many beautiful, unique brooches in every color under the sun. Unfortunately for me, curiousity got the better of me and I wasted precious time browsing through Ebay’s brooches (because you too can own a “beautiful, hand-crafted brooch” from China for the low-low price of $1.99). Big Mistake. Big. Huge! The end result is a piece of cheap plastic that looks like I used $150 worth of Chuck-E-Cheese tokens to get my 25 cent prize that might as well come from the bottom of a Cracker Jack box (do they even make those anymore?!?).
So, lesson learned. Stick to the wise words of those craftier than I. *Am I the only one who had a Beastie Boys song just pop into their head?!?* I told you…
I am now trusting the happiest-day-of-my-life creativity in the hands of the ever-capable friend *Cough*ARIAN*Cough* I have ever bit of confidence that my wedding day will not only blow our guests away, but my fiance & I as well.