Today I wanted to share with you a little project that has been in the works for a while now.
My wedding bouquet!
Sure, I got married a year and a half ago, but I still feel like I am playing catch-up! If you can believe it, I am still working on picking out photos for our wedding album, printing out photos from the big day & I just finished my little wedding dress makeover that I will have to share with you too! But today is all about the bouquet!
I had so much fun with my mom the day we went to meet with the florist. I knew from the very beginning our wedding colors would be in the blue & white category. I don’t know the names of many flowers, other than peonies (because they are awesome) so it was cool to just flip through a book & point at pretty flowers.
In the end my bouquet consisted of a beautiful clutch of blue hydrangea, white ranunculus, white peonies, a few blue delphinium and white stephanotis flowers with ‘pearl’ centers.
The stem was wrapped in a ivory satin ribbon with lace accent to match my dress.
Because matching your bouquet stem to your wedding gown is necessary. Duh.
I was so happy with how it turned out, I can’t explain it. The bouquet was perfect – it was simple & most importantly, not to heavy! I loved the light touch of blues & purples with a hint of green. Love.
So even before my wedding day I knew I wanted to preserve my bouquet. I did a little research and found a florist in the area who did flower preservation. My mother-in-law dropped off my bouquet after the big day (Thanks MM!) and that was that.
The most important part of the process is keeping the flowers in water as much as you can & getting them to the florist as soon as you can so they can start the drying process.
The entire process took quite a while because 1) the florist was busy with orders and 2) I took forever to pick out the display case
But I am really happy with how it turned out & I wanted to share the finished product with you!
I knew going into it that the blues & purples were not going to be as bright as they were on the big day.I knew there would be some filler flowers added. I also was told that the colored flowers in my actual bouquet were some of the hardest to preserve, so there were no guarantees, but I figured it was worth it to try and see.
It’s really nice to be able to look up at one of the walls in our bedroom and see the flowers that I walked down the aisle with. Another cool thing about this process is that Charles’ boutonnière was also added into the preserved bouquet – so that’s in there too! Cute, right?
So there you have it! My wedding bouquet then & now! What do you think?
Did you or would you do anything fun with your wedding bouquet?