I've mentioned before that I didn't like a lot of the aspects of planning our wedding. By far my favorite project was my bouquet.
I first saw the idea of a brooch bouquet at a wedding fair in Laguna Beach. I was immediately hooked. I adored the idea of a bouquet that would never die, but was also so excited about the ultra-personalization that would be possible!
I immediately set out to find brooches. I started in my closet and found a few from clothes I had owned (I never throw away something shiny if I can avoid it!) or things that had been given to me. I searched in antique stores, thrift stores and the internet. I asked friends and family. Eventually I ended up with exactly what I was looking for.
I first saw it at our tasting. I was in love immediately, but couldn't give up the hunt! Our florist was incredible and added the last few pieces only a few days before the wedding!
|My bouquet at the Wedding Tasting|
Currently, the bouquet is in a vase in our living room. I suspect someday it might end up on a high shelf or maybe even in a box, but I know that I will always cherish it for the special pieces in it that remind me of the people I love, the role it played in keeping me sane during wedding planning, and the part it played on our wedding day!