Hello Katie and Josh, the winners of the 2017 Afloral Annual Submit Your Wedding Contest! This wedding, with dashes of glittering glam and soft pastel tones, is one that anybody would get dreamy eyes over! From silver sparkled brooches in her bouquet and shimmering bridesmaids dresses, to the light pastel pink and baby blue tones accented throughout her floral arrangements. What’s even more beautiful than the visual aesthetic, is that we can feel the love and happiness that was shared on this special day.
Josh and I went with a travel theme wedding. We love traveling and I just loved the whole vibe of the design scheme that our wedding planner, Pauleen Vacca, put together for us. It may be because we’re artsy people. I’m a music teacher and even though he works in the engineering field, we both met through music in an a’cappella group. There was even an impromptu performance with alumni from his college group at the reception and I got a serenade!
For a long time I wanted a brooch bouquet, but I ended up shifting my focus to mostly blush and white flowers with a touch of baby blue. I asked friends and family to donate their own brooches for me to use and they gladly obliged! We put the ones that really meant a lot to them in my bouquet and put a few bulk brooches I ordered in the bridesmaids’ bouquets.
The boys had Afloral boutonnieres that matched perfectly to the bouquets.
I knew I wanted to use Afloral right off the bat during wedding planning. If we would’ve used real flowers to achieve the look we wanted, we would’ve probably spent over $3,000 – for something that was going to die in a week!
The last thing I wanted to worry about was making sure my bouquets were in water and with AFloral, I didn’t have to worry about that! Not to mention, our flower budget was 1/3 of what it would’ve been if we went with real ones. Who doesn’t love a deal?
I can’t even tell you the amount of people that came up to me at the reception to say “I LOVE your bouquet.” When I would say “Touch it.”, they would respond with a surprised look on their face and say “No WAY! I should’ve done that when I got married!”
Our wedding was nothing short of perfect. I can’t think of one thing that really went wrong! And I’m so happy that I get to keep my wedding bouquet forever!
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