FLOWERS, WHAT FLOWERS?
We were off to a great start! We had a venue chosen and my bride had called me to let me know that she made an appointment with a local bakery and chose her wedding cupcakes. If there’s something this MOH loves, it’s progress.
I figured I would tackle another project that was on the list.
Flowers are a very important part of any wedding. They can really help to create the special look that the bride is going for. To even know where to start, I had to ask my bride questions yet again.
Me: “Soo…have you thought about flowers?”
Bride: “Umm…not yet.”
(If you have been following my blog, you will know this is a regular and expected response.)
Me: “Did you want to go with flowers that matched your wedding colors, or complimented them?”
Bride: “I sort of figured that would be your area, since you work at a flower place.”
Mmmm-hmmm. I could see how this was going to go.
Me: “Well, what are your favorite flowers?”
Bride: “ I like gerbera daisies, but I really don’t want them, so I was thinking hydrangeas are pretty.”
YES! Another definitive answer from my wishy-washy bride, and one I love. Hydrangeas are a great choice because they are romantic, versatile, and work well in almost any setting.
I was anxious to get started, and I ordered some supplies right away. To make things easy on myself, I ordered some pre-made blue hydrangea bouquets for myself and the other bridesmaid. Afloral.com carries some amazing options in a variety of colors, and with just a bit of ribbon added to the stem, they are perfect.
On to the bridal bouquet. Let me just start by saying that I have never, ever created a bouquet on my own from scratch. I was a little nervous about putting together a bridal bouquet for my bride because hey, this is forever. This is what she will be carrying on her big day, and I want her to love it. The pressure began mounting.
I spent days on this bouquet. I put it together and took it apart at least 5 times. I finally showed my bride one of the finished versions, and her response was a very non-enthusiastic, “That’s nice.”
Back to the drawing board. I realized that the bouquet didn’t really match my bride’s personality at all. She has her own style that sets her apart from others, and I hadn’t taken that into consideration. I decided to try again, this time using things that reminded me of her.
I finished the bouquet and had a co-worker help me with the ribbon. Then, with my stomach doing backflips and my heart beating like a jackhammer, I showed my bride.
Her face lit up and her eyes filled with tears as she declared it to be “The most beautiful bouquet she had ever seen.”
WHEW! I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
Mission accomplished, now on to the next thing…