MAD MOH Week # 7

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.

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.”

The full, silky BM bouquets pre-ribbon.

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.

The finished product...Stay tuned for the How-To!

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.

And…

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…

 

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