On Sunday night I got a call from a friend saying that her daughter was getting married the NEXT day and wondered if I could put together a bouquet for her. Basically they had less than 24 hours to throw a wedding together and somehow everything turned out beautifully. The bride was able to find a dress the morning of, I took care of the bouquet, another friend took pictures, another brought the cake and everything else just fell into place.
I was a little nervous about making the bouquet because I don't consider myself the best at flower arranging, but I figured I could make something work. For the colors, the bride requested something dark purple with white daisies. The dark purple was a bit hard to find, so after a trip to several different grocery store floral departments, I ended up with the following flowers to pluck from:
I also put together a little bouttonniere for the groom:
I meant to take more photos during the bouquet making process, but since I was a little stressed about getting it done in time, I didn't get a chance to. Basically I just perused a few wedding blogs to gather inspiration and winged it. I used floral wire and floral tape to secure the stems, keeping the flowers tightly packed in the center and used a little greenery for accent on the outer edges. I then covered the stems with a satin cream colored ribbon and secured it with straight pins. Together with the flowers, ribbon, and supplies, this bouquet cost about $20 and I even had some flowers left over to display in my home!
Congratulations Carrie & Johnny!