I always knew what kind of flowers I wanted when I got married – red tulips for my bouquet, and white calla lilies for my bridesmaids. I also knew I wanted to personalize my bouguet a bit. I had heard of brides including tiny picture frames or lockets with loved ones who had passed away, as a way to have them there on the wedding day. I really liked that idea, but instead of pictures of my relatives who couldn’t be with us (they were mentioned in our program), I wanted to have my kitties with me (since my husband voted against actually having them there that day…probably for the best).
So I included a silver locket with my cats’ pictures in my bouquet:
I also included a gold and diamond earring that belonged to my grandmother:
A palette for my cousin, a graphic designer and artist:
A shamrock for my very Irish friend:
A passport for my friend the world traveller:
A cocker spaniel for my dog loving friend:
And a coffee cup for my always caffeinated cousin:
They were a hit, and doubled as keepsakes after the wedding as well.
Up next – creating a line of bouquet charms for my Etsy shop!