Have you ever seen something and thought to yourself, “I could do that.”? I have. The local library carries a magazine subscription for Modern Bride. I took out a few back issues and took some time to peruse their contents. What I saw was page after page of long-haired, shapely young women appareled in billowy designer numbers. What caught my eye though wasn’t the latest organza dress or some stunning silk creation. I kept seeing the little bouquets the models were carrying and thinking how much they look like the $14.99 A&P rose bouquets I sometimes look at when picking up a few groceries.
I know that I am not the typical bride. I honestly don’t care so much about the bridal bouquet. I could be just as happy carrying some handpicked wildflowers down the aisle instead of some lavish expensive creation. I’ve decided to go the middle route. I will carry some nice flowers on my wedding day but not ones put together by a florist. I’ve decided to make my own bouquet. There are sites on-line that tell you how to do this. I looked at them a bit but knew that I would have to try things out for myself to see if I could really make something that looks like it could be used on a wedding day.
So, I went to A&P and bought one of those bouquets today. For some reason, it only rang up at $12.99. Bonus! I also went to the dollar store and bought some ivory coloured ribbon and some straight pins with heads on them. This is what I started with:
This is what I turned it into:
This is what it looks like in my hands:
And this is where these flowers are now:
It took me all of five minutes to put the bouquet together. Looking at the photos, I think I will have to be more careful to cut the rose stems evenly. Still, I think crafting my own bouquet will be a good idea for me. I know I will be nervous on my wedding day and having something to do with my hands will definitely help take my mind off of the fact that I will be the centre of the show for a day and will have people snapping lots of pictures of me. That’s not exactly my comfort zone!