The selected colors were purple, white and green. It was the same colors as for Ken and My wedding which is why I especially enjoyed them.
Megan was my special helper. When I do weddings sometimes one of the kids will particularly want to help but not always, last week Megan came down to my office and offered her services. Figuring out how a 3 year old could help and not hinder the process wasn't automatically easy but we got it worked out.
When I was making boutonnieres (The grooms is pictured above, made from a purple lisianthas and I made the others from white roses) she was able to get the pins out for me and even push them in, mist them and place them in their box and then carefully hand me a new rose for the next one. After the Boutonnieres I made wrist corsages. Megan was watching away while I did the first one and then I had to leave the room quickly to go check on something concerning the bigger kids. When I was heading back to the room Megan was crying loudly and I got concerned thinking "Oh no, how did she hurt herself?" as there were a knife, scissors and pins all down there. As I came in the room she was coming towards me carrying the box where I had instructed her to put the wrist corsage and she was crying "I can't do it!" I looked in the box to see the one I had made as well as one she had tried to make in my absence. It was one little rose with a wire wrapped around its stem, a pin stuck in it and kind of pressed in a wrist corsage holder.
I attempted to comfort her, while not laughing over her sweet little attempts to do my job while I was away. Megan constantly delights and amuses us with her attempts to be all grown up!This is the brides bouquet. All the flowers for this wedding were fairly simple, not elaborate.
You can't see in this picture but the stems were all wrapped in purple satin ribbon with was very pretty.
I got to make 3 floral headpieces. The bride got one for the flower girl and two little girls she had called her angels who were to help carry her train. I think these are pretty fun to make and look super sweet on little girls.
To make one (and you can do it with fresh, dried or silk flowers) simply make a wire circle the right size to go around the recipients head. Since I use fairly thin florist wire I make it two strands thick. Then you cover it with florist tape (the stretchy stuff) so their are no pointy places on it. Then starting in the middle of the front on one side you place the flower next to the wire and using florist tape again you tape it in place, going around the flower stem and the wire quite a few times. Keep adding more flowers and greenery (Ivy leaves work well) as you go down the side. Make sure that you kind of rotate where you place the flowers so you have some laying more at the middle of the wire, some at the top and some on the outside (but none on the bottom) so the wreath has good form. Work your way down the one side and then go over and do the other side. Finally at the back you can tie a bow in place. Mist with water and use soon if it is fresh!
That was our fun project for last week! All the kids got to go with me for the delivery as it was on a Friday while Ken was still working. They thought that was pretty fun.
I am curious, What color of flowers did you have for your wedding? Or if you aren't married what do you think you would chose?