Preserving my Bridal Bouquet

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A couple months ago, I talked about saving my bridal bouquet. Today I’m back for a quick update and my solution! This glass box is super special to me, as it now houses the dried flowers from my bridal bouquet, along with the lace from my mom’s wedding dress that I tied around my bouquet. Ever since our wedding in April, I’ve been drying and saving the flowers and greenery from my picture-perfect bouquet. And now I found the perfect keepsake glass and gold box to store them in forever, much like my mom did with her bridal bouquet 36 years ago!

I adore having such a special memento and keepsake from our wedding, and it’s a simple yet effective solution. So many shops have a glass and gold box like this one, but I miraculously found this one at Homegoods in the clearance section for $7! Every day, I love being able to see the individual blooms, petals, and greenery from my stunning bridal bouquet. Sometimes the most simple solution ends up being the best, and I know I’ll treasure this forever!

Wildflower Wedding Bouquet

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I had a big wedding over the weekend at Eastern Market in DC (more pictures and details coming soon, of course!), and I had to share the bridesmaid bouquets from the wedding. It was such a blast – and so fulfilling! – making the bouquets and about 32 centerpieces for the wedding. The bride wanted bright, colorful flowers with a wildflower feel, and I think the bouquets and centerpieces came together so well to bring her wildflower vision to life. Ranunculas, snapdragons, lilies, carnations, eucalyptus, and gerbera daises filled these fresh, colorful bouquets and centerpieces, all wrapped with navy & white striped ribbon and gold glitter ribbon. Swoon!

And aren’t ranunculus a dream? Yes, yes they are.Aliciasflowers2