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Our DIY Wedding Revisited #9: Wedding Bouquet

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In the spring of 2009, I “married” my husband three times! First we filed the legal paperwork to be married (it’s a very cut and dry ordeal in S. Korea), then we had a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, and lastly, we had a wedding reception in California. This series is dedicated to the last event, which was truly my DIY masterpiece. Nearly every aspect of our travel-themed wedding was a DIY project that I poured my heart into. I hope you enjoy this series of DIY wedding projects!

Today’s project: Alstroemeria Wedding Bouquet

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Our DIY Wedding Revisited #8: Wedding Corsage and Boutonnieres

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In the spring of 2009, I “married” my husband three times! First we filed the legal paperwork to be married (it’s a very cut and dry ordeal in S. Korea), then we had a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, and lastly, we had a wedding reception in California. This series is dedicated to the last event, which was truly my DIY masterpiece. Nearly every aspect of our travel-themed wedding was a DIY project that I poured my heart into. I hope you enjoy this series of DIY wedding projects!

Today’s project: DIY Corsage and Boutonnieres

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Wedding Flower Woes

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Spring flowers at a spring wedding reception–makes perfect sense, right?  Nothing says spring more to me than bright and happy yellow daffodils.

Talk about putting  the cart before the horse:

Then I find out that daffodils are an EARLY spring flower…and that they are generally only available through April.  I contact some of the above mentioned stores to see if there are any special arrangement that can be made with their flower farmers.  One mentioned a possibility of daffodils being available in early May, but that’s only if the weather is good.  Hmm…daffodils for a May 17th reception?  Let’s just say I never even buy Lotto tickets becuase I feel like the odds are too low…

Bottom line?  Farewell daffodil dreams!  I spent a lot of time scrambling to find another bright yellow flower that would also work with the centerpiece project I have in mind (don’t worry, I’ll be sure to blog about that later!).  The current contenders are: freesia, dahlia, and a couple of daisy varieties (Factor, Vero and Yellow Cushion Pom).  We’ll see which one makes the cut!  Feel free to post any other suggestions though~~~

 
  

P.S. Here’s a pic of the secondary flower I plan to use to complement whichever yellow flower I decide on.  Doesn’t the top of Star of Bethlehem look like an asparagus tip?  Hehe, that probably contributes to why I like these flowers….mmmm…..