So a growing wedding trend is brooch bouquets, and ever since I saw one I knew I HAD to have one....
****I don't know if it's just my computer or camera, but the pics I uploaded look very "fabricy" and have a lot of grainy lines on them. In person the flowers look very smooth and realistic. :D****
This beautiful picture is the inspiration for my bouquet. I fell in love instantly once I saw it! And thankfully, the lady who created it also left detailed instructions and a list of flowers on her blog. Woohoo! I was so worried about choosing a bouquet because I know nothing about flowers, but this lady made it so very easy. The inspiration used light pink roses with hot pink peonies, but I was not able to find them. So I reversed the colours and used light pink peonies and hot pink roses. :D
I was at Michael's yesterday to see what kind of flowers they had. I was so disappointed! They were (IMO) way over priced and looked really cheap and fake. Most of them were dirty and dusty too. Really not impressed.
I then headed over to Walmart and was amazed by their flowers and prices! I know....I am shocked too! :D Walmart actually had much nicer flowers than Michael's for a fraction of the cost. Score!
The pics I have posted are from my very first attempt at putting the bouquet together last night. I still need A LOT more practice, but thank goodness the artificial flowers are so resilient. I also think I will change up a few flowers as I go along. I would like the mini calla lilies to be a darker pink, and I will see if I can find some double headed tulips. I also do not like the veronica, and want to see what the bouquet will look like with black fiddle-head ferns instead.
Altogether the bouquet cost just over $70. In the end, I may actually get it made with real flowers (just need to get a quote!).
How many of you are using artificial flowers for your bouquet?
And how much on average are you ladies spending on your bouquets, either real or artificial?