If you said that they all prominently feature Stephen and I, you’re right. But you know what else they prominently feature? My bouquet.
I’ll admit that when it came to budgeting for the wedding, flowers were one category in which we decided to be more frugal. But that’s not to say we overlooked them entirely, as I believe floral arrangements can definitely “make or break” a lot of the photos taken throughout the wedding day. Of course, this is never more true than when it comes to the bride’s bouquet.
I first laid eyes upon mine when I arrived at Gardens of the World for our pre-wedding shoot. From the very moment I saw it, I was truly blown away by how beautiful a job Lei-Ann from Happy Flowers had done in crafting the perfect design. Though my classic round arrangement was not huge (a good thing for a petite bride like me!) and cost just $100, Lei-Ann really went above and beyond in making it special, incorporating all the flowers we’d agreed upon and arranging them so flawlessly. I just adored my romantic bouquet, and especially loved the way it enhanced so many of our photos, including some which have now become favorites.
LESSON LEARNED: Though you definitely don’t have to spend a fortune on flowers, do put some serious thought into them, especially your bouquet, since it will be featured in just about every photo you’re in. Don’t have a clue as to what you want? Choose a respected florist, share your vision, and let her bring it to life.
(Photo Credits: Alex Neumann Photography)