Monday, December 16, 2013

Trend: Eccentric Bouquets

It’s Rochelle with an innovative and eccentric trend rising in the wedding industry! We all know that flowers are a big part of the budget, but there are alternative options to choose from that are much friendlier to your pocket. 

Did you know that the bridal bouquet originally consisted of garlic, herbs and spices to ward off evil spirits? It wasn’t until the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840, did it get replaced with fresh flowers. In today’s time, the bouquet is decided by the colors and season of the wedding, but wouldn’t it be nice to keep the bouquet for years to come?

Wedding planners and brides are coming up with fabulous ideas to make their wedding one of kind while still keeping to the budget. I have found some of the more popular alternative bouquets being used today.
Our May bride, Emily, made her own bouquet along with ALL the flowers for her wedding out of sheet music! Here is a look at her creativity.

Below are some more beautiful bouquets created out of fabric that look just like the real thing.

My favorite eccentric bouquets are the brooch bouquets! So pretty!   

If you want to add some excitement to your bouquet, add some feathers to the mix.!

Lastly, are unique ideas like a pinwheel bouquet and other items to replace a traditional floral bouquet. 

 In Springfield, there is a small business that creates eccentric bouquets out of scrapbook and tissue paper and fabric.  They are called Flowers Now and Forever and you can see more of their work on their Facebook Page.
Flowers Now and Forever

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Engaged: Cherrie and Jon

Meet Cherrie and Jon! 
They will tie the knot this Saturday in Springfield, Missouri!

1. How did the two of you meet and how long have you been together?

Cherrie and I were set up through mutual friends. Our first meet up was at Bass Pro believe it or not. I was interested to meet anyone that would meet me at Bass Pro. That was on May 5th 2008 so we have been together five years. 

2. Tell us about one of your favorite dates!

Cherrie and my favorite dates range from camping at the river to dinner and a movie to walking at the trail. 

3. When did you know it was the real thing?

I knew it was the real thing early on in the relationship. I knew it could be a forever thing when we were able to spend an entire weekend at the lake and both enjoy ourselves. 

4. Was the proposal a surprise? How did it happen?

The proposal was a surprise it happened in Kansas City on the day of Cherrie’s graduation from Nurse Practitioner school. It was a surprise and was a great cap to what had been a stressful period in my life. 

5. How do you envision your wedding day?

On our wedding day I envision being surrounded by family and close friends and enjoying all the festivities. My only hope is that it isn’t too cold and doesn’t snow, other than that I know it will be a day I will always remember. 

6. Are there any fun family traditions or special details that you are planning to incorporate?
We are going to have a standard wedding although being from the Philippines I do want to incorporate a couple of Filipino traditions. 

7. Bride, what are you most looking forward to on your big day?

What I’m looking forward to the most on the big day is starting our lives together with a great memory, and giving us a starting point to our official story together. 

8. Groom, what are you most looking forward to on the big day?

I’m looking forward the most to the doors opening and seeing Cherrie in her wedding dress for the first time. A lot of planning and stress has gone into planning this wedding so to see her for the first time as my wife is something I will never forget.  

Congratulations you two! We can't wait to celebrate with you in December!