More than two years after the wedding, the thing that stands out to me most among all of the small details (and posts about those things) was my bouquet. Learning that making bouquets is really easy was a big stress-reliever, and I was really proud of how everything turned out.
Not only was I pleased with how it turned out on that day, but I've since gone on to make bouquets for the weddings of both of my brothers. The time spent with each of my sister-in-laws the day before their weddings was truly special. And my bouquet making skills, as you can see, improved with each.
K wanted her bridesmaids to have very colorful bouquets, so we took all the flowers that looked good from the North Market and Whole Foods to come up with these:
I absolutely adored the bride's bouquet: hydrangea and calla lilies. Gorgeous!
R wanted garden roses and hypericum berries, and arranged via a mail order supplier to get all of the flowers she needed. These turned out the best yet.
Bouquets are an easy thing to spend a lot of money on, but you don't need to. And the alternatives can be pretty aesthetically pleasing, if I do say so myself.