Last Friday, Jeff and I flew out to Michigan for my mom’s wedding in Ann Arbor. Luckily the weather held out (it rained right after we were done taking pictures after the ceremony) and we had a great time. There were only seven of us there and my brother and I took the pictures and I made my mom’s bouquet.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a lot of great shots of it because my camera was on the wrong setting, but it turned out really nice and didn’t cost a single dime. The entire bouquet was made from plants and flowers we picked from my mom’s backyard. We grabbed some beautiful peonies from her garden and then just little filler greens from the bushes.
The photo above is the finished product, although you can only see half of it. And the one below is the bouquet in progress, where you can see a bit more of the top, before I added the rest of the greenery.
This one was so much easier to make than the ones I made for my own wedding last year. I just started out with a single, large bud and then worked it from there, being sure to cross each stem at an angle (like an X) every time. We finished it off with an antique doily and that was it. A wedding bouquet that cost no money at all.