#103 Beauty is so fleeting...

As I write this, the flowers from the wedding are beginning to wilt and fade, their beauty spent. I'll be posting more pictures with details of the wedding over the next week or so, but for today I just wanted to show you the two bouquets I made - the larger one with the pink roses was Megan's (the Bride!) and the smaller, cream one was for Emily (the Maid of Honor):

Megan's bouquet was made up of Prince Jardinier garden roses (so fragrant!), Carla Romantica spray roses - both ordered online from Whole Blossoms, Vendala roses ordered online from Sam's Club, seeded eucalyptus, and rosemary from my sister's garden. I wrapped the stems with a wide satin ribbon dotted with pearls, securing it with a line of pearl corsage pins, and gracing it with my great-grandmother's sapphire and pearl crescent pin for the perfect old/borrowed/blue touch.

For Emily's bouquet I used mostly Vendala roses, a few of the Carla Romantica roses, and green hypericum berries (also ordered from Sam's Club) and just a touch of the rosemary. I wrapped the stems with a soft olive green wired ribbon, finishing it with a line of pearl corsage pins like I did for Megan's flowers.

I was really anxious about how the flowers would last in the heat of August, but they did beautifully and were much hardier than I could have imagined. Next time I do something like this I won't be such a worry wart!

Here's another pic (taken by her friend Sarah L. Smith) that shows Megan with her bouquet and her handsome husband Andrew:

I've gotten very little done since the wedding - I just keep looking at the photos! She and Andrew are such a wonderful couple and their love and happiness just leaps out of the picture, doesn't it???

-karen anne


#102 And more...

Jeff Benzon added a few more photos of Megan and Andrew's wedding on his Facebook page.

Click and be dazzled!
What a talent Jeff has, huh???

Her friend, Sarah L. Smith took this one and posted it - I love that Andrew's mom, Sylvie, is over Megan's shoulder (in the beautiful teal dress) and I'm over Andrew's:

-karen anne


#101 They take my breath away...

The wedding was all that I hoped it would be. Megan was an amazingly beautiful bride and Andrew an incredibly handsome groom. I'm so tickled with how her dress came out - the most exquisite garment I've ever had the opportunity to make. It was pure joy to work on, knowing it was for my sweet girl. The flowers that my mother and sister did were also absolute perfection. (I'll post pictures another day.)

Here's the "sneak peek" photo that the photographer sent Megan this morning:

He hopes to have all the rest ready next week...stay tuned! Jeff was a high school friend of Meg's and is now wonderfully talented professional photographer. I can't wait to see the rest of the shots he took!

-karen anne


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