8-8-08 Wedding! One month to beautiful custom bouquets.

Congratulations to Love Is Blooming bride Valerie who got married Friday on lucky date 8-8-08! Valerie's theme was all about purple and classic roses. She wanted to set apart her bouquet so she chose all purple roses for herself and a matching clutch bouquet for her daughter to carry. The bridesmaids had creamy open roses in the posy style.

Valerie was really a fan of the ballerina wrap on the stems but didn't want too much purple. I used sheer ivory ribbon as the base for the two purple bouquets and laced them up with a shimmery sheer purple ribbon. The bridesmaids had the opposite ribbon configuration as a way to bring a little more purple to their bouquets.

Valerie also ordered two special corsages for the mothers. I made them with a matching open cream rose and a bud, accented with purple rock cress, purple ribbon, and the ever popular *bling* rhinestone picks.

Valerie was on a short time-table and ordered her flowers within a month of the wedding. No sweat though! We had plenty of time to work on the design, gather all the flowers and construct each arrangement.

One of the most important aspects of this whole process was Valerie's input. After I created the base design for each of the three bouquet styles and the corsages, I e-mailed pictures and talked with Valerie about the size, shape, color, and construction of everything. For her peace of mind, there were no surprises in the finished product. She was extremely happy with the results and glad to have another item checked off her to-do list.

Congratulations again Valerie, I hope your wedding was special and memorable! Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day!