I went to the flower mart early Saturday morning to pick up these:
I offered to help Jeannette by picking up some flowers for her reception. I was told to just pick up orange flowers. Sadly this time of year, the pickings were slim.
My favorites are the Pin Cushion Protea.
As it turns out Jeannette had planned to make her own bouquet at the hotel the night before the wedding. I offered to make her bouquet. Keep in mind I am not a florist, nor do I aspire to be one. I’m just a friend who knows what its like to scramble over last minute details and I knew what kind of week she had leading up to the wedding.
I had only made one bouquet before this. So, I hit the internet for instructions and started prepping the blooms. Dottie even decided to help by picking out the best smelling blooms.
Making a bouquet was a A LOT more work than I remembered. The easiest part, believe it or not, was prepping the blooms. I got the majority of the thorns and leaves off while watching stuff on my DVR. The most difficult part was arranging the flowers. I arrange and wired the bouquet 3 times on Saturday night and twice on Sunday. I re-did it a second time on Sunday because I dropped it on the way to the ceremony. My bouquet wrap was not the prettiest, but I counted on the fact that she would be holding it most of the day. I’d like to think that despite the fact that I’m not a professional florist Jeannette liked the bouquet.