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marlie2
« on: September 13, 2011 07:59:34 AM »

Fresh flowers are nice, but I feel no real emotional connection to them. My great-grandmothers jewelry and curtains from my fiance and I's first apartment though, those are special. So I figured hey, why not bring them to the wedding in bouquet form?

Along with some cruelty-free feathers from etsy and lots of hot glue I present to you my alternative bridal bouquet:











(ps- I plan to cover that plastic handle, I just haven't decided how to yet...)
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011 08:03:14 AM »

That is stunning. I especially love the intimacy of using your grandma's jewelry.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2011 08:27:03 AM »

It is gorgeous...and much more meaningful...you did a wonderful job of combining some lovely colors and textures...I nearly cried when I read that you had used something of your grandmother's...so personal...

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011 08:32:17 AM »

What a fantastic idea for honoring the tradition of bouqet in a special way! I have an aversion to doing wedding things because "that is just what people do." If I ever get married now I know what to do for the bouquet.

Thank you for passing along your inspiration. Congratulations and have a beautiful wedding.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011 11:25:34 AM »

this is such a great idea! really nice work.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011 12:33:26 PM »

So pretty. And you can keep it forever!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011 11:29:24 PM »

absolutely stunning!
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011 05:56:50 AM »

Beautiful idea.  It looks great and ahs so much meaning in it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011 07:15:15 AM »

LunarPowered - I have that same aversion to traditional things if there's no real personal tie to it. We plan to throw out a lot of "you have to do this in every wedding" if we don't like them because well... it's our wedding (:

hawkeye - I thought this too!! Or with some changes years down the line maybe my future daughter would like to use it when she gets married.  Like an heirloom.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011 07:38:11 AM »

This is beautiful! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011 08:28:05 AM »

This is gorgeous! What a treasure you've created. Happy wedding!
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2011 11:00:59 AM »

I absolutely love the colors and the way you put it together. It looks so traditional but not at the same time. Awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2011 02:27:52 PM »

it looks gorgeous! such a creative idea, I love it!
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2011 06:38:28 AM »

Wow, that is amazing. So beautiful.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2011 07:25:19 PM »

This is awesome! I love that you used things that meant something to you in your bouquet! And such a keepsake too! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2011 12:14:24 PM »

Awesome idea!  And it will never die!
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2011 07:05:04 PM »

What a beautiful bouquet! I love that you used treasures from your life. Have a wonderful wedding day!
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2011 05:40:28 PM »

What a creative idea. You've inspired me to try something similar for when I eventually get married. Congratulations on your wedding and beautiful work!
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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2011 10:47:05 PM »

To cover the handle, get some ribbon and wrap it around the handle, adding dabs of hot glue to secure it as needed. Or you could even brain the ribbon before attaching it to give it an extra effect.
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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2011 07:16:27 PM »

So beautiful! I wanted to do something similar for my bouquet but ended up running out of time and just gave into my mom and had fresh flowers. Yours turned out amazing!
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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2011 06:53:27 AM »

well done!  hope you post a followup picture from the wedding Smiley  I just love this Smiley  fantastic!
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2011 10:08:57 AM »

This is so beautiful, I love the idea of using things that are special to you.
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