I’ve seen all variations of wedding flowers and ways to preserve them. I’ve even seen flowers handmade out of fabric and brooches. But something as simple as drying bouquets ahead of time, somehow this never struck me. But it really is brilliant, and if you’re a dried flower lover, then this is your calling. (And really, who didn’t dry every long stem rose – bought at the high school cafeteria fundraiser – from their first love?)**
This Bride decided on DIY dried flowers for the big day in order to have them ready a month ahead of time, avoiding the stress of making or buying florals the days before. Each bouquet was handmade with love and special care by her maid of honor, sisters, and wedding coordinator. And, for an extra special touch, a few live gardenias were nestled into her bouquet on the day of the wedding.
**Glad I saved mine. His name is Mike, he asked me on our first date when I was 16, and he’s my husband. 🙂