Happy new year! I’m starting the year with something a little different!
Almost seven years ago, I was lucky enough to marry my very handsome man – how time flies! Last year, I was cleaning out my linen cupboard and came across my bouquet and I thought, I really should do something nice with it, rather than letting it languish in the dark along with our towels and sheets.
During the planning of our wedding, I wasn’t really sure I wanted a bouquet, but when I came across the gorgeous green paper roses in a bridal shop, I knew I had found the perfect match for my dress. Mum and I altered the bouquet slightly by adding some additional white paper roses and tying it with ribbon and it was more beautiful than I could have hoped.
Framed Wedding Bouquet
Materials: KaiserCraft shadow box frame, Bazzill cardstock, bucket loads of glue
To mount my bouquet in the frame, I had to dismantle it – it was way too fat to fit into the frame as it was! I glued the ‘banana leaf’ wrapping on the cardstock and with mum’s help, arranged flowers into a bouquet shape. I then adorned it with –
- The sparkly gems that I had in my hair on the day
- A lucky charm I was given after the ceremony
- An Eiffel Tower from our reception tables (they were name placeholders on the bridal table)
- A small photo that was part of our thank you cards
- A gorgeous comb from my hair
Yes, I know I’m a hoarder – this isn’t even the half of it!
I am so happy with how it came out – my bouquet now sits proudly in our kitchen rather than hiding in the dusty corners of the linen cupboard.