My bouquet was lisianthuses, miniature calla lilies, dahlias, and unfolded roses made to look like gardenias (due to a gardenia shortage the week of my wedding!). I loved all the different textures and I left the stems exposed and blunt cut. I put a Swarovski panda pin on my bouquet in honor of my mother. She was a panda-phile, and it was one of her favorite pieces.
Bridesmaid's Bouquets and Boutonnieres
My bridesmaids carried a simple bouquet of white stock flowers. The boutonnieres were cymbidium orchids.
I love clean, simple floral arrangements. I chose a cylindrical vase with 3 hydrangea stems. I was so happy with the way they turned out and they were very budget friendly.
I have had a slight obsession with paper Chinese lanterns since I was a kid...so why not? My husband made me stop getting ready to come look at them the morning of the wedding. I cried when I saw them. But then again, I cried a lot that day:)
Card Box and Memory Table
On a pre-wedding visit to Palm Springs, we stopped at an antique store in the small desert town of Twenty Nine Palms. David found a beautiful engraved metal and wood box fom India that we used for our card box.