These bouquets are the inspiration for my bouquet. I have been thinking all along I was going to have a red roses or deep red calla lily bouquet.
It hit me out of the blue that I should have a carnation bouquet.
My mother passed away when I was 19. She didn't see my first wedding nor will she see this one. I wanted for her to be a part of my day in some way. Carnations were her favorite flower. I figured what better way to honour my mother on my wedding day than to carry a bouquet of her favorite flowers.
My plan is to have the bouquet of red carnations (red is my favorite colour) and wrap the bouquet with black ribbon. I am going to ask my former mother-in-law for a brooch to pin on the bouquet stem, as well as ask my FI's sister is she has a piece of jewelry that belonged to their mother, since FI's mother has passed as well.
I love how it is all coming together and to represent such important women in the shaping of who FI and I are as people and who we have become as adults. This may fast become the most important and sentimental element of my wedding day, beyond the fact that I am marrying the man of my dreams.
I hadn't given much thought to the idea of what to do with my bouquet after the ceremony. I came across a thread on the main forum and in there a bride, JackieG, mentioned hers was placed on her father's grave site and I love that idea. I am going to take mine to my mother's grave site and leave it there for her to enjoy!
Thank you so much, JackieG. I really hope you don't mind that I'm stealing your idea. It is done with the utmost respect and appreciation. xoxo
10/21/2011 at 02:00 am
I really love this idea. What a wonderful way to honor your mother! You are very thoughtful :) xo
11/30/2011 at 01:12 pm
I love when these things are really meaningful like that. Great idea!
01/18/2012 at 09:11 pm
This is a beautiful idea. Yah for red its my favorite too but somehow I dont know how to incorporate it into my wedding.
07/27/2012 at 06:53 pm
Thats a wonderful idea. Carnations are my mom's favorite flower too.