(Pictures by Open Air Photography for Janie Medley Flora Design)
It was also a reminder that I can't leave my unhappy job because I can't afford the wedding without the little paycheck I get every other week.
Then I thought, is there a place in my budget for some cutting back so I can quit my job and work at Starbucks? OK, so my job wasn't really that bad, but after about the 5th mishap of the day I was seriously considering it. The only thing that I thought of and was willing to part with were some of the ceremony flowers. We are getting married in a beautiful church and they are not really necessary. The boutonnieres were my other idea. I was at a wedding this weekend and the groomsmen had beautiful roses as boutonnieres but after about 10 hugs they were brown and wilted and didn’t look so hot. Brett’s bud had fallen off all together and he had replaced it with a dandelion. What do you think of feather boutonnieres(see below)? The quote I got from the florist was at least $20 a piece for fresh flower boutonnieres. I could make feather ones for about 5 bucks. Total savings = $180 not huge but still a nice chunk of change.
(Pic #1 Ardesign on Etsy) ( pic # 2 bonbon oiseau via cannelle et vanille)
P.S. This peony bouquet made of feathers also by Ardesign on Etsy looks a lot like the real thing, but I don’t think I could stomach a feather bouquet, as beautiful as it is.