Friday, April 29, 2011

Princess Wedding

In honor of today's Royal Wedding, I wanted to share some of my wedding pictures.  This June will mark my 9th wedding anniversary with my wonderful husband!  Every girl wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day and I certainly was no exception.  We became engaged 3 years into our relationship and were married approximately 1 1/2 years later.  I wanted a long engagement so all the details could be worked to perfection.  I made my bridal bouquet and the all bridesmaids bouquets from silk flowers.  Knowing how much a perfectionist I am, I began working on my bouquet 5 months before the wedding.  I knew exactly what I wanted it to look like from the get go!  My favorite roses are lavender so I definitely wanted them to be the main flower.  I decided on lavender roses, white lilies, peach tulips, lavender tulips, white alstromeria, light blue lilacs, ivy and eucalyptus.  I also used some lace from my mother's bridal bouquet as my "something old". 
As you can see from the picture, my bouquet is still going strong!  It just needs some readjustments from being stored - but it is still as lovely as the day I was married.  This is one of the beauties of using silk flowers in weddings.  I will be able to hopefully pass some of these on to my girls for use in their own weddings one day (not that I want to think that far in the future!) 
My traditional fashion sense of style carried into my dress as well.  I found a picture of this Oleg Cassini dress in a magazine and new instantly this was my wedding dress. This screamed 'princess' wedding to me!!  I apologize for the poor details and quality in the pictures - to save time I was taking a picture of a picture so some details got lost in translation.  The dress is ball gown style with layers and layers of tulle and lace.  Instead of a train I opted for a cathedral length veil and a tiara made entirely of Swarovski crystals. 
Wedding flowers are definitely one of my passions - I just love to be a part of the one of the happiest days in a person's life!  Each wedding is so unique and there is just an infinite number of possibilities when it comes to the flowers and decor. 
So, as you see pictures and video of today's Royal Wedding - take time to reflect on your own special day and know that we all deserve to feel like a Princess!

Romans 12:10bHonor one another above yourselves