Building Bouquets

A few weeks ago on a cool fall morning, we gathered at Kelly's parent's house to create bouquets for her wedding the next day. Kelly and Drew sourced their flowers from a local wholesaler, which included dozens of white and pale pink roses, eucalyptus, and Texas roses reserved especially for the bride-to-be. Kelly created her bouquet which included 46 roses packed into a tight bouquet, wrapped in gold ribbon, ivory fabric from Kelly's wedding dress, and accented with her grandmother's brooch. We caught up with each other's lives, talked about the wedding plans, laughed as we shared memories from our college days at the U of M. Along with Kelly's sisters, the rest of us had lived together for at least a year at school. A few hours and tons of smiles later, we finished the bouquets and boutonnieres, packed up and headed to the rehearsal.

2013-11-19_00012013-11-19_00022013-11-19_00042013-11-19_00032013-11-19_0007These larger-than-life flowers were handcrafted by Kelly's sister, Kristin. The flowers were placed at the front of the church for Kelly & Drew's ceremony at Hope Community Church.2013-11-19_00062013-11-19_00082013-11-19_0009

With their rehearsal dinner at The Local in downtown Minneapolis, we couldn't resist taking advantage of "The Kissing Room" to commemorate the occasion.2013-11-19_0011