Introducing the One Year Wedding Anniversary Paper Bouquet. When trying to figure out who would like a Floradora flower and why, it struck me, the mother-load you receive for your wedding. The envelopes are almost always lovely paper, pretty pastel or iridescent shades. As year 1 is traditionally celebrated with a paper gift I thought what a perfect opportunity to make personal bouquets as presents.
To make it unique in a new way to my other flowers, which are made from my own collection, I would really like the couples to keep their own wedding envelopes. Every now and then, when the petals are made, they catch the writing on the paper . When I started making flowers this used to happen by accident, but now I like to pick bits that would look good in a flower and give them pride of place. This means that I can ensure their names as MR & MRS Newly Weds are seen throughout the bouquet, all written in their guest’s handwriting.
It would be really great if grooms happened upon this idea and bought it as a present for his new bride, but my boyfriend assures me that this is unlikely, as it’s not on the to do list, if at all he has anything to do other than turn up. There may be men in the world who like the idea but actually remembering to collect the envelopes is unlikely. It all depends on being organised over a year before the actual anniversary. People always apologise to me “oh I had a lovely envelope I could have given you”, if I got upset everytime someone put something in their recycling bin instead of me I would have to be mad. Unfortunately, I think he’s right but i’d like to be proved wrong.
So i’ve made one from my friends wedding as an example, envelopes kindly donated by Mr & Mrs Hart. From the selection they gave me I chose a variety of colours which looked great together. In this case cream, white, silver and three different pinks. With no specific requests for blooms I chose to make Peonies & Roses. This is my favourite idea but I think it could work for a variety of occasions, if people want to collect and send me their envelopes, any blooms I make will be personal to them. Flowers start at £5 per stem, so your arrangement can be as large or as small as you like, freestanding or framed, the choice is yours.