Tuesday, March 16, 2010

wedding boutineers to last

(boutineers and photos from fritts rosenow)

the thing about planning a budget-friendly elopment style wedding overseas (and wanting to do it with the least amount of on-site planning as possible) is that tracking down vendors and decor items can be more than the usual obstacle course. our major solution has been to just do away with all that. there are no bridesmaids or groomsmen, just a couple witnesses will be in attendance and they can wear whatever they like! there's no church or big reception venue to decorate, no favors to give, no meal to be served, no leatherbound photo albums to fill!

one small thing we are doing are boutineers for my fiance and our witnesses but not the usual floral ones that wilt since we'll be arriving in Scotland probably just the day before the wedding due to time and budget constraints and won't have the time and patience it takes to meet with florists to design and pay for gorgeous blooms. i think we may hit up a local grocer or market to find some little flowers for me to carry but that's all since they can't really be enjoyed afterwards anyway as we're spending a few days after the wedding on the road to do a bit of site-seeing before heading back to this side of the pond.

instead, we are trying to get into contact with fritts rosenow floral designs over the internet prior to leaving as they make wonderful little boutineers that have great personality and they will serve as a permanent memory of our day! little beauties that will pack up nice and add a bit of zest to our small celebrations. the photo above shows just a few of their many designs and they'll also work with you to make ones specific for you...like my fiance who desperately wants a Batman one! fingers crossed they will get back to us soon!

Here are some other similar options from etsy shops i found after just a little research:

(boutineers and photo from Eventcetera)

(boutineer and photo from twigs & honey by myra callan)


Bethany Dirksen said...

I love those Boutineers! What a uniquely fantastic idea for weddings or special events. Thank you for sharing :)

geschichtenvonkat said...

i kind of fell for them myself...o the things i find on etsy and wish i would have thought of myself, haha!