If I was young and doing it all again, or, if I was just getting married again or renewing my vows and didn't want to go the whole formal church wedding, I would fly to Hawaii, or someplace that I didn't have to worry about it being cold and rainy and I would get married on a beach, in something loose and flowing and informal,with NO SHOES or socks. Beautiful flowers in my hair and around my neck..
I saw the perfect bouquet and boutonniere for such an occasion in the store that I buy many of my craft supplies.
Now that I think about it, I should have had one of my girls hold these for the photo. the boutonniere is in the bottom of the vase. It's a hefty little bouquet, maybe about 3 pounds. But each shell is drilled with a small hole and a wire was inserted and individually wrapped. I really liked this. I don't know if I would go to the trouble to make something like this, but I might, for the right person. But I just thought it was really unique, and I wish I had a reason to make one.
I saw a guild friend at the Walmart Superstore today. She asked me what I was doing there with my daughter getting married in two days. She commented on how little I was getting food-wise.. I told her that I didn't need much any more with everyone leaving.. I should have told her that I'm wedding poor! Not really, but I'm proud to say I don't have any bills out there that are going to hang over my head for several months or years! But I just can't bring myself to spend another cent for this wedding. And I have definitely reached the wedding saturation point where if it isn't done now, I don't give a crap. Sorry about the word.. but that is the point I am at right now.
Still raining and cold... mid sixties.. end of July.