A friend of ours is having a Halloween inspired wedding this month and I was asked to make the bouquet. This struck fear in me. Wedding flower arranging is not my area of expertise. But since it was a Halloween theme I figured I could possibly pull it off. I thought a Haunted Mansion Funeral Parlor looking arrangement could look nice and macabe.
The bride's only request was for the bouquet to have eyeballs. I tried to do that 'eyeball in the middle of the flower' thing but it made the bouquet look like a muppet. It didn't look creepy-good, it looked stupid-bad. I wanted the eyeball theme to be a bit more distinguished. I decided to use some eyeball fabric scraps I had left over from this dress (Mr. Husband Sir and I are planning on wearing our matching outfits to the wedding!). I cut the eyes out, mod podged them for stability, then hot glued them to the black branches.
I also made the groom and ring bearer's boutonnieres, which were much easier.
When I first accepted this project I was very nervous of the outcome. PB said something really sweet before I started it. He told me that anything I ever make or do always turns out looking fantastic so he knew this flower thing would be great too. I must be doing a good job of tossing out my failed projects without him having knowledge! I do think the bouquet turned out fairly decent though. In actuality it looks much better in real life. I had such a time trying to get these few photos. My town is located about 1 foot from the sun's surface and it's about a majakillion degrees outside. And here I am traipsing around three different cemeteries in the middle of the day looking for the "perfect" spot with a camera, glass vase, bushy bouquet and two boutonnieres on a tray....and it started to rain. I wound up getting a slight sunburn and a major migraine headache for my troubles. Part of the problem is I love looking around old cemeteries at the funerary art and dates. I have plans on doing my own cemetery tour when the temperature drops to only a bajillion.