When I imagined planning my wedding at the tender age of 14, I always thought it would be a magical time for my beloved and me. Leisurely trying on dresses while he chooses a suit, lazily holding hands as we eat cake that we both decide – simultaneously – that we both love…choosing flowers that just jump out at us.

Sadly, that couldn’t be further from the truth. God has been giving me extra graces this month to deal with all the stress!  

Don’t get me wrong. Some things are fun, like trying on wedding dresses and eating too much cake. But finding the perfect centerpiece? Puh-leeze!

After a long, long, LONG time of looking, I think I’ve found something that I like. Hopefully these flowers/foliage below:

Will somehow turn into this magical centerpiece

This beautiful bouquet with silk ribbon and exposed stems

And this awesome cake display

(Inspiration photos courtesy of Celebration Photography, The Knot, Ed Pingol Photography, 500 Flowers and Save-On-Crafts.)

Thoughts, anybody? I would love to hear what you think!


Music playing while writing this: “Werewolves of London” by  Warren Zevon