Since their families are so spread out, Maui and Signe wanted to be able to see and celebrate with their wedding guests for more than one day. To accomplish this, they booked their wedding on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Now my task became what to use as flowers when they would need lots of transport, could not be live due to heat and international nature of the trip, and I needed to do so with my newborn baby in tow.
I put on real pants, loaded up my one month old and we all headed to Michael’s craft store. I had played with the idea of crafting paper flowers, sewing felt flowers, or finding another alternative crafty idea. Silk flowers won and for an hour we played with them. Which color best matches the dress swatch Signe had brought? How shiny would this flower selection look in photos? Will I be able to arrange a bridal bouquet with the metal and plastic stems and not have it be too heavy?