So, by now you’re probably familiar with my flower angst (and my love of the word “so!”). And nothing is more angst-ridden than the corsage decision. I *HATE* corsages. With a burning passion. And my mother hates them only slightly less. On the other hand, I haven’t asked T’s mom yet, but I’m pretty sure she’s a fan.
As much as I hate them, though, I understand and approve of the concept. Obviously, I want our “special female people” to be called out in some way. But it absolutely won’t be with a corsage that is secretly terrified it will be sent back to the 80s from whence it came.
I talked to Mom about it, and she nixed both the purse flower and nosegay corsage alternative ideas (well, her actual words were “I’ll wear whatever you want, but if I have a choice…”). She was ok with a single flower or hairpiece, though. Once I cut the gardenias, though (and found out that they give Mom a headache too; guess I come by it honestly), it was back to square one on the un-corsage search.
And then I saw it. EAD introduced us, and it was love at first sight:
Image by Tresa Edmunds
Organza flowers (tutorial on Reese Dixon here). Simply genius. They’re perfect, because they are DIY-able while still fitting the feel of our wedding (because as much as I adore these, it would be a very “which one of these doesn’t belong” moment). They can be any lovely, shimmery organza color we can find, and they’ll be 100% wearable after the wedding! Hooray!
I love checking things off my to-do list…