The Paper Anniversary

Right before Mother's Day, I got an email from a friend of mine about a custom order. She and her wife were about to celebrate their first anniversary and she wanted to know if I had any flowers, or if I could make something similar to the flowers they had in their bouquets. "I'm sure you know that the traditional gift for the first anniversary is paper, so I thought this would be perfect.", she wrote. Well, I have to admit, up until this point I had never put these pieces together. I sure am glad that Caroline did, because she's right—this is a brilliant gift idea! 

I happily accepted her order and she sent me a few photos of their happy day. We decided on the key pieces that stood out in their arrangements: the gorgeous blush garden roses, coral hypericum berries, flat leaf eucalyptus, and bright white ranunculus. Once I pulled these together I decided the arrangement needed a little something else, so I threw in a tiny peach rose, another white rose, and some extra greenery to balance things out. 

Here are a few shots from their stunning wedding (photos by Kate Thompson) and shots of the piece they celebrated with last week!