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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

a little violet wedding bouquet..........

For my wedding bouquet, I was determined to have real violets but every florist I spoke to was unwilling to do work with such a delicate little flower, until I found Livia Cetti at The Green Vase. She is the flower guru in New York City and also happens to be the contributing stylist editor at Martha Stewart Weddings. She loved the idea and took on the challenge of working with the itty bitty bloom and as you can see below the bouquet was absolutely outstanding!
She also made the gardenia that I wore in my hair. It was so fragrant and lasted through out the entire afternoon and evening.

Note : if you want to work with fresh violets they must be kept in water up until minutes before the ceremony and know that the flower is extremely delicate, so they won't last the whole event. If you want to look of fresh violets all day or night and not to mention, the budget for it, have your florist make a second bouquet.

Violets are a symbol of faithfulness. Blue violets say "I'll always be true"