I love baby's breath.  Only by itself, of course.  I agree with anyone who thinks it's tacky as a filler flower.  Alone, it's gorgeous, ethereal, simple.  But also, cheap.  So when I called a florist to get quotes for baby's breath and daisies, I did not expect to hear it would be more than $500.  This has led me to scour the internet for videos teaching me how to make my own bouquets and boutonnieres...and here is my first attempt!
Thoughts?  I welcome any comments and criticisms...I want to get this right!
I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I adore Etsy.  I've spent hours browsing the many shops, but actually made my very first purchase(s) yesterday!  I fell in love with this stamp months ago:
via modernartstamps
As I type, it's being made with our names across the top and our date across the bottom.  I also ordered another one-of-a-kind, tiny, fantastic fish stamp for other stationary purposes...
thank you, nellielovesart
Can't wait until they arrive and I can try them out!
We decided early on that we would be growing our flowers on my parents farm.  This was actually a 'someday' suggestion that my mother made a long time ago, before we were ever engaged.  Since my brother has a great interest and lots of horticultural knowledge, why not?  Plus, they do have an everlasting supply of fertilizer at their disposal.

Everywhere you look, wedding experts say it's crazy to take on flowers as a DIY project.  I'm not convinced.  Mike and I are pretty laid back when it comes to all the traditional wedding expectations.  I would be perfectly content with a bouquet of the wild black-eyed-Susans that grow along the edges of the paddocks, maybe tied with a little white ribbon.

In a couple of weeks we plan on taking a trip east, and we'll have some time to sit and look at seed catalogs.  Can't wait!