I absolutely love orchids and wanted an orchid bouquet, but I was shocked at how much they cost!
Also, since we are having an AHR when we get back, I decided to make my own real-touch bouquets - they were way cheaper, and I can use them more than once, and even keep forever if I want!
My colours are purple and green - so I wanted to incorporate that. The bridesmaids will be wearing purple, so I made their bouquets mostly green and the groomsmen get purple bouts to go with their beige jackets.
I also threw together a couple of corsages for our mothers and grandmother coming to the wedding.
The flowers (with the exception of the corsages) are from Afloral.com, the blue starfish I got from a shop online (can't remember where) and the supplies and everything else I got from Michaels.
I'm really happy with how everything turned out! And I saved over $500!
This was the inspiration pic:
This is my bouquet:
The bridesmaids bouquets:
And all together:
And here's a picture of the corsages: