1 year old!!

Nearly the entire day went by before I realized what today was! Today is the first anniversary of The Everyday Bride!

In some ways it's hard to believe that it's been an entire year, especially when I come across blogs that have been around for years and years and years... But, in other ways, it seems like an eternity has passed. I was in such a different place 365 days ago...5 months away from my wedding, knee deep in contracts and spreadsheets, spending over 8 hours a day on wedding planning...such a different place.

But, as always, I digress... Instead, I should be thanking you, the reader, for taking time out of your busy day to read whatever little blurb happens to be on The Everyday Bride! Thank you, readers!!!!! Here's to many years to come.

bouquet inspiration

With summer here, I've found myself day dreaming about flowers more than ever! I've been drooling over several fellow bloggers' inspirational bouquets, and skipping to posts on flowers on nearly every blog I've visited. And, after weeks of inspiration searching, it's safe to say that if I had to do it all over again, I would have used one of these photos as my inspiration!

However, keep in mind, I am an equal opportunity lover - I love any bouquet so long as it's full of texture and visual interest.

Whether it's organic in shape and style, like i heart peonies famous bouquet...

...or slightly manicured, like this 2 Excited Nests' beauty...

Whether it's bold in color like these gorgeous jewel tone bouquets...

...or bold in texture like these vintage-inspired bouquets with ruffled peonies and striking anemones...whatever the case may be, I LOVE them all!

And, on a side note, I love the idea of using ribbon for additional visual interest...I can only imagine how gorgeous it would be to have ribbon fluttering in the air as you're walking down a grassy aisle... Love it!

photo credits: 1) i heart peonies, 2) 2 Excited Nests, 3) unknown - if you know, email me!, 4) The Bride's Cafe via Green Wedding Shoes, 5) housemartin, 6) 2 Excited Nests