I've been waiting all week to tell you about one of last weekend's more exciting moments: I won something! More importantly, I won something that we needed! Boutonnieres for my man and his brothers/groomsmen! Just when I was starting to think about making some, I entered this contest that Mouse was hosting over at Souris Mariage. And then I won! How great is that?
It's pretty great. I wasn't feeling very inspired about boutonnieres, and my big plan was to put the project off until the last possible moment, just in case a good idea finally occurred to me. I was thinking of using fabric. Or maybe paper. To be honest, I wasn't thinking very hard about anything at all. I just couldn't figure out what we should have.
My partner-in-crime, however, was pretty sure he knew what we needed. A sheriff's badge for him and deputy badges for his two brothers. I thought it was a fine plan, but finding the right badges turned out to be harder than we thought it would be. Ebay and Etsy were both full of either extremely expensive collectibles or cheap plastic junk made for a seven year-old's birthday party.
And then there was the fact that my man's desire for a sheriff's badge led to the desire for cap guns. And for our officiant--my hero of a brother--to wear a big black hat with a wide flat brim. "Like the preacher on Little House of the Prairie," said my husband-to-be. To which I said, among other things, "no."
But now, we have one less thing to worry about. Lovely, handmade boutonnieres that will hold up well in the late-June heat. They even have buttons on them! My man and I both agree that these will do just fine. Big thanks to Mouse and to the good folks at Eventcetera! We're truly grateful.