That is a rough mock-up of my wedding bouquet. And yes, that’s an artichoke. Some girls have peonies. I will have my bridal artichoke.
The women there were absolutely wonderful, and they were very excited to be doing something that brides generally don’t ask for–succulents and vegetables in their bouquet. The colors will be more vibrant, as the artichoke wasn’t the freshest they had on hand, and the roses will actually be greener, as well.
I’m really thrilled by it. It was the first day I felt like a bride doing fun bride things. It’s strange that a little over three months from now, my artichoke and I will be marrying Patrick.