Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This flower was alive 100 years ago

This month marked the 100th anniversary of my great grandparents' wedding.

My mother's grandparents, Kate Ballard and William Turner were married at Dawes Road Congregational Church in Fulham, London on June 17, 1916.

I am lucky enough to possess the actual boutonniere worn at that wedding.

The fact that I own a flower corpse a century old makes me very very happy.

I was also honoured to wear the wedding brooch worn by my great grandma Kate at her wedding, at my own wedding in February, just months shy of 100 years later.

I love that my family has taken such care to keep these precious heirlooms, and that I was able to incorporate them into my own wedding.

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