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.