Everlasting wedding flowers? While this may initiate thoughts of stiff, fake, silk flowers – let me introduce you to Mark the Occasion Designs. Owner Maggie Joos specializes in unique, eco-friendly, and oh so pretty hand crafted alternatives to fresh floral bouquets. From sheer organza to elegant lace; light-weight tulle to vintage fabrics – Maggie can transform fabric and beading into a wedding floral arrangement that lasts forever. But to really tell the story, you just have to let the pictures speak for themselves.
This first image is the modern approach to a wedding bouquet. One of the many advantages is the originality and design flexibility that can be executed by Mark the Occasion Designs, not to mention the ability to match your bouquet to your wedding colors exactly.
The bouquet below is a collection of vintage brooches, earrings and jewels combined together to make this gorgeous bouquet in a bed of tulle. And check out the fabric boutonniere – it is so simple and elegant – it blends so well with the groom’s tux.
Below is the cutest and most fun thing for a flower girl to carry down the aisle – can you imagine a cute little girl leading down the aisle lifting her tulle baton high! Makes me smile just thinking about it.
As you can see, there are so many options in with Mark the Occasion Designs. While there are eco-friendly benefits to these bouquets as they aren’t using fresh flowers flown in from the corners of the world, these bouquets can literally last a lifetime. Maggie’s creativity can develop a style from scratch using materials she provides or she can incorporate an heirloom piece of fabric or jewelry into the arrangement – the perfect way to incorporate that “something old.” Maggie has developed designs that have included father’s ties, a collection of bridesmaids’ dresses or college t-shirts, and beads from a broken, but sentimental piece of jewelry. The options are endless!
And look at this last photo – imagine your beautiful bridal bouquet displayed exactly the way it looked on your wedding day – all the way to your 10 year wedding anniversary, and beyond. How cool is that! Check out Mark the Occasion Design’s website for more info on incorporating fabric floral arrangements into your wedding. www.marktheoccasiondesigns.com