When you meet a bride who shares the same name as you, you become a bit partial. I absolutely loved everything about Hailey's bridal bouquet! And especially those proteas!
I still swoon over her bouquet when I think about it. It had all the beautiful pink and purple tones, and was sprinkled with some white roses and eucalyptus. This was my first time getting to preserve proteas and I was so excited. I did a mixture of pressing some of the greenery and a few flowers, and then drying the rest since there were so much beauty to show off. I wanted to capture all the different flowers and textures within her bouquet, and I was so happy she wanted a darker frame to contrast against them. Some of the dried red roses are so dark that you almost can't see them! This was so much fun, and it's always hard saying goodbye to the shadow boxes after you've spent weeks looking at them and working on them.