Cherub Charm "Something Old"

Lauren’s bouquet consisted of white peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, hypericum berries, jasmine, seeded eucalyptus and a flower with sentimental value: gardenias. Gardenias were Lauren’s late grandmother’s favorite flower (and the flower that her late grandfather always bought his beloved bride), and the only flower Lauren’s mom carried down the aisle on her own wedding day. “I wanted to keep in tradition and have some in my own bouquet,” Lauren says. Her bouquet was wrapped in lace purchased by her mom on a trip to Italy. A cherub charm—worn on a necklace by Lauren’s great-grandmother—was hand-stitched onto the lace, doubling as her something old.

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