Puppy Love: Bouquet Toss

Sorry for the brief hiatus over the holidays, but I am back to share the last few posts about our big day!

There is one tradition, or cluster of traditions I suppose, that I have not addressed. The tosses! As in, of the bouquet and the garter of course. Mr. Dalmatian and I agreed from the beginning that we would only be including one of these in our wedding day. The toss that got the axe was the garter toss. There is just something about them I find awkward and uncomfortable (call me crazy but I did not have an overwhelming desire for Mr. D to stick his head or hands up my dress in front of my extended family). Again, this is not to say that they can never be fun or funny, it was just simply not for us. The bouquet toss on the other hand I do think is quite fun!


I have already shared how much I adored my beautiful bouquet. Luckily, when the time came for the bouquet toss, I was equipped with a smaller tossing bouquet so I did not have to part ways with my lovely blooms.


Clearly the slightly smaller size of this tossing bouquet did not stop my single lady friends from wholeheartedly attempting to catch the thing. Check of Bridesmaid E and MOH K diving for it in the photo below.


Bridesmaid E won this battle, but luckily the competition didn’t get too ugly. MOH K was kind enough to congratulate her on the victory.


I cannot think of a more wonderful bridesmaid and friend to have caught the boquet!


Did your guests put up a good fight to catch the bouquet?

What are your thoughts on bouquet and garter tosses?

*All photos by Lotus Blossom Photography


Girls Get Ready

Arriving at the Venue

The Dalmatians Rehearse

Dress Me Up

An Ode to My Bouquet (and the ‘Bee)

The Dalmatian First Look

Solo Shots

The Boys and Girls

Last Photos as Fiances

Prepping the Scene

The Dalmatians Say I Do

Newlywed Pics Take 1

Newlywed Pics Take 2

Cocktail Hour Barn Style

It’s In the Details

Wise Words and Good Eats

And We Danced

The Reception

Let Them Eat Cake

What’s Cake Without Ice Cream?

Dance The Night Away


Mrs. Dalmatian

Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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  1. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:51 am

    Lol I was a little turned off by the idea of a garter toss, too. Especially when Mr. W threatened to stay under there for 20 minutes. What would my 80-year-old grandma think?!! He really wanted to do a garter toss, though, and he behaved himself, so it all worked out in the end. But I can totally understand why you skipped it 🙂

  2. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:16 am

    I love when the ladies get into the bouquet toss 🙂

  3. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:01 pm

    I love the picture when you actually tossed it, great photo.

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