My name is Diana Elizabeth. My husband and I live in a restored 1952 red brick home that sits on a former citrus grove in Phoenix. I'm a journalist who went from writing about fashion and reporting on the LA red carpet to a photographer and FORD model. When I'm not behind or in front of a camera, I enjoy blogging about my home projects, and the things that make me happy with camera in hand.
I appreciate old homes, love adding fruit trees to our yard, and I firmly believe making a house a home is a wonderfully fun ongoing project. I'm bravely jumping into the domestic life hoping one day I will bake a homemade pie so I earn my badge. This is a glimpse into my life and work.
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I’m going to tell you what happens in the men’s locker room/groom’s room as the bride is getting ready. Sometimes they are watching a game on TV, having a few beers, but when it’s time to get dressed – they try to figure out how to style their pocket square (you should probably go over this with him beforehand) but more often than not, at the twelfth hour, they stare at me in sheer panic holding their boutonniere asking for help.
And then, me, the photographer (if there is no planner around) and my assistant have to pin a dozen flowers on every guy and figure out which one is the groom’s if they aren’t labeled properly.
In comes the magnetic boutonniere. Jan Dekker of Jan Dekker Designs, an amazing floralist in the Phoenix Valley showed me and my photography pals this special feature! I even put on Mr. Wonderful’s suit and we practiced pinning then putting on the magnetic boutonniere! It just clicked on like that, super strong and we all freaked out and thought it was the best invention since the DSLR.
Then someone referenced how the Bachelorette must use these on the guys during the rose ceremony and then that totally lost me. Recently, Brenna bribed me with $20 to watch the first episode of The Bachelor because that’s how much I dislike crying over emotional girls on television. For $20, I did it.
Brides and wedding planners, please, if your florist can, even if it costs a tiny bit extra, add these to your corsages and boutonnieres. It’s another way to make sure your day will go smoothly. And, your mom can remove her wrist corsage and put it on her clutch. Your guy, your photographer, and your planner will thank you.
Boutonniere: Jan Dekker Designs Photography: Diana Elizabeth
Diana Elizabeth wonders if anyone remembers magnetic earrings. She never wore them because they hurt but she also didn’t get her ears pierced until she was 15. Even though she graduated college at 21 and a half, she certainly takes her time in a lot of other areas in life.
Hi! I’m Diana Elizabeth, named after Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth. Lover of cottage style homes and collector of tea towels. I'm a photographer, wife, model, and Christ follower. I'm just learning as I go and sharing my stories!
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