Post # 1
Hello my fellow DIY ladies!
I’m relieved to be sort of done with some more wedding projects! I think the fumes from the spray paint have made me loopy! hahaha
I still feel like something is missing from the bouts…I just can’t put my finger on it, any suggestions? A little brown ribbon over the floral tape?
After sanding, priming and painting the ceremony decor is done. I’m planning on hanging the pails from shephard’s hooks on either side of the "aisle". (We’re having an outdoor wedding) Should the ribbon ends be longer and more flow-y looking?
Next, the curvy willow branches with orchids (orchid love anyone?) will be in tall cylinder vases filled with green apples for the reception. FI is set on orchids in water with a floating candle and a pair of fish (hello kid’s favors!) for the other half of the tables. I’ve included the inspiration pic below.
And finally I need the most help with the bouquets. So far I have two different sizes of callas bunched together and hand tied. Is it ok to have one wedding flower for the bouts and another for the bouquets or is it too mismatched? The girls’ bouquets won’t have the charm though, since it’s a charm of my grandfather. You guessed it…yet another DIY project.
Let me know what you think and of course your suggestions!
Post # 3
Well you go girl! You are so on top of things. . .BRAVO!
I love all of your ideas. . .very cool. Personally, im not a matchy match person so i think the bouqets and the bouts are cool. . .besides the bouts tie in nicely with the rest of the decor. Love the table arrangement ideas; just one thing you may want to re-think is having the fish in the centerpieces. . . if you arent careful you may have some dead fish by the end of your reception. . just a thought
Post # 4
I think the bouts are cool too! I just showed them to my guy & he loved them (he’s not really into flowers…lol). And when they are on the men, they’ll look great. I think if you added anything to them, it might look too much "stuff", I like the clean look of them based on your decor pic. Also I wouldn’t worry about the flowers being mismatched, they’re beautiful.
Post # 5
i agree with the first comment about rethinking the fish. dead fish aren’t pretty at a wedding, and honestly, i’m not for handing out live creatures as favors.
perhaps keeping with the orchids & candles would be a more hassle-free alternative 🙂
Post # 6
How horrible would that be? A pair of fish to parallel our new union and one of them dies! I love the fish idea but I think you’re right…and hey that saves me wedding day worry.
Post # 7
I think everything looks great. You’ve been working hard! One thing I will say, is that while the bouts look good, they do look a little "unfinished". Wrap some nice ribbon around them and I think they’ll look perfect. I also didn’t see a picture of pails or ribbons, did I miss it?
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Everything looks so lovely! For a September wedding, you’re way ahead of the game! :o)
I love the sweet touch of having the charm with your grandfather’s photo. I’d like to do something similar to honor my grandparents. Can you share how you made yours?
Post # 9
be careful with the fish for your centerpieces. the only types of fish i know that can stay alive for long periods of time in that kind of environment are beta fish, but you can’t have more than one in a container as the pretty ones are all male and they fight. also, floating candles… i don’t think that’s very safe for any fish.
Post # 10
@craftypants- We’re doing a September 2010 wedding so I am definately keeping on top of the wedding crafts! I am going to be one stress free bride at the end of the year. Yay! Also, I followed Miss Crab Cake’s tutorial and even purchased the same charms. You can find the info here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/04/10/bouquet-charms-part-iii-the-complete-how-to/
@irmango- After getting each of your opinions I’ve decided to nix the fish. It’s a good thing I have all of you to help me see things I didn’t before!