Post # 1
There will be no flowers at my wedding and we’ve done some alternative things for our Alice in Wonderland wedding to replace them. I just wanted to show them off as I found a lack of pictues out there when I was gathering ideas.
My brooch boquet has a tear drop shape. The maid of honor has a more simple and small half dome.
Corsages are paper roses that have been cut from pages of Alice in wonderland. I’ve inked them with red walnut tintz in a distressed way, it’s hard to see but it looks like white roses painted red a bit closer up as the center is more white. They have then been misted with tattered angels glimmering mist which gives them a bit more of an attractive sheen.
For boutonnieres the guys get pocketwatchs that are of alice in wonderland theme adorned with love keys and white rabbit charms keeping it on theme. They are also getting watch movement cufflinks (bought from etsy but everything else is made by me)
Show me your flower alternatives accessories.
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Post # 2
just wanted to say I love ur bouquets and ur boutonnieres are amazing!!
Post # 3
Love your ideas for Alice in Wonderland
Post # 6
Love love love! Just finished 88% mine. How did you get the handle to stay?
Post # 7
Pele: So creative & fun & beautiful! Well done. It’s great to see such wonderful non-flower alternatives.
Post # 8
Cmsatx2014: That looks great so far and is really coming along.
I was worried about the handle but it ended up being one of the easier parts to complete – I didn’t even have to redo it or anything and I know I fiddled with other parts a few times to get them to work and stay.
I think the ultimate key to success was having really sticky floral tape on the final handle shape before wrapping the material and to use lots of pins – there are a lot of pins in the final product but there were even more as I was wrapping.
I started with fabric under the bouqet. I would do three loops and positon them under the brooches and then pin in place (I went and found the sharp end of the pin and twisted it into the bouquet for security). I made sure the loops of fabric we long enough to lay a bit over where the handle would be wrapped so wrapping the handle would finish the ends of the loops. Once the underside was all pinned and secured I wrapped the handle with a dark green ribbon making sure to cover the loops of frabric from the top part. I had several temporary pins at the top so it didn’t loosen or unravel. The ribbon wasn’t required but I was worried the floral tape would show through the organza but I don’t think it would have now it’s all done. I would put temporary pins after each loop around and wrapped a bit over the end of the handle and then folded it down like the end of a present and then put a pin straight up the middle of the bouquet to keep the flaps down. Then I wrapped the organza and would remove the temporary pin and pin directly into the organza as a wrapped. After I was happy with the organza I moved the pins around so they looked nice. There are about 5 pinning the loops of fabric to the bouquet. I have maybe another five around the top of the handle – it’s way more that I needed but I wanted them to look evenly placed. I put them about 1 – 1.5 inchs appart on the handle all the way up front and back. I had one of the bottom which was enough but I though a single pin on the bottom was silly so there are actually 3 on the bottom of mine all touching in a row. That fabric is not going ANYWHERE now – it’s very very secure until I start pulling pins out.
The diamond shaped ribbon is mostly decorative as I don’t think it helps keep anything together. I wrapped that after the fact when I wanted something else. I took out the three pins in the bottom of the handle and put them through the ribbon in the middle of the length I through I would need and then replaced them to hold together the base and attach the ribbon. Then I wrapped it around and did a double twist to the ribbon as it looked nicer and helped it get really tightly wound. When I got to the top, I wrapped it around the top and knotted it, hid the ends and then pinned the top loop down with those 5 pins already up there. I though I might need to move the pins from the handle into the ribbon but the green ribbon is pretty secure from being pinned top and bottom, tightly wrapped, touble twisted and it might have helped that the ribbon had wire in the edge.
Hope that helps. I know I checked out a couple youtube videos before I wrapped as I am very visual so that might help you too.
Post # 9
Awesome! Thanks for the excellent tips!