- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
so my wedding is still ten months away but these boards have already gotten me super excited about the details. I created this cherry blossom vector for my website and sent out our save the dates with cherry blossoms, so i really wanted cherry blossoms in my bridal bouquet. my wedding is in belize in may so this isn’t going to be an option if i want to use natural flowers.
so i got to looking at silk flowers. i know some bees have a really negative opinion of afloral.com, but searching for silk cherry blossoms that weren’t super cheap looking was quite a struggle. the ones i saw on afloral were not cheap looking and quite lovely actually, plus they were on crazy crazy sale, (like $2) so i bought the last two sprays they had as well as 5 light pink hydrangea sprays that were on sale and looked a bit like an apple/orange/cherry blossom, spent less than $15 including shipping for what i thought would be just a trial experiment.
i opened the box and started messing around with them, cutting off leaves and branches retaping them the way that i wanted, and taping small clusters together, see:
The hydrangeas were a bit more pink than i was expecting, but everything is light blue and tan (sand and sea because i’m beach wedding cliche like that) and i felt like the pop of bright pink wouldn’t be offensive as long as it wasn’t overdone.
the cherry blossoms aren’t super full like hydrangeas are, so i wasn’t sure how to incorporate them, until suddenly it hit me that i should cascade them down, which is always a floral arrangement style i tend to coo over anyway.
wrapped well with brown floral tape, satin edged blue ribbon in #a7d6ed, and topped off with some pastel pink pearl tipped pins:
and honestly, this crafy saturday experiment turned into something i’m literally in *love* with and i’m pretty sure i’m going to use for my belize wedding next may!
how do you feel about it? too much? perfect. be honest, i have time 🙂