- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
I’m no Martha Stewart… at all. So imagine my panic when my wedding brain invented up this kooky idea that it preferred to have a mixture of fabric made flowers and silks to make up the bouquets and bouts. HA! I spent several agonizing weeks exploring websites, playing with fabrics, and creating flowers which failed to trip my trigger. But one day, I finally was able to create a few I was happy with and then all fabric flower hell broke loose. They are simple to make but VERY time consuming. I’m still working on them today and my goal is to have them finito before 2020 (my wedding is in 3 months, by the way).
After finally finding a fabric flower I was happy with and beginning the mass creation process, my next concern was how the heck was I going to put these together into a bouquet I liked? I don’t know how to flower arrange… I don’t know how to create a stem for a fabric flower (a straw and some Elmer’s glue??)… I have no clue how to create a round, spherical shape for the bouquets. !!!!! Enter in my lovely neighbor who revealed to me that she had taken some courses through a flower design school. Hello!!! She graciously offered to help arrange the bouquets and bouts as long as I provided the flowers for her. She presented me with a few last week and I AM THRILLED! She was able to make my vision a reality. They look incredible… I’m so in love with how they are turning out and cannot WAIT to get with her to create my bouquet (which will include more silks mixed with the fabric flowers I create). Want to see them?
First off, here is my color inspiration board that I created a frillion months ago:
Using the color scheme, I envisioned the bouquets made with a mixture of the fuschia and coral-pink as the fabric flowers and then store bought yellow silk ranunculus as the filler. Here is the bouquet that my friend created with all the flowers and ribbon I provided her:
It’s exactly what I wanted. So perfect. Here are the bouts she created!
The leaf is made from some green scrapbook paper which was my friend’s idea and I loved it.
So there you go! I can only take credit for the color choices and the fabric flower creation… she put everything together and made it all look fantastic.
Just wanted to share!! If anyone lives in central IL, I bet she’d be happy to do another wedding someday. 😉