Monday, August 8, 2011

Flower Girls Baskets

I wanted to make something really unique for these baskets. So I went for elegant, simple stripes and modern, fun embellishments.

 The basket is only five inches tall and five inches square at the top. The fun modern flowers on the front add a dramatic element to each basket.

A close-up of the flower embellishment and beaded handle. The green beads and green fabric in the flowers almost perfectly matches the green in the basket and the dresses.

With the custom order completed and delivered, it's time to get to work on other projects. I have another wedding I'm working on multiple projects for as well as creating inventory for my etsy store. Come back tomorrow to get an idea of what's coming next!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Throw Away Bouquet

The final bouquet is one that is sometimes overlooked: the bouquet to toss at the eager female guests. When you use silk flowers to create your bouquet you have the luxury of keeping the bouquet perfect for many years. Because it becomes a keepsake you really don't want to toss it.

With that in mind, I used the flowers that were left over to create a simple bouquet perfect to be tossed.

I criss-crossed some pearl stems over each white flower. The stems are wrapped in white and lime green ribbons. It is a simple bouquet sure to make some lucky guest feel very special!

On Monday, I will show you the flower girls baskets I designed for this special day!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Matron of Honor Gets Something Less Than Matronly

The matron of honor is my daughter-in-law. I know her personality and it matches the brides - fun loving and youthful. I knew she would need a simple but dramatic bouquet. It needed to be smaller than the brides' and be elegant but fun.

I took this picture before wrapping the stems in white and lime green ribbon. The bouquet fits perfectly what I wanted to accomplish! It's simple, elegant, fun and dramatic. It will look quite lovely coming down the aisle.

One more bouquet to share - come back tomorrow to see it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Brides Flowers

First priority on this custom order was the bridal bouquet. The bride told me she loved the large flowers, she wanted lots of them. With this and the knowledge I had of the bride's personality, I knew I had to do something very dramatic. So I separated all the stems and started playing with different shapes.

It didn't take long to figure out a cascading bouquet would be perfect. It would be dramatic without overwhelming the bride or covering the dress. 

The true dramatic impact fails to come through in this picture. It is a large, beautiful bouquet with an inverted teardrop shape. The bride was thrilled.

Come back tomorrow to see what I did for the matron of honor!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Custom Orders Keep Me Busy!

I love getting custom orders from brides that know they want something unique but not quite sure what they want. The freedom affords me the opportunity to create beautiful, unique items to perfectly compliment their special day.

A friend of my step-son is getting married in the middle of this month so I asked if there was anything she needed help with. She quickly accepted my offer, needing help considering the short time remaining and the tight budget she was working with. She needed help with the bouquets and two flower girls baskets. Not a problem I said and a day later she was dropping off her supplies.

These are the flowers she brought me and pearl stems for embellishment.

Her colors are lime green, black and white. She fell in love with these small black leafy flowers as an accent.

These white flowers remind me of hibiscus flowers, which is what I opted for fern greenery to accent the slightly tropical feel.

The white flowers got covered in silver glitter fabric paint to add a little more interest. Almost as soon as she left the materials with me, I was beginning to work out what I wanted to do for the bouquets.

Come back tomorrow to see what I came up with!