Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wedding Flowers

So my sister in law is getting hitched and I'm helping out with the wedding. I was a wedding coordinator back in the day and love the stuff. She doesn't want any real flowers and so I volunteered to make them. By the sheer quantity, you can see why I didn't blog this week :) (This doesn't even feature the amazing bouquets either, but those are a different post)

She wanted each of the sisters and sisters in law on both sides to wear matching hair flowers so I made a bunch of these in blue and white.

 My friend Emily showed us how to make them at a Mutual activity once. She sells them in her super cute shop if you'd like to buy one. I burned (ha!)  my way through a season of White Collar cutting and singeing all the satin. I'm still mastering the art of the hot glue gun and the price for mastery seems to be my fingerprints. But since I used around 30 feet of hot glue gun sticks between all the flowers and the bouquets, I think I ended up rather in tact.

Here are some of the fabric corsages and boutonnieres.

These little guys are a simpler version for the nephews

Yes, the custom labels are a little ridiculous, but I love any chance to use my silhouette and it really took all of 20 minutes for those. Labeling them is a must because I've helped at more then one wedding where "Who doesn't have their boutonniere?!" is shouted over and over. Now the boxes took significantly longer, but they are just so pretty with the hair flowers inside I couldn't resist.

For part of her bridal shower gift I made these mini flowers out of the scraps and I think they just might be my favorite :)

A labor of love, but I'm really happy with how they turned out. 


Erin said...

WOW! Those are impressive! Were you really a wedding planner? I'm kind of a wanna-be wedding planner. I've thought about getting a Silhouette or Cricut (sp?) but I'm not quite sure what the difference is... I guess I"ll have to research them more- they don't seem to be cheap. But the results are amazing! Love it!

jeanene c said...

They are so beautiful. She doesn't know what a wonderful gift she is getting!

ACW said...

5 people. You are 5 maybe 6 people. Amazing!

Jackijo said...

They are so beautiful! I can't imagine how long it took to make the all.

lindsay said...

crafty fabric flowers and White Collar...two of my most favorite things!

Katie said...

WOW! That's all, just wow!

Julianne said...

I especially like the little kid boutonnieres. Well... second to the pretty hair flowers. I like hair flowers.

dailylinkbuilding said...

it is such a wonderful art


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