Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Where to buy bulk flowers

This website gives a list (2009) of places to buy bulk flowers!
As a DIY crazy person such as myself, I have had a little experience in making bouquets and boutonnieres and centerpieces. It is something I want to do for my wedding. I will want some more experience before I launch right in and I will probably need the help of some sisters/friends, but with a limited number of brown and green flowers, this is the main reason why I chose cream as a third neutral color in my color scheme. Cream flowers are everywhere and I love cream more than a starch white.
(rose source has green roses)
(green calla lilies with brown spider daisies?)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Awesome wedding

Once wed Tree house wedding.

Long and flowy

The Brazil by Stephanie Allin. It's cute.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Posh Tea Length

My kick on wedding dresses is continuing. I still love the cute vintage and tea length.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

And a modest one...

The beautiful designer's page.

vintage tea length

I adore this length with a vintage dress. Trim off the black, add a tiny bit of vintage bling, make it modest, and I would wear this dress in a heartbeat to my own wedding. I LOVE how poofy it is. Beautiful.

Making a birdcage veil


Making a veil at home can be just as simple as hunting for one. This birdcage veil was custom made for the bride above, Halligan Norris Smith. The assemblage process took only a couple of hours and shopping for the materials was even less time. The best part is that you have the custom veil you wanted, for much less money.



Materials & Tools

-4×4 Square of felt

-1/2 yd of 9 or 8” wide Russian veiling

-Hat combs (optional, bobby pins may substitute)

-Fabric glue

-Good luck charm

-3 silk or fabric flowers, source: craft store,

-8 filler flowers, millinery or small silk flowers work well

-Needle & thread


-Straight pins

-Ruler/ measuring tape


Step 1-Cut heart from felt using template or freehand

Step 2-Cut veiling to 14” piece, if you want a fuller veil add an inch or two, demonstrate fullness by gathering the fabric in one hand. When cutting, be sure to cut just below the “knots”


Step 3-With needle and thread make a continuous running stitch starting with a cut edge, then work needle along one finished edge and thru the other cut edge. Leaving opposite finished edge open. Be sure to catch each stitch through the “knots” of the veiling.

Step 4- Gather to fit on felt heart, then tack down by stitching with needle and thread. At this point play with veiling and placement using a model head or in the mirror. If using combs, attach now to opposite side of heart that veil is attached to.

Steps 5 & 6-Pin flowers to heart, on top of veiling to figure out best placement, then tack down with needle and thread or glue into place.


Step 7-Once main flowers are set into place add filler flowers, good luck charms or trims to your liking. Set flowers by gluing stem ends and sticking them in-between main flowers. Charms or trims can be added with needle and thread.

Russian veiling:


What You’ll Need (for the pinwheels)

Several sheets of 12″ x 12″ double sided scrapbook or decorative paper (a lighter weight paper, not stiff, heavy card stock)
Round-headed pins
12″ wooden dowels
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
A push pin
Flower shaped craft punch
A pair of scissors
A ruler

Pinwheel Instructions

1. Begin by measuring and cutting several 6″ inch squares out of your paper.

2. Find the center of your one of the squares and mark it by poking a hole through it with your pushpin. (see figure 1)

3. Lay your paper pattern side down, and use your ruler to draw diagonal lines from each corner to make an “X”. (see figure 1)

4. Cut along the diagonal lines, from all four corners, stopping one inch before you meet the hole in the center of your paper. (see figure 2)

5. Use your pushpin to make a hole in the right hand corner of each side of the square, just to the left of the line you just cut. (see figure 3)

6. Use your punch to cut out a paper flower. Stick your round-headed pin through the center of the flower. (see figure 3)

7. One by one, bring each of the four pin-holed corners to the center and stick the flower and pin through each of the four holes. (see figure 4 and 5)

8. Next, put the pin through the hole in the center of the square and set aside.

9. Make a pilot hole, using your pushpin, 1/2 inch down from the end of the dowel.

10. Put a drop of hot glue on the hole, and quickly insert the pin that runs through the pinwheel center into the glue and dowel. (see figure 6 and 7) Be careful not to let the pinwheel paper touch the glue on the dowel while it’s drying. If it sticks, it can’t spin.

11. Arrange your completed pinwheels in a vase or container like flower stems.

What it Costs
(to make 12 pinwheels)
4 sheets of paper @ $.50 each = $2.00
Package of 12 dowels = $2.00
Box of pins = $2
Total = $6


Polaroids on a string? Cute. Reception. Material.

Vintage flowers

The idea of buttons...

I absolutely adore buttons. They are so adorable and I could put them on anything. Button themed wedding? Hmm...this has really caught my attention.
Button themed wedding? Something to think about!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The jump

I need a puddle picture. The one on the right is okay I guess, but I adore the one on the left.
I am undecided as to whether or not I like the jump. I think it's cool, but...hmmm...

Stormy night

This first picture especially has convinced me that I need at least SOME pictures taken in a rainy atmosphere.

The dip

One not as extreme as the other.

Hanging on the apple tree

Lanterns bought at dollar tree. Spay painted.

Light up the night

These almost look too close to the ground for the area they cover. Love the colors of the rest of the reception, the green and brown in the Chinese lanterns don't exactly match. Spray paint!

Picture perfect

I LOVE this shot. Green sock and everything.

Love her look

Love the dark colored pearls. Usually I do not like dresses like that, but I love this one. Hair piece is gorgeous. Little gloves are so chic and perfect. Sigh.