Friday, August 10, 2012

'Vintage Wedding' Sketches

I've been busily making silk flower
bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres
for my daughter's wedding.  I originally was
going to post some photos, but then realized
the bride might not appreciate my revealing
them prior to the wedding...

so here are some sketches of some of the accumulated
items for wedding flowers and reception decorations.
(It's beginning to feel like a bridal warehouse around here)
Assorted vintage glass jars and vases will decorate
the reception tables. (I love these,
once I started buying them,it is really
hard to stop!)  A few will be altered
with burlap, lace, buttons, flowers
and whatever embellishments I can devise.
Pinterest is full of amazing inspiration...

We'll use canning jars for votive candles on
the reception tables.
So far I've made a lot of flower items:
6 Bouquets
7 Corsages
9 Boutonniers
1 Cake Topper
Assorted altered jars~
and that's for a bridal party of 4 bridesmaids and groomsmen,
which is not as large as some weddings are!
Flowers still to go:
8 Pew Wreaths, decorations for
Gift table, Head table, Candy buffet,
Wishing well for cards, Guest book,
and whatever else comes up!
It's going to be a busy month.
Counting down to October 6th....
So far, I'm enjoying the process.
We'll see how it goes the closer
we get to the event...!


  1. Oh how exciting and so very special for you to have your hand is what I always feel is one of the loveliest parts of weddings and celebrations

    looking forward to seeing some photos!

    Enjoy * Enjoy!

  2. How fun!! We eloped so I missed the whole crazy planning and preparing thing. Good Lord help me when my daughter gets married. I'll be a wreck, I think. Thank goodness she's only 9. *grin*

  3. I have NO idea how I missed this post. I guess because I was offline for a couple of days.

    I got caught up in the wedding thing one year. I made all the silk flowers for everyone at four weddings. I even made two bridal bouquets for each bride. One was to keep, the other to throw. Yep, many, many corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets, and all the trimmings. I will never do it again, and don't envy you in the least. I did it for friends who were getting married, and that was my gift to them. I still have a lot of that papery type ribbon. I assure you it's no good for ABs (grin).

    Keep us posted. I'm sure the "bridal warehouse" will get even fuller as October arrives.

  4. wait... no pictures?!?

    I used to work in a flower shop and would make boutes and corsages, and I'm telling you, the fingers !! You never realize how many muscles you have in your hands until you've done that all day!


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