In years’ past, bouquets that were made of anything but authentic blooms were considered tacky and tasteless. But, with a bit of innovation and creativity, paper bouquets have become a welcome sight at weddings. In fact, paper details of all sorts, such as napkin rings and hanging poms, are showing up at receptions with styles ranging from homespun to whimsical elegance. This economical option is best suited for the more crafty among us (or at least those of us with crafty friends) who want to make the seeming ordinary material of tissue paper and turn it into something spectacular.
The following photos and projects are taken from MarthaStewartWeddings.com:
Hanging Dahlia Poms
Crepe Paper Lily
Paper Pew Wreath
Paper and origami bouquets have become a stylish, low-budget option for brides looking for a unique alternative to traditional fresh blooms. One purveyor of this trend is My Bohemian Summer. This photographer-turned-Etsy seller handcrafts custom origami bouquets in vibrant colors for a fraction of the cost of real flowers. The quirky beauty of these pieces are perfect for the bohemian bride.
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I was browsing through the Etsy “Wedding” section and came across these gorgeous ring bearer pillows by White Thistle Bridal Designs. These would be the perfect accessory to a garden wedding, as these pillows features an oversize replica of floral favorites. For those who are more minimalist, there are several simpler designs as well, and all designs are able to be customized. I’m especially a fan of the sunflower-so bright and cheery, especially since it is storming something fierce in my area.
Click here to shop White Thistle Bridal Designs.
One of the biggest challenges (and, possibly the biggest arguments) you will encounter while planning your wedding will have to do with the guest list. Ideally, you and your mate would love to share this special day with the whole world. However, with budget constraints and venue capacities, the both of you will have to be very selective. So, who gets the invite: your third cousin or his frat brother? Your best friend from the third grade or his former baby-sitter? As for both sets of parents: who’s on their guest list?
Thankfully, Real Simple has an article dealing with this very topic. The article features tips on how to prioritize and prune the guest list so that you have everyone of the utmost importance present to share in your joy all while avoiding the violation of your state’s fire codes.
Click here to read the full article.
Photo taken by Jason Walz