Hello! Hello! How was everyone’s weekend? We are enjoying some unseasonably cool weather here. It is like a fall preview. I LOVE it. But enough of the small talk. I’m sharing more pics and deets from our wedding along with another DIY.
Today we are chatting about accessorizing your peeps with flowers. When to go fresh and when to go fabric.
In the name of organization, we knocked out a few boutonnieres months prior to the big day. If you are a Circa Dee diehard, you may even recognize some of the fabric used. I didn’t get crazy about sourcing the perfect fabric for these flowers. Instead, just pulled scraps from previous upholstery projects in blues and neutrals that would complement the color scheme. Bridezilla? I think not.
Hunter, our ring bearer, and Wilson’s escort has a more playful color palette with a splash of pink and aqua – kind of like the centerpieces. His seersucker vest is from crewcuts.
Wilson opted for a more traditional look with a matching seersucker bow tie and leash from etsy.
He decided he’d like to take a seat during the ceremony rather than stand up front. Seriously, I know.
I’m obsessed with this dog. Judge me if you want. But first, just look at that face…
Oh, hey! Look at these dapper guys. They went fresh in the flower department.
Shawn, the best man, sported a throwback baby’s breath boutonniere that matched Leigh’s bouquet.
That was a bit of a vintage spin on the personal flowers. The baby’s breath bouquet and boutonnierre were easy to DIY. I gathered a bunch and constructed them with floral tape covered with ribbon just a few days prior to the ceremony.
What’s a wedding without a little air guitar? Huh? I can only imagine some Journey was being belted out of my gaping open mouth. Don’t stop believing, friends.
So Ryan and I went with fresh flowers. (I’m really tempted to say “fresh to death” here because we were at the Jersey shore after all but I am refraining. Or am I?) Anyway, a fresh flower bouquet of with a pale color palette of thistle, roses, lisianthus, sweet pea, ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus…
to match Ryan’s ranunculus boutonniere.
These I cannot take credit for. Our flowers were created on our wedding day by my very talented friend, Renee.
She also helped construct the fabric boutonnieres months prior (among many other things!).
Now for the DIY… we simply cut long fabric scraps – say about 2 feet x 2 inches. Twirled the fabric tightly round and round, hot gluing with each pass and strategically folding the fabric over to create the look of a blooming rose. We garnished each a little differently with either lace ribbon (left from the invitations), mossy green wire or green raffia wire to create “leaves”. Once complete, it was glued to felt backing and then to safety pins. Easy. And not just for weddings. This DIY can totally be used to deck out kids backpacks, hats, etc.
I leave you with this image. Aqua chucks. The must have reception accessory for my dad. For those who know him, you know Chucks are absolutely his style. The aqua part is all mine.
Photos by Love Shack Photo