Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cherry Blossoms Deconstructed

My client Sarah asked me to create her bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and hair flowers for her wedding. Here colors are pink, brown and silver. Her flowers are cherry blossoms. Initially she had wanted centerpieces, but the budget didn't allow for it so she decided she would do those herself. She requested a "deconstructed" look to her bouquet of ivory stephanotis flowers with rhinestone centers and coming out of the bouquet was white cherry blossoms with tiny rhinestones on natural brown branches. Because she didn't want any green fillers, she asked if I could change out the fillers I initially put in the bouquet and instead use silver or brown fillers. Since I didn't have any silver or brown fillers I opted for rhinestone sprays which actually added to the dimension of the branches. Her stems were wrapped with a mauvish pink ribbon and contrasted with a silver ribbon. Her groom's boutonniere to match.
She wanted pink cherry blossoms with no rhinestones for her maid of honor. Instead of crystals I used little greenish yellow stamens which add some great dimension as well. Again a more natural, deconstructed look with no fillers. The stems are wrapped with the reverse ribbon treatment.The last picture is the corsages for the mother of the bride and her 3 bridesmaids. Still working on the other boutonnieres and corsages which will be pinned. It's hard to believe that tomorrow I will be done with all my orders and can start doing laundry and packing for our trip. Lots to do... Like laundry, swim lessons, open house at pre-school, packing, etc! Never a dull moment. Believe me, I'm so looking forward to 10 days off, but excited as well because I'm looking at changing things up a bit and hope to work on my new look while I'm away. Hopefully it gets done and I'll have a brand new site to share with you! Congratulations to Sarah and her fiance on their wedding day!


marie christine said...

Very special cherry blossoms, wonderful pink colour, so beautifully made as always.
Dear Diane, have a good time and talk you soon !

Mikiye Creations said...

I am SO in LOVE with these Cherry Blossoms!
You truly take my breath away with your work!!!