Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blush Pink and White Wedding

I finally finished a bouquet, boutonniere and corsage order for a client. It's been hectic juggling home life with work these days so this order seemed to take me forever to finish. 

My client, Gretel is having a destination wedding in San Francisco in a couple of weeks. She had a bouquet she wanted me to model hers after. It was filled with blush pink peonies, light pink ranunculus, David Austin champagne ivory roses, white hydrangeas and white freesia.  She wanted a boutonniere, 2 pinned corsages and a peony hair flower as well. I love the subtle shades of pink, ivory and white in this bouquet. There are no fillers in this bouquet either so lots of freesia and hydrangea were needed to fill in the spaces. 
We decided to do an ivory ranunculus with white freesia for her fiance.
The mother's of the bride and groom will be wearing a blush peony bud with pink ranunculus and white freesia corsages.
Gretel decided several weeks ago she also wanted to have a matching peony hair flower. The next order I'm working on has lots of anemones. Stay tuned for more on that...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gardenia bouquet and a bit of sparkle

I worked on this order a while back, but just haven't found the time to blog about it. My client contacted me via Etsy and originally her order was for the gardenia bouquet that was listed on my site, but with the slight modification of adding some sparkle. She asked for my handwired rhinestone sprays that were in one of my gardenia hair flower listings. 
Part way through the process, she decided she also wanted to gift her mother and grandmother with some special flowers. She decided on a single peony bouquet with handwired pearls and seed beads in the center for her mother and a shrub rose corsage pin with a rhinestone center and vintage leaves.
 There is something very beautiful yet simple about all white or all ivory flowers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bird of Paradise Themed Wedding

I've been busy working on one bride's order which has taken a little while to complete with all the elements. Jenn had asked me back in May to create her bird of paradise themed wedding invitations and favors. I almost turned down the order based on my workload at the time but she made it hard for me to say "no". 
 So in addition to her invitations and favors, I am also working on her guest book, reserved seating signs and program fans. I still have yet to complete the guest book but wanted to share the lovely images of the favors, program fans and reserved cards.
Making 60 bird of paradise was very time consuming with the various elements and painting. I'm quite happy with the results. 
The program fans I haven't done in a long time, but they are always a nice touch at a wedding, especially one that is outdoors in Mau'i where it can be quite hot.

 Jenn also wanted a few reserved signs for her sweetheart table and the 2 bridal party tables. I'm excited to almost be finished with this order and send it on its way.  I have more projects to share, but for now, I need to focus on the 4 other orders I have to complete in the next 2 weeks.