Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Friend's Wedding...

My friend Jenn and I are planning her October wedding! We've gotten our dresses and shoes, serving set, all the silk flowers for bouquets and centerpieces and all the other decorations. I've made her a guest book. I'll be making her a hairpiece with one of these butterflies too...

and her mom's corsage (it's upside down so you can see it better)...

a sample boutonniere...

and the first brush for a centerpiece.

I haven't started on our bouquets yet... but they will be similar to the centerpieces. Her dress has all these colors in it... is tea length, flowing and has a handkerchief hem.

I'm having fun with this and it's keeping me somewhat busy...  I'd really like to do this kind of thing for a living... for small and intimate weddings at least...

Wouldn't that be a wonderful way to keep romance in your life?


  1. It looks like it is going to be a very beautiful affair. I love the colors and Fall theme. Looking forward to seeing the wedding pictures.

  2. Lovely fall colors, golds and purples. I'm so glad you have something so fun to fill your time with these next weeks.

  3. A few years ago, I made all the flowers for four weddings. These were for friends. I made the mothers' corsages, all the groomsmen's boutonnieres, the centerpieces, the bridal bouquet, along with one to throw, the bride's maids bouquets, etc. I got tired of doing it quite quickly. Possibly because I wasn't being paid for these made it less appealing, because they were my gifts to the brides to be. But I can't see doing it forever, because after only a short period of time it got boring.

    I'm glad you are having fun with this one. I bet this is going to be one super wedding from all the lovely colors the bride to be has chosen.

  4. the colors are so vibrantly autumnal. i love them. be sure to get some good photos of everything you do for your friend's wedding - perhaps you could make up some business cards and start an online portfolio (like a professional facebook page) linked to your blog, for local people to know your work, both artistically, and as a wedding planner. also, have you looked into etsy, as a place to sell your art?