January 16, 2009

let's talk flowers

shall we? bouquets aren't the #1 most pressing issue at this moment, but they are the #1 thing i feel like talking about today.

flowers i like include peonies, hydrangeas, garden roses, ranunculus, anemones, dahlias...basically the big, fluffy ones. i'm also digging green hypernicum berries as an accent. i'm thinking that since the bridesmaids are wearing pink with green sashes, white flowers w/green accents would be good. i don't know though, because is that too boring? they'll totally be tied with some adorable pink & green ribbon (paisley? plaid? preppy stripes?) if that helps.

an even bigger conundrum is how i can't decide if i want to carry all-white myself, or if i want some pink in there. decisions, decisions. we all know they're not my strong suit. what is my strong suit is procrastination, so i'll do that right now by showing you some examples of bouquets j'adore. behold:
big and fluffy and cute ribbon? yes, please.
bigger and fluffier? that too. i'll take the boobs to fill out that gorgeous sweetheart neckline also. too bad they don't sell those wholesale.
i dislike the colors here, but i like the concept of filler-hydrangea.
pretty! i even like these tulips, and i don't-so-much love tulips.
i super love this - all in white or with some color. maybe some pink ranunculus and green roses?
here's an example of pink flowers for the bridesmaids (hold the gerber daisies). i just can't decide if that's too much pink or if white would be too boring. life is so hard.

what do we think?

January 6, 2009

i rilly love...

paper products. a lot. i'm not a big flower girl. don't get me wrong, flowers are gorgeous, but bouquets and boutonnieres will likely be the extent of the flora at my wedding. i'm really digging creative paper items as decoration. for example:
i want to do something like this with some type of lanterns somewhere at the reception. i'm thinking behind the band, who will be up on a stage in front of big windows looking out onto the golf course. note to self: decide on band. or maybe these lanterns would make a fab backdrop for my ipod?
i think this is a really cool centerpiece, with tissue paper pomanders a la martha instead of floral ones. we don't really need such a tall, dramatic centerpiece anywhere, but this inspires me nonetheless. perhaps on a smaller scale, clustered on tables? or not.
i saw a similar centerpiece of sticks adorned with the above paper flowers, made by rolling up paper. how cute is that paper flower? very. and also easy to make. even for the uncraftiest of bridesmaids, so don't get an ideas about getting out of it.
these are just plain adorable. dunno what i'd use them for, but whatever it may be, it would be super cute. if that makes sense.

and finally, the creme de la creme of paper art, the coolest thing eva:
i mean, A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. i forgot the name of the artist who makes these (it's been a long day), but i will figure it out and stalk her. also i could TOTALLY make something relatively as cool, as evidenced by the paper project in my college sculpture class being the only project my jerky professor gave me an A on all semester. apparently, paper is my medium.

any other cool paper products slash projects out there? do share.