Monday, May 20, 2013

Chiffon Wedding Flower & A Bridal Shoot

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine when by entirely too fast, but I am looking forward to a long weekend coming up! In fact, I can't believe how fast the past several months have flown by! I'm a bit sad that our wedding has come and gone, but I have lots of wedding projects to share with you to keep the merriment going for awhile! Today, I am excited to share with you a few of my bridal portraits done by Alex Wolf Photography, and the chiffon wedding flower I made for my hair. First of all, let me tell you a bit about my bridal portraits. I had SOO much fun doing them! I always have a blast shooting with Alex! She has done all of our photos, and she is so amazing at what she does! I give her an idea of what I am looking for, and viola!, she makes it happen! I wanted to do some traditional photos, which we did at our wedding venue, Earle-Harrison House.

These are just a few. There are about a million more! Notice my brooch bouquet. :) I'll share more on it soon!

I also wanted to do some FUN pictures! They were completely off the wall & out of the ordinary, but SOOOOO fun and I've gotten TONS of compliments on them. We did a vintage baking theme!

We ended up taking my hair down, and throwing flower on my face, such a blast! I talked about taking these photos for days, I'd had such a great time! I was MORE than pleased when I got the proofs. We displayed these pictures on our cake & cupcake table at our wedding, along with the sign you see above done by House of Shep. Here are also a few photos that Charlie's sister took of our cake table from the wedding (remember I'll be sharing more wedding photos coming up).

We got our cupcakes SUPER cheap at HEB, and Charlie's mom got cakes from his favorite bakery, The Cherry Laurel in Athens, TX. My friend & bridesmaid, Dianna, added rosettes to the cake above. I LOVE how that turned out! She also made the runway for the airplane groom's cake. Charlie's mom ordered this fondant airplane from New York, and has it shipped to her. It was such a surprise for Charlie!

Like I said, i also want to share with you the beautiful chiffon flower I made for my hair. I wore it for our reception, and it was the perfect fun touch! At the beginning of our engagement, I found a flower similar on Pinterest, that cost over $200 on Etsy! I just COULD NOT pay that much for something I'd wear once, so I gave making one myself a try!

It turned out SO beautifully! I used ivory chiffon fabric, and cut them in various size circles using my Big Shot & circle dies. I folded the circles in half, then in half again. Then, I hand stitched the point (made from folding the circles) to a piece of felt. I just went in a circle around the felt moving my way in, and using smaller circles closer to the middle.

 I added a vintage brooch I found at a local antique shop. It made the perfect touch! I also hot glued a hair clip to the back to hold it in my hair.  I love the way it turned out, and it matched my dress perfectly! I plan on making or finding a small square shadow box to display it in.

Photo from our 1st dance. Courtesy of Charlie's sister.

I am sure you are wondering how much it cost to make since the inspiration piece was over $200!! Well, I spent a mere 16 bucks!!! Well worth the hand stitching! And how special to be handmade by mean. It is definitely something I can pass down! Anyhow, I will be back soon with more wedding projects, hope you enjoyed today's!
I'll also be back later today with another card to share!

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