taking the non-traditional road

January 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

One of the things that was very important to me was that E and I have fun with this whole wedding project so that we don’t get stressed and we make something that is very “us.” Neither of us are very fancy or formal; our favorite time together is just lounging on the couch reading watching football together. In that kind of relaxed spirit, I’ve been looking at ways to make our wedding original, as well as find parts of the wedding that will create a simple elegance that will go along with our venue (to be announced soon I hope).

I  have some very crafty bridesmaids. For a bride who wants to do things herself, I think I chose well. Though many things can’t be done by us (cake, music, food, etc.) a lot can, and we have been researching anything and everything wedding to find the best of the best.

1. Flowers
Who knew flowers were so costly? It was shocking. So I asked, how can this be cut? I could do “non-real” flowers as Amanda puts it, but then it just looks like everyone else’s anyway. Then we found this (are you sitting down?):

Umm, those are ribbons. Shortly following this discovery:

Still breathing? That’s ribbon too. Apparently people make flowers from ribbon and fabric and paper all the time. And not just for the bouquets or boutonnieres. For everything.

Headpieces and boutonnieres? Check.

Paper flowers for ceremony decorations and place settings? Check.

Even inexpensive felt is an option:

This has opened a whole new world for me. Yes it means a lot more work for me, my friends and my family, please help, but it adds a completely different feel to the wedding. Imagine some gorgeous ribbon roses mixed with some cute brightly colored felt flowers and some graphic patterned paper? Very shabby chic, casually elegant.

And far from traditional.

-kt

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