Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday Projects-Bridal Bouquet

I'm sure someone has been missing me and I wanted to check in before we fly out to New Zealand this evening for my daughter's wedding. About a year ago she met a young man and fell in love. The wedding is June 1st in the Hamilton New Zealand LDS Temple. We will enjoy meeting up with family and friends as we celebrate this joyous moment for Chip and Ariel. They have waited a long time for this day to come.

My daughter's favorite color is RED. . . go figure. . . she must be her mother's daughter. . . lol. Well, Ariel know's how crafty her mother is and she asked me to make her bridal bouquet out of handmade flowers. Well, I just so happen to have a PINTEREST board of fabulous flowers. Some of which I modeled my flowers after.

I will be doing a tutorial on the Ribbon Daisy Flowers that you see in the bouquet. They are the flowers with the red or glass buttons for the centers.

I made Organza Flowers, Organza Roses, Wool Felt Flowers, Ric Rac Flowers, and Ric Rac Roses.

I also made a visit to Hobby Lobby to buy a few fillers like tulle and pearl picks. I also made a few other pics using vintage pearl flowers and red jewels that I also found at the store.

I love how it turned out and can't believe how pretty it is.

Ariel loves it and the bouquet will look darling with her Vintage Wedding Dress that she found while shopping at a Vintage Shop in Seattle Washington.

I thought you'd like a closer look.

Here's a picture of the soon to be wed couple!

I know it's a more serious look but they had a 10 minute photo shoot in New Zealand while she was there for 10 days and they only got a few pictures together. They couldn't  do retakes because she was leaving the next day!! You will bet that I will be taking TONS of pictures at the wedding. I will be so annoying that it will drive them crazy~!! But, they will be so grateful in the end.

Chip and Ariel

Here's a picture that was taken at the Bridal Shower.
(L to R) Ariel, Me, Eileen, Susan

Thanks Eileen, Susan, Lorie, Meg, and Denise for a beautiful Bridal Shower!

Well, I'm off!!! My last day of school was yesterday and I am sooo READY for some time away. Once the wedding is over we will have two more weeks to travel around and enjoy our time together. I wish we could take all of our family but just 3 of us are going. Myself, my husband, and my youngest daughter, McKenna. She's really excited but really nervous about the long flight and being away from her home, her family. her cat, and her friends. I keep reminding her that I'm going with her and that we will have the time of our lives, and it will be a great experience for her. I know her older sister would go in a heartbeat but she just had a baby two weeks ago. I will take lots of pictures and share them with you when I get back.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!!


Linda said...

The bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful thing to do for your daughter!
Have fun!

Wanda Maria Designs said...

Gorgeous bouquet! And congrats to the lovely bride and her groom. :)

Deb said...

Oh have a fabulous time. I am about 20 minutes drive away from the LDS temple!! I am off to Hawaii in a few days otherwise I would loved to have met up with you.

Bring warm clothes. It's fall here and definitely jeans and sweaters! The further south you go, the colder it gets!! And the best scenery is way down South!

Oh and BTW, my daughter loved your button tutorial and made her own one in purples. It looks fantastic.

life in red shoes said...

OH WOW! I can't wait to see the wedding pics!

Pat said...

What a beautiful bouquet. I have been "off" on checking blogs regularly and didn't even know about this upcoming wedding. I'll be careful to watch for you photos, though. Will they be living in NZ permanently?

Mary said...

The bouquet is beautiful. Have a wonderful time at the wedding. Can't wait to see wedding photos. Have fun in your travels.

Eileen said...

Can't wait to see the pictures of the wedding, have a wonderful trip. The bouquet is one of kind, just like you!

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onlymehere said...

I wish I'd have seen this before I purchased my daughter's bridal other words it's gorgeous and so unique. My daughter is getting married June 2nd so I know to a certain extent what you're going through, although she's getting married 10 minutes from our home and not thousands of miles away! Have a great trip. I look forward to seeing pictures when you get home.

P.S. Vintage must be the new popular thing. My daughter went vintage from the wedding ring on and it's been so fun and unique to do it this way. Enjoy your trip and congratulations to the new bride and groom!

Material Mary said...

Congratulations on the upcoming wedding...the bouquet is lovely...

Shontelle said...

The bouquet is gorgeous Kim. I hope you have a safe journey and a wonderful time in NZ. I can't wait to see your photos.

Anonymous said...

This bouquet is absolutely beautiful. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Rosalie said...

That bouquet is gorgeous!! You ought to consider selling them on etsy. It's beautiful and doesn't wilt. :-)

Janet said...

Absolutely gorgeous bouquet! You're very creative.

Bluebell said...

Your daughters bouquet is beautiful what a lovely idea, have a wonderful day, take it all in it goes so quickly.

Rebecca said...

I love it! So unique and something she will treasure. Have a wonderful time and congrats to the happy couple!

April said...

Congratulations to your sweet daughter! Have fun and be safe!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Sounds like it's going to be tons of fun! Have fun and I hope all goes well!! :)

LesQuilts said...

AB.SO.LUTE.LY Gorgeous!!!!
What a beautiful momento for your daughter!
Every one of those flowers are soooo unique and amazing!
Congratulations to all!
Have a wonderful trip!
Take care, Leslie

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