Fabric and paper flowers are always in season. The best part? They’re super easy and inexpensive to make! Mimic the lovely fabric flower hair pieces at J.Crew, the floral bouquets found on Etsy.com, or beautiful floral centerpieces for perfect additions to your wedding.
There are tons of tutorials out there and different ways you can make them. As I mentioned in our brooch bouquet post, my friend is getting married in June and is doing a complete DIY wedding. For me this means long nights of crafting! We decided last Friday night to try out silk flowers from a tutorial we found online.
This is what I got! The tutorial was great at explaining exactly what to do and how to do it (I just had a problem getting the silk to stay in place).
A flower like this is perfect for a cute hair accessory or embellishment on a clutch. Paired with some feathers and simple beads this accessory will be the perfect match for our bridesmaid dresses!
Want to give it a try? Below is the tutorial we used from Simply Vintage Girl – show us all your results!
- Synthetic Silk Fabric
- Needle/Thread, Glue Dots or Glue Gun
- Buttons and/or beads
1. Cut Circle Patterns out of card stock Make the largest one’s diameter about half an inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower, as the petals will end up shrinking a bit. Create a few of these, lessening the diameter bit by bit so that the end result has smaller petals in the center and larger ones around the outside.
2. Trace around the pattern into the silk fabric
3. Take the scissors and cut out the circle and petals Cut just inside the drawn lines to make a circle out of the fabric. Carefully cut only about a third of the way into the circles to create the petals. You can do as many or few petals as you would like, or even add some variety to them. I cut five times, making five medium-sized petals. You can also round the corners of the petals, if you so desire.
4.Use the lit candle to melt and crinkle the edges Be very careful. Hold the cut petals about one to two inches above the flame, making sure to keep the circle rotating so that it does not overheat and catch fire. Continue to gently melt the edges of each petal until you have gone all the way around. Do this with each layer.
5.Sew (or glue) the petal edges together Using a needle and thread, create a beginning knot and then sew the layers together. You can come up through the top because the center of the top layer can be covered by a button or bead. To finish the flower, sew (or glue) the button or bead on top.
The Oscars is like a grand, celeb-studded celebrity fashion show. Inspired by old Hollywood, starlets wore nothing below average; Jessica Chastein rocked an elaborate medieval inspired look by Alexander McQueen, Gleen Cose looked super sophisticated in a Zac Posen gown, and Michelle Wilson looked stunning in a red Louis Vuitton dress.
But more than a few Hollywood starlets were adorned in gowns that could easily be doubled for a wedding dress! Below are a few of Brides Mag’s favorites of the night. Check out ways to mimic their look!
A cap sleeve adds a feminine element to a bridal gown. Mimic Giulianna’s look with a David’s Bridal lace cap sleeve trumpet gown for an inexpensive $550!
Achieving the Hollywood starlet look for your special day is definitely doable without breaking bank! All of the looks above are available at David’s Bridal in a variety of sizes and colors. We can’t wait to see what next year’s stars are wearing.
Today’s “technology boom” is keeping the savviest brides organized! Planners and wedding journals are facing tough competition with organization apps, blogs, and advice available right to your phone or iPad.
Wedding planning couldn’t be easier with references right at your fingertips! Below is a list of “must-have” apps that can be downloaded right to your iPhone or iPad.
For just $2.99, Brides Magazine’s Wedding Genius app helps you find the perfect gown, jewelry, and honeymoon destination. This app also offers a digital wedding binder to help keep you organized and on task!
Keep your favorite bridal gowns on organized lists with this iBridal Gown app! This app will help you in your search for the perfect gown for just $3.99.
In a technology driven world you can plan the perfect wedding stress free! Online applications allow you to have access to everything on one screen. All the apps above can be downloaded on amazon.com or iTunes!
Our love of lace never seems to wane, especially as the spring season is slowly approaching. Back in June we spoke about the “The Kate Lace” trend that was swarming the wedding scene. Lace, rich with history, can offer a classic and romantic feel to your wedding, and not to mention a royal appeal.
Incorporating lace not only into your gown but into your wedding décor and event design is tremendously intriguing. The timelessness of the fabric gives off a delicate yet strong feel and can be integrated into your wedding in a variety of different ways.
Lace accents to a bridal gown can range from tiny touches on the bodice and sleeves to the entire dress. Lace brings a very feminine feel to a gown. Just looking for a splash of lace? Incorporate it in your accessories. Lace shoes are the perfect way to hide the fabric while still showing it off.
A simple way to incorporate lace into you wedding is by adding it to your table décor. This can be done simply with table runners, lace touches to your centerpieces or even by adding lace to your place settings.
Lace is perfect for the vintage bride but also great for those brides looking for a feminine touch of romance. If you’re just looking for a splash, you can add it in small quantities in your décor, but if you’re looking to run wild with the fabric look for lace dresses. No matter how much or how little it will definitely stand out!
The “first dance” has been a common tradition for many years. Often opening the reception, the first wedding dance is commonly a waltz accompanied by a love song.
Today, tradition is often taking a back seat when it comes to the first dance. More and more couples are getting creative with the moment by hiring dance instructors, taking classes, and really trying to make the dance more personal.
But has this trend gone too far, or to each her own? Often folks will now skip the intimacy of the moment by fooling their guests with what seems to be a traditional dance when suddenly they break out into an entertaining and unconventional number.
Check out the video below to see how one couple brought their personality into the moment!
Do you think this nontraditional trend is a way for couples to show their personalities, or is the first dance a time-honored tradition? Let us know what you think!