- Mrs. Latte
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2009 - Stage 6 at Steiner Studios
Choosing the ladies to stand next to me on my big day was easy. How to ask them, however, was not. These ladies mean a lot to me and have contributed in different ways to my life, so I wanted to do something special and memorable for them. But even after hours of surfing the web, was at a complete loss for a unique idea. So, I did as I always do when I’m online and have nowhere to go (after Weddingbee, of course) and headed to http://www.paper-source.com.
As I clicked through their collection of Gocco inks and new rubber stamps, I found this:
(paper flower kit)
I had never used a PS kit before, but after watching their tutorial video online, I was sold. And what lady doesn’t love flowers?
So I hurried over to my nearest PS and bought:
- 1 Mini Magnolia Paper Flower Kit
- 1 26×20 cover weight sheet in Blossom
- 1 26×20 cover weight sheet in Strawberry
- 1 26×20 text weight sheet in Moss
- 1 26×20 text weight sheet in Chocolate
- 4 XS round Kraft boxes
- 1 16oz jar of PVA glue
For the next 3 nights, I locked myself in my room and went to work. The kit was incredibly easy to use. It included over 20 floral wires, a roll of floral tape and enough paper petals to make 12 flowers. All the petals are pre-cut, so all I had to do was punch them out of the paper. I used the pre-cut petals to make all the ivory flowers in the kit, then traced them onto my big sheets to make flowers in both Blossom and Strawberry.
(paper flowers in blossom)
(close up of finished flower)
I used the leaf template from the kit and traced leaves onto my Moss sheet to make leaves.
(assembly line of attaching leaves)
I covered the boxes in the chocolate paper, then layered on the other colors for a pretty ribbon effect. I used leftover floral wire to attach my cute little signs to the box and Voila! I was done!
(back of sign)
(finished bridesmaid flower)
(all 4 for my 4 special ladies!)
I love how multi-functional they are! They not only ask my ladies to be my special bridesmaids, but they also scream out our wedding colors! Pretty slick, huh?
Oh, perhaps I should tell you who they are! Silly me…
My maid of honor is my current roomie and my favorite gal pal, MOH S. She has the superhuman ability to know what I’m thinking without me saying a word… she just “gets” me. She is always there for me, whether it’s to hear me vent about something insignificant (but oh so important at the time!) or to support me and my crazy ideas.
BM E is another fave and knows me better than I think I know myself. Maybe that’s because we’re similar in a lot of ways. I can always go to her for honest feedback… and a good laugh.
Sister Latte is my little sister. She’s a funny one, and balances humor with grace and integrity in a very refreshing way. She is super busy studying to go to med school, and lives in a different city, but I’m excited that she’ll be close to me on my big day!
SIL H is my new sister-in-law! She’s a lot of fun and more importantly, enjoys wearing sweats as much as I do! I’m excited to get to know her better through the process and am hoping that we’ll have to buy her a maternity bridesmaid dress!
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