I had a very fun day last Thursday. I received ALL of the flowers and décor for my wedding! The UPS guy was wondering what the hell warranted a NINE box delivery until I explained what it was for.
I couldn’t wait to tear into them. I dragged them all upstairs to the craft room and proceeded to make the biggest mess ever. My first stumbling block was the wedding arch. It came in 4 pieces, with 7 screws, 7 bolts, an allen wrench, and a regular wrench. Oh, and NO instructions. After much sweating and swearing, I got it put together:
Then I played with flowers!
I made a centerpiece:
Then I made a ceremony vase (there will be one on either side of the arch on small stools):
At that point I was pretty exhausted and called it a day.
There’s been a lot of “holy crap” surrounding my DIY adventure! A couple days later, I tackled boutonnières. No instructions, I just winged it. I think they came out pretty well!
I started by cutting the stem of the silk flower down to a couple of inches, and detaching one sprig of leaves. I attached the leaves to the flower using floral tape, then wrapped them both in brown satin ribbon, securing it with hot glue. I finished by attaching a bar pin first with clear fishing line, then hot glue. It’s a little top heavy and I may need a second pin, so Simon is going to try it on a suit jacket soon so we can see.
So that’s everything so far! I still need to finish boutonnières, and do all the bouquets and corsages. And fill vases. And hang fabric from the wedding arch. Oh boy…
P.S. – Happy 28th birthday to my bridesmaid Beth!!!