As We Walk Down The Aisle Together…

The ceremony is probably one of the most romantic events of the whole wedding day. I don’t want it to pass by too quickly, yet I don’t want it to be too long where guests are bored and drying up from the sun. I’m also super huge on the whole feel of the event, but in the most cost effective way of course. laughin09

A long time ago I found inspiration from SGWeddingBlog’s blog when she posted the photo below from photog, Amy Squires’ blog, and I just thought GENIUS!

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I always wanted cluster paper lanterns inside our reception, but since we have super high ceilings and that wasn’t possible, I was psyched that I could incorporate them somewhere else. Thanks SGWeddingBlog!

I ordered 8″ rose pink and brown ones from Paper Lantern Store and plan to alternate the colors on the chairs. All I’m missing on the lanterns are the ribbons and bows. You don’t need much to hold the ribbon together that’s supporting the lantern - I tried staples, not so good. Zots, way betta.

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We’ll be exchanging vows underneath a tree, so I asked our florist to hang orchids with mauve ribbon that’ll match our centerpieces and my bouquet like so …

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And then there was the big question of petals or bubbles? We decided on rose petals. I scoured the net for petal cone tutorials or templates and I came up with na dah that was easy enough. Then I came up with my own simple template! Genius, I say. Genius!

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Here’s the How-to:
In Word, I used the tool to make a circle. I edited it to make sure the measurements were a perfect circle (ie 3×3). Then I created a rectangular box that would fit the width of the circle (ie 3″). The line at the bottom was basically a guideline of where to fold and know where the tip was, but it’s not necessary.

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Of course I wanted our theme to be splashed everywhere, so I printed my own background on the other side (outside) of the cone. *Sorry I cannot share the graphic as my graphic artist friend spent a really long time creating it for me and ask I do not share. Anything I created though, I can share!*

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I cut them out …

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Had my Super Tacky Tape handy and went for it.

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Top left to the bottom:
1) Fold the template in half and crease it just about 30% of the way up. We’re using it as a guideline.
2) Wrap the right side over to meet the middle crease.
3) Adhere Super Tacky tape on left side and peel off.
4) Wrap the left side around the right, meeting the creased edge.

TIP:
You should hole punch before all folding and adhering begins. And then presto! You have finished the petal cone!And voila … these will hang on the seats towards the aisle, alternating colors, just waiting for our family and friends to yes …. CHUCK at us. happy015

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TIP:
I’d probably go for a 3/16″ inch hole punch which you can find at a Paper Source store, because the regular old paper one was too big. We had to tie the ribbon in a loose knot so that it wouldn’t easy fall through.

TIP: I totally forgot to mention, you can always print the design box area on the back side of the template and just stamp away a design for the back side of your petal cone

You likee??? The template includes two pages: 1) with a box you can insert your own design (to help save ink … not like me who wasted on a whole page) and 2) the petal cone template.  You can download it by clicking the link below.

Cherry Blossom Petal Cone Template

Happy cone-ing!

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Mrs. Cherry Blossom

Location:
San Francisco
Wedding Date:
May 2008

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    meli 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:23 pm

    Miss CB – you are totally planning my wedding! Thanks for this tutorial! I was getting around to googling it! :) Great job!

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    mlindsey, Guest @ 7:03 pm

    You know, I have been trolling around this website for probably 7 months now, and I still can’t believe that people like you exist! The DIY petal cones are so cool! Is the DIY gene something your’e born with, cause I swear I don’t think I have it. No really, I don’t…..

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    JCM9608 544 posts, Busy bee @ 8:28 pm

    Everything looks amazing! You make me want an outdoor wedding. :( Brilliant!

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    Jellyby, Guest @ 8:38 pm

    I’m going to steal all of these ideas!!!! Really. Everything looks beautiful. I especially love the orchids hanging from the tree — just genius.

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    Loaf, Guest @ 8:45 pm

    I LOVE the paper lanterns on the aisle…I haven’t had any idea what to do with aisle decorations, but I love this idea!

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    Jenny, Guest @ 10:16 pm

    Yay! Thanks Miss CB! I have a question, what is the rectangular-square for? When I go to view->print layout, I see on the left is like a square shape and then on the right is the circle … also how did you get the pattern on the other side? Did you tape/glue it? Or did you just print it on the other side?

    Thanks in advance!

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    cherryblossom 727 posts, Busy bee @ 10:43 pm

    @Jenny: 1) The first page with a box is an allocated are where you can insert your own design (to help save ink … not like me, waste ink in covering the whole sheet with a design) and 2) The second page ” rectangular-square shape” is the actual petal cone template.

    Therefore, you should print your design page first, then go back and print on the back side your petal cone template.

    I hope that makes sense and helps.

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    bubblegum 143 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:14 am

    This is a super awesome template! I have been putting this project off, but no longer! Can I ask – are you doing one per chair, or only strategically place, or what?

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    Melissa, Guest @ 9:33 am

    i love the paper lantern idea – thanks Miss CB!

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    cherryblossom 727 posts, Busy bee @ 10:45 am

    @Miss Bubblegum: Only because I am crazy and it was super easy, I made one per chair. =0)

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    cherryblossom 727 posts, Busy bee @ 11:25 am

    TIP: I totally forgot to mention, you can always print the design box area on the back side of the template and just stamp away a design!

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    Veronica, Guest @ 10:39 am

    I used the paper lantern idea at my wedding this weekend. They looked beautiful!

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    misssweetart 17 posts, Newbee @ 7:43 pm

    How do you let guests know what to do with the cones if you are hanging them off church pews instead of chairs? Do most people put it on the program? I LOOOOVE this look.

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    cherryblossom 727 posts, Busy bee @ 3:27 pm

    @misssweetart: possibly put a small note on the pew to ask your guests to pick one up on their way to their seats, if not, suggest having your attendants notify guests and your sign in table attendants to let guests know of the petal cones before getting to their seats? i dont know that people put it in their programs, and if so, i think that after sitting down, they may not return to get the cones, if they’ve already settled in? Good luck!

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    vickshi, Guest @ 10:55 pm

    thanks for the templates. it’s going to be super useful as i try to channel the DIY side of me. so glad i found your blog googling “cherry blossom” as i am chinese marrying a japanese man and trying to incorporate the double happiness with the sakura in a local asian hawaii way. if you got any other ideas, please send them my way!

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    cherryblossom 727 posts, Busy bee @ 2:09 pm

    @vickshi: I’m glad you found this template useful. Read through my posts, I posted out tutorials templates. Hope they help! Happy planning and DIY’ing!

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    Ashley, Guest @ 1:37 pm

    Do the people on the aisle only throw them? And could you make more than one from one sheet of paper? Thanks.

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    Pattynunez 1 posts, Wannabee @ 12:54 pm

    I am trying to get the template for your petal cones which are striking. It keeps coming up as error? Can you email it to me at pattynunez@aol.com

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