Blooms

Awhile back, one of my favorite wedding inspiration sites, Sparkle & Hay, posted a picture of this gorgeous, beautiful, big-bloom bouquet that is my current must-have of the moment.

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I die every time I look at this!

Image via Sparkle & Hay / Original source: Snippet & Ink / Photo by Flutterglass

It took me a few days, but I was able to pinpoint its origin to being from Petal and Print, which was featured on Project Wedding not too long ago. Thanks to one of my bridal magazines, I have since learned that it has an official name: a composite or glamelia bouquet. Composites can be made out of real flowers (as well as the fabric/silk/what have you, as seen above) by taking individual petals from multiple flowers and gluing them together to make one large bloom. It used to be really popular in the early 20th century, but has yet to make a comeback. This is partially due to the fact that they cost a pretty penny for all the work involved in making one, whether it’s out of real flowers or artificial material.

That being said, if I really want that exact bouquet or one like it…well, I don’t know. Chances are I won’t be able to afford one, but a girl can dream!

BLOGGER

Mrs. Fox

Location:
Washington DC/Havre de Grace, MD
Wedding Date:
June 2012

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    adria1211 92 posts, Worker bee @ 7:17 am

    fresh flowers might be pricey, but i bet you could make it out of nice silk roses on the cheap…well, relatively cheap. just find some nice, large silk roses and get to gluing/stapling :)

    they are quite stunning!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:24 am

    Ohhhh it’s beautiful! Almost makes me want a white bouquet too. It makes such a statement!

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    futuremrscpt 955 posts, Busy bee @ 7:26 am

    wow, that is gorgeous!

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    haelmai 321 posts, Helper bee @ 7:33 am

    That’s so gorgeous! Too bad it’s so pricey!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:42 am

    So gorgeous, I hope you can find a way to have one of these!

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    erin * sparkle + hay, Guest @ 7:48 am

    aaahh! genius! thank you so much for researching!

    xoxo :)

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    Zusie 937 posts, Busy bee @ 8:12 am

    This is one of those rare things in the wedding world that is understandably pricey because of the sheer time it takes to create by hand.

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    sarbear2814 268 posts, Helper bee @ 8:41 am

    i had a glamelia for my bouquet! i saw one on an episode of say yes to the dress and i fell in love! mine were made out of bright pink hibiscus’. everyone complimented me on it and said how unique it was. my florist only cost me $125 for it, not sure how that ranks, but it was what i wanted and decided to go for it. i thought it was going to be much more expensive. if you want to see a picture of it, message me and i can send you some.

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    napabridekelsey 3373 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:41 am

    Beautiful!!

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    KatieJean 384 posts, Helper bee @ 8:45 am

    I bet you could DIY one for yourself from some high-quality fake petals!! It would look just a gorgeous… and last forever!

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    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:50 am

    omg WANT.

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    tinylittlebird 1743 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:51 am

    This is beautiful, but honestly the picture above reminds me of some crepe paper flowers that I make. You use double sided crepe paper, which is a little more sturdy, and when you’re done putting the flower together, you stretch the crepe and shape it to look like real petals.

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    teaspoon 768 posts, Busy bee @ 9:17 am

    Gorgeous! Love the bloom! Surely this screams DIY attempt at least!

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    ktell16 31 posts, Newbee @ 10:11 am

    You could totally DIY this! It kind of reminds me of this pillow tutorial: http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2008/09/petal-pillow-tutorial.html

    Maybe you could use bits and pieces of that tutorial with silk flower petals?

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:49 am

    How sweet, I love it! I love coming across new inspiration…

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    lovelii 192 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:30 am

    Omg its gorgeous – its just that right amount of unique but still so beautiful enough that it can work for a traditional wedding.. i lovvvveee it !! i might start gluing some pedals myself now =)

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    j9kettle71 22 posts, Newbee @ 11:47 am

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:31 pm

    Wow, I’ve never seen a bouquet like this before! It’s so pretty! I say you should go for it. :)

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    futureMFG 283 posts, Helper bee @ 1:20 pm

    I kind of love this! too bad it’s expensive. Fingers crossed that you’ll be able to make it happen :)

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:47 pm

    @Miss Funnel Cake: Right?! With the size and intensity of it, you don’t even need color!
    @Zusie: Totally agree – it can take hours to make one of these.
    @sarbear2814: I’m so intrigued! PMing you now :)

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:49 pm

    @tinylittlebird: I never would have thought about crepe paper.. definitely googling this!
    @ktell16 & @Mrs. Teaspoon: I am SO nervous to DIY this one. I think I can handle the puffballs, but this? Scary!
    @futureMFG: Ughh we’ll see. Definitely a top contender though!

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    adria1211 92 posts, Worker bee @ 1:49 pm

    when is your wedding? and how much are you willing to spend? and would you consider silk flowers/rose petals instead of fresh?

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    ladyfingers 1257 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:36 pm

    Oh, my God. This is beautiful!!

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    Ms. Panda, Guest @ 3:10 pm

    I love this. I saw it on project wedding when it was featured and wanted to figure out how to make is with fabric. (I’m not a big flower person). The only idea I had was to order a small corsage from the designer and then replicate it on a larger scale yourself.

    Please make it and please tell us how it works for you!

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 5:50 pm

    Wow that’s beautiful.

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    msdoe 639 posts, Busy bee @ 7:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, I have always loved this type of bouquet.” I never knew what they were called until now! Haha. They are super unique and totally gorgeous.

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    macarons 241 posts, Helper bee @ 8:36 pm

    GAH! I love it! Have you chosen your florist yet? maybe you can call around and mention it to get an idea for pricing.

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    Jessica8982, Guest @ 11:34 pm

    I have wanted that exact bouquet for about a year now, but people keep telling me is werid. .. Because it’s not real . I wish Id stop listening..

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    kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 3:44 am

    This is very pretty! I wonder if they can do it with all different types of petals, like orchids or lilies…

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    leeser 38 posts, Newbee @ 8:58 am

    That snippet & ink post is why I DID purchase a bouquest (just like the one in the photo) from Petal and Print!!! I loved my bouquet and still do :) Let me know if you have any questions!

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    leeser 38 posts, Newbee @ 9:00 am

    (oops–meant bouquet!)

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    adria1211 92 posts, Worker bee @ 12:51 pm

    ps. i only asked because i can probably make that, for less than $100, and am willing to do so after our November wedding if you would be okay with not-real rose petals (or other flowers…)

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:56 pm

    @adria1211: Our wedding is in June.. I’ll keep you posted! We’re still up in the air about the actual flower decision, but if I indeed go that route you best believe I’ll be hitting you up on that offer!! Thank you :)

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    cherrydoll 547 posts, Busy bee @ 4:12 pm

    I saw this post on Project Wedding and fell in LOVE

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    joyous0529 136 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:08 pm

    I just added my own verison using light pink peonies to the DIY. Miss Fox thank you for the inspiration :)

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    Tiffany, Guest @ 1:51 pm

    http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2010/05/fabric-flowers-from-churchtown-chapeau-co/

    I have been considering diy-ing these for some time since I think that the sewing wouldn’t be all that difficult.

    I thought you might like to see some other fabric options!

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    megananna, Guest @ 12:07 pm

    this reminds me of the giant martha stewart rose, which is cheap and has the same amazing look:)

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