She was super kind enough to share some of her secrets via the comments from the post, and I actually contacted her directly for a few more secrets from her wedding aka my best at channeling her is here ….
Check it… her super simple, adorable flower girl basket and floral monogram. Man we rocking the same colors!
I picked up the basket from Cost Plus for $3.99. Which you can get for 25% with this coupon.
A fellow xangan had posted a sale at Bombay a while back, so I went and picked up 3 jeweled letters which I thought might be small enough to use on a bouquet but I was wrong. It’s okay because I found better use of it.
Here’s our flower girl basket with Mr. CB’s last name initial. The other two first name initials “J” will be tied to the back of our chairs at the reception with a pink ribbon for moi and brown ribbon for him.
On to the floral monograms. What I love most, and Pootiekins also pointed out, are the color variations in the hydrangeas she used. I picked some up from Michael’s (totally lucked out when they had a 50% off sale on silk flowers) and it really gives it a “real” look to it. Many a friends saw the pics and asked why I had made it so early because they thought I used fresh flowers.
Letters were purchased from Craft Cuts based on Pootiekins referrals: Font – Times New Roman, Height – 16 inch, and Thickness – 1/4″. Grab yourself some scissors to cut off the heads, a hot glue gun, and start burning yourself like mad.
TIP: squeeze the flower head in your fingers, apply glue to the bottom of the stem, place on the wood and push down for a few seconds.
From Pootiekins: She told me to bunch them up closely together to give it a full lush effect, not too close though bc then it’d look a little funky like a corner of my first monogram. You’ll get the hang of it as you go along.
And presto! I’m going to maximize usage and use them for the ceremony, reception, and for the second banquet. After all those burns, I want to get the most out of it.
What do you think? With a bow at the top? Or without?