Thursday, June 3, 2010
Paper and Fabric Wedding Flowers
Paper Pom-Pom Napkin Rings
Paper dahlia napkin rings in citrus shades adorn each place setting. Square glass vessels in various sizes line tables. Covered in sunset-hued tissue (cut to size and secured with double-sided tape), they cast a soft glow.
The luscious blooms in this bouquet are always in season. We chose shades of pink, but a bride could fashion them in any color she wishes. What's more, you can make these paper flowers, which are suitable for formal and casual weddings, in advance.
Fabric Blossom Favor Boxes
Do guests a favor and present them with tokens of affection that you've planted inside these petite flower-topped boxes. Wrap each small box with a belt of layered ribbons or a strip of woven fabric, and cap it off with a single fabric blossom.
Paper Dahlia Decorations
Joyous bursts of color dance above a table, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner or casual reception. The dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament.
Ribbon Flower Bouttoniere
A natty nosegay of fabric blossoms that manages to look festive yet restrained can be pinned to his (or the groomsman's) lapel; make a larger, brighter clutch of these faux flowers for the bridesmaids' bouquets.
Flower Girl Wands
Think of the joy this scene would evoke: flower girls skipping down the aisle, bearing beribboned wands that mimic the fluttering and falling of cherry blossoms. We wrapped a dowel in ribbon, thumbtacked on ribbons of various lengths, and finished off by gluing on confetti flowers. (To make the flowers, gather a bunch of the confetti petals together and start gluing.)
For more ideas, visit MarthaStewartweddings.com