Can you tell the difference between these two pictures of flowers?
The second photo are not actually real flowers! They’re carnations that I made out of tissue paper this morning!
Paper flowers are recyclable, reusable, and can’t wilt! Plus they’re only about 3 cents a flower! Both Parrish and I work in the non-profit sector, so I’m looking for any aspect of our wedding to be DIY. At first I thought that we could grow our own flowers. BUT I don’t have much luck growing flowers. So I looked around for paper flowers…and if you buy them pre-made, they’re pretty expensive! ($25 for 3) Luckily, you can find directions to make just about any craft online, and after a few tries I had a bouquet of carnations! My first flower I made was good, but I made it pretty large. My second flower was medium, but my last three were just right.
I’m actually excited to be planning our wedding myself. I LOVE planning parties, and I’ve always (secretly) wanted to be a wedding planner. Hopefully you guys won’t mind a little* (read a lot) of wedding info over the next year. I love ideas and input! So far Parrish and I have chosen our theme: Southern Hospitality; our location: Wilmington, NC- on a farm (where we met and fell in love); our colors: black, white, & spring green; our wedding favors: tomato plants/tomato seeds/tomato relish; reception food: pulled pork BBQ; reception activity: Cornhole;
But I LOVE new ideas!! I can’t wait to rummage yard sales and thrift stores over the next few months for more milk glass and mason jars to use at the reception.
My aunt pointed out that when I shared my pics from the engagement that I didn’t show you guys a close up of the ring. Last night when I was picking apart the roses from that night to preserve, I did a pretty dorky photo shoot with my ring. I thought I would share. (Ok, ok, a super dorky photo shoot BUT I love my ring!)
Sapphire is Parrish’s birth stone :) He built the ring himself! I gave him absolutely NO info. He did a great job!