Archive for November, 2011

DIY Wednesday: Make a Hand-Tied Bridesmaid Bouquet
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Flowers

By: Chelsea Fuss

Here’s a blast of color to brighten your fall day! Consider making your own bridesmaid bouquets with the help of friends and family! Here’s our floral recipe and DIY instructions, including those to make a clever waterproof travel pack so the bouquets can stay fresh.

Materials:                                                                   Flower Recipe:
scissors                                                                      10 Stems of Variegated Greens like Boxwood or Myrtle
clippers                                                                       5 Stems of lilac or other filler (butterfly bush or privet)
ribbon                                                                         5 Stems of sweet pea
twine                                                                           5 Stems of anemone (roses, daisies or mums work too)
vase                                                                            5 Stems of ranunculus
freezer paper or heavy duty celophane

How to Make the Bouquet
1. Clean off the leaves from the bottom half of the stems.
2. Soak the flowers in water overnight or at least for a few hours before making your bouquet.
3. When ready to make your bouquet, take a few stems of lilac and greens in one hand.
5. Slowly add additional flowers, turning the bouquet each time you do. This will make the stems spiral and your bouquet should be able to stand when you are finished and the stems are clipped.
6. Add in more delicate flowers like the anemone and sweet pea, last.
7. Be sure to add some taller stems poking out above the rest, to make the bouquet look natural.
8. Tie with twine.
9. Cut the stems all the same length.
10. Cover the twine with ribbon.

How to Make a Travel Pack:
1. Cut a square of freezer paper or heavy duty cellophone, about twice as big as your bouquet.
2. We scalloped the edges with a scalloped edge ruler and an X-acto knife but this is optional.
3. Place your bouquet pointed toward a corner of the wrapping.
4. Gather the edges around the center of the bouquet and tie with string. (It may be helpful to have another person here).
5. Hold the wrapped bouquet upright underneath a faucet and let the water run into the bottom of the package.
6. It is helpful to have a bag or box to transport the wrapped bouquet in.

If you’ve found your inner florist, and you’re itching for more, check out these other bouquet tutorials!

Farmer’s Market Bouquet

Fall Wildflower & Herb

Garden Rose

Pretty Lilacs


Photos and Project Styling by Chelsea Fuss

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A Quiet, Romantic Kind of Love…
Posted by Kate. Filed under Engagements, Photography, Things we heart

According to photographer, Katie Reed, Kristen and Mitchell share a quiet, romantic kind of love.  Katie captured the pair’s affectionate engagement photos in creative spaces with beautiful natural light.

These two met seven years ago, at a church youth group meeting.  They share a love for vintage style and they collected vintage teacups, plates and birdcages for their wedding day.  It was only fitting that they were photographed at the Orange Circle in Orange, CA, where there are several fun vintage and antique shops.

As we looked at these photos, we couldn’t help but think that- love is so grand…

Photos by Katherine Elizabeth Photography


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Vintage Elegance in Australia by ngg studios
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Carly and Hugh dreamed up a relaxed, vintage-inspired party near the Australian coast.. and we’re brimming with excitement because the gorgeous photos by ngg studios are featured as our real wedding of the week!
They married at the scenic Koonyum Range Retreat in Byron Bay… and every last detail was entirely lovely, from Carly’s Karen Willis Holmes 1930’s style gown to the periwinkle and purple blooms designed by Flowers on the RunGuests were invited to the poolside nuptials via these unique storybook invitations by Hello Tenfold.  The bride and groom loved sharing the lesser known parts of their romance in this way.

But this is just a peek, there’s lots more to see from Carly and Hugh’s day {over here}!

Photos by ngg studios

Venue: Koonyum Range Retreat

Bridal Gown by Karen Willis Holmes

Bride’s Makeup by April Harvie

Florals by Flowers on the Run

Storybook Invitations by Hello Tenfold

Bridesmaid Dresses by Fleur Wood

Catering by Seaweed Cuisine

Reception Music by Capitol Groove

Rentals by A Vintage Party



Happy ♥ Thanksgiving
Posted by Kate. Filed under Announcements

Dear Friends,

I’m hoping your day is filled with love, good food, and your dear ones near to you.

Most of all, I want to say thank you for stopping in and reading, and being a part of the Project Wedding community.

It’s truly an honor to plan, design, and create with you!


Katelin – Sr. Editor, Project Wedding

P.S. I’m a proud ‘mom’ to two sweet, sweet turkey pets, Epic and Ladyhawk.  (What a perfect opportunity to show my girls off)!

We’ll return on Monday with more eye candy, inspiration, and wedding pretties!

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