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paper wedding flowers.

Once upon a time, I imagined wedding planning would be easy. Not easy as in “I planned a wedding in 24 hours,” but as in, “How many choices can there really be?” easy. Like, are there really that many differences between wedding gowns. And how hard could it be to pick a few flowers? Well, after hemming and hawing over our wedding venue for what seemed to be FOR-EVER, I realize that there are, in fact, a lot of choices to be made. And everything is so very different. And once you start realizing how much money you’re going to be dropping, you want everything to be absolutely perfect. Like, jaw-droppingly perfect.

So, yes, you notice the difference between a wedding dress that has a few ruffles and one that has many ruffles. And you see the difference between wedding flowers that are “pretty” and wedding flowers that are “omg amazing.” The more research I do, the more obsessed I get with paper flowers. And even though I’m the least crafty person on the planet, I’ve convinced myself that I can make beautifully realistic-looking flowers for our wedding. And it will be so much better than typical flowers because a) they’re totally unique and b) all my blood, sweat, and tears went into them.

Am I crazy? Chris thinks so. But come on and tell me these aren’t all fabulous.

I’ve somehow made myself believe I can make my own paper flower wedding bouquets with a little help from Martha Stewart:


Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

This Martha Stewart bouquet is even easier.


Courtesy of Martha Stewart

I’m obsessed with everything on this Project Wedding spread. Especially the idea of having paper flowers at every napkin:

Courtesy of Project Wedding

Or having them on a table as escort cards:

Courtesy of Project Wedding

Allegedly, Martha Stewart used to have a paper flower making kit that assisted in making the single flowers above, but I can’t find it anywhere. If anyone spots it, let me know!

Etsy also has lots of stunning paper flower bouquets and centerpieces available for purchase.


Courtesy of Etsy/FlowerThyme

Because flowers don’t have to be real.


Courtesy of Etsy/BouquetsBySelena

And for something even more unique, but equally as stunning, how about a brooch bouquet?


Courtesy of Etsy/BestofBuds

Then again, I see bouquets like this one from Studio Choo featured on Style Me Pretty and I fall in love with real flowers again:

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Courtesy of Janae Shields Photography/Style Me Pretty

And the purple and yellow make them perfect for our wedding palette!

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Courtesy of Jenae Shields Photography/Style Me Pretty

And what about these beauties from JL Designs and featured on Jesi Haack Design?


Courtesy of Gabriel Ryan Photography/Jessi Haack Design

In the end, we’ll ideally have a healthy mixture of real and paper flowers at our wedding. But first I need to experiment a bit and see just how difficult these paper flowers are. Seriously though, Martha Stewart has amazing tutorials that make paper flower bouquets and centerpieces totally attainable.

Plus, I’ve got 11.5 months to work on them. Ready… Set…. Go!

2 Responses to “paper wedding flowers.”

  1. Vanessa Says:

    Paper flowers?? I never thought about it … but they are all beautiful and I love them. I think you should try to do the whole wedding with them. You can do it!! lol!

  2. Justine Says:

    I love the first paper bouquet. It *does* look hard, but I guess you could work on it well ahead of time, not like real flowers 🙂 I don’t know if you saw, but @RhiRhi had a bouquet much like that brooch one: you should have a look at her photos!

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