Archive for October, 2009

Wedding Arrangements

I’ve had weddings on my brain after coming back from one recently.

I made a gardenia hair pick for the bride as a gift, but I knew that it was her day and told her she did not have to wear it. However, she did! She wore it during the reception and looked absolutely beautiful. I have one decent picture of her wearing the hair flower, but it’s hard to see it. They were such an amazing couple and it was such a blessing to see them get married.

After coming back from that wedding, I was more determined than ever to finish my first bridal bouquet all made of clay. I had decided to go with a yellow color palette. I had no idea how it would turn out, but I’m pretty happy with the final result. The bouquet consists of roses, peonies, poppy and stephanotis.

I also took a stab at making a corsage. That project didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked, but practice makes perfect. I’m going back to the drawing board and am going to start cranking out more flowers.

As I am spending each day making these, I’m learning more and more about how amazing God is to not only create all of these beautiful flowers, but that he took the time to mold and create us.  When I am thinking about each project, I have to carefully plan out which colors I want to use and which flowers I want to make.  I’m realizing how God also meticulously crafted every detail of who we are from our hair color to the unique size of our toes.

Now back to making more flowers=)


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I have literally been eating, breathing and sleeping clay and making flowers.  I wake up, go through my morning routine and then from morning to night spend my time studying each flower thoroughly, sketching it to make sure I understand the construction and then finally making it out of clay.

My stuff is sprawled all over our dining room which has now been claimed as my home studio.  I’ll post up a picture soon so that you can literally see how awesome of a husband I have to be patient with me for taking over the place.

Recently, I’ve graduated from making roses and have been working on some new flowers.  My sister’s good friend is getting married tomorrow and I thought it would be nice to give her a flower hairpiece to wear for her wedding.

I have made several failed attempts before I finally made this one. It’s not exactly the way that I wanted it to turn out, but I think it’s pretty good for a beginner.

I recently found out that people pay $70-$100 just to use a real one on their wedding day and I just couldn’t justify spending that much money on something that won’t last.  A clay flower would be such a better alternative. Now if only I knew how to make these three years ago when I first got married!

The next project that I’m working on is a mini bouquet for my class.  It’s going to consist of an anemone, peony, roses and some stephanotis.  I thought pastels would be a safe color scheme so here some pictures of the flowers that I’ll be putting together soon.  The gerbera daisy is something that I wanted to practice.

I’ll post up the stephanotis at a later time when I have all the stems attached to flowers. Have a great weekend!

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