Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wedding Gift Idea :: Cheongsam Inspiration

:: Cheongsam-inspired earrings made for my friend ::

As you may know, I have been busy working on a couple of cheongsam inspired pieces of jewelry for the National Museum of Singapore. (see this post here.) This inspired me to create a gift for a friend who recently got married. For her tea ceremony, she had chosen a salmon pink cheongsam with red floral prints. She looked stunning and I thought it would be fun to make her earrings to match them or remind her of that day cos honestly, there aren't that many occasions to don a cheongsam.  

This is how you can do it too:

Step 1: Obtain photos of the printed dress - I downloaded photos from my friend's Facebook account

Step 2: Print out the photos - I did this on my laser printer

Step 3: Glue on the glass pebbles and leave it to dry. I let it dry overnight.

Step 4: Cut around the glass pebble and then simply adhere to the earring backing.

And that's it! You have made a meaningful wedding gift that your friend will appreciate for the years to come. 

* The diy earring gift kit can be found at the Gift Wrapsody store.

Friday, April 6, 2012

DIY :: Daisy Cone Pew Decoration

:: Daisy Cone Decorations ::

Weddings can be expensive affairs. By the time it comes to flower decorations, it can be a source of tension for the bride and groom. Particularly as grooms tend to regard flowers as a non-essential. Brides however, can't imagine a wedding without flowers.

Hence, I am truly excited about sharing this Daisy Cone DIY. Because I think it will provide a solution to the bride and groom who desires simple wedding aisle pizzaz without burning a hole in their pocket.

Daisies are a really affordable option and are extremely long lasting too.

Step 1: First, purchase your daisies. You can head to a wholesaler like Far East Flora or just purchase them from the wet market. 

Step 2: Remove the leaves on the stem by plucking them off by hand. 
This will remove any leaves that will compete with the flower for water. 

Step 3 : You can now transport the flowers to the venue

Step 4 : Insert the flowers into the paper cones (no water is necessary) and trim appropriately. I prefer to trim the stems so that only the flower heads can be seen.

Step 5: Using a spray, spray some water onto the flower and leave overnight. 

The wedding seen here was held at 2pm and the flowers were arranged the night before from 8pm till 10pm.
Hope you find this useful!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wedding Inspiration :: Mis-Matched Flowers

The flowers of a wedding are a great way to allow your personality to show. I find that wedding floral arrangements in Singapore are often styled in a cookie-cutter fashion. This wedding that I found on etsy screams personality. The bride, Elsie Larson who also blogs at A Beautiful Mess is a designer and hence, it is not surprising that this handmade wedding is full of all things beautiful. 

But today, i wanted to highlight her flowers. Check out the use of pretty colorful feathers and I just love the way color is used in this wedding. After the last wedding that I helped decorate, I have been asked by two other lovely ladies to design their floral arrangements. One of these ladies is Amanda who takes dreamy photos and is talented designer. If you are looking for someone to design your wedding invite, you should check her out. Her site is called Amanda Makes and her work carries a whimsical flair to it. 

Her request for her bridesmaids floral bouquets is that they should not match. How fun is that! I can't wait to get started on styling the flowers for the wedding but in the meantime, I will be collecting inspiration and pinning them to my Pinterest boards. 

For more pictures of this gorgeous handmade wedding, you can see it here on etsy.