Silk Poppy ,Hops and Feather Cascade Wedding Bouquet

I was recently married to the man of my dreams. I made the crazy decision to try to make everything, I mostly succeeded.  I made myself this bouquet after not finding anything vintage enough to go with my 1920-30s look. I never intended on the hops being part of it but  I couldn’t find any foliage I liked better so here it is; dusky purple Poppies, green and white hops, green ranunculus,  cream and green  love lies bleeding and cream feathers.  I covered the holder in a soft moss before adding the flowers so it looks fuller. I really loved how it turned out . My husband ( who is a big H.P Lovecraft fan) told me it looked Cthulhu-ey. while I no longer have my bouquet, I sent it up to be with my ailing aunt who couldn’t make it, it made me so happy, in fact i was informed by my husband that when I stepped out, he heard a gasp followed by “Oh my God look at the bouquet.”

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My Hand-Sewn Ring Bearers Pillow

2013-03-20-190802Creating my own wedding accessories  has been a bit stressful, but very rewarding when they are completed. I am having a peacock color wedding, (minus the peacock feathers since my friend has  convinced me they are bad luck,) because my fiance has green eyes and I have blue. I found this beautiful satiny fabric at joanns and after a great sale took home 2 yards of it. This fabric was labeled as a tie dye even though I think that doesn’t  do it justice.2013-03-12-183050Swirls of chartreuse, teal, royal purple, cobalt blue and emerald green

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with small flecks of gold flake

I took a 19” x 24” rectangle piece of fabric and after pinking all edges sewed the 19” edges together with a 1” seam, to make a tube. I then made a  drawstring  on both ends, stuffed them then drew the two ends tightly.

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I took two matching, mother-of- pearl flake buttons and attached them with the cord to cover the small gap that cinching it created.  I then stitched the two buttons together  with ribbon  to hold the top and bottom together. I also took 1/8” ribbon and made a tassel and attached it to the bottom

2013-03-20-190533Its final dimension is 4” high with a 8” diameter