Because maybe your mama would like balloons AND flowers.
Ever since this paper flower tutorial I did for A Practical Wedding, I’ve been pretty hooked on using my Sprout to catalog new flowers as I work on various projects for clients. This red & whimsical collection comes to you courtesy of a sample centerpiece I did for an upcoming wedding. Aren’t those red charm peonies a dream? Seriously, even paper peonies are a dream.
No parking. It doesn’t say anything about floating, flying, jumping, or other cuteness. Also, old-school balloons (but bigger). It’s time.
So print out this PDF stat, pour yourself a glass of wine (or two) and spend a little time with your scissors and some Netflix. For yo mama.
1. Gather your supplies: PDF x4, Cardstock to match x4, ribbon, scissors, glue stick, tape
2. Trim corners from PDF, and tape to cardstock
3. Cut out flowers + cardstock backs
4. Sandwich ribbon between cardstock back and flower front. Continue. Tie to a balloon. DONE.
And if balloons aren’t your thing, maybe paper flower bombing a car window (or two)?
ps. dog mamas count too.
pps. That cute human up there is my hair stylist Teresa. Hi neighbor! She will give you a rad haircut AND make you laugh with her super punny hand-drawn cards.
Elizabeth and Yousef were married on New Year’s Day at the amazing The Loft on Pine. They’re just the sweetest, and I was honored to work my flower magic for them. I created a wild + glamorous behemoth of a bouquet, an installation of greens over their epic sweetheart table, and filled a bunch of little bud vases with beautiful blooms to scatter among their candle and succulent filled tables.
Check out a few of my favorite images here and then head over to Junebug Weddings to see all the vintage Mexico-inspired magic.
A wild & asymmetrical bouquet in magenta, burgundy and cream? Yes please! I used peonies, garden roses, amaranthus, and a variety of greens to create this beauty, then tied her up with gold ribbon and a beautiful picture of the bride’s dad.
These two were super smart about their flowers- we focused on a few statement pieces (bouquet! installation!) and then scattered a few high impact flowers everywhere else. I mean, what else does that peony need?
BOOM. Greenery Installation. And ALL the candles.
Candlelight and magenta peonies for days. Be still my heart.
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