Sunday, June 26, 2011

folding paper

This wedding was so much fun, and so much work!


The bride's incredible mother did most of the work by creating a boatload of origami for me to wire and use. It was a lovely personalized touch.



Thanks Andrea for a beautiful day!


Friday, June 24, 2011

sneak peek

goings on in my cave space this week......



origami wedding

Thursday, June 23, 2011

origami and pins and needles

A major element in the design for this week's wedding is origami.  My bride's mother is Japanese and a credentialed origami instructor.  She mailed me boxes of the most perfectly folded tiny origami elements to use for the wedding, and I've spent a good portion of the week wiring everything, which has proved about as time consuming as it sounds.  But I'm excited to see it come together.  I'm a huge fan of using origami for event decor, especially as a nod to the bride's heritage.

pinterest (source?)

the crane chandelier project at the wedding co

origami place cards via pinterest (source?)

hanging cranes at the selby

Sunday, June 12, 2011

in progress

Mini manzanita trees taking form.  My dear husband deserves cookies for all his help.

mini manzanita trees

mini manzanita trees

mini manzanita trees

Thursday, June 9, 2011

featured: manzanita

I'm working on a wedding that is incorporating manzanita branches as mini-trees.  Here's a few examples of this technique:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

featured: gypsophilia

Every flower is lovely (excepting perhaps flowers that smell bad) but some flowers get a bad reputation from being used poorly repeatedly over time.

The best examples of this are carnations and gypsophilia, or baby's breath.  The problem with the usual application of baby's breath is that it plays to its weaknesses rather than its strengths.  People often attempt to "artfully scatter" baby's breath amongst things, and a single stem of gypsophilia will always look rather naked.  The true beauty of this flower is best showcased en mass.

FYI, the most common varieties of gypsophilia are bambino, cassiopeia,  million stars, new love, mirabella, orion, and perfecta.

No other flower can quite create the delicate, full silhouette that gypsophilia can. In large bunches it is the perfect balance of flower to green plant matter to create something reminiscent of froth and lace.  I'm particularly fond of these applications:

wedding bee



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