Thursday, September 10, 2009

utterly engaged "alternative bridesmaid" - post 3

here it is...the last post in the "alternative bridesmaid" series we did for the utterly engaged e-zine...another huge thanks to stephanie williams for making my work look the best it can...to ruche for the adorable dresses...to theresa huang for the stunning hair and makeup...and lastly, to urbanic paper boutique in venice for allowing us to use their new studio!



for this bouquet, i used a variety of ranunculas in blush and peach tones and for texture i incorporated some ethereal blushing bride protea...it still looked a bit soft for me so i added the scabiosa pods to roughen it up a bit and make it "pretty-ugly" :)





how stinking adorable is this necklace by meeks sandy girl?!





here is a SUPER easy DIY project for you...why not jazz up a simple tube dress with a FLOWER BELT?!?! all you need is about a yard of 2" thick ribbon, a glue gun and one large floral bloom (i used a blush "cafe au lait" dahlia)...just clip off the stem of the flower and hot glue the head in place on the ribbon - done deal!


ruffly, yummy blush garden roses wrapped in khaki linen and accented with a bit of crocheted lace for a vintage garden feel...





a bouquet of all white veronica...i love the way this flower kinda droops and hangs in different directions...it kinda does its own thing...



loving the headband by be something new and the earrings by la vieja tun tun...




plaid tuxedo tube dress $38.99

since the dress itself has a bold pattern and texture up top, i kept this bouquet simple and created it out of all bright orange tulips...if a dress is kinda busy, keep the bouquet monobotanical (one type of flower) or at least monochromatic (one color), if not both...

to give the bouquet an extra punch of color, i added a single band of thick orange ribbon to the navy ribbon cuff and held it in place with 3 navy pins...





now just remember - your bridesmaids each have their own personality...why not let it show through their dresses and wedding day style?

4 comments:

Camelback Flowershop said...

Carissa, I am amazed once again! You are on FIRE!!!
These photos and flowers are stunning! xoxo

Heather at Outstanding Occasions said...

Carissa,
They look amazing! So fun and cool and pretty all in one:)

The Modern Type said...

the colors in the first bouquet are seriously dream-life. i la la love your work! marry me? no? =)

Lindsey said...

Carissa, these flowers are all insanely beautiful!