Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let's do a Stargazer Wedding

Let's have a OUTDOOR Stargazer wedding !
April 21st my youngest son and his lovely fiancee is getting married. 
As this blog was originally started to tell what I was doing with flowers & my family ... I thought I'd share this experience too.
They asked me to take care of the flowers... OMG , they want me to arrange flowers , I am the one who smashes them !


Then after looking at many wonderful silk arrangements . I was told , I really want real not fake ,as my sweet brown eyed son says!

Real flowers ,she is sure about stargazer lilies ,but we had to decide on the rest .
 Colors... Hot Pink / Black / Blue (  near country blue)
It is going to be outdoors , Weather willing , or in the reception hall if bad weather . Lord forbid. 


 I found this neat video at http://www.haysflorist.com/stargazer-lily-bridal-bouquets/

 outdoor wedding layouts
 http://201preweddings.blogspot.com/2010/10/sweety-outdoor-style-of-wedding.html







 Here is a set of silk wedding flowers ,gives an idea of what flowers we will need.
You will receive bride bouquet as pictured with stargazer lilies. 1 maid of honor arm bouquet, 3 bridesmaids arm bouquet, 1 groom boutonniere, 1 bestman, 3 groomsmens,  2 fathers, 1 ring bearer and 3 boutonnieres you can use for grand father or ushers. 2 mother's corsage and 4 smaller one you can use for grand mothers or sister's and you will receive one toss bouquet
 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wedding-23-pc-bridal-bouquet-stargazer-lily-white-ivory-/220603964071?var=#vi-content

She liked blue dendrobium orchids , found these preserved blue that look closehttp://www.save-on-crafts.com/blueorchids.html


I wonder if we could wire them on stems to add to the bouquet?


this place had some cool pictures and advice 
http://mynug.com/tor/stargazer-lily-wedding-bouquets.html


here is one picture

 here is a blog with the stargazer and blue orchid
http://www.bouquetweddingflower.com/category/types-of-flowers/lily

  
Other ideas ...If you have any hints PLEASE let me know asap.

good tips on ideas ,good saving 
 http://www.save-on-crafts.com/flordessupyo.html

how to make water lilies out of duct tape

http://www.hgtv.com/video/floating-duct-tape-water-lily-video/index.html 
Don't think I will get time to make those ,but cool idea.
Here are more ideas I looked at and thought it was worth sharing to any Bride to Be' s out there on a budget .


how to make origami lily 
http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-lily.html

 a neat flower bracelet idea


neat idea thumb print tree
http://www.michaels.com/Thumb-Print-Wedding-Tree/e09174,default,pd.html?start=5&cgid=projects-wedding-weddingmemories


confetti cones 
http://www.michaels.com/Confetti-Cones/e10385,default,pd.html?start=13&cgid=projects-wedding-favors


guest cards for advice
http://www.michaels.com/Modern-Guest-Book-Cards/e07961,default,pd.html?start=9&cgid=projects-wedding-weddingmemories 
 
could use a big jar for the guest cards and matching candy jars
http://www.michaels.com/Wedding-Candy-Buffet/e06256,default,pd.html?start=32&cgid=projects-wedding-centerpieces

Well I am off to post more ideas .Been working on the flower list so come on back.

Peace and Blessings be upon you .

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Floating Duct Tape Water Lily

 the first link here is to a waterlily made by another artist

http://theforestwalker.deviantart.com/art/waterlily-147865935

this one is like the lilies on the video I want to try.
 these are real ones




Flower Quotes I like

 Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.  ~The Koran


 Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful, they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
- Luther Burbank

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.  ~Andrew Mason




Abraham Lincoln,. "DIE WHEN I MAY, I WANT IT SAID OF ME BY THOSE WHO KNEW ME BEST, THAT I ALWAYS PLUCKED A THISTLE AND PLANTED A FLOWER WHERE I THOUGHT A FLOWER WOULD GROW".

 I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~Emma Goldman


The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.  ~Gertrude S. Wister


Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?  ~Maurice Maeterlinck


Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
- Georgia O'Keeffe





Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...  ~Susan Polis Shutz


The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days.  ~Robert Leighton


I like to think a flower opens itself to outgrow its plantedness.  That it yearns to be carried away.  ~Author Unknown


There is rosemary, that's for remembrance:
and there is pansies, that's for thoughts.

William Shakespeare


 Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
John Ruskin

 
 God has sown his name on the heavens in glittering stars; but on earth he planteth his name by tender flowers.
Jean Paul Richter



Flowers and fruits are always fit presents; flowers, because they are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all of the utilities of the world. These gay natures contrast with the somewhat stern countenance of ordinary nature: they are like music heard out of a work-house.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Essays


The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.  ~Tennessee Williams

 Earth
Many people have never learned to see the beauty of flowers, especially those that grow unnoticed. For instance, when you walk outside and look down at your feet, you may see tiny flowers nestled in the moss and clover hiding under a curled fern. Most people just step on them. I paint them.
ERIKA JUST, Flowers

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.  ~Claude Monet
 

laughs in flowers. - Ralph
What this old world needs is more bouquets handed around to folks when they are alive and kicking. Flowers don't do a dead one much good.
ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES, Poems and Paragraphs
Waldo Emerson

Shed no tear! O shed no tear!
The flower will bloom another year.
Weep no more! O weep no more!
Young buds sleep in the root's white core.
JOHN KEATS, "Faery Songs"

I'd go without food if I could have a flower.
CARYL CHURCHILL, A Dream Play

"The cry of 'Flower Power' echoes through the land. We shall not wilt. Let a thousand flowers bloom."
Abbie Hoffman, Workshop in Nonviolence, May 1967