Ken’s Garden Pottery: This beautiful Ikebana style pottery vase features the imprint of a beautiful antique crocheted lace doily. The design has pretty flowers. The vase has a pin frog inside that holds the flower stems upright and makes it easy to create a beautiful arrangement with just a few flowers from you garden.
Lavender and Spring Green Easter Glass Soap Dish
Elegant and contemporary style soap dish in spring green and lavender opaque glass, with a stripe of pale purple tint in the center. Perfect for your bars of beautiful soap, this dish has 2 raised bars down the center to keep your soap dry. You could also use this… details »
Blush Flower Polka Dot Tulle Handmade Hair Fascintor
One-of-a-kind handmade, double-use, pastel pink flowered ribbon sash belt decorated with handmade pink petaled flowers nested on pink mild striped satin ribbon. Magnolia like look flowers, enriched with doted white tulle, are made of pale pink colored petals around a pink button stigma. details »
Blue Leaf Mosaic Candle Holder
Bring a little extra magic to any room with this square mosaic candle holder in shades of blue and purple.
Flowers are a vital part of any celebration, adding colour and texture or perhaps even as a dramatic flourish. The emerald city inspired bouquet above from Idotakeu would certainly add drama to your outfit. Many brides choose neutral colours to compliment their dress, such as cream roses which were popularised by the Victorians as a wedding flower, as they became fascinated with the meaning of different blooms. The wedding rose is said to represent true love.
However some brides choose a brighter bouquet and use this colour throughout their designs for their wedding festivities. A fabulous example can be seen above in the brooch bouquet created by Lionsgate Designs Beautiful flower garlands are draped around the shoulders of the bride and groom by their mothers in Thailand whilst they are at the altar, adding plenty of colour from the start of the wedding celebrations.
Perhaps you will choose a dramatic orange colour to accent your theme, picking marigolds to feature in your bouquet or even choosing these fabulous orange flower shoe clips from Chloe & Maddie, as seen above. Marigolds were dipped in rosewater and carried by brides in Tudor England. The brides would then eat the marigolds as they were considered as an aphrodisiac. I would not suggest that modern brides follow this tradition!
A Christmas wedding would perhaps take advantage of the abundance of ivy available, especially as the Ancient Greeks considered ivy to be a symbol of their never ending love for their spouses. Mixing ivy with cranberry coloured flowers would be a great combination for a winter wedding, like the garland worn in the flower girls hair above from The Red Magnolia .
Herbs can also be used in your wedding flowers as they were by the Ancient Roman brides as a symbol of fertility and to scare off evil spirits. The headdress above from Stitches and Scribbles is reminiscent of the olive headbands worn by Roman emperors. Artemisia is a bitter herb and is used in bouquets by brides in the Middle East as it’s bitterness is considered to help the couple through bitter times as well as sweeter times.
The best known tradition of wedding bouquets is of course the bride tossing her bouquet as she departs from the festivities. This originated from the Victorian Age when the bride would throw her bouquet to a friend to ward off evil spirits, keeping her safe and bringing her luck. In more modern times this tradition has come to mean that whoever catches the bouquet will be the next to marry! Yet I would be loathe to toss away the beautiful bouquet created by Hair Bows Wonderworld, featured above.
Brides whose taste runs a bit rustic should check out the relatively new shop Lilacs and Lace. You’ll find jewelry (not just for brides, mind you), boutonnieres and bouquets and had screen printed cards. The shop is run by a university student studying Graphic Communications who is currently trying to fund her own wedding. Lilacs and Lace was started when she realized that she just wanted to constantly make things and loved working with her hands.
I love love love the champagne swarovski and moonstone earrings because they are just so gorgeous! They catch the light beautifully.
At lilacs and lace you’ll find lovely nature inspired wedding flowers made from long-lasting silk flowers, feathers and other elements. If you want your wedding flowers to last forever, this is the way to do it. Her rose bouquet is ensconced in cholla wood for a unique look. I also love how she works metal leaf elements into her boutonnieres. It really gives what can be pretty standard a modern edge and extra interest.
I take my inspiration from nature. 100%. I love things that look like you could have plucked them right from outside.
The shop gets it’s name from two of the owner’s favorite things. Lilacs, her mother’s favorite flowers, are close to her heart. On an annual trip to Denver, she cuts multiple stems from her mother’s lilac bush, and bringing the beautiful blooms and lingering scent home. Lace, on the other hand, has such texture and history to it. The artist often find herself in antique shops looking at the old lace tablecloths wondering what sort of occasions they must have seen. One day Lilacs and Lace‘s artist hopes to be able to focus on her craft full time. She’s off to a good start, so let’s give her some encouragement and a few more sales.