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carly87
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my d.i.y flowers

Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:25 pm

In the lead up to our wedding, I was stressed to the max about the flowers. all the florists I tried wanted to charge a fortune for my simple ideas. so in the end I went through a wholesaler, and made the bouquets myself the night before the wedding. My talented bridesmaid then placed the ribbon and bling early the next morning, as well as making the buttonholes. I was so pleased with how they turned out :D


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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:12 am

Your flowers are awesome Carly! They gorgeous... Did they take very long to do?
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:11 am

Thanks! :D the bouquets took me maybe an hour all up. I did them the night before when everyone had left, and it was just peaceful, so easy to get things done. and the buttonholes were even quicker. all up we had 7 buttonholes, and my bridesmaid had put them together within half an hour. Putting the bouquets together was so much fun! I want to do it again! :D
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:33 pm

Wow, you're so talented :D Your bouquets look professionally done :tick:

Love them! :heart:
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:37 pm

Well done - they look professional! You'll be taking requests before you know it :lol: :D
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:44 pm

They look so good! I'll be doing my own so you have given me confidence to think mine will work out fine too :-)
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:54 pm

Thanks ladies, I had so much fun doing them! :D
I also found it great practice using fake flowers and cheap flowers from woolies etc, mrsfeb2011. might give you a taste for how your actual flowers will go.
hope you have as much fun doing yours as I did. I'm actually thinking about taking a floristry course now :lol:
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:31 pm

wow well done they look awesome!
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:14 pm

AWESOME!!

Can you give us a run through of how you did it? I woudl love to have ago at it!
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:27 pm

sure :D first I watched a tutorial or two on youtube :lol:

first, you need to make sure leaves are trimmed, otherwise your bouquet will be quite bulky, and not in a good way.
then, I took a rose in my hand, placing each other rose in a clockwise direction around the first.
when I was finished I used cable ties to secure it all together. (you're supposed to use rubberbands, but I just thought the cable ties would be much stronger)
then my bridesmaid wound the ribbon around and placed pins to keep it in place.

this is one of the tutorials that really helped me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNc5-axfhAo
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:37 pm

WOW thanks so so much! Just off to get the kids in bed and i will it down and watch it!!
 
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Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:53 pm

no worries :D yep, I had to wait for the kids to be in bed before I could concentrate on putting them together :lol: so many little helpers
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:18 am

They looked fantastic! Well Done!! :mrgreen:
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:23 pm

Thanks!

How much did the boquets end up setting you back??

I had already planned on going to Sydney Markets at 5am the day before the wedding to get mine :lol:, and of course to make my own, but trying to figure out how much I should take with me!
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:34 pm

all up I spent under $300 I think...from memory...seems like forever ago :lol: that was enough for 20 white, 20 hot pink and 30 light pink...(though because they didn't have enough of one of the colours I had to go to a florist and get the extra from there which was quite pricey...)

good luck Shaynesgirl!
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:19 pm

They look just gorgeous :heart: Well done!!
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:01 am

sorry 76kmc, I'm in rockhampton :lol: I'm sure you'll do great. isn't it just awesome when you find ways to cut the price down a bit :D $10 for 10 gerbras, that's just awesome!
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:51 pm

That looks fantastic!
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:32 am

thanks :D
 
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Re: my d.i.y flowers

Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:49 am

When the first pic popped up I was expecting that to be your inspiration pic, little did I know it was your actual bouquets! Fantastic job, I thought they were professional :D
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