Wow! Well no one can argue with that! Whether they be freshly picked, silk, paper or fabric, wedding flowers signify love, happiness and celebration.
What better way to add your own personality to your vintage wedding than making your own flowers be that in the form of the bridesmaids bouquets, button holes, flowers for reception decor or even you own bouquet. Now it is said that the bride should not make her own bouquet but on this blog we never do we’re told so off we go!
There are tonnes of resources out there to teach you how to DIY your flowers and you could spend days just trying to decide which one to follow. I have picked the best of the best here for you based on them having clear instructions and a good standard of finished article that most people can get a good result from, even if you have never done anything ‘crafty’ before. They are also easy on your vintage wedding budget, always good to hear!
The Polka Dot Closet – Fabric Flower Bridal Bouquet
A pretty, classically vintage bouquet using lace and vintage brooches. Quite labor-intensive but the result is a sweet and intricate bouquet you could easily adapt for bridesmaids.
Rock N Roll Bride – Quirky Fabric Bouquet
A quirky and fun, crafty bouquet. This one is less formal than the one above and quicker to make. This would suit the alternative, crafty bride looking something different from the mainstream.
Simply Vintage Girl – Individual Fabric Flowers
A very useful ‘How To’ demonstrating how to make simple, cute fabric flowers you can use in your bouquets, decor, for hair accessories, brooches..really anywhere you can put a flower!
Martha Stewart Weddings – ‘How to’s’ for fabric and paper flowers
Probably my favourite website for fabric and paper flower ‘How to’s. Links to lots of tutorials covering everything from making your own paper pom-poms to a mini tissue paper garland to adorn your wedding cake! The Queen of wedding style, Martha never fails to show us how it’s done!
Paper Flowers – Origami Bouquet
A delightful bouquet for the bride looking for something really different and fresh. Easily adaptable to bridemaids bouquets too, I love the unique look of this origami bouquet.
Some extra bouquet eye-candy courtesy of Poptastic Bride to get your inspiration going! Handmade Non-Floral Bouquets
Which ever bouquet you choose, enjoy the process of making it, don’t rush and do send me a pic when you’re done!