Made of sticks from a tree on my parents' property, feathers, and beaded sprays from hydrangeahippo, everyone thought these were the coolest boutonnieres they had seen in a long time. One groomsman with an attitude thought they were weird, but hey - what does he know? Obviously nothing ;).
I simply attached two twigs together, added a feather, then added the sprays. I wrapped them all together at the bottom with a satin aqua and brown polka dot ribbon by American Crafts. I've had this ribbon for years and am so glad that I held onto it!
The leaves are made from pages of Elizabeth's favorite book (an another theme in the wedding decor), Pride and Prejudice. I glued them to the back of the boutonnieres and then added a gold jewelry safety-pin. A corsage pin would not have held these.
The groom's boutonniere was a bit different. Karl's had a larger feather, as well as a special touch to his leaves. See it? Sorry for the poor photo - I had to get him his boutonniere as soon as it was made and didn't have time to photograph it properly.
I managed to find a part of the book that read "Elizabeth accepted..." How perfect is that?! For the bridesmaids, I made these necklaces:
Not only did I make the flower (a ruffle blossom that you can find in my shop here), but I also made the beaded part - holy moly, making four of these was good practice! I am not a beader, but I think they came out pretty well. Just don't look too closely ;).
I made similar flowers for the mothers to wear as corsages:
And then petite little hair clips for the two little nieces (their dresses were aqua):
It was so much fun to make things I don't ordinarily make, especially for my sister. Tomorrow I'll share more Pride and Prejudice-inspired things and a handy way to hang muslin from the ceiling. See you then!
WINNER: For those of you who played along with my 500 Facebook likes giveaway, I am sorry for the delay in posting a winner. We had yet another wedding last weekend (other side of the family). The randomly selected winner of a $10.00 credit to the shop is...
Debbie, email me at precociouspaper (at) yahoo (dot) com and I will let you know how to redeem your prize.