Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Flower Girl

Everything You Wondered About the 

Flower Girls

They do seem to steal the show!!

The Flower Girls Duties:
  • Attend the bridal shower
  • Attend the ceremony rehearsal
  • Families of flower girls are expected to pay for dresses and accessories
What does the Flower Girl do at the Wedding Ceremony:
  • They walk right in front of the bride into the church.
  • They can scatter flowers, petals or something else the bride chooses
  • They can carry anything that goes with the theme of your day, maybe a small bouquet, a wand, bubbles or a "Here Comes the Bride" sign. Your imagination is the only limit. 
  • The flower girls stand near the bridesmaids or they can sit with their families.
  • Don't forget to photograph them as part of the wedding party.
At the Reception:

  • The flower girls sits with their families not at the head table
  • The flower girl dances with the page boy or ring bearer.

The Flower Girls Mom:
  • Most the time it is your obligation to pay for the flower girl dress, but it is not your job to pick it out. You may make a suggestion but the bride gets to make the final decision.
  • You and your daughter need to be available for all the wedding related events and for pictures. If you can't commit to everything, then you might want to re-think committing your daughter.
  • Prepare your daughter so she won't be scared and will know exactly what to expect.
  • Remember it is the brides day and it will be a be stressful for her, so be patient and clam. 

Paper Flower Wands

Such a pretty flower girl ;) Photography by

flower girl & bride
Traditional flower petals

hawaiian wedding ceremony
"Here comes the Bride" banner

flower girl

Flower girl buckets

Flower Girl Parasols

flower girl
Fun and casual

flower girl headbands
Homemade headbands

Flower Girl dress
Special detail to keeping the Flower Girl match the theme of your day 

Hand crafted paper cones and baskets 

flower girl basket
Natural moss and burlap

Flower girl basket!
Hand painted wood basket

Flower Girl Basket
Theme oriented arrangement

Flower Girl Baskets

flower girl basket
Keep it small and simple

love the little lace basket for the flower girl
Get a great photo of your flower girl

Flower Girl... let them carry something besides a basket of petals
Add some fun to the day

Love these flower girl dresses and the wands!
Bare footed back yard wedding

all 'flower girl' wedding party with tutus and wands?
Tutu's are this years hot trend in flower girl attire 

Flower girl headband

Flower girls come in all ages

How will you make your little Flower girl feel and look special? Do share your great ideas!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Vintage Brooch Bouquets

These vintage brooches make me crazy. I have a love for pretty things and I think these are so fun and pretty.

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When you get married about all you have left from the big day to remember it by is your photos. You can change that! How about adding something a little different? Consider a Vintage Brooch Bouquets, Why? Here are a few reasons:

Vintage Brooch Bridal Bouquet - CUSTOM Made to Order - Large
 A Brooch Bouquet will last you long after your wedding day  

Brooch and Fabric Bouquet - Made to Order Large Bouquet
This Bride added a Photo of her deceased mother so her mother could walk the isle with her.

This grooms mother collected brooches from Great Grandma, Grandma, Brides Mother and Sisters.
Top This Wedding with Elyse Hall Photography 
vintage brooch bouquet
This bride made her bouquet from her grandmother’s jewelry, photos by Flutter Glass . 
Vintage Brooch Bridal Bouquet - CUSTOM Made to Order Extra LARGE
This bride asked all of her guest to bring a brooch to the bridal shower for her Bouquet. 
 It might be fun to pass the brooches on as gifts to mothers, grandmothers, sisters, bridesmaids or save your Brooch Bouquet for your own daughters wedding Day! 

Carry the Brooch theme through out your whole wedding by using brooches to accent: 

Make a DIY Brooch Necklace
Use them on the cake

Make brooches part of your table decorations.

On a budget try Making your own Brooches
Wear a brooch in your hair

Brooch and Fabric Bouquet - Made to Order Large Bouquet
Brooch Bouquet
Vintage Brooch Bridal Bouquet - CUSTOM Made to Order-SMALL
There are so many great Brooch Bouquet Designers check them all out on Etsy  

 Are you thinking of carrying a brooch bouquet for your wedding? It definitely is unique and you really can keep your wedding day with you forever!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Mason Jar Project


Canning our own fruits and vegetable was just a way of life when I was a small girl, this is what I remember my mom using a Mason jar for. Learn more about canning your own food at

Well Mason jars are not just for canning anymore! This last year they have really made a comeback (again), so dig out your moms old jars and have some fun with them.

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Vase-in-a-shelf from theUncommonGreen - Buy one here or check out the DIY instructions on Flickr. 

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Hand-drawn jars by Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outburst - buy them here! 

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DIY candy-colored vases from mason jars by the clever girls at 100 Layer Cake. 
Photo: 100 Layer Cake

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DIY blue / faux-vintage mason jars (or create any color you'd like - see pendant lights below). Tutorial on Tatertots & Jello! 
Photo: Celeste at My Greenbrae Cottage 

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Colorful pendant lights - color them yourself here then learn how to tun them into lights  video tutorial from MegRuth 
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Gift idea from According to Kelly: a cupcake in a jar!  Learn how here. 

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Pie to go,ideas and how-to on Hostess With The Mostess. 
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Hand-embroidered soup in a jar may be the ultimate get-well-soon gift!  Check out the how-to on Make and Takes. 
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Try a die cut lid that acts as a straw holder!  Buy the lids from Candle Soylutions (or make your own).  Idea

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How about a terrarium or an herb garden!  Terrariums pictured sold byDoodle Birdie.  For a tutorial on how to create your own herb garden, check outBetter Homes and Gardens. 
Photo: Left - Doodle Birdie / Right - Better Homes and Gardens

Don't forget how cute they can be as part of your table centerpieces at a wedding or other event.
dollies and mason jars
Dollies and lace

I love this pin cushion from Andy Rubio. 

 Do you have a Mason Jar Project of your own? One that might inspire others? Post a link in the comments and lets us take a look.

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