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Paper Flower Wedding Ideas

by | Bride, DIY, Wedding Inspiration

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Floral backdrop created by Hartmann Studios photo by Therese Jacinto via Craft & Couture

Paper flowers are such an incredible way to decorate your wedding and the picture above, which has been one of my favourites for a long time shows just how breathtaking they can look.

From chic candle lit backdrops in one hue, to bright and bold posies, arches and table centrepieces. Small scale, to giant and overwhelming – the intricacy and delicacy is entirely customisable to your own wedding and its style. I love that one simple thing that we use every day can be turned into something stunningly beautiful.

Far from being a DIY only option, there are plenty of artisans creating incredible paper flower features that you can purchase for your own wedding.

My favourite flower ideas?

For your personal look…

  • Wear paper flowers in your hair
  • Carry a bouquet of paper blooms.
  • Carry one large paper flower instead of many small ones
  • Create paper flower boutonnieres and corsages

For your ceremony…

  • Create a floral arch or hang masses of paper flowers to frame your ceremony spot
  • Tie paper flowers to each chair or church pew
  • Create a paper flower chandelier to hang over your heads as you say your vows
  • Welcome guests with a paper flower arch way
  • Have flower girls carry large paper blooms

For the reception…

  • Welcome guests with a floral arch over your reception entrance
  • Sprinkle paper flowers over your tables or throughout your centrepieces
  • Dot giant paper flowers throughout the gardens for cocktail hour
  • Create a paper flower wall (like the one above) as the focal point for your bridal table
  • Gift each guest a paper flower to add a little wedding colour to each fancy frock
  • Adorn your cake with paper blooms
  • Hang garlands of paper blooms over the tables
  • Create large flower heads and place down the tables as a floral table runner
  • Adorn the back of the newlywed’s chairs with paper flower garlands

Need more ideas? Check out some of my favourite photos of paper flowers below!

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1. Paper wedding bouquet by The Crimson Poppy 2. Paper flower arch photo by Rylee Hitchner via Green Wedding Shoes3. Paper flower backdrop by Lovelyfest Events 4. Paper wedding bouquet photo by Swoon Over It Photography via Inspired By This 5. Giant crepe paper rose via Studio DIY 6. Photo by  Maria Farrelly via Cwtch The Bride 7. Giant paper flowers photo by Brooke Courtney Photography via DIY Bride 8. Photo by Clayton Austin via Ruffled 9. Photo by Ashley Rose via Hostess With The Mostess 10. Paper flower wall by Balushka Paper Floral Artistry, photo by Sarah McKenzie Photography via Ruffled 11. Giant flower tutorial from Ruche at Design*Sponge

Anna and Casey’s Villa Botanica Wedding

by | Honeymoons, Inspired Destination Weddings, Inspired Weddings, Location Australia

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Anna and Casey

Anna and Casey chose the stunning Villa Botanica for their wedding day, indulging their guests in incredible scenery, incredible food and a whole lotta love! The day was captured by Milque Photography & Films who captured both photographs and a film for the couple’s memories set against the incredible Whitsundays.

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Anna chose a crystal embellished gown by Hilde Heim.

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Amanda Fern Hair Design styled the bride and bridesmaid’s hair, while  Loll Doll Make Up and Beauty took care of their makeup. Anna remembering, “Loll Doll Make Up and Beauty did an amazing job on my make up. I was so scared of being over done and she did my make up perfectly.”

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“From the planning stages to the actual wedding day, we honestly never could have imagined how amazing our day would turn out. Many people told us about the stress and craziness leading up to the wedding day but Villa Botanica took care of all this and made the planning process fun.

Jane our coordinator was there guiding us every step of the way and ensured the lead up to our wedding was enjoyable and a seamless process. The venue was perfect! We wanted our wedding to be a loving, fun, relaxing day with a beautiful setting and what we got was so much more. All our friends and family had traveled a long way, some more than others, and the venue and the day really made it all worth it.

We had many guests comment that it was the best time they had ever had at a wedding. The ambiance was amazing and everyone had so much fun!”

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Anna walked down the aisle to Ronan Keating’s “When You Say Nothing At All”.

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Of their photographer, Anna remarks, “We have always admired Milque’s work and knew as soon as we set at date we wanted them to be there to capture our day. They were some of the best people to have around and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed throughout the day even during the bad weather. We were blown away at how amazing both the video and photos turned out. The special moments they captured as well as the fun crazy moments are amazing!”

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Bouquets and arrangements of white orchids were styled by The Flower Hut Airlie Beach.

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Sweet Ideas, Airlie Beach created the three tier wedding cake with bow detailing.

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In place of favors, the couple made a donation to Movember and Cancer research.

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The grand entrance was a lot of fun says Anna. “Our Bridal party entered into the reception venue to 30 seconds of a song of their choice (pop, to hard rock to hop hop) and did a dance to it , as they were introduced. It was a great introduction and the guest got to know them all a bit more.”

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The speeches had their fair share of nostalgia, Anna remembering “One of my bridesmaids had saved a letter I wrote her back when I was a teenager that included a poem I had written to my “Prince Charming” once I had met him. She had saved all these years and read it out to Casey on our wedding day and it scarily sounded like I had just wrote if for him.

My Dad’s speech (Father of the Bride) included an amazing song “My Daughter is a Bride”. It didn’t leave a dry eye in the whole reception venue.”

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For their first dance, Anna tells, “Our first dance was to Etta James – At Last. We both wanted an ageless classic for our first dance and this described our situation well. We’d been friends for such a long time and then had many hurdles to get through once we got together and our wedding day was a chance to show everyone how much we love each other.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Anna and Casey! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Villa Botanica and  Milque Photography & Films for sharing today’s destination wedding with us!

Photographer: Milque Photography & Films / Cinematographer: Milque Photography & Films / Styling/Hire: I Do Events Airlie Beach / Bride’s Dress: Hilde Heim / Bride’s Shoes: Forever New / Groom’s Attire: Armani / Groomsmen Attire: Saba / Bridesmaid Dresses: Seduce / Hairstylist: Amanda Fern Hair Design / Makeup Artist: Loll Doll Make Up and Beauty / Flowers: The Flower Hut Airlie Beach / Invitations & Stationery: Papers Of Distinction / Venue: Villa Botanica / Ceremony Officiant: Whitsunday Catholic Parish - Father Bill / Favors: Donations to Cancer Research & Movember / Cake Baker: Sweet Ideas, Airlie Beach

9 Metallic Necklaces For Wedding Day Style

by | Accessories, Bride, Jewellery

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For me, bridal accessories are becoming more modern, more statement and that added flair that can really make your wedding day look your own.

So with that being said, today’s roundup is all about metallic wedding necklaces. From big and bold, to finer chains. In rose golds, silvers and yellow gold, to ones with added colour.

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1. “Reptile Chain” necklace from Witchery

2. “Notorious” necklace in jet and yellow gold from Mimco

3. Necklace from Elk Accessories

4. “Let  Them Eat Cake” neck piece from Chelsea De Luca

5.  Necklace from Witchery

6. “Hitch” signet necklace in gunmetal from Mimco

7. “Universal” signet necklace in rose gold from Mimco

8. “Country Club” necklace in gold and blue from Mimco

9. “Well Connected” necklace in gold finish from Rocket & Tess

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