5/27/2015 1 Comment
Peonies, A Whimsical Charm
One of the marvelous aspects of peonies is that you can use one peony, or multiple peonies to create an aesthetically pleasing look. Whether as centerpieces or name cards, peonies are a type of flower that will not let you down; they will look charming as one, or in a bunch.
Brace yourselves, Divas, because Peonies are back in season! Fill your home, event, and just life in general, with beautiful, colorful peonies! Ranging from white, to pale pinks, to bright purples, to even bright reds, these flowers are crowd pleasers for any event. It is no wonder The Knot ranked them #6 in top 10 wedding flowers: these flowers look gorgeous as a bouquet, or on their own. At Divine Diva Events, we are obsessed with them, which is why we dedicated a whole blog to them.
The texture, softness and color of these beautiful flowers were even a source of inspiration for these exquisite wedding cakes! Flour and Flourish Modern Cake Designs sculpted each peony on this cake to have 25 petals, and adapted the natural, ruffled texture of peonies throughout the entire cake to create a beautiful elegant design for the bride and groom's. For more beautiful photos of this cake design, click here!
The Fondant Flinger took a different approach, and kept the focus on one central peony in the middle of this three-tier wedding cake, using edible pearls for extra charm. For more photos of this cake design, click here!
So whether you're thinking of using one peony or multiple peonies, there is no doubt that these flowers will look stunning! Just look at the way they bloom!
With many tutorials out there on beauty secrets, hair magic and how to make your own tote bags, it's no surprise there are videos alike on how to construct the perfect DIY Wedding Invitations. And why not? Not only is it cheaper to go the DIY route, but it also allows the couple's unique personalities to shine through. Whether you're going for a more rustic chic wedding vibe, or you're having a tropical destination wedding, there are the tutorials out there suited just for you! Still not convinced? Well we've collected a few of our favorites from around the internet just for your viewing pleasure.
One of the many benefits of DIY wedding invitations is the actual Do It Yourself process, which means you have full control over how you want to customize, design, and bedazzle your invitations. Don't limit your creativity to just a computer and some paper. If you have an artistic side, don't be afraid to try something out of the norm and create something totally different! Okay, so it's not butterflies coming out of a box as soon as you open it, but still, it's pretty cool. Link here for the DIY DVD Wedding Invitation by Rachel from Red Prairie Press and her partner, Phil.
Download and Print has a variety of templates and styles for couples to choose from, complete with handy video tutorials and advice to help you with any questions you may have. The nice thing about these is that the templates are compatible with Microsoft Word, which makes it easy to customize the details to fit your own wedding information. Link here for this vintage art deco style, a favorite for 1920s, Gatsby-themed weddings.
With destination weddings, what better way to invite your guests than with a passport themed invitation? Give your guests a flavor of what to expect with these whimsical wedding invitations. Vanessa's Destination Wedding Invitations offers a full step-by-step photo and video tutorial, complete with advice on anything you might encounter when putting together these beautiful invitations.
Digital may be on the rise, but throwing it back never hurt anyone. We loved this film canister wedding invitations because of that very reason, to throw it back. Boho Wedding Directory has the information on how to put together these small, but very unique, DIY wedding invitations. They may take some time, but that's what all great things need. Your guests will definitely be paying attention to the finer details, and these invitations will be sure to be a hit amongst your guests. Imagine their reactions when they receive them!
Okay, so by now we've probably made DIY really intimidating, but we promise it's not! There's just so much creative freedom when it comes to DIY projects, it can definitely seem overwhelming, but not a problem, there are countless other inspirations to pick and choose from, and lace with your own individual touch.
LaShawn Denise Witt, Founder of DDE
La Shawn is Founder, Head Diva and Coordinator Extraordinaire of events and weddings at DDE. Stay linked to all that fresh and luxe in the bridal industry by following DDE's blog.