I've been doing some experimenting with creating paper flowers for our wedding decor. After looking at many different methods and tutorials, it seems that a surprising material creates the most delicate, natural looking blooms. Coffee filters. After some searching I found two different tutorials with directions that seemed simple enough. This one from Two Shades of Pink and this one from Emmalee Design.Here is what I came up with:[gallery link="file" columns="2" ids="373,375"]The rose shaped flowers are made from natural colored cone shaped coffee filters and the carnation looking ones were made with bleached regular coffee filters. I dipped them both in a tea mixture (passion fruit and acai flavored varieties) and hung them upside down to dry. The natural coffee filters definitely didn't take the color as well, but I still like the light brown color they ended up with.I'm not sure how these flowers will be worked into the decorations and I still want to experiment with different methods and colors. I love the final product of this project, though!
After a few minor mishaps Brad, Q and I set off on an adventure on the Bourbon Trail. We've been slowly trying to sort things out as far as what we want to do for our wedding. Since we visited Woodford Reserve in winter of 2010 that's where I've wanted to do the wedding. Unfortunately I got a big fat "no" when I asked about having the event there. Good news is there are several other bourbon distilleries in the area. Brad and I went to check them out. We'll see what happens!