When I got married 16 years ago, it was in pre-Pinterest days where if you wanted inspiration for your wedding you did it the old fashioned way, you bought those huge encyclopedia sized bridal idea magazines and cut out pictures and pages to save ideas. I compiled a notebook of ideas which when looking back was probably my first scrapbook before I became a scrapbooker! Even though we opted for the simplicity of a wedding in Las Vegas, I still bought those magazines and searched for the perfect shoes and dress. When I called the hotel at which we were going to be married to make arrangements, I was given very few choices beyond what color would you like your bouquet to be. In one of those bridal magazines I had found the prettiest shoes, which were a huge splurge for us at the time, they had yellow and white flowers on them so I told the woman I wanted yellow and white flowers in my bouquet. Being that this was also in the pre “everyone having a website” days, I didn’t get to see my bouquet until the day of our wedding. Luckily, despite being in the Elvis capital of the world, I was greeted with the prettiest bouquet for our special day. A few days later when we were to fly home I was faced with the dilemma of wanting to keep my bouquet but having to board an airplane where it would surely be destroyed. I opted to pull a few favorite flowers out and press them between the pages of a book I brought with me. Maybe what I should have done was create my own one of a kind DIY paper bridal bouquet as it would have lasted for ever. If we ever re-new our vows maybe I will create a paper bouquet in yellow and white. If you are considering adding a DIY touch to your wedding by creating your own bridal bouquet, check out these tutorials. Clicking the links is much easier than cutting pictures out of a magazine!
Blooming Bridal Bouquets-Create any of these beautiful bouquets in the color scheme to match your wedding. From a traditional wedding to a trip to City Hall or Vegas, there is a bouquet perfect for your big day. You can even use the techniques shared to create bridesmaid bouquets and coordinating barrettes for your flower girl.
For the Well-Read Bride– These DIY bridal bouquets are created from pages from old books. Check your local thrift store for vintage books to create these budget friendly bouquets that would be perfect for a vintage themed wedding.
Did you DIY anything for your own wedding?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.