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Posted on 22. May, 2011 by Princess Lasertron.
So this is an awesome wedding that I thought I had written about and it turns out I haven’t. Maybe I started a post and didn’t finish it or something, but letting these flowers go unwritten about would be a big mistake because they are so cool and personal to this beautiful couple, Kim and Jon.
In her words:
For a few years I dreamed up my wedding plans… and of course I kept writing Megan Hunt aka Princess Lasertron. I believe I went through a few different color schemes with her and themes. I definitely always wanted to incorporate my O’sews (bottle cap sewing embellishments) instead of regular sewing buttons. In the end when my wedding got closer I was sorta scared on my decision cause what bride isn’t a tad overwhelmed with making decisions? Megan assured me I should totally use them and I am glad I did.
Kim painted 20 bottle caps for me to use in her bouquet with tiny, detailed scenes that represented memories shared between her and her betrothed. A ferris wheel, a record, a milk carton, a roller skate…all so detailed and personal. Everything I make is one-of-a-kind but Kim took the story she shared with her fiance and painstakingly worked to communicate it through her beautiful flowers.
So that is freaking cool.
After seeing the initial pictures after we finished most of the stitching and arranged each stem, Kim wanted to add some pussy willow branches–another unique and personal detail.
Congratulations again to Jon and Kim. I wish you every happiness.
Posted on 20. May, 2011 by Princess Lasertron.
I’d never been asked to do a flower girl wand before Gemma asked me to put one together for her July wedding in Ireland. We used a dowel and thick wire to create the base and then just covered it with our embroidered flowers, vintage buttons, and antique jewelry findings like pearls and rhinestones. The finished wand is about two feet long.
We also did a few boutonnieres and corsages for her. For her bridal bouquet, Gemma ordered one of our felt flower bouquet kits so I can’t wait to see what she creates. It’s always exciting when I mail one of those out because people interpret the project so differently. Sometimes people mix in fresh flowers, or paper flowers, or make their own new kind of felt flower to add to the bunch…anyway I just like to see other people being proud of their work and creating something for their wedding day with their own hands.
Congratulations Gemma and Duane!
Posted on 19. May, 2011 by Princess Lasertron.
For a long time, I have wanted to work with different shapes in our bouquets, and with Amber’s bridal order we did just that. Using my favorite decorative scissors I cut the petals out layer by layer, taking inspiration from prize ribbon and award shapes (I am really into those lately, if you couldn’t tell). We used 100% wool felt in these beautiful jewel tones and our signature vintage buttons.
I was a little nervous that Amber wouldn’t be amenable to the unusual shape, but she loved them. I can’t wait to see her professional pictures.
Congratulations Amber and Ryan!