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Tulip and Ranunculus Wedding Bouquets

Flower Guide

Our friend and floral design Janie Medley – who you may also know her for her blog, The Bride’s Cafe, is back with us today to share another stunning floral bouquet! Keep reading to learn more about the flowers and greenery used in arranging this gorgeous, fluffy flower arrangement. Photos by the amazing Amelia Johnson.

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Flower Guide:

Peach Tulips / White Ranunculus / Yellow Ranunculus / Light Pink Ranunculus / White Scabiosa / Pink Sweet Pea / Maidenhair Fern / Queen Anne’s Lace / Jasmine Vine / Seeded Eucalyptus

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From Janie Medley: The best time to purchase ranunculus is now… January through May. This time of the year is when they are in abundance and you can find them in so many yummy and vibrant colors. You will not be able to get them during the hottest months of the summer and you will see certain colors slowly start coming to the market in the fall.

Tulips can be purchased year round, however, you can’t get all varieties during the year. As with
ranunculus, the best time to purchase them are now. There is an abundance of colors and varieties at the market.

Sweet peas are available from December through May. White Scabiosa – you can find this flower year round but all colors may not be available.

Maidenhair fern, seeded eucalyptus, Queen Anne’s lace are in season year round.

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Photographer: Amelia Johnson / Flower Arrangement: Janie Medley

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DIY Geometric Favor Boxes

DIY Projects

We can barely contain our excitement to share our newest DIY project with you all! The ladies from HEYLOOK sent over these incredible geometric faceted favor boxes (polyhedron), perfect for a display table of their own or for use as place cards at each guest’s seat! Without further ado, here’s how to get started:

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Instructions:

Print this template onto thin cardboard stock or thick paper in the colors of your choice. We chose a set of strong colors, but these would also look super-cute in pastels or in gold, silver and/or bronze.


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Cut out along the straight lines, then fold along the dotted lines. Make sure you crease all folds into the same direction: over the dotted lines, so these will be inside the box.


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Try to assemble the box without gluing it first, so you can see which sides go where. The important sides to mark are the lid and the fold-over side (this is the last side to glue). You could mark those parts with a pencil line or a little piece of masking tape that you can remove in the end.


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Now you can start to assemble the boxes with paper glue. Fold the last assembly piece (the one before the lid piece) into the box and fix with glue.


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Cut out small strips of paper and add texts. We hand-wrote ours, but of course you can also print out some in a font of your choice. Attach strips to lids with glue as shown in the picture.


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Now your boxes are ready to be filled with goodies. If you use heavy or breakable favors, add some thin strips of tissue paper to pad the boxes.


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And you’re done!


View step-by-step images in the gallery

Download geo boxes template here.

Not that we have to tell you…but these free downloads are for personal use only. Please do not modify, sell or distribute them.

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North Carolina Chinese New Year Wedding

Vintage Weddings

After seeing this epic wedding shot by photographer Richard Israel, Stephanie and William decided to book him for their wedding as well. Viewing these images is akin to stepping into a different era. The wildflower bouquet and centerpieces, the vintage garb, and the darling flower girl all lend themselves to a nostalgic point in time, and we’re absolutely loving the aesthetic!


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From the bride, Stephanie: Our wedding was two days before the start of the Chinese New Year so we had a loose Chinese New Year theme. It started with our Chinese paper cut invitations, designed by Sarah Almond of Shed Letterpress. Dan was born in the year of the Tiger and I was born in the Year of the Pig. We found pig and tiger curios at an antique shop which we used as our wedding toppers. Our good friend and mural artist Molly T. Must did an artful paper lantern installation using second-hand fabric, paper lanterns, and LED lights. Also, in honor or the Chinese New Year we gave out tangerines as a favor, they are traditionally passed out freely during the new year as a symbol of good luck.


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Vintage wedding film photos by Richard Israel
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There were many DIY projects. My mother and I ordered a large roll of burlap and created 72″ square burlap overlays for the 18″ round tables which were clothed in white. I have been collecting vintage linen and cotton napkins of various sizes and hand-dyed the napkins in four different dye-baths to create mismatched napkins for silverware rollups at each place setting. We made the place cards from card stock stamped with a pig and tiger image designed and drawn by the maid of honor (sister) Kristina Costa. These place cards were strung across frames made from salvaged boards put together by friend Jeremy Maxwell-Parish. Our sister Kristina Costa (maid of honor) also designed and drew the programs.


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A local dressmaker refashioned my mothers wedding dress from 1981. I wanted something vintage and loved the idea of wearing my mothers dress but wanted to update it and make it more my style. It was perfect! Brooke cut the bottom of the gown to make a high-waisted skirt which went over a long sleeve mesh and lace top/slip. The lace for the top was taken off of the original dress as were the sleeves and the buttons. Brook also made a veil from my mothers original veil. One of the best parts of the dress was that I was able to take the skirted gown part of the dress off after the wedding and replace it with a white pencil skirt over the top/slip piece to create an after party wedding dress that I could wear out to the bar after the wedding. I did my own hair and didn’t wear make up. I made an impromptu headpiece to tie in my hair while getting ready for the wedding which included some red strands of yarn handed to me before the wedding by Dan’s Aunt and my grandfathers handkerchief. I wore white lace up fry boots (I replaced the laces with strips of fabric).


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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Groom’s Processional: “The Chase,” Giorgio Moroder
Bride’s Processional: “Nimrod Enigma Variation No. 9,” Edward Elgar
Recessional: “Hunting Song,” Felix Mendelssohn
First Dance: “Blue Moon,” Beady Eye
Father/daughter Dance: “Kind and Generous,” Natalie Merchant

Wedding Vendors (Leicester, NC):

Wedding Venue: Yesterday Spaces / Wedding Photographer: Richard Israel / Day-Of Coordinator: Jennifer of Verge Events / Wedding Flowers: Anne Grier of Gaining Ground Farm / Wedding Dress Alterations: Brooke Priddy / Ceremony Music: Larry Crawford (859-333-7478) / DJ: Rob Castillo (215-760-7018) / Wedding Caterer: Kim Austin (kim.austin41@gmail.com) / Wedding Cake: Ashley Capps of Dovetail Cakery / Wedding Invitations: Sarah Almond of Shed Letterpress

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