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DIY Tablescape by Julia’s Poppies Design

DIY Projects, Wedding Design

If you’re looking for a showstopper centerpiece, we’ve got just what you were looking for. Jamie of Julia’s Poppies and Aimee Strickland of MadeintheFold collaborated to create this eye-catching paper flower art installation inspired by one of her newest wedding suites that’s sure to wow any and all of your guests! We’ll let Jamie take it from here:


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Julias Poppies Melbourne wedding invitations

We wanted to share the perfect DIY project for the artsy bride! This centerpiece was inspired by the Melbourne Wedding Suite, an invitation design from the new Wedding Collection from Julia’s Poppies set to launch this spring.


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The table design is made from found, recycled, and paper goods. It’s an easy-to-do, budget-friendly project. This installation can be used for reception tables or even hung on a wall to make a statement.


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For this project, you will need:
-Roll of Chicken Wire
-Box of Powdered Dye
-Coffee Filters (Beached and Unbleached)
-Florist Wire
-Washi Tape or Floral Tape


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Instructions:
1. Follow the box instructions to mix the dye in a bowl.

2. Fold the coffee filters in half a couple times. You can stack multiple filters before folding to give more dimension and to form larger blooms.

3. Dip the ends in the bowl of dye, letting the dye slowly bleed up the filter for an ombre effect. You can also simply submerge the filters for a higher concentration of color.


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4. Unroll your chicken wire on a table and mold to a mountainess shape, as high as you desire. Place the filters in the chicken wire to dry. This will allow the filters to take shape.

*Note: If you’re using multiple colors, do not let the different colors touch while drying.


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5. After the coffee filters have dried, arrange throughout the chicken wire. You can attach floral wire with washi tape to several blooms to give height to your installation. Be creative and there are no rules for the asymmetric design.


dip dyed paper flower centerpieces from julias poppies

We also made a handful of other paper flowers from crepe paper, tissue paper, and scrap cardstock based on tutorials available on my Pinterest (which includes these flower DIYs) and experimenting! The specialty paper can easily get expensive (and time consuming), so we recommend using the more intricate paper flowers strategically throughout the installation.


dip dyed paper flower centerpieces from julias poppies
dip dyed paper flower centerpieces from julias poppies
dip dyed paper flower centerpieces from julias poppies
dip dyed paper flower centerpieces from julias poppies
dip dyed paper flower centerpieces from julias poppies


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Whimsical Melbourne Wedding

DIY Weddings

Hannah and Mark wanted a classic wedding with a touch of whimsy, which happens to be one of our favorite kinds of weddings. They brought on the expertise of photographer Louisa Bailey to capture all the details of their day, from the sweet pops of Hannah’s red heels to the Polaroid name cards. We’re also wild about the bride’s super-fluffy white peony bouquet!


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From the bride, Hannah: Our vision was classically beautiful with a whimsical touch – we wanted the day to be fun and slightly quirky. I found inspirations from other weddings featured on the likes of Ruffled, etc and “made it my own” by adding my personal touches.


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From the moment we stepped into Quat Quatta, we knew the Victorian mansion was ‘the’ one! We loved the high ceilings and original features – it’s classic and requires minimalist decoration.


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melbourne australia wedding by louisa bailey

melbourne australia wedding by louisa bailey

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Our DIY projects included:

1. Mark made ‘Mark <3 Han's Wedding' signage for our garden ceremony 2. Placecards - Paris monument photos was purchased from a stationery store called Typo and printed out the guest names 3. Guest book tree - took photos of guests using Fuji Instax camera and got them to write a little message and peg it onto the sticks/branches we had set up in a big vase. Also displayed old wedding photos of both our parents.


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Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Dean Martin, “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You”

Wedding Vendors (Melbourne, Australia):

Wedding Venue: Quat Quatta / Wedding Photographer: Louisa Bailey / Wedding Flowers: Balwyn Events / Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes / Wedding Shoes: ZARA / Makeup: Sandra Le from Mecca Cosmetica / Hair: Kate Guy from HBK Hairdressing Boutique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Forever New / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Tony Bianco / Groom’s Suit, Shirt, and Bow Tie: Calibre / Wedding Music: Boutique Band / Wedding Caterer: Quat Quatta / Wedding Invitations: Bespoke Letterpress / Transportation: JC Jags

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Amanda Day Rose

Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.

I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.

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I Do Contest – Win $5,000 and a BCBG Wedding Gown

Giveaways

Do I ever have an exciting announcement to make! We’ve partnered with BCBG for their first ever I Do Contest on Pinterest. We’re looking for the ultimate stylish and creative bride to design a dream wedding on a tight budget. On a 5k budget to be more precise. The prize is $5000 cash reward and a wedding gown from BCBG, so dream up ladies! The winner will be announced in 2 weeks, so get your pins on stat!


Here are some of our favorite looks and general themes for inspiration:

How to enter:

– Go on Pinterest and create a board title “I Do”, categorized under Weddings and Events or Women’s Apparel
– Create your dream wedding board for under 5k
– Pin at least 3 images from BCBG’s Wedding Boutique
– Pin at least 3 images from Ruffled
– Once your Pinterest board is ready, you must email BCBG at ido@bcbg.com with the following:

1. Name
2. Wedding Date
3. Wedding Budget
4. Wedding Location
5. Wedding Theme
6. Link to board

Deadline is Friday, April 13th. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest for ideas (we even have an example board with tons of images)! You can also browse our photo galleries for more inspiration.

The prizes? A whooping cash prize of $5000 and a wedding gown from BCBG. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 20. Here’s our example board on Pinterest. Have fun and good luck!

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