DIY Boutonnieres

Last week I showed y'all what Jose and the groom's men are wearing. Today I will show you how Jasmine and I made the boutonnieres!


All of our materials were found at Michaels:
1) Accent flower
2) String of decorated blue beads
3) Pack of metallic blue leaves
4)Pack of feathers (with aqua & red -- no luck with teal feathers!)

Not in picture but still need:
-Silver wire
-Teal/blue ribbon (2 styles)
-1 pack of see-through leaves (found in scrapbooking section)

First, you cut about 5 inches of your wire:

And loop it around 3 beads to make them stand upright (remember to loop around each individual bead)

Like so

That will be used as an "accent."

Hot glue one end of your teal ribbon...

then wrap it around your accent flower & beads-stick, about 2 times.

After that, arrange your leaf and feathers, coordinating to your colors. I dabbed some hot glue on the feathers to stick to the leaves. I recommend finding different elements to make your colors pop (leaves, feathers, fabric cut leaves, buttons, etc.).

Then take a LITTLE bit more of your solid, teal ribbon and wrap it around your feather/leaf set and accent set:

Then finish it off with a little bit of a textured or patterned ribbon (in same color):

And these are my boutonnieres!

I chose that accent flower because a lot of my wedding has "ruffles" for that Spanish element. Plus, it will stand nicely against the gray suits and the beads just make it a little quirky. I love the leaves because they look somewhat delicate. What do you think??

Lifestyle & Pets: Jenna Walker

Sometimes I have it easy. I get a friend, like Ms. Jenna Walker, who has striking red hair and striking blue eyes. While I have incorporated dogs in pictures before, this was my first formal "doggy" shoot :) I can't complain because Jules is a) small b) friendly c) well behaved. Like I said -- sometimes I have it easy.

Then she brought THE GREEN COAT. How sweet... she was thinking of ME! How did she know this green coat would look absolutely perfect against her red hair and blue eyes in pictures?! Oh Jenna. You shouldn't have. Okay, so that wasn't for me at all... but I do have to thank my clients who know what works for them so their pictures will "work it" :)

Jenna & Jules Walker

There aren't many red heads in my life. Are there many in yours? This is why you need one!

Then back at her house you see her love of vintage -- including the Christmas ornaments!

How cute is Jules looking up at Jenna?!

Bye cutie!