Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DIY Succulent Boutonieres

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Last week I met up with my best friend, Jessica, for a trip to Alfred Angelo and a quick bite to eat. I got my bridesmaid's dress ordered and can't wait until this dress comes in. You may have seen it here if you follow me on Instagram (@alisha_aWISHa). Seriously, this dress is a dress I WILL wear again after her wedding. :)

We talked about her wedding plans, her venue, her dress, her flowers, and so much more. Speaking of her dress, I can't explain how happy I am to be doing Jessica's bridal pictures later this year in October. Her dress is absolutely gorgeous. When we talked about her flowers, bouquets and boutonnières she mentioned using succulents for her boutonnieres and possibly her bouquet for her bridal pictures. I was in Heaven. Succulents are my kryptonite. Like, melt my heart into a million pieces. Not sure why. It must be a girl thing. 

The next couple of days I couldn't stop thinking about ways to make her succulent boutonnieres. So I went to work immediately making a few samples for her, mixing and matching different species of plants but keeping the succulent as the focal point.  

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For these boutonnieres, I took a cutting of a succulent (you can use any kind really), and stuck a piece of floral wire through the stem and wrapped it around the stem to make the succulent a bit more sturdy. I then added other plant cuttings from plants from my local nursery. Pieces like, Cherry Barbados, Ixora (red and yellow), White Duranta and Camellia leaves. I also added a few passion vine branches to give the boutonnieres a rustic look.

What do you think of these? Would you have used them in your own wedding? 
I promise they so much prettier in person.     

Jess, you are going to knock 'em all dead in a few short months. Can't wait for your big day!

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9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love that dress! I can't see the bottom, but the top is gorge!

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  2. just found your blog through megan's group giveaway & love it! succulents are my absolute favorite & those boutonnieres are to die for!!!

    xo, b.

    brielleandscott.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the idea of using succulents in boutonnieres! They have so much texture and are so beautiful - you did awesome!

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  4. I love a fresh and green boutonniere! And the little touch of yellow is the icing on the cake! Lovely creation!

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  5. I just found your blog and those succulents are so cute, I wish I was that creative. I love your style too with your friend

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  6. these are such a nice idea. they would look great as boutonnieres!

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  7. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  8. I am happy to get a blog as nice as I can find today. Fate led me to enjoy the beautiful words to me
    From Smart People

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  9. great combinations and new proposals

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