Showing posts with label Vintage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vintage. Show all posts

Orange Blossoms for a vintage themed wedding

The Orange blossom is the fragrant flower of the Citrus sinensis (orange tree). It is used in perfume making, has been written about as an aphrodisiac and is the state flower of Florida. It is traditionally associated with good fortune and has been popular in bridal bouquets and head wreaths for weddings. Orange blossom essence is an important component in the making of perfume.

I have been often asked to make them and here is my latest set for a bride who is going to be creating a head wreath out of it..

orange blossoms

orange blossoms

orange blossoms

I had created this comb for a similar bride,so gorgeous and elegant.

To order please use my store here Orange blossom hair comb

david austin rose vintage weddings blush pink

I have been doing small orders and had done these david austin inspired vintage roses.
Great for vintage themed wedding and looks pretty close to the real deal:-) and after the wedding you get to keep them!
david austin roses in paper
vintage wedding bouquet david austin roses

romantic vintage themed wedding orange blossom bride bridal hair piece tiara

I had an order for an orange blossom bridal hair piece on a comb for a wedding.The comb has handmade orange blossoms wound onto a comb.Perfect for a romantic wintage themed wedding.

To buy or order these  please visit my store 

orange blossoms wedding hair bride
Incorporating orange blossoms into the bride's costume originated in ancient China where they were emblems of purity, chastity and innocence. There are few trees so prolific as the orange; it is one of the rare plants that blooms and bears fruit at the same time, thus becoming symbolic of fruitfulness.

During the time of the Crusades, the custom was brought from the East first to Spain , then to France , then to England in the early 1800's. By then, many enchanting legends had spread throughout the continent of maidens entwining fresh orange blossoms into a bridal wreath for their hair. The influence became so indoctrinated into the culture that the phrase "to gather orange blossoms" took the meaning " to seek a wife". Even America became enthralled with the bridal orange blossoms.

The 19th century bride even decorated her gown with this symbol of fertility. But it was Queen Victoria who created the vogue for the sweet smelling blossoms when she wore them in a grand wreath for her 1840 wedding, and the classic floral theme for the Victorian bride was set. Ever since Winsor brides have taken care to tuck an orange blossom in their bridal ensemble

Orange blossoms vintage wedding cake

I have been busy with a quick turn around order that Magnolia Bay Tofee company has given.

I had an order of orange blossoms and I thought I will arrange it on cake to see how it looks? I could quite arrange it nicely as I can't poke a hole into the dummy cakes but I think it will look very well.

                                        You can now order these at my store here

garden wedding bird topper

I made this bird topper a few days ago to post on my etsy -it is made using balsa wood flowers-perfect for a vintage wedding! You can buy the 2 I listed here
Wedding cake birds nest topper and
Bird Topper

You buy it from my etsy store here

A Beautiful Handmade Wedding!

Courtney had ordered a paper flower bouquet in Sept.She has a very very lovely blog at CK and Tay showcasing all her handmade DIY projects.She is one of the most "talented" bride I have ever seen! I happen to browse by and chanced on the wedding photos via thier wonderful photographer Jenna and a wedding video!!! check out the wedding bouuqet in the video and check out the song the groom sang for the bride -lovely -how much more can you ask?

The perfect handmade wedding -both of them are musicians.So they gave each guest a hand embossed CD with their music!

The bride and groom were married under a handmade chuppah!

Paper flowers on the cake..

The bride made the headress as well as the shoes!! What more can you ask for!

Here is some eye candy for you!

vintage wedding bouquet

Courtney had ordered a grey and cream wedding nosegay of ranunculus and poppies,I thought since it was a vintage themed wedding I asked her is I could include some orange blossoms are they were looking lovely together and aptly fit her theme.

The bouquet is a nosegay which has turned quite pretty and refreshing! The bouquet has grey poppies,cream ranunculus,orange blossoms,a bit of twirls of feathers and I added a nice ivory ribbon beneath to give it a nice vintage finish.The bouquet is finished off with a green ribbon which was going better with the bouquet.

Vintage inspired artificial wedding bouquet of roses,stephanotis,green orchids and fillers

Here is a vintage inspired artificial wedding bouquet of roses,stephanotis,green orchids and fillersWe had a big wedding this week and we did the bouquet for the bride and small bouquets for the flower girls.

The bouquet is a mix of many things and we had a vintage inspired bouquet of roses,clay stephanotis,berries,gold brocade handmade roses(!!!)and artificial green orchids.The pictures don't show justice and I am hoping for better pictures from the official photographer.

The bouquet's were such a hit of the wedding and got many compliments!


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