Luisa and her magnolia bridal bouquet!

Luisa’s bridal bouquet was one of my all time favorite wedding projects. She had her wedding in Greece and we used that as a inspiration for the bridal bouquet and wedding candles. The main theme was magnolias and olive leaves… she was so beautiful and these amazing photos by DeersPhotography captured the moment perfectly!

Follow the wedding story here.

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Coral charm peonies in a bridal bouquet recreation!

I often make bridal bouquets having as an inspiration a real bouquet… also I love to make recreation of real wedding bouquets if I find them beautiful and inspirational… so if you wish to hold your bridal bouquet one more time, for years to come, let me know!

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Paper magnolia tutorial

I hope this tutorial is the first step of many more to come.

I learned to make paper flowers by myself studying images of real flowers ….I must be honest with you, I think this is the way to go so that you can be truly unique and creative in your work. Tutorials can be helpfull at first, to learn the necesary skills, but always remember to study nature.

The photographs are made by my dear friends from Deersphotography… take a look at their website to see how talented they are! I love them!

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I love magnolias! It’s one of my favorite flower… I think it’s the perfect choice for this first tutorial, at the beginning of spring.

…but first, I have to share some guidelines about my aesthetic. I mix the paper flower techniques with my love for colors and painting thats why I paint my paper so I can obtain the colour I whant. I love mixing paint and discovering new shades all the time. I work with Italian crepe paper and acrilyc colors… I treat the paper like it’s my canvas. I think this type of paper is perfect for my vision…it’s thick and very resistant. I’m not sure I can teach you how to paint the paper and mix the colours because it’s an artistic proces… it comes from deep within and I don’t work with recipes. I use to be a painter, I went to art school so… it’s a know how from many years of practice and study.

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I’m happy that I was able to share this with you! I hope you will enjoy it!

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Peonies mania and a colourful bridal bouquet!

       Who doesn’t love peonies?… I for one, have an obsession with these lovely flowers and I think a bridal bouquet with lots of peonies and greenery is, sometimes, a wonderful choice for a wedding.

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