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Topic: My rose/masquerade wedding -- New photos on page 5  (Read 18949 times)
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« on: March 05, 2008 05:48:36 PM »

Whee! Okay, some of you have probably already seen this photos, but I'm just copying all the ones I've previously posted on this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134959.0

So, here are my ideas so far. First off, I will be using a lot of coffee filter roses as decorations. I'm not sure whether they will be table bouquets or just vines strung up and wound around the wooden supports at our reception hall. Here are the first two I made:

Any suggestions on what to do with these lovely things would be much appreciated. I'm still thinking of using real flowers in my bouquet, though my fiancee says I should go with the paper ones as their more unique. My problem is I love the smell of real flowers too much.

Instead of the traditional veil, I decided to go with a mask. A veil hides and protects a person, whereas a mask is something we make, and something we put on to shape the way the world sees us.

For a mask, I have two ideas. Now, my mom is also on this forum and she's making the mask so any tips you folks can offer would be great. Our first idea was something like this, done in black wire:


I've managed to figure out that the way she makes these is some kind of knit/crochet done with wire, and my mom has attempted this once but no real results yet, as the wire she has is too thick.

My other thought, as I have been obsessed with the movie Labyrinth since age 8 and can by now recite pretty much the entire script by heart, was a leather mask something along the lines of the masks offered by:


The design I like best was on another site, but I don't remember the address anymore.
For a wedding cake, since we're both gamers and play d&d a lot, I'm thinking of using some kind of mini, like the ones here:


I thought I might do the cake to look like a d&d map, for those that play think the GameMastery style maps, the ones you battle on not like the maps of Faerun. It's that or a castle or some such. I was hoping to have us at the top, and minis for the rest of the bridal "party" (pardon the pun) on the lower levels of the cake.

As for wedding favors, I've bought 144 tiny glass bottles off ebay, and some aged parchment paper to make little scrolls, as well as some leftover black sand that never made it into our lizard tank.

Well, that's all for now. If I get time, I'll have pictures of the wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses as well. For now, if it helps anyone, the bridesmaids are in black and white, and the dress is an off white.

UPDATE: Check out page 5 for my new tiny roses! Here's a preview:

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 05:55:56 PM »

I don't have any brilliant idea for the mask, but I have to say those paper flowers are incredible!  I love them just sitting around in mason jars ( though I understand you may want something a little more formal for a wedding)  Can you mix them with real flowers for your bouquet?

I think they are just beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 06:03:46 PM »

That is beautiful. I thought they were really, I probably would have bet money on them being real.

Nice job!

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 06:28:06 PM »

Whee!  I can't wait to see the rest of your creations.

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 06:54:17 PM »

those roses are beautiful! i've never seen them made from coffee filters before.   how did you color them?

i think they would make a lovely bouquet, but i can understand wanting real flowers too.  what if you got some plain square vases and filled them with river rocks or something and put the roses in them for table decorations?

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 07:10:23 PM »

I used to make flowers out of coffee filters when I was a little kid, but they weren't NEARLY as pretty as yours.
I love them! They make me want to go back and try the whole coffee filter thing again.

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 07:14:29 PM »

First off, let me say that your flowers are gorgeous. I love them!

In my opinion, you should use the paper flowers for your bouquet. You will have them forever and if you really love the smell of fresh flowers, go buy some body spray in a rose scent to spritz on them.  Smiley

« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 07:30:53 PM »

those roses are beautiful! i've never seen them made from coffee filters before.   how did you color them?

i think they would make a lovely bouquet, but i can understand wanting real flowers too.  what if you got some plain square vases and filled them with river rocks or something and put the roses in them for table decorations?

Well, first I made some plain white ones as a test using the tutorial on the thread I linked in my first post. Then, I bought cheap easter egg dye kits. Okay, I won't get into the way I did my first two or three, but here is how I'm doing them now:

I "basecoat" a filter by dunking it in a small container full of water with one of those easter egg dye pellets disolved in it. I bought several kits for about 1-2$ a piece, but the dye from my first one is still working fine.

After I base coat, I paint the edges of the petals and the insides with a big brush. At first I painted them using just the easter egg dye.

Now I have some cake water colors, it's slower to paint with the cake pan kind, but the pallette I bought was very cheap and had all the colors I need. It cost about 6$ at Michaels.

Basically it's just paint then blend with water, but at some point I'm making black ones for a friend's wedding (she wants them for her hair) and somewhere along the way I hope to get liquid water colors.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 07:47:16 PM »

ah, i was so wowed by the roses i missed the tutorial link. Smiley

« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008 08:06:22 PM »

I have to say that these are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. Wow. And the vine idea sounds wonderful. (The mask idea is also very different. I love it!)
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