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Topic: My rose/masquerade wedding -- New photos on page 5  (Read 23224 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2008 12:13:28 AM »

I've always put my dyes (I use coffee or tea usually, but the cake dyes are a great idea!) in an ice cream lid.  You know, those big plastic ice cream pails?  I just use the lid.  It holds the dye and allows the coffee filters to soak up a buttload of it.  You can also put the coffee filters in there and leave them overnight if you want a more intense dye job.  In the original tute, I didn't do that, so that's why they're so light-colored.

Also, a good way to make the petals even more life-like is to blow-dry them when they're still damp.  It'll give them that satiny crinkle finish!  Once again, great job!  You're doing wonderfully!

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« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2008 10:00:37 AM »

Cool, I've been using pie tins, but lids are a good idea too. I haven't tried leaving anything overnight yet, though.

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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2008 04:53:29 PM »

Hey guys! Still alive, but been very busy with planning. Here's a few of my ideas for centerpieces, I'm hoping I can get some opinions from you fine folks!

First off, a few important details about my wedding. I've been to the hall recently, and we have now decided our ceremony will be taking place there, instead of just the ceremony.

The reason is that all the outdoor locations we want to have our ceremony require quite a bit more walking over uneven terrain than the grandparents will be able to manage. Also, this will mean I don't have to worry too much about "outdoor" decorations aside from maybe something for the door to the hall.

I've now learned from visiting the reception hall however that the pillars are close enough together to have some fabric or vines between them, with roses spaced out in the center of each sash. We went to walmart over easter and bought some white and pink fabric, I'll have samples of that posted a little later on.

Other things I have learned: The tables are NARROW. This means all my centerpieces have to be very small, so they won't get knocked over. Thus, as I'll have roses both wound around the pillars and between my fabric & vine draping between them, I don't necessarily have to have roses on the tables.

This is my first idea. I actually got it from someone else's wedding thread but I've lost the link. The basic idea is to have plants (I have some branches as an example) floating in water. I was thinking a piece of lace around the base or something might also be pretty, so we added one to the center vase to see how it would look.

In terms of displays for, say, the guestbook/favor table however I can do much larger things:

The little green plant in this photo is one of an assortment of free samples I got from a local florist. Wonderful man, took us right down to the freezer to show us which of the flowers we wanted that he had in stock and gave us little samples of the ones we liked. There are some plants it's a little harder to fake, so the filler for my bouquet will probably involve a few small, real flowers.

Back to the actual centerpiece, my mom has all kinds of brasswork, lamps and vases scattered about the house, so I popped my roses in this one. You can actually see a few of my new roses in here. They look quite beautiful in the sunlight. You can't tell from the photo, but we put crystals in the bottom of the vase piled around a small LED candle that makes the vase glow.

Which is another idea I had, actually. I found a very affordable ebay lot for a large number of waterproof LED candles. You can also get small numbers of them coated in wax. I've been thinking with the narrow tables, alternatives to real fire might be nice.

These are some things I'm thinking of putting into my fiancee's headwreath. We're both making wreaths for eachother, and I've found that finding a masculine headwreath is somewhat of a challenge. I was thinking eucalyptus buds, fake berries, and ming fern all looked fairly interesting, any plant suggestions though are welcome. I'll have shots of my samples up a little later, but a few have wilted a bit so I may just find photos of them somewhere.

I want to avoid fake plants for the wreath, so nuts or berries that dry nicely are always a plus.
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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2008 05:21:38 PM »

Now, do remember this cage has been outside in my mom's garden all year and would be cleaned up very nicely for the wedding, but right now it's full of dead leaves. So.. picture if more full of candles or flowers of some kind.

Same as the last one, full of plants but easily cleaned up. I kind of like the asian style of this one, especially as we've figured out how to do paper cherry blossoms. (My mom is awesome. Pics of those will follow.)

These.. I really forget what the heck these are called, but their cool and I was also thinking of adding these to my fiancee's wreath. This actually what they look like dry, and their quite nice.

Edited to add:

I'm looking for cool ideas for wedding shoes. They MUST be flats, heels hurt my feet terribly, and I was hoping for something a bit more elaborate than just ballet shoes. Examples, photos, or places that might sell nice flats online would be awesome.

Also I'm looking for some jewelry in a Victorian or Renaissance style choker, like this:


I could also use some ideas on how to make lights like these:


Oh, and I have a question on behalf of my bridesmaid: Anyone know a cheap place to get large quantities of black fondant in Canada?

Specifically, enough to cover a 3 layer cake?
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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2008 02:50:49 AM »

Those birdcages will be the perfect touch!  Love the dress, theme, everything!
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« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2008 11:51:21 AM »

Wow. Everything sounds like it is coming along nicely. I don't know much about fondant, but has your BM though about trying to color the fondant herself?

Oh and thanks for the idea of the coffee filter roses. I made some last night and have decided that whenever I get married I will be using them- most likely for my centerpieces. I can't have real flowers because of how expensive they are and b/c of my bfs Allergies....and I was thinking about silk hydrangeas, but they are $5 a stem here......so these are a beautiful, non allergenic, cheap alternative! 

I have been lurking here a while and you guys have got me aching to craft and plan my wedding. I will be getting married sometime in '09 that my bf and I know, but we technically aren't engaged in the traditional sense yet....but he calls me future wife all the time Smiley and we talk about marriage all the time....so we might as well be engaged. He just wants to ask in a special way.
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2008 12:58:20 PM »

Aww, that's cute. I feel like I'm already married in a lot of ways, we've both known where the relationship was going for a long time now.

Actually yes, she thought of that and discussed it with the woman who would be making her cake, but they said black dye is difficult to get pitch-black without making the icing very bitter. She's got herself an appointment with another cake lady who claims she can do it fine, one with a bit more skill, but she's also going to be more expensive so I thought I'd do some digging for her.

Oh! Another question I had: I took apart some lovely silk rosebuds to try and figure out how they get the "closed" shape, which is hard to do with the paper because the wire naturally fans the petals outward, and discovered that they actually glued a small number of petals around a styrofoam bud shape. I've seen styrofoam eggs before, but nothing quite like this.

Does anyone know where I might find a few of these to make my own? I'm hoping to go and search Michaels but I'm not sure they will have anything that will work.

Also, I tried using wool or cotton but the paper doesn't take to it very nicely. Alternative lightweight replacement ideas would be good as well.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2008 11:08:48 AM by Raine_Dementia » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2008 09:48:17 PM »

Updates! Well, thanks to our ever-helpful MC giving us a ride to Michaels yesterday, many favors have been assembled. We only have a little over 20 bottles complete with the scrolls because we ran out of gold string, but more string will be procured later on.

The bottles and paper both come from an ebay store. Their very small, so we had to fold the paper in half before rolling it up to make it fit.

Here's a closeup of the stamp. I got a set with several stamps for 15$ at Michaels. Their really quite beautiful, I think I'll have to find an excuse to use some of the others ones, too.

Here's the quote on the inside. It reads:

Think where glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
-W.B. Yeats

I thought it was the perfect message, very beautiful compared with the usual "thank you" message.

Here is just a nice close-up shot of the inside of the bottle. The black sand was from a spare bag we never used in our lizard tank.

Also thanks to some helpful people in my shoe thread, I have found somewher ethat has the shoes I wanted in flats!


Behold the cuteness! I just wish I knew what color to get. This is a link to the red ones, I love red and black, but my bridesmaids are wearing white/black and most of the decor as you can see is very light, warm colors. Not that everything need match, mind you.
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« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2008 10:20:43 PM »

Here is the aforementioned bridesmaid dress. Both my maid of honor and my other bridesmaid have the same dress, the model in this photo is not the MoH but I'll get a shot of her later on.

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« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2008 10:34:37 PM »

those are the most gorgeous, special favors ever. so different, and heartfelt

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