Thursday, July 18, 2013

Origami Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet


I knew from the moment I saw this photo and this bouquet, that I wanted this in my wedding.


(Photo credit: Capital Romance )

Dave and I decided when we sent our Save the Date cards, we would put 5 pieces of origami paper with a note and everyone should write words of encouragement on the papers. Then we got them back and folded them into little flowers. 

Yes, each flower is 5 pieces of origami squares.

Folded.

By us.

Within the last month or so before our wedding.

My fingers still hurt just thinking about it however, the finished bouquet was.... perfect.


If you are looking for the directions: I will leave it to the professionals and send you here to Capital Romance that walked me through it every step of the way.

Tips:

* I got tiny clothespins to hold the papers together while they were drying.
* Instead of wooden dowels, I used cake pop holders and cut them in half. (Like these)
* I got little pearl like half beads to glue in the middle of the flower to hide the cake pop holder.
* The size of the origami paper can vary, but I used these from Origami Paper shop

This was a perfect, original bouquet that is now on the side table in our master bedroom, it's perfect and one of my most favorite things from our special day.

What did you do with your bouquet after your wedding?


8 comments:

Melissa Pezza said...

That is truly adorable and so creative!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I eloped. No bouquet. But that is one of the most awesome bouquets EVER! Way cool!

NerdMom said...

I held onto my fake bouquet for a few years until I just couldn't keep it dusted any more;). That is just adorable!!! I absolutely love it!!!

A friend's daughter is getting married and I have to forward this to her!!!

Charlotte Klein said...

OMG, I love this. SO MUCH! But good lord, I'm not sure I would have the patience to put that all together :)

YANIRE ALONSO LUENGO said...

Hello form Spain ;)
The same happened to me when I saw the picture u posted, that bouquet would be perfect for my wedding day! And now im getting married next year and I really want to it.
I wanted to know how much flowers i would need, since I have to buy the paper and I have no idea about hiw much i need.

Btw ur work looks amazing :)

Thank u very much.

Onine Florist said...

Lovely paper flowers and bouquets !!

Natalie said...

Hi Suzanne,

You did a fabulous job on your bouquet! I've visited the Capital Romance site for the step by step instructions but can you offer any advice on how to secure the handle to the foam ball? I want to make bouquets for a friends wedding. Thanks!
Natalie

Cherry Seven said...

I LOVE THIS! I want to make one for my own wedding in July. How many flowers did you end up with?

Thanks for the wonderful idea!