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Hello again and welcome into my little world! I’ve been playing with my paints and with the help of some wonderful people I’ve put together a lovely little tutorial for any brides and grooms who fancy getting painty this weekend!

paper flowers tutorial

Ingredients for your paper flowers: crepe paper, cotton wool balls, big paintbrush, tube(s) of watercolour or gouache paint, double sided tape, scissors, bamboo skewers, bowl, and a microwave… and about 6 hours per 50 flowers!

The finished paper flowers were taken to a creative shoot which I hope will inspire couples to design and make some pretty bits and pieces for your own weddings. All of the paper pieces I made can be recreated at home so do watch out for the shoot – coming to a wedding blog near you soon! The three images from the shoot are by Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography and a full list of the fab suppliers involved is at the end of this feature.

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Step 1: cut bamboo skewers to desired length for flower stems

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Morning everyone! How is your day going? I’ve been making inspiration boards for you today – some gorgeous ideas in soft green shades. Flowers take centre stage at weddings… but sometimes foliage can be as beautiful a theme as a floral one… see what you think!

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 Image credits and supplier information from top left: Vintage butterfly wedding invitation by Olivia Samuel, flower crown bride via www.StyleMePretty (image by Wendy Laurel Photography, green earrings for bridesmaids Weddings by SS on Etsy, cork place card holders by Karas Vineyard Wedding on Etsy, table planner calligraphy cards by Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

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 Suppliers from top left: Pearl bracelet by Bridal Designs, Vintage butterfly place setting by Olivia Samuel, bouquet by Rosa Rugosa (image credit Pixies in the Cellar), pearl earrings and necklace Bridal Designs, Mr & Mrs party picks by Vintage Twee, cupcakes by Cotton and Crumbs.

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 Bouquet by Joan Simms in Derbyshire, image credit HBA Photography, party drinks image credit Camilla Arnhold Photography, table flowers image credit Albert Palmer Photography, flowers by Boutique Florists

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Winter wedding styling can be very traditional, and it’s tricky sometimes to find ideas online for winter wedding decor with a bit of a difference. Red roses anyone? Maybe it’s just me… but I get a bit bored of red roses in winter. If you fancy something a little different to brighten up and warm your wedding styling when there’s snow outside, today’s gloriously rich shoot will be right up your street.

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