With Duck Dynasty at the top of the list of most popular shows, I thought why not include an inspiration post that Willie would be proud of. This theme is perfect for the couple that dares to be different and shares a love of hunting and all things American. May this make you “Happy, Happy, Happy!” Enjoy!
Wedding Invitations by DolcePapel
Family name sign by TheFreckledOwlStudio
Name card holder by TotalBlissBoutique
Cupcake holders by SweetSinclairs
Flower Girl Dress by 4EverTuTu
Garter by YourTreasuredMemory
Koozie by DoodleGirls
Bridesmaid Dress by MarleyOcean
Groomsmen Bow Ties by UncleBillsBowTies
Ring Pillow by ForeverYoursByTracey
Wedding Sign by BearlyInMontana
Unity Candle by BrooksideBridal
Cake Server by MemoriesCollection
ElliesWeddings creates alternative wedding bouquets and décor for brides that are looking for something different and unique for their wedding.
A collection of the bouquets she has created…
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Just had to share this photo! 1927 Wedding with a fabulous chrysanthemum bouquet and buttonhole.
If your wanting to stick to true vintage I recommend this flower. But don’t just assume that chrysanthemums are available in one shape or colour there hundreds out there to be discovered! Here are a few examples…
Incurve Chrysanthemums – My personal favourite, I love having a large vase full of one colour. They make a real statement and also last weeks.
Red Daisy Chrysanthemums – Look wonderful in a natural country garden theme. Are available in a huge range of colours: white, pinks, creams, oranges, yellows and in mixed tones.
Kermit Chrysanthemums – A great texture especially when grouped
One example of how to include chrysanthemums. See if you can spot hem in my autumn orange and aubergine wedding bouquet.
Photo from www.foxgloveflowers.co.uk
54 in wide tulle
1 metal or plastic comb
Needle and thread (colour to match your tulle)
Small needlework scissors
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Preparing your comb
Make a length of tulle approximately 1 inch wide x 10 inches long and begin wrapping it around the top of you comb. Continue all the way to the end.
When you get to the end of the comb, make a loop with your finger and pass the end of the tulle through the loop and pull to tighten. Trim any excess tulle.
Preparing your tulle
Cut your tulle to the length you would like your veil to be.
Standard lengths are:
Elbow 30 in / 76 cm
Fingertip 42 in / 107 cm
Waltz 75 in / 190 cm
Chapel 92 in / 234 cm
Cathedral 108 in / 274 cm
Once you’ve cut the correct length for your veil, lay your tulle out on a clean flat surface and fold it in half length ways. Pin along the top and bottom (short) edges to hold in place.
To make sure both sides of your veil are neat and identical, trim the long edges with your rotary cutter. Be sure and trim the edge that isn’t the fold.
Next, cut a curve at the bottom of the outside edge you’ve just trimmed. You can use a large curved surface or cut freehand.
Sewing your veil
Thread your needle and tie a couple of knots at the end. Start by gathering the top edge of your veil about half a cm from the top.
Keeping your needle parallel to the top edge of your tulle, make large stitches across your tulle until you have gathered the whole width.
Making sure it is the same width as your comb, sew a couple of stitches at the end of your gathering and pass the thread through the loop to secure.
Hold the gathered edge of your veil to the underneath side of your comb (the side that will sit closest to your head) and stitch it to the tulle on the metal comb.
Congratulations on completing your veil!