I made this little origami diamond ring napkin ring for Brooklyn Bride and I thought it was too cute. Once you get the hang of how to fold them, they’re super easy and shouldn’t take much time to do. Just sit and fold as you watch Father of the Bride or something.
Well, the last female Watson wedding is over and I think everyone is relieved about that. Dad is hugging his checkbook tight and Mom is saying “no more paper flowers ever again.” That’s what she thinks….muhahaha. Mom has been planning on doing a blog for awhile, so I’m now officially putting pressure on her in public so you all can witness the miracles my mom produces. She is every inch a creator. If you know my mom, please pester her with a little, “when’s your blog coming out.” She’ll thank you one day.
I published a few hints on Instagram (@houselarsbuilt) of the big event, but I thought I show a peek to all of you out there in blog land. You know, just in case you don’t follow my every move…*gasp*. Once again, think big paper flowers. But think better than my wedding. Mine was alpha. Hers was 2.0. Sometimes the first child is the experiment, am I right all you oldest children?
photos from my Instagram @houselarsbuilt. Speaking of, I’m hosting an Instagram-only giveaway along with One More Mushroom right now where you post a picture of the room you most want to be. Check it out for more details. Contest ends tomorrow.
A couple of weeks ago I introduced a wedding shoot that I styled as a part of We Do Weddings. We had divided ourselves into 4 groups and each took a section of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” and went to town. I was a part of “something blue” and “something new” as seen here. Though there were many ways to take “new” we took “something new” to mean a “new” fairytale. Lots of brides want to be that princess in a fairytale and we wanted to bring a new, uncheesy romanticism to the meaning. To do this we used Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina. You know I love scale, so I was all about it. Of course, there had to be oversized flowers everywhere. I even made a jumbo flower for this bride to really bring it home. This time I was partnered with Tine Hvolby, who shot all of these photos, Hazel of Think Foto, and Rikke of Gudnitz Couture, who made the lovely wedding dress as worn by Christina Michanek (remember Christina? She’s a soloist for the Royal Danish Ballet) and joined by her husband, a former dancer with the Royal Swedish and Danish Ballets. Rikke makes lots of dresses for the rich and famous in Denmark–fancy! We lucked out with a rare sunny day, which created some beautiful lighting to play with. Didn’t Tine kill it?!
Here’s the invitation I created for the wedding. Look familiar? After this, I decided to base my new 2013 calendar from it (get it on sale here).
If you’re in Denmark, check out the We Do Weddings website. It’s such a great resource for planning a wedding.
Photography by Tine Hvolby Dress by Gudnitz Couture Models: Christina and Sebastian Michanek Stylist and prop maker: Brittany Watson Jepsen