Most of my flower making time is spent creating flowers for clients and that is a lot of fun. Being able to work together with someone to come up with what they have envisioned for their wedding or a special gift is one of the coolest parts of my job. But on my cork board that hangs in front of my work space, I always peg little inspirational ideas when they strike me while I'm working on other things. This little piece of paper had been up on my board for over a year staring at me every time I worked.
I finally started creating the flowers for this bouquet a few weeks ago when I had some free time and was beginning my little obsession with crepe paper. I decided on the French version of the story printed out on cotton ivory paper. Several years ago, I had a bride order all of her wedding flowers made out of this and I thought it looked so pretty. I inked the edges of the petals just a little to give them a bit of dimension. (And wow, that is a dirty keyboard!)
I made some yellow crepe paper rose buds a few weeks ago and then a few red crepe roses that I really wanted to look realistic. Red roses of course, from the enchanted rose and the yellow buds to remind me of Belle's dress from the Disney movie. I also made all the greenery for this bouquet out of paper. The leaves are made from crepe paper that has been mod-podged and then painted with some extra green.
And finally this week, I got to put them all together! Since this is inspired by Beauty and the Beast, the photo shoot obviously had to be in a library. Our local library happens to be a beautiful historic building and they have one of the original library ladders that rolls around to reach the high shelves.
We took a lot of photos! Enjoy!
Here is the listing if you would like to check it out. Please share if you know of someone who might like a bouquet like this in their life! Beauty and the Beast Bouquet