DIY Floral Crowns for Brides, Wedding Party, and Guests

by Jenny Bryde 8. November 2015 15:41

There are so many great ways to personalize wedding attire, and a floral crown is my favorite of them all!  There are so many ways to rock a floral crown, and they are incredibly easy to make.  I made them for my flower girls who looked absolutely adorable in them!  I used the same method that I am posting below, and as a not so crafty crafter, I can tell you that I found this to be an easy project AND one that you can't mess up, especially if you're going for that messy Bohemian look.  

Without further ado, floral crowns and how to make them...

 

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Flower Power Crowns?

by Jenny Bryde 4. May 2014 09:22

I started off writing this post while thinking about crowns as in metallic and glittery, but quickly in my search to find beautiful brides who have blinged out their attire I was drawn to the number of brides who have blooming crowns complete with full flowerly blossoms.  Ranging from demure to over the top, these crowns make such a statement!  Would you?  Could you?  

 

 

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Four Types of Invitation Styles: Modern, Floral, Flourished, and Steampunk!

by Jenny Bryde 7. November 2010 02:48

The aspect of our wedding that took the longest for me to figure out was our stationery suite.  I wasn't sure what I wanted in a wedding invitation, and when I started to look for examples on the internet, I was floored by the vast array of designs out there.  It was really overwhelming, but being that I had a longish engagement, I had time to narrow down the choices. 

As is often the case on our QCWeddings.com blog, my long, drawn-out neuroses turn into your shortcuts!  Wahoo!  I thought it would be nice to start featuring some of the major design categories that I encumbered while in the midst of the decision making process.  The next series of posts will feature various designs, print types, and mediums that can be used for wedding invites.  My goal is that this series of post will be helpful for those of you at the beginning of this process.  Most of our local print shops and wedding invitation designers can help you even further narrow down your choices and come up with something that is just right for you taste and budget. 

I'm going to start today with four popular styles of wedding invitations.  There are countless graphics, backgrounds, fonts, etc. that can be used to come up with an overall style for an invitation suite, and here are some major categories...

Minimalistic Modern - Bolt fonts, lots of bare space, and vibrant color palettes make up the characteristics of a modern wedding invitation style.  Modern is often equated with a simple design, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring.  Check out these great examples below:

 

Floral - Lush and romantic, flowers are a staple symbol of romance around the world.  From the classic rose to peonies to sunflowers to daffodils, an invitation can feature flowers that match your bouquet!

 

Flourish - Curves, swirls, and intricate penwork dance on the front of many wedding invitations.  With a charm for the hand-written correspondence, many brides love the look of a flourished wedding invitation.

Steampunk - For the slightly adventurous yet old fashioned bride and groom, steampunk wedding invitations have popped up everywhere!  They feature throwbacks to vintage advertisements, arts and crafts, wanted posters, and other iconic typography.

 

The next post on invitations will feature even more styles for your consideration!  And if you've fallen in love with the examples that I've scrounged up, click on the pictures, and it will take you right to where you can buy them!

Happy paper hunting!  :)

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Behind The Scenes At Clazzy Designs

by DonnaB 8. July 2009 07:27

Clazzy Designs owned by Lynn Carr is big into weddings and receptions over the last 34 years. How is that possible? Lynn started young in her parents shop, and has never really looked back. It is her passion in life, and to her it is just one huge hobby. She doesn't see it as work.

A couple of weekends ago I tagged along on a weekend there were nine weddings booked. To most of us that sounds like more than the human brain can keep straight and make it all happen. Quizzing Lynn I found out when she started doing weddings it was one a weekend. That seemed like a lot at the time, but then slowly some weekends had 2. It just kept increasing. There is a great deal of hands on experience in orchestrating how she books her weekends. Small weddings, large weddings, pickups, deliveries, linens and chair covers, special arrangements, and on and on goes the considerations.

Nothing happens without one of Lynn's top people.; Suzy is a hard working individual that compliments Lynn beautifully. She has an eye for detail and doesn't mind the hours of planning and checking as each wedding's floral order is prepared.

There are boxes, crates, vases with water, fresh flowers, silks, ;tools, pins, sprays, ribbon, greenery, and it goes on and on. The shop is filled in every nook and cranny with flowers. Some are in the coolers. Some are in places to finish opening. The floor is covered with leaves and snipped stems. The phone is ringing. People are coming in to pick up orders and to check on orders. It is a zoo to an outsider.

Friday night and Saturday morning linens, sashes, and chair covers are being delivered and put on. There are crews to do that. With perfect precision different people are going to make different deliveries all to arrive in time for photography and the ceremony to happen. There are special requests, delivery instructions, and timelines, and people all coming into play to bring off; the flowers in place just as they were ordered.

Add to this already complicated equation flowers like it between a low and high temperature. There are vehicles, road hazards, traffic, and events occurring out of the Quad Cities that can come into play. There are accidents on rare occasions to the flowers after they have been delivered. Does all of this kind of make you glad it's not your job to do what Clazzy Designs does? Hats off to them for an absolutely amazing job.

To get a slant on Clazzy Designs behind the scenes I spent a few Thursday evenings with them.; Then I went with Lynn on a Saturday.; What I found is an owner and employees that love to work with each other,; love what they do, and find lots of reason to laugh! Watching Lynn pulling flowers into a beautiful bouquet was like watching a painter. She simply was doing it with flowers instead of a brush. She made it look so easy.

Here's a slideshow of images captured during the day with Lynn

Clazzy Designs is one of our Premier Sponsors of the Fall Bridal Show and has more booth space than any other exhibitor. We are excited to see what she comes up with. You can find her in the Vendor Directory.

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Hi!  Welcome to the QCWeddings.com blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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