I had a busy weekend picking up supplies and designing my new wedding toppers and party hats. I am very excited about these and hope to approach stores in the area to pick them up. They are all hand-made and some use beautiful vintage crepe paper, ribbons and flowers mixed with new glittered bobbles and velvet leaves. While visiting wedding shops and party stores I noticed a void, romance! Much of what I saw for toppers were plastic figures of brides and grooms dragging each other around as if to say, "Your going to marry me or else", certainly not the way I would want to remember my wedding day 20 years from now. Those that did attempt to take a stab at romance were done poorly and cheaply. Let's face it most of this stuff is mass produced in an attempt to keep cost down and unfortunately for the modern bride it shows. Now take a look at the bridal magazines and you will see a variety of toppers as well, they are beautiful and they should be for the price. Many ranged from $250-500 dollars.What I wanted to do with my wedding toppers was to provide the bride with a beautiful one of a king topper, handmade and filled with romance for a price that would be affordable and fit into almost any wedding budget. They could also be used at a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner as a centerpiece if you display it as I do, on a German glass glittered pedestal. My first topper is done and ready to be reproduced. Now, when I say reproduced I don't mean mass produced or even identical. Each piece will have slight variations and rightly so. I am using some vintage pieces which I only have a limited supply of. In fact I only have 10 of this design because I could no longer get the paper bride and groom I used. I am so excited to show these off but until the line is finished only a sneak peak.
Looking down from the top. You can just catch a glimpse of the bride and groom.
From behind the bride and groom.
"With this ring..."
I am working into the wee hours on my Marie Antoinette line of birthday hats and crowns. Again each will be slightly different depending on materials available. It seems that "Marie Mania" is sweeping the Internet so I decided to join in. My "Let them eat Cake" line is looking quite regal and each hat or crown will be encrusted in German glass glitter, paper flowers, ribbon and crepe paper. Perfect for celebrating that special birthday. It is great as a centerpiece and they can be worn as well. Just remember "don't lose your head". Have I said too much?
I love this color palette.
That's all for now. This week I will be making a Valentine candy box perfect for giftgiving. You will be amazed at how easy it is to make and the many customizing possibilities. Stay tuned...