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DIY Gilded Cotton Boll Boutonnieres

1 Oct

Before even thought about my bouquet, I knew what I wanted to do for boutonnieres for the wedding. Anthony and I met at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park, Dallas so I thought natural cotton bolls would be a sweet nod to where we met (like our engagement photos).

Rather than paying $135 on boutonnieres (9 x $15 is what I was quoted), I DIYed my boutonnieres for $17.

I made the bows with metallic velvet ribbon and hot glue, then adhered them to the stems of the natural cotton. I was going to keep the stems natural, but last minute I decided to gild the stems with supplies I had leftover from making my wooden menus. I love how they turned out. I made silver boutonnieres for the dads, groomsmen, ushers, and officiant, but I painted Anthony’s gold.  I think these are perfect for fall wedding and could be painted any color. They can be made months in advance, and and add great texture to the grooms(men) attire.

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Originally I planned on hot-gluing pins behind the ribbons to attach the boutonnieres to the guys’ lapels to make it easy for them, but in the middle of making them, I found out the head of the cotton were just to heavy to stay upright. Typical straight pin application worked just fine.

DIY Gilded Cotton Boll Boutonniere www.gustoandgraceblog.com

All photos were taken by Jeremy & Krisitin photography. 

Video

Rehearsal Dinner Slideshow

30 Jul

Three months after the wedding, Anthony and I are still waiting on our wedding video. I hope that means it is going to be really good! We also had our videographer shoot some footage of our rehearsal dinner.  We wanted to be sure we had some professionally captured snapshots of the that night too.

I’ll share more about our rehearsal dinner once we get our short film, but I thought it might be fun to share the slideshow Anthony’s parents had made for us and the guests of our rehearsal dinner. Just imagine you’re sitting with a bunch of people you love, roasting tabletop s’mores, with the anticipation of being married in the morning as you watch this. You might begin to imagine how I felt that magical night.

Rehearsal Dinner from Dominique Paolini on Vimeo.

The slideshow was created by Turquoise Video Productions.

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