Monday, November 1, 2010

THE PARIS BOUQUET

Yes! I am so happy to be able to bring you Paris, the second bouquet in my city series of handmade silk bouquets that are inspired by iconic cities. I simply could not resist the lure of white, pink and black for this challenge. Way too tempting!


This bouquet features two brand new flowers, the peony and anemone. Peonies are my favorite flower so I just had to produce my very own version. The anemone flower was created specifically for this bouquet. The combo of the black and the white was perfect for this arrangement. Also, something really interesting about this bouquet is that the ostrich feather collar is removeable if desired!


This is a vintage beaded button from Paris on the stems. I found this while shopping for supplies and just had to include it. I am only human after all.


Each flower is cut and shaped by hand. The anemone centers are silk taffeta buttons that are hand beaded with black glass beads and black Swarovski crystals around the edge. The catala flowers and the peonies are centered with rhinestones.



Ah the lure of a peony...


There are also companion pieces to the bouquet. Above is a small white silk dupioni ring bearer pillow with a white silk and black net bow. On top of the ring pillow is a detacheable fascinator that can be worn at the reception. Two purposes in one pillow!


Second is this white silk dupioni ring pillow with the same black and white silk anemone flowers with beaded buttons. The bold black beaded leaf appliques really make this piece stand out. This is a one of a kind pillow.


I also created this fanciful ring pillow with white ostrich feather trim and a pink silk satin peony. Variations on this style are available such as black feather trim or an ivory pillow.
Let's not forget brooches and sashes! I love these peonies so you will see more of these coming into the Emici Bridal offerings.


Such a cute little number. White silk satin ring pillow with a hand dyed ombre silk dupioni ruffle that is topped with black velvet. A silver rhinestone flourish finishes it off.

I guess that there is only one more thing to talk about. The next city in the series of bouquets. I am THRILLED to announce that it is New York! I have some great plans for this one and I hope to see you back here for the reveal and please don't forget to let me know what you think of this city series in the comment section below. Thank you!

12 comments:

Marni Gold said...

J'adore!

Beautiful work as always Marie!

Peacock Bride Jo said...

I really was DANS TA TETE!

Erin Brooks said...

GORGEOUS, Marie!

Alicia@CharityWedding said...

C'est Magnifique!! I love it.

Marisa said...

I ADORE this bouquet. I love adding black to soft pale colors. Gorgeous!

Arah said...

It's a Gorgeous line, Marie! Even more beautiful in person :)

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

Tres chic, tres chic! You really knocked these out of the park, Marie! Just simply stunning!!

Brenda's Wedding Blog said...

Congratulations Marie - the Paris Bouquet is absolutely gorgeous. The flowers are perfection and I LOVE the addition of the feathers.

Kate Parker said...

These are amazingly stunning! What a gorgeous collection! Congratulations!

Annie of Lilywinkel Bridal said...

Truly a work of art! No wonder you were so excited about it. :)

Kricia Morris Photography said...

I hope and dream that I have the opportunity to photograph one of your bouquets in my lifetime. They are STUNNING! I'm moving this month and I am DYING for a single flower for my new office decor. Might add this to my Christmas list asap!

snsnsnsibility said...

They are beautiful! You are amazing!