DIY: Summer Floral Boutonniere

DIY summer floral boutonniere

We’ve been on a flower kick lately for the summer, and you may even recognize some of these blooms from our Seasonal Flower Guide: Summer, so it’s only fitting we share a DIY summer boutonniere that you can easily make for your guy and his dudes for your wedding day! Erin from Dandelion & Grey is sharing how to make these beauties, so lets see how she did it!

DIY summer boutonniere


What You’ll Need:
• Fresh Flowers (from left to right) Pittosporum, Leucadendron Jubilee Crown, Freesia, Snow on the Mountain, Blushing Bride Protea, Lisianthus
Clippers
Floral Tape
Ribbon
Boutonniere Pins

Gather your materials. When crafting a boutonnière, it’s a good ideas to mix several different textural elements in varying shades + sizes to create visual interest. Here, Lisianthus + Blushing Bride Protea were used as the focal flowers, with Pittosporum, Freesia, Leucadendron Jubilee Crown, and Snow on the Mountain acting as backing + accents.

DIY summer boutonniere


Step 1: Choose your focal flower + bunch together your ingredients until you are happy with the result, layering to create depth + height. Trim the end of the stems so they are all the same length.

Step 2: Wrap the different elements together using floral tape. We wrapped the tape almost all the way to the end of the stem, but if you prefer a different look, with more of the stem showing, wrap only a few times around the stem + leave the rest exposed.

DIY summer boutonniere


Step 3: Finish your boutonnière with ribbon. Wrap the stems to cover all of the floral tape + tie in a simple knot or wrap and dot with a glue gun for a cleaner look.

DIY summer boutonniere

DIY summer boutonniere


Seems like an easy + fun DIY, right?! We love the three different variations Erin created using different focal flowers + fillers!

If you make your own boutonniere, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

Thanks so much to Gregory Ross for the photos.

 

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Intimate Wedding in the Colorado Rockies: Krista + Addison

Rocky Mountain wedding

An intimate wedding, with only a handful of your faves, is the perfect answer for couples who want to elope, but just can’t imagine doing so without their best friends and family by their side. You kind of get the best of both worlds, right? And we love that Krista + Addison were of that same thought processes when they planned their small wedding against the beautiful backdrop of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. As self-professed wanderers who enjoy every minute of planning their next adventure, these guys knew they wanted to tie the knot in an incredible location. Krista grew up taking family vacations to the Rockies, but Addison had never been, so she took the opportunity to share her most favorite state with her husband-to-be and together they planned an unforgettable, intimate destination wedding!

Addison and I are a very free spirited couple. We love nature and knew we wanted a peaceful scenic area where we could run away and do something different and out of the ordinary! So we made invitations to send to the friends and family that had very specific rules: No checking in on Social media. No telling anyone who you’re going out of town with and where and why. We wanted the day to be very intimate and about one another, and we feel social media can really take the excitement out of it sometimes. It was the most thrilling adventure. I think our family and friends having to keep it a secret was the hardest part, but they did it!

Love it so much! Big thanks to Levi Tijerina for the super pretty photos and congrats to Krista + Addison on a beautiful day that was exactly what they wanted!

Rocky Mountain wedding

mountain groom

mountain groom

first look in the mountains

The first look. Definitely the first look, we were in such close quarters getting ready that morning in a cabin across from Addison's and still hadn't seen one another. That moment leading up to me calling his name and him turning around to see me for the first time in a dress all done up was the most amazing moment ever! Having a minute to hug and breathe before the small ceremony was so great!

first look in the mountains

first look in the mountains

mountain bride and groom


We adore all the warm tones in Krista’s pretty bouquet by Brigitte from Floral Design of Europe.

mountain bouquet

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

Rocky Mountain wedding

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

Doesn’t Krista’s David’s Bridal gown have the prettiest detailing on the bodice? And love her flower crown hairpiece by Amore Bride, too!

mountain bride

flower crown

mountain bride and groom

flower crown

mountain bride and groom

mountain bouquet 1

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

Such a fun shot of these two!

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

rockies

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

mountain bride and groom

the rockies bride and groom

And be sure to check out the lovely film from Forget Me Not Media!

Well, I would tell everybody to have a secret destination wedding but then that becomes a trend and it's not so secret anymore Haha, there was no stress at all! We were engaged for a month and that was just enough time! I guess I would say to those considering eloping, DO IT! You won't regret it. And those who are planning a big wedding, don't stress and if you do, just look at your significant other and breathe for a minute, enjoy the time planning together.

photography: Levi Tijerina // location: Estes Park, Colorado // florals: Brigitte from Floral Design of Europe // wedding dress: David’s Bridal // hairpiece: Amore Bride // sandals: Minnetonka // hair + makeup: My best friend Dee // groom suit: outfit from H&M, shoes from Ben Sherman // videography: Forget Me Not Media

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryLevi Tijerina is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Handmade Vintage Barn Wedding: Paige + Geoff

Graff Barn wedding

There’s nothing quite like a good barn wedding, and as soon as we laid eyes on Paige + Geoff’s handmade, vintage-inspired celebration, we knew you guys would love it. These two went the extra mile to ensure their day was as personal as it could be and took a fun, creative approach to planning their I Dos. They planted a tree together during the ceremony, shared poems and songs they love during the reception, and drove off at the end of the night in Geoff’s classic car. In between, all the little details like the groomsmen’s ties (which were hand-knit by Paige), their unique polaroid transfer Save the Date, and the hand-drawn signage + paper goods were all fun representations of the two of them + their beautiful life together!

From the Bride, We  wanted our wedding to immediately reflect who we are and what we believe, we both think outside of the box and like to do things our own way instead of doing things just because tradition say so. Geoff and I thought through each step of the traditional wedding process and decided if we wanted to stay traditional or do our own thing. Quite a few of the detail touches to the wedding were courtesy of many trips to the flea market and estate sales. We thought about what we wanted for the decor and then figured out a way to create it. We found wooden sewing spools, made a stand to put in the spool and used them for the seating assignments. We wanted to do as much as we could by ourselves. For example, my maid of honor and I love to crochet, we decided to crochet each of the ties for the groomsmen.

Thanks so much to Josh Gruetzmacher for sharing these lovely photos of Paige + Geoff’s wedding with us and big congrats to the happy couple!

photo invitation

vintage inspired invitation

bride

bridesmaids in skirts

The bridesmaid skirts were handmade by a friend of the couple + paired with simple lace tops from Free People. Such a sweet look for a laid back barn wedding!

bridesmaids in skirts

bridesmaids in skirts

lace bouquet

bridesmaids in maxi skirts

BHLDN bride

miner inspired groom

personalized knife

groomsmen

And how great do Geoff + the groomsmen look?! We’re pretty into all of the wedding party fashion (and the decor) from P + G’s awesome, rustic shindig! Check out the fun shopping guide we’ve created to help you get the look if you love it, too!

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vintage boutonniere

vintage boutonnieres

bride and groom before ceremony

vintage ceremony jugs

garland aisle runner

Processional: The wedding party walked down to Ashokan Farewell played by a brass trio and violin (all close friends)

Recessional: Shenandoah – Tom Waits (sung by the wedding party)

First Dance: Love – George Burns + Floyd Huddleston

graff barn ceremony

graff barn ceremony

graff barn ceremony

graff barn ceremony

potting a plant

graff barn ceremony

graff barn ceremony

graff barn ceremony

graff barn wedding

wedding party

bride and groom

bride and groom

Neither Geoff or I like champagne but we still wanted to have a time for toasts, Geoff is a bread baker so we decided to have “toast” for toasts!

bread

vintage handkerchief display

spool place cards

graff barn reception

bunting

vintage vases

vintage bottles

leather pouch

vintage plates

The reception barn + tent were decorated with lovely + quintessential vintage barn decor. The tablescapes featured vintage lace linens, found handkerchief runners, and antique ribbon spools, books + floral vessels. Such a pretty look!

leather pouch

table names

bread bar

vintage teacups

breaking bread

first dance

At the very end of the reception right before we were going to leave in our get away car, Geoff and I had everyone leave the barn and we had one dance all by ourselves with the barn door shut. This was the only time Geoff and I had by ourselves through the entire wedding day and it was such a perfect way to end it!

first dance

Think through the entire wedding and decide what YOU want to do, don't do things that you are not interested in and try to personalize it the best you can, in the end the personal touches will be the best memories.

photography: Josh Gruetzmacher // venue: Graf Family Barn Oxnard, California // event design: Bride and Groom // florals + flower crown: La Fleur Du Jour // wedding dress: BHLDN // shoes: Frye flats // bridesmaid dresses: skirts hand made by a friend, tops are Free People // groom + groomsmen shirts: LL Bean // paper goods: Bride and Groom // “toast” bread: Genuine Bread Co. // music: DJ Persian Housecat

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