Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ten Reasons to Choose Fabric Bouquets for Your Wedding

Ten Reasons to Choose Fabric Bouquets for Your Wedding. 

Burlap and Lace Wedding Bouquets

1. The same bouquet can be used for your bridal portraits, carried on your wedding day, plus you have a keepsake bouquet for many years to come. This saves you from paying extra for multiple bouquets and additional preservation cost. 

reasons to choose a fabric wedding bouquet

Carole's Bridal Portraits in a Field of Texas Bluebonnets - Photo by Matt Smith
2. So many fabric colors available to match your wedding colors. Some colors are not available in fresh flowers (example: navy blue or turquoise.) I currently have over 40 burlap colors and a growing satin fabric inventory. 

rustic wedding flowers
Four most common size bouquets in my shop - (Left to right) Bridal Bouquet, toss bouquet, medium size bridesmaid bouquet, and small bridesmaid bouquet. 
3. Someone in the wedding party is allergic to fresh flowers. An allergy attack is not needed during the wedding ceremony. 
western wedding ideas
Chelsey and Sam's Rustic Wedding - Photo by Amy-Lew Photography
4. No worrying about fresh flowers wilting because of heat, freezing in cold weather, fragile blooms, or if flowers will be in season at your wedding. No special transportation or storage issues to deal with. 
bride and groom  - western wedding
Preston and Charlene's Western Wedding - Photo by Stacey Hansen Photography.
5. Affordable compared to fresh flowers. My average fabric bridal bouquet is $85.00, while fresh bouquets can average $150.00-$250.00.
burlap and lace wedding flowers
Grey, tan, and white burlap wedding flowers - bridal, toss, and bridesmaid bouquets and boutonnieres
6. Take your own bouquet to a destination wedding. 
beach wedding bouquet
Seashell Bouquet - great for a beach wedding! 
7. Eloping - pack your bridal bouquet in your suitcase and run! 

bridal bouquet for eloping
This couple eloped in New Hampshire! Photo by Ashley-Lynn Photography
8. Pre-planning - you can order early spread out your  wedding expenses over a time period. Many brides order six months to year in advance and can have that item marked off their wedding check list ahead of time.  

rose gold wedding flowers
Rose gold and cream  satin fabric bridal bouquet with pearls and rhinestones.
9. You get exactly what you see on all ready to ship bouquets and have final approval, before shipping on custom orders. Therefore, you know exactly what you are getting and any changes can be made, if desired. 

burlap bouquets for rustic wedding
A picture of a completed wedding order sent to the bride to be, before shipping. Close ups of each item are also sent. 
10. Each bridesmaid in the wedding has a keepsake bouquet to take home. They can display in a vase or container of their choice and have a memento from your wedding, without having to pay for preservation. (The raw edge burlap is treated to help deter additional fraying.)

rustic wedding party
See more of Alex and J.D.'s Wedding here. Photo by Kirsten Pribula
I'm here to create unique fabric bouquets for your wedding. Please message me and we can discuss ideas, colors, and styles for your dream wedding! Worldwide shipping is available. 

Benefits of fabric wedding flowers
Looking forward to helping you,

Rustic Wedding Designer

Thursday, August 24, 2017

"Making Me Look Good Again"

I've been working on some new products this summer and finally was able to have a photo shoot this week. I'm excited to reveal some of the new items that are now available in my etsy shop

Fall fashion, decor, rustic plus new styles of elegant fabric bouquets were combined for a fun day of staging and photographing everything in front of my glamper, along with watching the solar eclipse! 
Gussie the Glamper, vintage camper used for photo shoot

Last month, when I ask for everyone's favorite songs and created the free Spotify playlist, I was reminded of many old favorites and introduced to several new songs. One of those was "Making Me Look Good Again" by Drake White. One of the verses jumped out at me and described some of the items on my work bench and a vision I had for my photo shoot. 

Leather and lace,
Denim and pearls,
Whiskey and wine,
They go just fine, 
Like you and me girl...

Gussie the Glamper
 New clothes for fall, new decor, new wedding bouquets... it's time to look good again. 
Gypsy Farm Girl repurposed fashion

Leather and Lace... and FRINGE! Yes, please. 

Tommy Hilfiger Purse with added fringe

I added chocolate brown fringe to this Tommy Hilfiger purse and created the lace fringe purse with vintage linens I found at a recent estate sale. 

gypsy farm girl
 This hobo bag with a peace sign begged for some turquoise fringe!

GypsyFarmGirl Rustic Wedding Bouquet
Several styles of denim shirts are now available. Some with lace...
Denim shirt with vintage lace
Others distressed. All fun and one-of-a-kind! 
bleached denim shirt

 Denim jacket with a turquoise, lace, and leopard cactus and an ombre denim shirt with arrows...

ombre denim shirt with arrows

New styles of fabric bouquets with pearls...
these are ready to ship bouquets, although customization's and coordinating bridesmaid bouquets are possible! 

rose gold wedding flowers

Rose gold and cream colors with rhinestones and pearls.

fabric brooch bouquet
Turquoise satin with vintage pearls and jewels. 

elegant fabric bouquet - burgundy, pink, white

Romantic wine, blush pink, and cream...
farm wedding bouquet

I use wine bottles to hold all the bouquets while I make them and that whisky bottle is just cool western decor to me! I bought the guitar with intentions to make it over (paint, bling, etc) although Jeff has objections and doesn't want me to "ruin" it, so the jury is still out on what will happen with it! For now, photo prop...

Cactus painting

repurposed fashion

One side of me loves the muted. natural colors while the other side screams for bright colors and excitement... They merge together just fine for an eclectic style. Granddaddy always said "You're one of a kind girl, you are one of a kind." I've decided he was absolutely right and wouldn't have it any other way!  All the clothing items and some arrangements are one-of-a-kind, so make sure you get them while they last!
burlap and lace wedding bouquets
Jeff was great to help me get everything set up and put away when I was finished. This is what my table looked like in the middle of my shoot... My big tumbler (I filled it up 6 times that day - It was hot, y'all) and his coffee cup and two pair of welding goggles for viewing the eclipse! We had a partial eclipse here and would look up every little while. 
rustic wedding boquuets

I also had a sweet "helper" part of the time! She likes to be in the middle of everything!

A few of the items have already sold, although most can still be found in my shop and can be shipped worldwide or I can meet/deliver if in the local area. The red fringe jacket is not listed in my shop, although if you are interested, it is a size medium and I would sell it. Technically its not vintage and I didn't make or altered it in any way, so I can't list it on etsy...Send me a message!

As always, I THANK YOU for supporting handmade! Your support is very much appreciated!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hannah and Collin's Wedding Flowers

Today I had the privilege of designing flowers for Hannah and Colin's wedding. Their colors were pale pink, cream, and white. This arch is one of my favorites to ever design! Hannah had an idea in mind and we created it in her colors and flowers. I absolutely love the cascading flowers! 

cascading wedding arch flowers
The arch had pink and cream roses, alstromerias, white cushions, the prettiest hanging green amaranthus I've ever used, along with assorted greenery and babies breath. 
GypsyFarmGirl wedding flowers
We decorated the chairs on the aisle with babies breath and tulle, with the parent rows getting a little extra touch.
The bridal bouquet
GypsyFarmGirl fresh flower wedding bouquet
Bridesmaid bouquet
Janice East Designs
Toss bouquet
The wedding and reception was held at Lantana Road Activity Center just outside of Gilmer. It was a beautiful location to have the wedding outdoors and the reception inside. 

Janice East Designs / GypsyFarmGirl
The bridal bouquet on the bride and groom's table.
bridal bouquet displayed on the bride and groom's table
A special thanks to Angea for coming out and helping me decorate the arch and chairs! We had to wait on a rain shower to start the outside decorating. Our feet and jeans were wet and our hair was sweaty from the humidity. We had a fun time working together and embraced the #hotmess we were and got a picture in front of our creation! The rain held off for the wedding and they had a fabulous lightening show to the west, as more thunderstorms approached the area. I always heard that "if it rains on your wedding day, you'll be rich."

wedding arbor flowers in pink and white

Congratulations to Hannah and Collin! Wishing you many years of love and happiness together! Thank you for allowing us to have a part of your wedding!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cheri and Joseph's Wedding

Cheri and Joseph's Wedding 

Cheri and Joseph were married in June at Hurlburt Field Church on the air force base in Florida and she recently shared pictures from their wedding! 

The gorgeous bride carried a burlap and lace bouquet with robin's egg blue, natural tan, and white burlap roses. The handle of the bouquet holder was covered in raffia and turquoise ribbon was braided over the handle. The groom and his son wore a matching burlap boutonniere. 

Wedding photo Heather Clark Photography

Wedding photo by Heather Clark Photography - Burlap wedding bouquet by GypsyFarmGirl

Heather Clark Photography - Flowers by GypsyFarmGirl

photo by Heather Clark Photography

Heather Clark Photography - bouquet by Gypsy Farm Girl
Cheri was a wonderful bride to work with and I send my congratulations and best wishes to your family and hope you have a happy and wonderful life together! Also, we thank you for your families service to our country! 
Wedding photo by Heather Clark Photography - wedding flowers by Janice East Designs / GypsyFarmGirl

*Pictures in this post provided and used with permission from the bride and were taken by 

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