Real DIY – Aurelie and Sylvain’s Peonies

This bouquet, from a French wedding charmingly shot and submitted by Elisabeth Perotin, had me excited even *before* I found out that it was a DIY job by the bride! The bride, Aurelie, created everything herself for her wedding to Sylvain – although it’s not the focus of this blog, I couldn’t resist also posting images of the sweet paper goods and desserts she created for the occasion, and some more of Elisabeth’s beautiful portraits of this couple (they are after the jump).

But the piece de resistance is of course the amazing Coral Charm peony bouquet (yes I am partial ; ) that she made herself, accented with tiny pops of silver brunia berries, and what I believe are little sprigs of Rosemary.   She also made sweet vintage jar peony centerpieces, and beautiful soft pink peony bridesmaid bouquets.  And on top of all that, it looks like she made great use of the Cable & Cotton string lights that I love so much!

Not only is hers a lovely bouquet, it perfectly embodies all of the rules for getting great DIY flower results (see my previous post, The 7 Deadly Sins of DIY Wedding Flowers, here).  She kept it super simple, and used one primary flower type, with distinctive accents.  A great DIY bouquet doesn’t have to be about using 7 exotic kinds of flowers- if you choose one really special focal flower and just a couple of accents that you don’t see every day, you will be sitting pretty!

I just love the whimsical, vintage quality to these images, and am sending major kudos to Aurelie for this picture perfect job with her DIY wedding flowers!

More pics after the jump!

I also wanted to add that I discovered that the photographer of this gorgeous wedding, Elisabeth, has an Etsy Shop, and sells absolutely gorgeous, equally whimsical fine art prints and illustrations of her work! Check it out here! I am eyeing this awesome Ferris Wheel print!

In the sky of Paris - FINE ART PRINT




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