Christmas ornament bouquet and paper centerpieces #Floral DIY#blue shoes#bouquet alternatives#centerpiece#christmas#colorful#non-floral bouquet#non-floral centerpiece#paper flowers Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted May 25 2008) Ariel arielmstallings Check out these gorgeous non-floral bouquets: Sandy, the bride, made her bouquet out of christmas tree ornaments, and her bridesmaid's bouquets out of paper. (Unrelated: check out Sandy's shoes! And her purple crinoline! *swoon* I'm dying over here!) Sandy also made the centerpieces out of paper: Check out all the photos here, and rest assured that I'm already stalking Sandy and will hopefully have a full profile soon. You all know how much I love a colorful wedding… Update: here's the full profile! Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To read her most current writing, subscribe to her newsletter. PREVIOUS Feather fascinators and magic wedding headpieces from Breeziway NEXT Sandy's colorful, crafty, hip-but-won't-scare-grandma wedding Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] Great pictures and cool idea to reuse those wonderful ornaments for a bouquet!! I love those paper flowers so cool too. I also love the cake!! awesome wedding and overall pictures!! Congrats to the couple!! By the way great use of a "green" wedding to reuse everything, well almost everything! Reply Beautiful colors. It just puts a smile to one's face. Reply The cake is a copy of a Lovin' Spoonful cake. The original one is one of my faves! Reply Colour! Splash! Just brilliant! LOVE it all! Reply I have the same dress, except my sash is black. I loved her purple crinoline and especially the shoes (I already have some glittery silver chucks picked out though). Any hints on where to get a crinoline like that? Reply love love love it! Reply How absolutely gorgeous and fun!! Reply The crinoline was originally a regular white one from David's Bridal. There are lots of crinoline dying tutorials online and, trust me, it's just as easy as everyone says! Just a warning, though, I think that dress is actually not supposed to have a crinoline added (because there's already some tulle built in), but I didn't care. We had to cut out some of the purple to make it less mega-poofy but it worked. Reply Sandy! I don't know if you still visit Offbeat Bride or not, but I also tried to reach you vis your Flickr account. I am in LOVE with the sash on your dress! I must have it in orange if possible! Can you tell me where you got it? Or if there's a pattern online for it somewhere? I don't really have time to have it made, but I would try if I had to! Please! Any help would be appreciated! Thanks! Reply […] Well, that didn't take long! As seen on OBB yesterday, here's the full scoop on Sandy's colorful wedding and her Christmas ornament bouquet […] Reply I adore the paper bouquet! I'm all about the splashes of colour too. I'm having the original crinoline of my dress removed and getting my grandma to sew in a red one for a nice pop of colour. Reply LOVE the flowers—did you use a pattern? i so need to make those..any help you can give would be appreciated! Reply Love your wedding! Where did you find your shoes? Love them too!! Reply I absolutly love everything about your wedding and I am dying to know how to make those awesome paper flowers! I would love if you could let me know how they're made! Reply I would love if you could tell me how your ornament bouquet was made. Reply […] also ran across this post featuring these lovely bouquet […] Reply I think this is a great idea! Very fun colours. Reply This is absolutely fabulous. I love it! Reply how did she make these boquets? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.