Origami wedding boutonniere #Favors & Flowers#boutonniere#crafts#crafty wedding#paper flowers Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jun 14 2008) Ariel findyourafterglow Why kill flowers when you can just make one, in the case of this origami boutonniere. The bridal party got origami necklaces, origami place cards, the centerpieces and even the bride's bouquet were made from origami flowers! (Thanks to mysoldiergirl for the photo!) Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings 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 follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS Add flavor to any wedding with guest photos NEXT Beautiful dreadlock up-do Show/Hide comments [ 20 ] My fiance is really good at origami so we thought it'd be fun to have some shower flower favors that are paper roses made from the pages of bridal magazines. Reply I just love this idea!!! Questions: Is this girl in the OBT? Wear did she get her dress (my best friend wants it for her wedding)? Where did she get the flower instructions; book, website? Reply Hi! I'm worthy of Wedding Porn, I'm psyched! The dress is Nanette Lepore and is on clearance now (damn) at Neiman Marcus/Saks/Bloomingdales. There are good instructions on origami on Youtube, the best written instructions came out of an "Origami a Day" calendar. I have more pictures up here: http://flickr.com/photos/steinermorosswedding/collections/72157605579845699/ Reply Very cool! I tried something similar (though not as cool) by making fabric flower pins for everyone in the wedding party. Reply my favorite thing about origami flowers, button flowers, fill-in-the-blank-with-other-awesome-crafted-flowers (other than how great they look, of course) is their permanence. keeping a few of those around in a vase would be a sweet, subtle wedding memento; the (live) orchids i carried at my wedding were awesome, but keeping them around for more than a few days was a bit too miss havisham for me. good on you, fauxflowering brides – i'm jealous! Reply I guess I'm not a wannabe after all! I'm also having paper flowers and I have a book waiting for me on origami flowers at the library. Awesome! Reply Cute one! My most recent project was to create a white lily using gum paper. It was really tiny and you gotta have a good finger to play with… but the result was awesome. Reply This post is such perfect timing. I have been wanting to do origami cranes and flowers for my wedding day, but couldn't think of how to combine them. Wonderful photos! Reply I love the idea of origami flowers, and had considered doing them myself, since they can be made a few at a time way in advance. Thanks for helping me to see that paper flowers look AMAZING as wedding bouquets! 🙂 Reply […] in arts and crafts, we have origami wedding flowers! What a great idea. This is such an awesome twist on fresh flowers. And just think, they'll […] Reply This is a really cute origami centerpiece, very delicate. I actually thought they were real flowers at first. Reply […] more importantly they look so damn cute! This origami themed wedding featured on Offbeat Bride is absolutely gorgeous, and I love how all the paper items were handmade by the bride and her Mom. […] Reply Just want to say–thanks for the inspiration! After I saw this my fiance and I talked with my mom, who's always done origami, and she's going to make our table centerpieces and related decorations. It's going to have a very different feel, she's planning them around a modified Kawasaki rose design, but we're excited. For some reason she thinks we need real flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres, though. Reply […] something you want to do. Â I explored several non-flower options such as wire bouquets, lanterns, origami, button bouquets, and more. Â I have finally settled on what I think is my favorite: Â clay […] Reply my hobby is origami and for my own wedding I made origami favours and little roses for my hair – http://www.flickr.com/photos/origami4you/1266515204/in/set-72157601740441322/ this is a great site for beginners http://www.origami-club/en also for an origami rose – http://www.bloom4ever.com/HowToFold.php Reply …The wild roses includes the species listed above and some of their hybrids… Reply I am doing origami for my wedding as well. Not quite done. I need to do some small centerpieces yet (origami flowers in wine glasses). I did the cranes, flowers (bouquet and boutonnieres), cake topper, and favor boxes in origami. http://galleano.weebly.com/origami.html Reply Why does everyone only ever do the iris or kawasaki rose? They are nice I guess but there have to be some more interesting flowers out there. Reply Great post! Useful Wedding Tips on Origami Wedding Flowers… Very creative , thanks for sharing! Reply I'm actually taking this to an extreme for my own wedding; I'm folding 1000 paper cranes to use for all manner of reception and ceremony decor. But aside from that, it's a very meaningful and beautiful tradition. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour 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. 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