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How to…Make Your Own Fabric Flower Bouquet (Tutorial by Josephine Sicad)

After featuring Josephine & Radney’s incredibly gorgeous and eclectic DIY wedding last week I was inundated with emails from you lot about the bride’s gorgeous DIY fabric flower bouquet. So I asked the lovely Josephine very nicely if she’d be so kind as to write a little tutorial for you. She was more than thrilled to oblige!

I’d love to see some more Rock n Roll Brides rocking down the aisle with one of these babies! Huge thanks to Josephine for working on this feature with me.

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The moment I started planning what to have for my wedding bouquet, I had already envisioned that it would be a little bit quirky. I was inspired by the vintage brooch bouquets I had seen a lot on Rock n Roll Bride. However, I didn’t have much budget to buy lots of new brooches. Luckily for me I came across a store that sold everything “3 for $10” and they sold lots of vintage style necklaces! I grew goosebumps when I saw the vintagey necklaces with beads and fabric flowers on them. so I then thought “why not detach the fabric flowers to form my very own wedding bouquet?!”

It was really quick and easy to make.

Materials:

Fabric flowers & assorted flower hair-clips (I would have loved fresh flowers but I wanted to have something I could keep forever)
Cotton twine
A few scraps of wool
Scissors
An egg beater/whisk (as you can imagine, it was such a ‘light-bulb’ moment when I thought of using it for the stem!)

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How to…Make Your Own Cake Pops (Tutorial by Rhubarb & Rose)

You may well remember April & Alex’s laid back garden party wedding that I featured a few weeks ago. Well a lot of you got in touch (and in fact I wondered myself!) asking about how April made her own cake pops. So I thought I’d ask the lady herself and she’s kindly written this lovely tutorial for you all.

Enjoy – and happy baking!

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Everyone LOVES these little cakes on sticks. I displayed them bunched up in jam jars for my wedding but you could pile them up like sweets in a big glass jar or use them as favours for your place settings too. They take a little while to make but they’re worth it!

You need…

A cake (I’ve used a double batch of this red velvet recipe spilt across 2 x 20cm sandwich tins)
Icing (I’ve used one batch of this cream cheese one)
400g chocolate coating
60 x 15cm paper lollipop sticks
Sprinkles or sugar roses to decorate
Polystyrene block (or something to stand your pops in as they dry)
Cellophane bags (optional)
Ribbon (optional)

1. Crumble up your cooled cake into a large bowl (this feels very wrong but fun!)

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DIY Ideas From Off White Weddings

I have to say sorry I haven’t been as bloggy the past few days. I have been super busy, super tired and trying to sort out some super new plans for brand Rock n Roll Bride.

Firstly I wanted to say that Rock n Roll Bride has been nominated for a Blog Award! I’m pretty excited as it’s the first one I’ve ever been considered for. I don’t know who nominated me but if it was you thanks so much! I would super duper appreciate it if you took 2 seconds to click this link and vote for me!

Secondly behold another new series – oh yes. The very gorgeous Hillary from Off White Wedding contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I would be interested in sharing some of her DIY ideas with you all. After seeing her faaabulous snap station and trifle buffet on The Bride’s Cafe there was no way I was going to refuse! Hillary has put together a little tutorial to show you how you can make your very own birdcage veil. I hope you enjoy it!

Materials:
♥ 25×15 in piece of tulle in whatever color you wish. Be subtle or be bold! (I got my Tulle at Joanne’s but any well stocked fabric store should have it)
♥ Hair comb, plastic or metal (I found mine at Target)
♥ Embellishment flowers of your choice in coordinating color (mine from Joann’s)
♥ Needle and matching thread to tulle (contrasting color shown in how-to so you can see it!) 

clara bouquet

How-To:
♥ Cut an 15×25 piece of tulle. It’s pretty much one size fits all, I tried it on five different women and it fit everyone.

clara lean

♥ Accordion fold  the tulle across one of the 15 inch sides (fold like you would if making a paper fan)

veil-accordion fold

♥ Fold the accordion folded edge over ¼ -1/2 inch and secure with a few stitches of thread.  Repeat with other 15 inch side.

veil fold

♥ Make a running stitch every inch or so (just in and out of the tulle) on the top edge of the tulle on the 25 inch side. 

veil running stitch

♥ Pull the thread so the tulle gathers all together snugly at the top and stitch together so it’s a small little bunch of tulle. You have essentially gathered the top edge of the tulle and both of the side edges, leaving the bottom edge alone

veil edges sewn together

♥ Sew the bunched up tulle onto the middle of the comb, sewing in and out of the teeth of the comb.

veil front of combveil back of comb stiching

♥ Attach embellishment flowers by sewing them onto the tulle. 

veil flower stitchclara back of veilclara back of veil 2clara side view

Thanks to much to Hillary for all her hard work on this!

Photo Credit: Jess Epstein
DIY Tutorial by: Off White Wedding

I would love to share more DIY tutorials (with a rock n roll twist of course!) on the blog. If you are interested in contributing, don’t be shy – just drop me and email already!