Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
Most recently, feathers are popping up in bridal bouquets for the ultimate couture-inspired wedding statement, fetching high-end prices and lots of attention. Incorporate your own wedding style and add personalization to your wedding day by making your own, one-of-a-kind feather bouquets.
The perfect project to make with a bridal entourage at a shower, these handmade bouquets offer an unlimited amount of design potential. Feathers add a fun, flirty and feminine element to bouquets that won't get tossed. Read on to discover how to create flowers from feathers, add spectacular feather accents to existing floral bouquets or make an entire bouquet out of feathers.
Making Feathered Flowers
|Make your own breathtaking blooms from feathers that will last a lifetime. Combine multiple feathered flowers together for a full bouquet, incorporate with other feathers or use as accents in floral bouquets. Feathered flowers can also be added to hair accessories, veils and wedding décor.
Take the colors and style of the wedding into consideration when selecting the type of feathers to use. Choose from marabou-style turkey feathers, guinea feathers, goose and chicken feathers and more. The different colors and natural patterns available in feathers produce dramatic plumes. You can contrast the stamen color from the petals or go for a monochromatic look.
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Design tip: If the quills create a bulky lump, trim them away with scissors.
Complete the flower by wrapping the wire stem with florist tape.
Feather Accented Bouquets
Flora and fauna inspired bouquets set the stage for unforgettable nuptials. The textural combination of flowers and feathers will keep your guests talking long after the ceremony.
Arrange the flowers as desired and add in the feathers. You can frame the bouquet with feathers by adding them at the bottom or add feathers, such as a peacock feather accents, throughout the flower bouquet. Once you have your desired look, wrap the stems and quills in florist tape. Next, starting at the base, cover/wrap the stem with ribbon. Secure the ribbon with glue as you go. Tie a bow with the ribbon at the top of the stem for additional embellishment. After you have completed the stem wrap, glue on flat back crystals or pearls, incorporate crystal headpins or pin on a brooch for a special touch.
Let the feathers make the statement with an all-feather bouquet. Incorporate feathered flowers (instructions above) or gather feathers for a spectacular display. Many brides are just simply holding feathers (such as peacock feathers) for a simple, yet dramatic effect.
Depending on how many feathers are used, you can also tie the feathers together using ribbon and not use a bouquet holder.
Additional Ideas for Feathery Wedding Statements ...
Echoes of 1920s style combine with a medieval fantasy feel for this slightly exotic trend that calls up images of places far away in both time and space.