Nearly-Summer Fun

Wherever you are, dear blog-readers, I hope the weather is as delightful as it is in Brooklyn today. And I hope you're outside enjoying it.

Wedding Whatnots - Flowers!

Halloo folks,

After the glorious May weekend we had here in NY, this post seems entirely appropriate. I promised flowers in my last update, so flowers you shall have.

All of the flowers at my wedding were made out of paper - patterned paper, solid colored drawing paper, and old book pages. For months before the wedding, I spent weekends, afternoons, and evenings folding, curling, and pasting paper. A small army of friends came by on various occasions to drink tea and/or wine, to help fold and paste, and to keep me company.

We had our wedding at the Eric Carle Museum, and I thought it would be fun to incorporate actual books into the table centerpieces. I wanted the paper flowers to bloom from the center of each book. (Our amazing photographer, Seth Kaye, captured some beautiful shots of them.)

A dear friend and crazy-talented paper artist (and co-founder of Hygge Minneapolis) also created amazing paper cuts based on some of our favorite picture books, books, and comics as table labels.

Beyond the centerpieces, there were boutonnières

And bouquets

For the whole wedding party.

Over the winter, when it was still rather gray out, I put all of the centerpiece flowers together and went a little wild photographing all of them. Enjoy!

For additional photos from the wedding, check out Seth's blog post.

And once again, many many thanks to EF, MF, LJ, JL, EM, MM, LN, SP, AS, JS, and CW for hours of flower construction, wine consumption, and excellent company.