5.26.2009

our wedding: DIY pom pom splendor


early in the days of our wedding planning i knew i wanted a festive, fun, playful end to our ceremony. i was so excited when i visited Once Wed and saw this gorgeous image - i knew then we'd be spending the next 6 months crafting hand made pom poms in our wedding colors! my MOH made the trek to Michael's to find out how the heck to make pom poms. We found this amazing invention and there was no looking back.
after enlisting the help of said MOH, fiance, and mother-in-law we had 800+ pom poms ready for the pelting.

next, we needed to make the cones. i bought a roll of kraft paper at staples and made a pattern to cut out the shape of the cone. topher helped with cutting out the shapes, and i glued and stuck on the labels i designed. the night of my bridal shower we had a little factory going - you can see it really was a family affair!


after all the work we put into this tiny moment of the wedding i absolutely ADORE how it turned out. the best part was i completely forgot about the little pom poms until they started flying at us. it was such a fun, magical moment.


oh, and we also made a pom pom string for the aisle so no one would trample Meg's amazing petal design.

13 comments:

Truly Smitten said...

i think i'm going to start planting little succulents too! you've inspired me!

Kristin said...

So gorgeous!

Sara said...

I was so glad to see that you have a blog. Just yesterday I was looking back at your wedding photos for ideas. I love the pompoms and the little cacti!

alli michelle said...

I love what you did with those little pom-poms! I saw photos of your wedding on several blogs and I'm glad I found your blog. Your wedding looked amazing.

Lucky Designs said...

I might have to take a trip to Michael's tomorrow. What a lovely wedding!

Shabneez said...

What a great idea! I especially love the pom pom string at the end of the aisle--so cute! :)

nole @ oh so beautiful paper said...

I just found your blog - and I couldn't help but smile since I also started a blog after my wedding, partly as a new channel for all the creative energy I'd previously been putting into the wedding. You had a gorgeous wedding - and I'm looking forward to following your blog posts!

Melissa said...

i just wanted to say a big thank you for your pom pom idea!! i saw images of your wedding on stylemepretty and instantly fell in love with a photo of you two with all these pom poms around you in mid air - AWESOME!! such a great way to get your colours into some ceremony photos! so i have stolen your idea and my two bridesmaids and I are now in the process of making 700 gray, white and turquoise pom poms!! thank you!

marissa said...

i was so taken back by your "oh so delish" mid mod style wedding!!!! I found your wedding by way of meg's website! Seriously your vision is so amazing fun and mod! i have been having a love affair with "succulicious succulents" for sometime now and can't believe i didn't use them in my wedding last year....but after coming across you blog i had to send you this link to some more succulicious love....i drool over this amazing creation by Flora Grubb...I just had to share. thanks sharing your insanely mod chic wedding!!!
http://floragrubb.com/florasblog/?p=32
swoon at this
http://floragrubb.com/florasblog/?p=16

Jess said...

800 poms poms! how did you decide how many to make? I am definitely going to replicate this:)

anna and the ring said...

Hi, just found your fab blog.

Could I love the pom-poms any more!?

Fantastic.

Becky said...

Your wedding was beautiful and those pom poms popped so much! Wow!

Melissa Williamson said...

I just stumbled on your website... Great stuff, love your style! How did you make the pom-poms?!