Here's a behind-the-scenes look at our latest DIY story on plantable wedding favors, which you'll find in our Spring issue (on sale now!). We had all sorts of seeds, bulbs, and plants on hand, which brightened our dull studio on a dreary December day.
Here, Style Director Kate Berry put some final touches on our mini roses. We placed them in planters meant to go straight into the ground, which we wrapped in an illustrated belly band that had planting instructions printed along the inside and finished with scalloping scissors.
And Associate Style Editor Corinne Gill assembled our tulip favors. These were actual tulip bulbs, but because they weren't budding yet, we added handmade paper flowers for a similar effect. The added bonus: these guys double as escort cards!
Here are some uncut tulip petals, and some other paper cuttings, like the tag we made for the dahlia favors.
And these are some paper tulips ready to be assembled with their vellum leaves. As you can see, we had a few options for the little glass votive cups. We ultimately ended up going with a frosted light green color that matched nicely with the vellum.
We shot our orchid favor/centerpiece idea from many different angles, but when we finally settled on a shot, one of our favorite details was, sadly, left out: Patricia from Primele Calligraphy hand calligraphed the place cards and table numbers, and we love how the dark ink color matches the orchids and really ties the table together.
Be sure to pick up a copy of our Spring issue, on newsstands now. And tell me, what do you think?