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I crocheted all my own wedding flowers

Once I bought engaged I knew I needed very particular flowers for my marriage ceremony (lily and black orchid) however refused to pay lots of/1000’s of {dollars} for one thing that can die a day later (and the black orchid is Uncommon). I made a decision to design and crochet my very own flowers. It value about $150 (with delivery to the US) and over three years of my life. Every flower and leaf was crocheted and hand painted by me. I’ve by no means actually tried floral preparations, however I feel all of them turned out stunning.

I have been crocheting on and off for about 15 years and have written plenty of patterns however have solely dabbled in crocheted flowers. I knew we have been planning a protracted engagement so I instantly began researching patterns, methods and designs. I had discovered the lily sample I needed, however not one of the orchids have been fairly what I needed, so I designed my very own.

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I used to be in a position to experiment and get precisely the look I needed. It took about three hours to crochet, paint and assemble every flower. I made 4 boutonnières, two corsages, seven centerpieces, a piano piece and a bouquet for my maid of honor. I needed my dad and stepdad to stroll me down the aisle, so I did not see the necessity for a bouquet for myself and needed to make a floral hairpiece as a substitute.

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We set the January 2020 date to August 2020…then COVID-19 shut down the world…together with my venue. We have been devastated however knew we weren’t alone. With the longer wait, extra flowers got here. I added a big piece for the arch. Then out of the blue my father died. I used to be heartbroken he would not be there to stroll me down the aisle. I made the choice to make a bridal bouquet and positioned a small pendant together with his ashes inside for him to stroll me down the aisle.

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After a latest delay resulting from COIVD restrictions and my non-American fiancé, we have been lastly married in July 2022. After 4 years of planning and over three years of crocheting, my DIY marriage ceremony flowers have been for all to see. They have been an amazing success and lots of of my company took house souvenirs. My new husband retains his boutonniere in his workplace and all marriage ceremony attendees saved their flowers. I used to be in a position to maintain my bouquet (with my dad’s ashes), a centerpiece and my cake topper as a memento of my work and my special occasion. I’ll at all times bear in mind her.

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I posted the previous couple of images on the reddit crochet thread and bought such wonderful replies. I assumed solely those that crocheted would have an interest on this, nevertheless it unfold like wildfire. It is so good to introduce others to the crochet world and see what could be carried out.

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