When researching the latest trends for 2017, we were thrilled when we came across an article on brides.com with some amazing insights from celebrity wedding planner David Tutera. The article looks at what trends are keepers, and what we should ditch it 2017. One thing that really stood out to us is that incorporating paper into wedding decor is growing in popularity. As paper makers in the wedding industry for 20 years, we have always been passionate about the possibilities and creativity of paper. To hear that brides everywhere agree practically made us giddy and inspired this post.
"There's so many interesting things you can do..." - David Tutera
To prove David right, we decided to round up some of the prettiest ideas we could find and show some of the projects we have done in the past for our blog. Take a look, get inspired, and please be sure to share your ideas in the comments. We'd love to hear about all the creative ways crafty brides and grooms are using paper for special details.
Paper Flower Bouquet
(Found on Pinterest via liagriffith.com)
Not only is the intricate creation stunning, it will never wilt or dry out. Time consuming yes, but when you think about the cost of real floral bouquets you'll see the advantages to making your very own bouquet from paper. Lia Griffith supplies you with everything you need to make this beautiful paper flower bouquet with their membership. Make your bouquet with seed paper and you can grow a garden of real wildflowers after!
Hanging Paper Cranes
(Found on Pinterest via glamourandgraceblog.com)
Paper cranes are a classic and timeless idea for wedding decor, and for good reason. The labor of love required to make so many of them requires patience and dedication just like a marriage. Cranes are also said to mate for life so the symbolism is perfectly fitting for a celebration of love. This chandelier style idea would be a beautiful touch for all kind of wedding styles.
Paper Heart Aisle Decor
(Found on Pinterest via theeverylastdetail.com)
How adorable is this made-with-love idea for dressing up the aisle at an outdoor wedding? You could easily make it with your bridal party in a evening with a few heart templates in a variety of sizes and a selection of paper in your wedding colors. It's great for photos and make everyone feel the LOVE!
Free Printable Alphabet Banner
We made this freebie with every letter of the alphabet, ready for you to print and trim, so that you can make beautiful bunting in whatever word or phrase you please. Whether you choose your names, a vow, or perhaps a welcome sign to greet your guests as they enter, you'll love how universal this idea is.
Paper Chair Accents
(Found on Pinterest via stylemepretty.com)
A little extra detailing on your ceremony chairs can help dress up the aisle and add to the ambience. These pretty circular fans can be made with traditional cardstock, seed paper, or reuse pages from old books, or even sheet music.
(Found on Pinterest via etsy.com)
The beauty about making your own paper garland is that you can use a mix of colors, shapes, and even textures. This idea with shimmering gold accents is a stylish way to dress up walls, aisles, and dessert tables.
Free Printable Paper Confetti Cones
With two paper craft ideas in one, these pretty cones are made with a free printable download we designed to hold biodegradable confetti that we made using hole punched seed paper. You could also fill these stylish cones with candies or flower petals.
Paper Flower Details
(Found on Pinterest via 100layercake.com)
Paper flowers can be added as a finishing touch almost anywhere to enhance your decor without putting a huge dent in your budget. Create a floral wall backdrop for photos, dress up table tops, create centrepieces, make your own bouquets and more. The possibilities are endless but be warned, once you enter the world of paper flower making, you'll be hooked!
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