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Oh! Pretty Ribbons!

Oh Annie, how I love pretty ribbons!

Recently I pleasantly discovered the website of Silk and Willow. OMG, my heart stopped. Shellie Pomeroy, owner/artist, hand-dyes silk ribbon with plant material to create absolute visual Heaven!  What I love about the ribbon is the subtle variation in color – it is organic and honest.

Below is just a sampling of Shellie’s product. I have provided links to her FB, website and Pinterest board. Enjoy!


Visit Shellie Pomeroy’s website here,

 on FaceBook here and Pinterest here.



Decor – Paper Flowers

Perhaps it’s the florist in me but I enjoy the over-sized paper flowers. They are loads of visual fun and oddly look real. Once we choose our venue for Annie’s wedding, I’m secretly hoping she will let Auntie Kate incorporate the over-sized lovelies somewhere.

Love the idea of taking your vows within large flowers sprouting up and around the couple.

photo – Once Like a Spark ; seen on

photo – Love Me Do; seen on

created by Ruche; seen on AustinWeddingBlog

These paper flowers are a bit smaller than the above photos but their application on a paper lantern certainly makes a big visual impact. I’m loving this idea… it’s an inexpensive fix to what would have been a very ho-hum lantern.

seen on; photo courtesy of GlueArts

I will definitely be scouting for a vacant wall… – especially for you by yw

seen on WeddingChicks; photo by LH Photography – Whimsypie

seen on; created by Hartmann Studios; photo – Therese Jacinto

 Oh! My heart just stopped. Now that’s a grand staircase. The guests would be talking about this entrance for years to come…

seen on floraetc.blogspot

Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.

Cake Toppers – Non Floral

I naturally gravitate to fresh flowers since I’ve been a wedding florist for the past ten years. But after a bit of Pinterest exploration, I could definitely be talked into non-florals. The added bonus is that a non-floral cake topper is a wonderful memento. New today but an heirloom tomorrow. I don’t know how many times I’ve gingerly guarded a family heirloom until it was safely placed on the cake.

Classic fairytale words… – BetterOffWed

I’m guessing faux botanicals sprayed gold…

eliana smith designs

Already vintage.  I’ve got a collection of these and enjoy imagining some happy couple’s day… – SassyDoggs

Handmade banner… These are actually time-consuming to make. I know because I made one for my twins 4th birthday. And of course I wanted it double-sided… – detroit paper company

For the bird-loving people…

Seen on Style Me Pretty

Kind-of the Romeo and Juliet of the bird world…

Another vintage topper.  I have this one too!

Elizabeth Anne Designs

Handmade paper topper. I like this. – JolieEnRoseVintage

 And did I mention you need a pretty cake stand too?

Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.

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