Paper flowers & Butterfly Bridesmaid Bouquet- 7 inch, one of a kind origami, destination wedding, alternative bouquet
This everlasting bouquet is made from the sheet music of your choice on white paper, accented with the color(s) of your choosing. The finished product is then detailed with the perfect embellishments and a sweet butterfly (a perfect addition to your maid of honors bouquet!) What is created for ceremony can then be saved for a lifetime as piece of art for your home. Let us decorate your memories.
This bouquet measures approximately 7 inches across and is my most popular bridesmaid bouquet. It contains 10 various sized flowers ranging from 1-4.5 inches.
This listing pictured serves as an example for the creation of a custom bouquet just for you!
For this bouquet without the butterfly: https://www.etsy.com/listing/63232074/sheet-music-wedding-bouquet-10-paper
We pride ourselves in bringing beautiful items to people's weddings and homes with a budget friendly selection of products.
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***Please read if you intend to customize this listing or build a wedding package***
If you’d like this listing exactly as it is pictured here please feel free to purchase this listing as is and finalize your order. If you’d like a change in quantity beyond what is listed as available please send me a convo, so we can work out your details and set up a listing just for you.
First time buyer or have a question about purchasing? Here’s info on checking out with etsy: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Every flower can be customized exactly the way you’d like it. One flower or an entire wedding package. We specialize in perfecting the details. The process of customizing a wedding package takes time as we thoughtfully trade color samples, pick deliberate fonts and embellish designs to make the flowers undeniably yours. Here are things to think about while you build your order and some questions I’ll ask you in our first conversation:
1. Your name, event date and contact info.
2. The type of paper- The first thing to pick is the type of paper. There are slight price differences depending on your preferences.
-Solid colored paper- ask me to see my selection of pre-colored papers, I have several shades of most colors. This carries no extra charge. There is an extra charge to paint the flowers custom colors.
-Recycled books- a once loved book ready to be up-cycled to be used if you have no preference for a specific book. This carries no extra charge.
-Custom book- If you'd like your flowers to be made of a particular manuscript, I can use any book for available purchase to create your flowers. I charge for the cost of the book or you can send it to me! (This includes poems written by friends or famous authors, see custom prints below). The only thing to consider is that the size of the paper will restrict the size of the flowers, we can discuss these details further via email. A lot of books can be found in pdf format. This option allows for bouquets or single flowers to be made in any of my available sizes.
-Sheet music- ask me to see the growing list of sheet music I offer. If you’d like a song not on this list it will be an additional $5 per song. You may also email or snail-mail me a copy of the song you’d like me to use (It will be scanned and returned to you.)
-Custom prints- all flowers can be made using any of the following prints (the font used will be Annabel Script unless you have a specific preference, any font found in Word will work!)
-“I love you” print
-“I love you” plus your names and anniversary date
-Any song lyrics
-Any poem or play
-Any text you provide (your vows, love letters, special quotes, biblical passages, etc)
This carries no extra charge
3. Your colors:
-If you want a bouquet of all solid colors: You may choose up to 3 colors for the listed price. I can either use pre-colored papers, paint the flowers your custom colors or do a combination of both.
-For all bouquets made from a book, sheet music or custom prints you may choose up to 2 colors. Your flowers will either be splashed with color or have color dipped just around the edges, those same colors will be used for the accent flowers in the bouquets.
*Additional colors may have a small added cost depending on the sizes and styles in your order. Don’t be shy asking for a 3rd or 4th color!*
4. Style of Painting:
-I have created the splashing effect, a fun and organic addition to color the flowers. Please let me know if you have a preference for a “light” or “heavy” splash of color and I will do my absolute best!
-A more conservative and delicate look is dipping the color just around the edges. This is suggested when using the custom prints so you can easily see and enjoy the wonderful words you have requested.
These two techniques carry no extra cost and is just a matter of your preference. The following requests carry an extra cost:
1. Splash the flowers in 1 color and dip them in 2nd color.
2. Splash the flowers in 1 color and splash them again in a 2nd color.
-Just like chips and dip- no double dipping.
*I am happy to fill these requests! It’s a fantastic way of adding extra color and detail to your flowers, lets chat about what you have in mind and if that will carry an extra cost*
5. The embellishments: The centers of the flowers are another opportunity to express your style and personality. I have buttons in most colors, clear or black gems, cream pearls, gold tacks, silver tacks and brass tacks. The gems and pearls are available to order in most colors from our suppliers. If time allows I can order your color upon request for no extra charge. I have jars full of unsorted buttons and handmade embellishments, ask me to see my collection! Recent additions to our supply include vintage leather buttons and large pieces in silver and gold (only available for medium-large flowers)
I accept Paypal only. You do not need a paypal account to process your payment using your credit card, more information can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Waiting list vs. production time:
Our production time is very quick and our waiting list is growing every day. Wedding packages can be completed within 3 weeks after we begin, but we will not be able to begin for approximately 4-5 weeks. Payment in advance or a 25% deposit is required on orders over $100, orders under $100 must be paid in full in advance. While this finalizes your order it does not speed up the production time or ensure that I will begin immediately, it secures your place in line. We have orders booked as soon as a week in advance to 2 years in advance, please consider your deadline when asking me to create your order over 6 months in advance, if your order can wait it may do so while I balance my deadlines for the season we are in. We thank you in advance for your patience! We are just as excited about your flowers as you are and we work very hard to devote equal time and care to each and every piece.
Not every order requires quite so much time. The smaller purchases, under $100, will be shipped out within approximately 2 weeks. To ensure arrival by a particular date please let me know.
RUSH ORDERS: Rush orders may be accepted upon request with an additional fee of 20%. Everything in my shop is completely handmade and therefore very time consuming, so I reserve the right to refuse any rush orders if it may compromise the quality of the work or the completion of previously booked orders.
How do I know if I need to pay a rush fee?
-If you need anything to arrive in 7 days or less- even with a rush fee this may not be possible. Send me a convo to discuss what you need. My rush fee does not include the price of express shipping if that applies.
-If you need more than 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere in 2 weeks or less.
-If you’re not sure just send me a convo! I try my best to make time for every order!
When will my order ship?
We run this shop based on the date you ordered and the date you need your flowers by considering our calendar for the year. In peak wedding seasons we are working as fast as possible to get everyone their flowers and I guarantee they will be on time. I will be in constant communication with you regarding the progress of your flowers and we will work out the shipping date based on the season, the size of your order and the amount of time we have before your event.
We ship through USPS Monday-Friday. Within the US all boxes are priority shipped for arrival in 2-3 business days and your tracking number will be emailed to you from usps.com. International boxes will take at least 7-10 business days and unfortunately tracking numbers are not available. As our business progresses and we master the packaging process, we have come to understand that our items arrive safest in tightly packed, small boxes. If you’ve placed a large order, your items will arrive in multiple boxes to ensure safe travel. Your flowers will travel in packing peanuts, tissue paper, and anything else we may need to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. Please see our shop policies for damaged or lost boxes.
Do you make every flower?
Yes, indeed. My lovely boyfriend, Lee, and I run our shop out of our Astoria, Oregon home. We occasionally receive help folding flowers from friends in our busiest times, but even with help I am the only person who will assemble the final flower and build your personal bouquet. Each and every flower is crafted by us both, handed back and forth between steps, and ultimately finished by me and only me. A great amount of pride is taken in the each step of the process: cutting, painting, folding, gluing, gluing again, embellishing, removing glue from our hair, final assembly, and the eagerly awaited shipment.
Who are you two?
I am Dana and my partner is Lee. We moved to Portland in 2009 and our business began half way through 2010 with a summer wedding. We made our first flowers for Lee’s sister, a Michigan wedding, and have been in business ever since. We become a self-employed entity in 2011 and moved to the Oregon coast to practice our craft everyday. As active musicians we are either making flowers or making music in our little home overlooking the bay, atop a hill in Astoria. With dreams of taking our business on the road and always living by the ocean, we are thrilled to wake to a bundle of brides waiting for their flowers as each day rises.
How long does it take to make a flower?
1 flower can be created in anywhere from 2 minutes to 20. With an average number of 15 flowers per bouquet, we give ourselves over to the commitment of their unique beauty, one that will last forever.
How do I know paper flowers are right for me?
Ask my previous customers! My feedback page: http://www.etsy.com/people/danamazing/feedback?ref=owner_feedback_leftnav
It is a simple matter of preference that is determined by you and your groom, influenced by your budget and opinions of family and friends. I pride my work on being a non-traditional and budget friendly alternative for anyone looking for something modern, eco-friendly, and elegant. Natural flowers are a magical expression of symmetry and color; we try to capture that with the art of our long lasting materials. They will last forever as a personalized mementos of your day. Let us decorate your memories with an undeniable beauty. I hope you enjoy this process as much as we do.