Monday, May 27, 2013

Sea Shell Project

My current project is going to be a fun one. I am making a wedding bouquet for myself. 


Michael and I have decided to finally get married. Most people assume that we are already married, but we are not. We have been together for 6 years, and just now have decided to start making plans. I have been married once before, and I knew this time I wanted to do things differently...so my bouquet is not going to be a traditional one.


We are going to the Outer Banks (Hatteras Island) in September to do the deed...hahaha. The ceremony will be right on the beach of course. Only a couple of family members will be present... so I'm thinking almost an elopement.

The shells up top are mostly the ones we found from previous vacations in the Outer Banks...Ocracoke and Hatteras...so I really wanted to use those in the bouquet.


My favorite color is turquoise, so of course I'm using it in the wedding. (Speaking of turquoise, I am searching for a white to turquoise ombre dress, but have had no luck.) The bouquet will include turquoise sea stars and beads. 

I'm really looking forward to this project. 

Speaking of turquoise, I think I'll crochet a small bridal wrap or shawl. I don't want to wear all white.

 Inspiration for the bouquet...


and this one...but I will add the color of course


and this one...they are all so beautiful and different


All of these images were found through Pinterest, pinned to my beach wedding board. I think I linked back to original source. 

I really hope I can figure this project out, because I have my heart set on mine looking similar to any of the ones in the inspiration photos. 

I'll keep you updated.

Sorry no crochet, but I will post soon about something hook related.

Have a great week!

11 comments:

  1. Seashells bouquet looks so cool. Congratulations and have fun to you both!! :)

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  2. Very unique and very pretty! I will give the warning to be careful should you decide to throw your bouquet :-)

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  3. Well that is very exciting news. I am so happy for both of you. You are going to look amazing and the shell bouquet is a fabulous idea.
    Sending you a hug,
    Meredith

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  4. I love the seashell idea- can't wait to see your finished project!! I have a friend who is doing a season as a ranger at Hatteras Nat'l Seashore and she's sent me some amazing photos- your ceremony sounds lovely. Best of luck with planning and congrats!

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  5. Congratulations. I have never seen a seashell bouquet before, they look fab.

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  6. What a lovely idea. Looks fab!! Xo

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  8. COngratulations on your upcoming wedding! A seashell bouquet is going to be gorgeous!! xx

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  9. Congratulations on your wedding. I love the beach, water and shore, so I am quite curious as to how you are going to make the shell bouquet. I hope you will post directions.

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  10. wow, never saw something like this! i love it! the last one is my favourite design. looking forward to your version :-)
    greetings from hamburg, germany
    pami

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