A family that wear flowers together, stays together.

Everyone benefits from wearing flowers!

  • Flowers have been proven to reduce stress
  • Wearing flowers makes you feel more alive and vibrant !
  • Having the scent of flowers on you can increase your overall mood and feeling of healthiness.
  • Wearing flowers is very fashionable even if it is something so simple such as a flower ring.

The below photo is of a family wearing flowers which was taken on Sunday at an industry event.

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I said ‘YES to the dress!’

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Would you say ‘yes’ to a dress that was custom made especially for you out of flowers ?? 

I said ‘yes’ after making this as it was not exactly what I envisioned. However, as I went through the design process it all came to me and fell into place resulting in a spectacular dress that is sure to turn heads 🙂

P.s All the individual petal glueing was worth every waking and laboring hour.

The Skinny: How To Create a Foliage Wand

I’m sharing a simple and easy how to on creating a flower girl accessory your little flower fairy can carry down the aisle at your wedding. You may use this as either…

A.) A base for endless possibilities such as glueing bling, pearls, burlap, lace or any other accessory to the handle. Also you may use Oasis Cold Glue to secure fresh flowers to the top of the wand or the bottom of the grasses using light blooms such as Dendrobium Orchids.

B.) Using the wand as is or adding your own foliage such as Seeded Eucalyptus, Bear Grass or your choice.

The wand may be designed to fit the theme of your wedding.

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MATERIALS:

1 Leaf of a Snake Plant

1 Wooden Stick

1 Spool of Designer Green Wire

1 Pair of Wire Cutters

1 Pair of Floral Clippers

 

Step 1: Cut the Snake Plant Leaf in half down the middle and cut the end of the plant off using Floral Clippers.

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Step 2: Begin to wrap one of the halves onto the wooden stick starting from the bottom wrapping up the stick.

As you go wrap green wire around the leaf to secure tightly.

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Step 3:  Gather small finger tip like bunches of grass and bind together using green wire at the end of the blades.

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Step 4:  Using the green wire secure each little grass bunch to the top of the wand where the wooden stick is exposed.

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Step 5: Repeat Step 4 and go around the top of the stick. After, add other varieties of grasses to provide interest.

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Why I Hate Photo Booths for Wedding Receptions

Congratulations ! You just got engaged and now the fun begins! You’ve begun pinning thousands of photos onto your pinterest board, created a high pile of magazine cut outs and for some, you’re still figuring out how to work that Karen Tran Floral inspired arrangement into your budget. In addition, you’ve started a check list of what vendors you need to hire to make your day the most magical it’s ever been. But, how will you capture all of these moments ? Is it from the wana be / so called “Photographer” friend of the family ? Or you figure because everyone relies heavily on technology these days that you’ll hire a real photographer for the ceremony but ditch them for the reception because they don’t fit into your budget. Maybe you figure what the heck, guests will take tons of selfies all night so theres no need for professional photographers anyway… These photos will end up on social media before you can even say “cheese” again for the next photo.

OR maybe you just got back from your friends wild wedding who had a PHOTO BOOTH and now you must have one to try and out shine her 😉

Unfortunately, photo booths can be a tad bit pricey. For example, I just Google Searched “Miami Photobooth” and this is what came up first

http://www.miamieventphotobooth.com/miami-photo-booth-pricing

So almost $1,000 for a booth where you don’t see your guests for half the night because they are taking drunk photos in a 6 ft. Tall box.

CONGRATULATIONS, best drunken wedding photo goes to ….

Here are a couple Pros and Cons to having a photo booth in my most honest opinion.

Pro # 1: You will get hundreds of goofy photos of “friends” squeezed into a box wearing oversized plastic glasses pretending to like each other.

Con # 1: You will get hundreds of the SAME goofy photos of “friends” squeezed into a box wearing oversized plastic glasses pretending to like each other.

And of course other pros are …

1. Getting family together for a unique family photo

2. People love cramming into photo booths and in return this results in silly faces.

The other cons are…

1. Booths are rented by the hour … you do the math.

2. You can only fit so many people into the booth.

3. All props are the same (for the most part) same black mustache, same hot pink glasses etc.

I’ve taken it upon myself to put on my thinking cap and figure out a way to think OUTSIDE the box creating Petal Props without the box and the overpriced rental fee.

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The Skinny Vase, LLC primary focus is on flowers to wear. I figured why not put a twist on the original photo booth props creating flowered props.

Pro #1 : It’s affordable ! Message me for more information.

Pro # 2: Your guests can take the props home.

Pro #3: NO BOOTH required. As stated before, with so many using their smart phone I’m sure you’ll get tons of photos worth sharing on social media. If you hire a photographer you can get those images too of you and your friends having fun all over the dance floor with these fun props!

Pro # 4: Props can be created to fit the theme of your wedding or to your liking & you don’t have to be in a booth to take photos.

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Why blend in with the standard props when you can stand out from the rest ??