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Hello all! Some of you may remember back in April I posted about the origami rose topiaries my fiance and I were making as centerpieces for our wedding. http://community.livejournal.com/weddingplans/13867240.html?page=2#comments
Our wedding is this saturday 11/15 and we finally finished making everything for it a couple of weeks ago. We have folded over 1400 of these roses, and every single fold was worth it! I figured I would post now since I may not have time after today and definitely haven't had time up until now! :)

We have made:
14 centerpieces-origami rose ball topiaries
7 boutonnieres
my bridal bouquet (red)
a tossing bouquet (red)
5 bridesmaid's bouquets (ivory)
our cake topper (red roses)
150 red origami roses for each place setting



topiaries</a>ef="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v191/kareshi/?action=view¤t=IMG_2077-smaller.jpg" target="_blank">1400 roses</a>
boutineers
bride&apos;s bouquet
cake topper: cake topper

you can also see more at my flickr page: http://flickr.com/photos/96701422@N00/

Thanks for looking! & Good luck to all of you brides who are DIYing everything for your weddings!! :)

Comments

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fortuna_juvat
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
My fiance is asking whether or not you harnessed rocket power in all that folding.

Because, wow.

What amazing work!
poptartsreasy
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
I am in utter awe. I can make cranes in no time flat, but I tried to make a flower once and it frustrated the heck out of me.

You totally DIY rock.
myras_girls
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Those are fantastic!! Yays!
tuesdayclub
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
Amazing! Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, everything looks so good. And what a unique idea!
papayarain
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
This is absolutely beautiful! I hope you made a wish. :)
icebyrd67
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
here's my question...how did you get them on the topiaries? did you just glue them on to styrofoam? and for your bouquet...how?

this looks interesting and may be something i would like to attempt for a dinner i'm having in christmas... much smaller scale. need a centerpiece...
annabelle_blue
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
These are incredible and one of the best "DIY" examples I have ever seen in this community. Congratulations and enjoy your upcoming wedding!
sidhe_etain
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Absolutely amazingly gorgeous!!!
satinredemption
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
OMG!!!!!! Amazing! I was trying to think of something to do that was better then just regular flowers for my wedding..This may just be it! Amazing job!
scaramoucher
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Oh my God! That just completely blows me away. They look fantastic :)
readylettucego
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
WOW!!!!!
raven_
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
WOW. That's amazing - they look fantastic - WOW.
omgnatalie
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
my hands hurt looking at all of those... haha.

good job!
cdnangil
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
huminahuminahuminahumina...
narcissus
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
DIY done SO SO RIGHT. Wow. My arthritic hands ache just looking at those.
cplusc
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
awesome!!
sbeth76
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Wow! Those are amazing. I really want to do them.
nicholelynn
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
WOW! You've got patience! Those look fabulous!
lassie_faire
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
Those look AMAZING. I wish I had skill at origami... :)
sbeth76
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Any chance you can do a tutorial?
the_lost_hobbit
Nov. 10th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I would love to learn how to make the bouquets, too!! They are so awesome!
ai_chan77
Feb. 14th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Please please please do a tutorial!

Edited at 2010-02-14 04:10 am (UTC)
nightsinger
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Hoooolllyyyyy crap. Those look FANTASTIC. Wow. I am immensely impressed by both your craftsmanship and your fortitude. :D
kageneko
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
This is amazing. The amount of effort and sheer love that went into those will make your wedding that much more special. Brava!
beganwithayes
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
wow - they're beautiful! you guys did a wonderful job. this is so cool :)
da_shpoon
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Wow! Those are amazing! I love origami & I've never seen roses like that before (my pattern books only have really square looking ones - nothing like those!)! I'd love to give them a shot if you don't mind sharing your pattern? :)
dani2l
Nov. 10th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
WOW just wow!
chasing_breezes
Nov. 10th, 2008 06:21 am (UTC)
Totally redundant by this point as everyone else has already said it, but that is AMAZING. Really.
afistinthefrill
Nov. 10th, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
holyyyyyyyy cow. so, um, if you ever decide to create a business doing these, can i be your first client?? i could never do those, i can't even fold a decent crane, but you are AMAZING!
myfirstkitchen
Nov. 10th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
Gorgeous.
constantgardner
Nov. 10th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
roses
Soo Beautiful!!
lizzie
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
Incredible!
yourstareiscold
Nov. 10th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
WOW! If my hubby had seen those before our wedding I bet you anything he would have wanted to do that!
fur189
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, they're beautiful. What an accomplishment for you two!
pizza_assassin
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, how talented! I've been doing origami for 10 years and I can't do a Kawasaki rose to save my life. That is so beautiful.
texpat_cymru
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
amazing
normanee
Nov. 10th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I repeat: That is so freakign cool..
lizkayl
Nov. 10th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! WOW.
sweetinsanity
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
WOW. I am completely stunned, not only by how beautiful they turned out, but by how much work you put in!! Very cool and very original.
foxglove6
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Incredible! Truly special. I can't wait to see photos of them in action! And I third (fourth? seventh) the request for a tutorial. You may have just created a new wedding trend!
morningapproach
Nov. 10th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Those are AMAZING! How much did all of the paper cost? Was it cheaper in the long run with the time you spent than getting a florist?
silentyrs
Nov. 10th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
These are so awesome. You did a great job! Also I love your username *wink*
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