Ribbon Box Events Blog

April 6, 2011

Inspiration: Alternatives to the Flower Girl Toss

Last week we inspired you with some unique flower girl toss materials. This week, we return to the flower girls, but this time, we’ve got some fun accessories for them to walk down the aisle with! That’s right, it’s no written rule that the little ones in your bridal party must drop things on the ground! Enjoy!

A bit offbeat, yet perfect for a fun-loving couple or a sports-themed affair, check out this adorable pennant from Etsy seller The Ritzy Rose!

Etsy Seller: The Ritzy Rose

 
I love this pomander-esque lollipop shaped wand!
 
I can imagine every little girl feeling like a fairy with their own butterfly wand:

Image from Bridal Wave

 
These gorgeous pinwheels just scream fun and youth- and are easily customizable to fit your wedding colors!

Image from Mints Design

Image from VisualPhotos.com

 
How about an actual lollipop?

Image from Wedding Bee

Fun for the flower girl- and also unexpected at the start of the ceremony!

Image from Lit and Laundry

Pomanders are great too (what’s a pomander? Check out an earlier wedding vocabulary post for a quick tutorial!)

Image from NC Wedding Minister

Etsy seller BloomedtothelastBridal has the best of both worlds.. a lollipop esque floral pomander/wand!

Etsy seller: BloomedtothelastBridal

 I absolutely love the whimsy of these ribbon and flower wands!

Image from Bay Area Bride

Tiffany

January 24, 2011

Word of the Week: Pomander

Pomander Noun

Officially:

A mixture of aromatic substances, often in the form of a ball, formerly carried on the person as a supposed guard against infection.  A modern form of pomander is made by studding an orange or other fruit with whole dried cloves and letting it cure dry, after which it may last indefinitely. The modern pomander serves the functions of perfuming and freshening the air and of keeping drawers of clothing and linens fresh, pleasant smelling, and moth-free.

Wedding-wise:

Pomanders, also referred to as Kissing Balls are typically floral (though ribbon, tissue ,moss, etc materials are gaining popularity). There are so many fun and creative ways to incorporate pomanders into your design schematic. Here are just a few!

Line the ceremony aisle with the help of shepard hooks…

or skip the hooks alltogether and put them directly on the ground, grouped and in different sizes…

Hang them..

Or, have your bridesmaids and/or flower girls carry them as a bouquet alternative…

Feeling crafty? Check out our earlier post, a DIY tutorial on Ribbon Pomanders.

 

Or, try these pomanders, of the tissue variety, courtesy of Project Wedding.

 Tiffany