Since we’re getting married outdoors, it was decided early (in my head) that the decorations would ideally be weather-proof. Sure the chances of rain in August are slim, but nonetheless, it wouldn’t do to not be prepared. Also, we’re getting married in the morning, so the more things we can do the day before that won’t be destroyed by dew, the better!
Where did that leave us? Well, it left us with tulle. Lots and lots and lots of tulle. How much, you ask? Well, 450 yards, of course. That’s also known as 411.48 meters. Yes, we have nearly half a km of tulle. Now, before you think we’re insane (although we probably are), you should know that we got 150 yards of 3 different colours of tulle. The intent is to use them together, either braided or draped, to emulate our wedding colours.
I decided that at least for part of it, I wanted tulle flowers as accent points (and to cover staples and whatnot). It took some searching, but I found exactly what I was looking for in this tutorial on Chasing Paper Dreams. I followed it fairly closely except instead of doing a single layer of tulle for each petal, I nested a smaller dark blue petal inside a larger light blue one.
The final product used nearly 2 feet of tulle of each colour, which is pretty crazy. Fortunately, with 150 yards to work with, I don’t think a dozen or two of them will really make much of a dent.
If I start now, and do one a week, I will have 16 in time for the wedding. Since the goal is 17, that’s close, but not much room for error. So I guess it turns into “make as many as possible as quickly as possible”. At least they’re not hard to make!