"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into." Henry Ward Beecher 1858.
Fresh cut flowers are an undeniable beauty but they are also a major cause in destroying the healthy balance of mother nature. Flowers are a $40 billion a year industry. Seventy-nine percent of cut flowers come from Ecuador or Columbia and are grown with 12 different types pesticides. When creating a design for your event there is a fabulous trending alternative to fresh cut flower, Paper Flowers! This is a great concept for the budget smart & eco-conscience bride. These paper petals have been seen on the runway of Chanel's 2009 Spring/Summer Haute Couture show and in the hands of modern brides. I happened across this wonderful artist Elosie Corr. She creates the most amazing collections of couture paper floral design check out her beautiful creations Shop Eloise Corr Danch
Chanel Haute Couture 2009 collection via Oh So Beautiful Paper Blog
These lovely bridal bouquets are by Anemone blog , Anemome is a handmade paper flower boutique in Spokane, Washington you can shop online here Photos courtesy of Ben Delaney & Ifong Cheng
If you want to experiment with making your own papiere arrangements this DIY is a perfect tutorial from The Wedding Chicks , these photos will give you a sneak peak!