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Real Weddings: Glorya and Tim’s 500 Paper Rose Event

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I first “met” Glorya and Tim this spring on Instagram. They tagged me in a few of their photos showing their paper rose making process that used my rose video tutorialbouquet tutorial and rose template for their June wedding. I immediately started following them. Having this tiny behind the scenes view was a delight and I fell in love with this beautiful couple as I watched the progress of their wedding planning pop up on Instagram. This, however did not prepare me for the big WOW when Glorya sent me  photos of their June wedding. Glorya and Tim made over 500 paper roses between January and May. She shared that Tim did most of the cutting while she assembled and had help of a few family members. The results were stunning as you can see. I also noted the glitter Mr & Mrs that I had shared on my former blog and will repost here for all of you upcoming brides.

I asked Glorya to share a few highlights of the wedding and this is what she wrote: We got married on June 22, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. Our wedding venue was Court in the Square, which is located in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. (Fun fact: Court in the Square is where Macklemore and Ryan Lewis filmed the downtown Seattle rooftop scenes for their “Can’t Hold Us” music video!)

Our wedding colors were grey and yellow. As a nod to our long distance relationship (Tim lives in Taiwan while I’ve lived in Asia, the U.S. and Africa during our relationship), we had a travel themed wedding. We named each guest table after a country we’d visited together. My dress was by Maggie Sottero and Tim’s suit was Calvin Klein (available at Macy’s). Tim and I both wore white Converse sneakers as did the two groomsmen, our ring bearer, and Tim’s dad! Our first dance was to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
My favorite flowers were the ones my maid of honor printed on map paper. I also loved the yellow paper rose pomanders, which we hung under the archway that served as our altar. They were a big hit with the guests. In fact, a lot of people thought they were real!
All wedding photos by Jinda Photography, Seattle, WA.
  1. I’d love to know what paper you used on the groom’s bouttenier!

    • Actually the bride and groom made all the flowers themselves (I was so impressed I had to blog about it) so i don’t know what paper they used. I would use a text weight metallic paper.

  2. Hi Lia,
    I was checking emails that I haven’t read because we did some traveling and I find this beautiful post!!! So I have to comment on it.
    What a nice couple!! The event looked so pretty with your flowers… happy and romantic!!

  3. Awwww! They’re utterly darling, and their wedding was fabulous and funky in all the best ways! I’m telling you…. whether you’re seeing photos or not, I’m sure you’re ‘styling’ weddings all across the world with your wonderful templates and ‘how tos’. A friend from Etsy told us a month or so ago that her daughter got engaged, and they were going to start planning the wedding, but had huge budget constraints. First thing I did was send her a link to your site! 😉
    Hugs & Hope,
    rachel of OddModicum

    • Thanks Rachel! It is kinda trippy to think that I am somehow involved with so many peoples lives all over the globe. What an honor. Thanks for sharing. Loving your shop!

  4. WOW! I love it! Thanks for showing us this beautiful use of paper roses. May the bride and groom live happily ever after .

  5. What a lovely story, thanks to Lia for sharing paper rose tutorial with us all, it must be really nice to see someone else bring those paper flowers to life with there interpretation of what they want for there special day.
    Thank you again for sharing so many of your tutorials.

  6. What a heart warming story! Lovely setting and roses too!

  7. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. The roses made from maps is really creative. I love all of your paper flowers! Your creativity is inspiring. Thanks again!

  8. This is wonderful. I would love to make some paper flowers. Is there a special type of paper to use? I work for Michael’s arts and Crafts I wonder if I can use the paper we sell. Does it matter the weight? Thanks …I love seeing all your creations Lia you so inspire me!

    • I prefer a non card stock, so a lighter paper, as it curls nicer. You can try it with both though, maybe even just make a white rose with printer paper.

  9. What a testimonial to your paper flowers! I think it is so exciting to see where and how others use your ideas. Congrats to you and the newlyweds!

    • It really is fun to see. I always encourage readers to share and often repost them on my Facebook page. This one needed a whole blog story though. :-)

  10. What a beautiful couple and a lovely day! The map roses were a fun play on their theme.

  11. What a great story!


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