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Our Favorite Things: Handcrafted Paper Bouquets

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With Love and Petals started off as a simple project for my own wedding. I was in search of a floral alternative for my bridesmaids to use at our wedding rehearsal, so I handcrafted paper bouquets made out of book pages and loved the final product so much that I decided to kick the fresh flower idea and convert fully to paper flowers for our wedding.

Today, we have over 100 products and counting and have plans in the future to broaden our product line. What I most enjoy about what I do, is hearing how happy my customers are with my designs.  


While opting for a fresh flower alternative isn’t for everyone, alternative floral pieces provide an extra opportunity to infuse a special occasion with individuality, sentimental value, and creativity.  For example, some of our brides have incorporated their favorite books in our signature “book page” paper flower alternative; authors have requested bouquets made out of their loved ones’ published books; and the truly romantic have opted for bridal bouquets consisting of personal love letters. 

Paper flowers are forever. They will never wilt or fade in the hot sun, fall apart if they’re ever dropped or thrown and the best thing is, you will always have a wonderful keepsake from your wedding. A constant reminder of the moment you said, “I do.”

Stop by With Love & Petals to see more of my paper flower creations.


About the Author: Joy, Owner of With Love & Petals, a San Diego-based small business that specializes in creating paper flowers for the in love, dare to be different, fun and loving type of individual.


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