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Monday, December, 6, 2010  |  Inspiration
The Cafe "HEARTS" Petal and Print
Happy Monday Guys....hope you all had a beautiful weekend...I'm so happy and excited to open the cafe with one of my favorite ladies and designers....the oh-so-beautiful and talented Katie McDonough of Petal and Print....now if you haven't heard of Petal and Print, then you are seriously in for a special treat...Katie designs the most beautiful fabric flowers..."Petal"....and she also designs beautiful wedding papery...."Print"....Petal and Print...now how sweet is that...and so is Katie....she shares her story and her gorgeous work with us....Enjoy!!!


"Petal and Print began the day before my wedding in October 2008.  My husband and I had planned a simple backyard wedding at my parents' home.  Though I adore fresh flowers, we had decided against them as part of our mason jars and candles decor.  As we did our rehearsal, I decided I really needed something to do with my hands as I walked down the aisle.  My mom is a quilter and had some spare flannel on hand.  It was a super soft, fluffy cream, and I got to work making my very first bloom.  I knew I wanted to make something with a big impact, and a giant single bloom just sort of fit my style.  

I was lucky enough to have our wedding invitations featured on multiple wedding and print design blogs, but was most honored to have the actual wedding featured on Snippet and Ink.  From that post, people clicked over to our pictures, and my fabric bouquet stole the show.  I have been making flowers for brides ever since!  


My original flower was made of flannel, a little wool, and a glockenspiel (think xylaphone) mallet that my brother had.  I worked with the materials I had on hand.  Since then, I have experimented with many fabrics and materials in an effort to make the very best blooms.  I personally hand craft every flower out of linen and / or tulle that has been hand-dyed, hand-cut, hand-ruffled, and hand-sewn to fit each bride's style and color palette.  The handles are all covered with quality wool felt and I offer many different ribbon, lace, buttons and accents for custom handle wraps.  I have also just started offering embroidered initials and wedding dates to add an extra personal touch. 



I LOVE that brides let me be even a small part of their celebrations, and I love that I am making a piece that will live on past their wedding and be a reminder of their special day.   

The oversize single blooms have gotten the most attention, but I offer all the flowers a traditional florist can and more.  I do all the personals from corsages and boutonnieres to bouquets and ring bearer pillows. I do centerpieces, dress sashes, hair flowers, headbands and cake toppers. 

Each and every order is custom, so I have a lot of fun with bride's planning just the perfect petals!"





Now how gorgeous is Katie's work....I LOVE IT!!!...Guys, make certain you head over to Petal and Print and check out so much more of Katie's gorgeous work....Katie, thanks SO much for stopping by the cafe...we look forward to your next visit and we can't wait to see what's next at Petal and Print....xoxo

Check back later guys....more gorgeous inspiration at the cafe!!


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