Today’s fabulous wedding inspiration comes in the form of *Paper Azure* – truly wonderful paper art that is simply stunning! Brides often say to me that they want to plan a ‘unique’ wedding – well what better way to be more unique than featuring amazing paper art at your wedding?
*Sparkle Pearls and Lace* just loves the idea of having beautiful paper flowers created into a stunning bouquet for your wedding and being able to keep this treasure as a reminder of your special day. Jade is able to cater for the whole bridal party also and offers bouquets for the bride, bridesmaids, flower girls along with buttonholes and corsages. The paper art options are endless as Jade also creates paper decor for weddings, which sounds wonderful! Or if you are stuck for wedding gift ideas, *Paper Azure* could even create a wedding gift or a piece of stylish decor for the newly married couple. Jade really can work miracles with paper! *Paper Azure* is creative, handmade, bespoke and incredibly well-made and would be the perfect addition to any wedding!
* To see some fabulous examples of Jade’s work, please click *Paper Azure Examples*
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The very talented Jade of *Paper Azure* has kindly provided today’s *Pearls of Wedding Wisdom*
* How did Paper Azure begin?
Well, it all started when I was studying for my A-level Art, I had been given a project to create a piece of clothing using only paper, this was when I began to teach myself origami as I made 100 origami lotus flowers to put on the dress. Following this I went on to create more paper dresses using a variety of new origami flowers that I had learnt. I found my true passion for origami in January 2014, when my boyfriend proposed and I began making origami flowers for my own wedding, which is still to come. From this Paper Azure was born, I decided to take the plunge and become a full time paper florist.
My favourite place to get inspiration from is on Pinterest, I am always searching for different bridal bouquets, both fresh flower and artificial. I try to challenge myself by recreating them in paper, not identical though as I want my work to embrace its folds.
* If you had to describe Paper Azure in three words, what would they be?
Unique, elegant and handmade
* How can Paper Azure feature at a wedding?
In many ways, there are so many different products to choose from: bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, thank you bouquets, table arrangements, centrepieces, favours, escort cards, garlands etc. I am always open to new ideas and love creating things that have been suggested to me.
Paper Azure offers a new alternative to bridal bouquets. Paper bouquets make a great keepsake and are perfect for those with allergies. They are made from the best quality paper and are very durable. Everything made is completely bespoke and one-of-a-kind. I offer a variety of origami flowers and am continuously mastering new ones to increase the options for brides. Brides can choose to have one type of flower in their bouquet or mixed flowers in a classic round or cascading bouquet.
Of course, my flowers can be created in about 100 different colours. I also stock many different patterns of paper and authentic origami paper to match wedding themes.
* Can your paper creations be personalised to each couple?
Yes, these are my favourite types of flowers to make. For every flower, I offer the option of having personalised paper to create it with. This can be music sheets, book pages, wedding vows and one-of-a-kind comic pages. For the comic pages I actually use 3 of the couple’s photos and turn them into comic strips, this can be done to match any colour scheme too.
As far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment as I have production slots allocated to brides throughout the year. If an order is placed within less than 8 weeks to go before the wedding day it is on a first come first serve basis.
As I mainly create flowers they can be made for any occasion, not just weddings. I also offer a replica service where brides who have had fresh flowers for their bouquet can have it reproduced in paper. Other than flowers, I do make other paper items having made orders of origami elephants, dresses, reindeer, Yoda and the occasion life-size paper dress.
A huge thanks to Jade at *Paper Azure* for sharing her beautiful and bespoke paper art with us, it is utterly charming. *Sparkle Pearls and Lace* loves nothing more that finding unique wedding suppliers that create beautifully handmade products and *Paper Azure* is certainly a gem!