Not Your Average Ring Pillow

I’ve made a handful of ring pillows since I started working on wedding customisations. The most challenging one was the airforce plane I worked on some time last year; or so I thought. I received a request to have a ring pillow made to resemble a Hermès Birkin Bag. My initial thoughts were far from optimistic. It was a bag well-known for it’s detailed craftsmanship, how would I be able to replicate it, in a mini version no less?

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I spent hours studying the structure of the bag through photos from every angle I could find. It was no easy feat, but I did it, eventually. As they say, there’s nothing you cannot achieve if you put your heart and mind to it. Your brain will find a way to work things out if you are determined enough.

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Black Hermès Birkin Bag Ring Pillow

Processed with VSCOcamThis was my first Hermès Birkin Bag.

I did a “mock up” so I could tweak the design and make sure it was feasible. The details show better on the green piece compared to the black. Personally, the green trumps the black; green just seems to have that Kate Spade “vibe”. It is ready to use as a ring pillow, or if you’re a huge fan of the Birkin, this definitely makes a cute keepsake.

If you’re interested to purchase it, feel free to send me an email at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com

Take a leap of Faith..

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

– Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever.

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The above bouquet is my latest pride and joy, carefully created for Daphne whose solemnisation ceremony takes place this weekend. I can’t wait to see photos from her wedding!

This one took a real leap of faith, with not much to go on, I decided to do something completely different from what I have done with other bouquets so far, and I am so happy that the bride loves the bouquet as much as I do. Soft and airy chiffon peonies, lush roses and my first attempt at the tricky ranunculus, all handmade from scratch, and it was completely worth all the work.

If you’d like to view more photos of this bouquet, they are available here. Please contact me at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com at least 2-3 months in advance if you are interested in a handmade bouquet for your wedding that will last forever, along with memories from your BIG DAY!

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Shades of ivory, pink and topped with pearls on top

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After working on a couple of bridal bouquets, I’ve realised that shades of ivory and pink seem to be a favourite amongst brides. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll stick to the norm when my turn comes (eventually).  Everyone loves this latest bouquet, I had a customer tell me this bouquet is fit for a Princess, and I think I have to agree! *cues Disney princess song*

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I’m all about uniqueness and exclusivity, so I like to make sure that no two bouquets are ever the same. In fact, no two flowers are carbon copies of each other; each and every flower has it’s own identity, just like nature intended it to be.

I still get people asking me if these are real flowers, well, as alive as they look, they are actually made of fabric. The advantage? These will outlive and outlast real life flowers, and you can do tons of stuff with it after you walk down the aisle. Take the bouquet apart after your wedding and rearrange the flowers in simple mason jars or leave the bouquet as it is on your bedside table and relive your wedding day every single day. That actually sounds like a great daily reminder as to why you said “I DO”.

What would you do with your wedding bouquet if it could last a lifetime?

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To Dao Bin & Wei Yen, my heartiest congratulations, and may married life be everything you expected and more! xx

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Are YOU planning your special day? Or know of someone who is? Feel free to contact me should you have any questions at all, jeanine@jeaninegabrielle.com

Please note that the colors featured in this post may not be available at all times, and depends solely on fabric availability at the time of your order.

Once in a lifetime, one chance to create memories that will last forever.

At the beginning of the year I decided that I would start working on wedding related products this year, and I did! Bouquets, corsages, hair pieces, I just haven’t had time to sit down and document everything properly so here goes nothing.

This is the latest bouquet I’m working on, and it is one of my favourites personally.

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Unlike previous bouquets I have completed which leaned more to safe colour combinations, this one is a lot bolder and unconventional. It is still in the works though, but I’ll definitely update again once the arrangement is finalised.

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My very first bouquet for Danny & Valene, I heard they got tons of compliments while doing their pre-wedding shoot in Taiwan!

And that’s just one advantage of having a fabric bouquet, you can get it months before the actual wedding, use it for shoots, travel with it, and then take it down the aisle on your special day. I can’t wait to see their wedding shots!

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The second bouquet for Seng Wee & Xin Yi, a subtle, sweet bouquet of baby pink and ivory roses and peonies.

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Luscious ivory rose hair pins that were made for Valene. These are so versatile, you can pop on into a high bun or classy chignon any day! Who says only brides can wear flowers in their hair? :)

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Spencer and a previous lot of peony flower corsages.

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The question people most frequently ask me is, “Do you actually make all these flowers?”

“Yes, I do.” Each one handmade with attention to every petal, and as much hard work as they are, these flowers  never fail to make my day. Yes, making flowers from scratch compared to buying them off the shelf and putting them together in a bouquet is extremely tedious, but I believe there’s just something special about handmade that’s different. One thing is for sure though, these “forever bouquets” will make your memories of that special day last forever… :)

Are YOU planning your special day? Or know of someone who is? Feel free to contact me should you have any questions at all, jeanine@jeaninegabrielle.com

Please note that the colors featured in this post may not be available at all times, and depends solely on fabric availability at the time of your order.