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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Large Paper Flower Backdrop


Good day my lovelies!
Wow! It's been a while since I wrote a post here on the blog.

I thought to start 2015 with a BANG!!!

~ Fabulous Large Paper Flower Backdrop! ~ 

Since I ship my blooms all over the world, I don't get to mount the flowers onto the surface - My clients do...and they always do an A.MA.ZING job!

Lets start with a fun project I did this past summer...I designed paper flowers for a photo backdrop at a celebrity event hosted by the lovely Lauren Conrad! 
I KNOW!!!!! 
How fabulous is to see  photos of Lauren Conrad standing in front of my flowers! The soirée at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel on July 9, 2014 in Miami, Florida
featured the new Malibu Island Spice Rum.
Source: Gustavo Caballero/ Getty Images North America
Here is a stunning window installation at the studio of Pistils & Petals Miami Beach.
I think the ladies did a fantastic job with the purple flowers that I originally made for a Bat Mitzvah installation and they re-used in their front street window!
photo credit: Pistils & Petals
As seen on STYLE ME PRETTY! That's right...the backdrop was part of a style shoot created by  Toronto designer Lisa Ho and the photos were captured by Laura Clarke Photography
Photos credit: Laura Clarke Photography
I mounted the flowers for this wall for a super sweet local bride!
Weddings & Events by Sylvain put together the fabulous decor - I mean...Look at this room...So rich looking!  Julie Whitlock Photography captured the event!
credit: Julie Whitlock Photography
The following wall was mounted by Mandy, designer at Khazana Creations, Wedding Decor, I had the pleasure to meet Mandy and she's one talented lady that know exactly how to put together large project!...Her work is totally mesmerizing
Photo credit: Khazana Creations, Wedding Decor
Another beauty! This wedding decor was created by Cantu's Special Events - I also made the flowers that were pinned at the back of every two chairs...it makes the whole paper 
flower concept flow together!
Photo by Cantu's Special Events
Here comes the last wedding of the year! 
The love celebration happened on December 31st, 2014!

The event was designed by the super wonderful Andrea Hounsell of Something Borrowed, Something Blue - Event Planning & Decor and her team...I sometime get credits for my work from Event Planner...but Andrea wrote a few words on her blog that truly reached my heart:

"I stumbled across the maritime artisan shop Dragonfly Expression, who do wonderfully detailed work with paper – huge lifelike flower bursts, that were each personally constructed.  I ordered boxes of them. As the event grew close, my patient staff at Something Borrowed Something Blue (under the direction of the artist herself) constructed a wall of these flowers. When we hung it, it gave me butterflies. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the whole Something Borrowed Something Blue team so excited about a single piece of decor. 
Watching it take shape, as each piece was placed and re-placed to perfection, even delivery men were stopping to stare."


The fantastic photos captured by Alex Stead Photography
Photo credit: Alex Stead Photography


A few more backdrops in the making!
Stay tune to view more fabulous
paper flower walls I designed for my wonderful clients!
Until then, smile!

~ Chantal










Friday, August 30, 2013

Atmosphere Designs - Large Paper Flower Walls

Paper flowers in the making - in my studio!

Happy Friday Lovelies!
Last Spring I had the pleasure to work with a fabulous lady - Gue from ATMOSPHER DESIGNS.
Gue had a vision for large paper flower walls for a special event and I helped by making the paper flowers...It sure was a workout...truly a labor of love...But now seeing the photos...I have a huge feeling of pride...to see my paper blooms so beautifully displayed...Warms my heart!
Gue was a total delight to work with...I'm definitely looking forward to future collaboration!

Photos & Wall design by ATMOSPHERE DESIGNS - Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression



Photos & Wall design by ATMOSPHERE DESIGNS - Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression


Photos & Wall design by ATMOSPHERE DESIGNS - Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression


Photos & Wall design by ATMOSPHERE DESIGNS - Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression


Photos & Wall design by ATMOSPHERE DESIGNS - Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression


Photos & Wall design by ATMOSPHERE DESIGNS - Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression


Photos & Wall design by ATMOSPHERE DESIGNS - Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression

Paper Flowers designed by Dragonfly Expression
Wall Designs and Photos by ATMOSPHERE DESIGNS

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Perrier Jouët - Enchanted Tree

Champagne Perrier-Jouët - paper flower backdrop by Dragonfly Expression

Happy Sunday Lovelies!

How about a glass of Champagne to enjoy with your brunch?
Sound so civilized!!!

I love Champagne...Good Champagne!

I had the pleasure to design paper flowers for a special event that happened on June 5th, 2013:

The guests were greeted with paper flowers headbands, wrist corsages and pins corsages.
I also made the flowers that embellished the "Enchanted Tree" ---YES!!! A Champagne Tree!!!
2 large wall paper flower backdrops were also designed by me.

Amongst the celebrities...The beautiful actress Ali Larter and the talented, 
world famous, eternally chic  DJ Harley Viera-Newton





DJ Harley Viera-Newton



Perrier-Jouët Enchanted Tree - Paper flowers by Dragonfly Expression


DJ Harley Viera-Newton - paper flower backdrop by Dragonfly Expression


DJ Harley Viera-Newton - paper flower backdrop by Dragonfly Expression

Paper flowers as corsages and headbands - by Dragonfly Expression




--> These fabulous photos were found on the web I'm NOT taking any credits. If you know who took them...I'd gladly add the name and  link that goes with the photo.




Monday, May 6, 2013

For The Love Of Paper Flowers...

Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression

Hello Lovelies...
We've been enjoyed such glorious days here...Perfect Spring weather...
I'm sending your way warm and delightful rays of sunshine and fields of wild flowers scented breezes...

Have a fabulous week!  

Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers & Photo by Dragonfly Expression



Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sexe In The City Inspired Bridal Shower

Paper Flower by Dragonfly Expression

Happy Saturday Lovelies!
A couple of months ago I had the pleasure to meet a lovely Bride-To-Be...her Bridal Shower Theme is Sexe In The City...Hot Pink & Black with sparkles!
L.O.V.E. the sparkles!

The centerpieces are those lovely ladies crowned with one of my paper flowers arrangement...I think it looks totally GLAM!!!

Paper  Flower by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers by Dragonfly Expression
Paper Flowers By Dragonfly Expression

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Offbeat Bride and Real Weddings!

photo by Jamie Y Photography

Happy Thursday Lovelies!
Sorry for taking so long to share with you more loveliness!

I finally have a few photos of my paper creations at real weddings!
To start...I'd like to deeply thank my brides and their photographers for sharing the photos with me!

Let's start with Whisper and Dustin's wedding...They married on the famous 12.12.12. in Las Vegas!
While working in Korea...Whisper had contacted me almost a year before the wedding to see if I could make a bouquet in very unique colors: Teal, Red and Black! How Rock & Roll is this? 
To help with the inspiration, she sent me a photos of her wedding shoes (Iron Fist) -- I knew that I was going to make something totally fabulous for her special day!

Iron Fist Shoes - photo by Jamie Y Photography

Oh! And to top it up...This wedding...Well I should say...These FANTASTIC photos taken by the talented Jamie (Jamie Y Photography) were featured earlier this month
on the famous Offbeat Bride website!


photo by Jamie Y Photography

photo by Jamie Y Photography

photo by Jamie Y Photography

photo by Jamie Y Photography

photo by Jamie Y Photography and paper bouquet by Dragonfly Expression
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Now...How about SPRINKLES? Yes! Sprinkles!!!

Photo and paper bouquet by Dragonfly Expression

I had the pleasure to create for a super sweet Australian Bride  fabulous bouquets for her and bridal party...Her wedding  theme was "Sprinkles" -- inspired by her sprinkles covered wedding cake!



It was so much fun to play with happy colors...The bouquets turned out so beautiful...fun but elegant for a lovely wedding!



photos by Ginger & Mint Photography

photos by Ginger & Mint Photography

photos by Ginger & Mint Photography

Tha't all for today Lovelies...Until the next time...Take care!

Chantal xxx

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wedluxe Magazine 2013 Bridal Show with Rachel A. Clingen Wedding, Event and Seasonal Design

photo by Rachel A. Clingen/
the paper orchids designed by Dragonfly Expression

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to design paper Orchids for the amazing and talented Rachel from Rachel A. Clingen Wedding, Event and Seasonal Design...Rachel used my paper orchids to embellished part of her booth at the Wedluxe Magazine Bridal Show! 


photo by Rachel A. Clingen
Can you see my flowers between the two tables?

photo by Rachel A. Clingen

photo by Rachel A. Clingen

photo by Rachel A. Clingen/
 paper orchids designed by Dragonfly Expression