Alternate Wedding bouquets are all the rage, especially broach bouquets. I though this one was particularly pretty.
You know my advice on DIY, pick one or two projects and knock them out of the park. Don’t think you can do it all and don’t think you are going to save bags of coin. Having said that, if you decide to do your own bouquets I just found the mother load of ideas and instructions! Afloral’s blog
Here are some tips:
Go silk. There is a lot to know and understand in working with fresh flowers like what to order when, how to condition them and how to hold them until your wedding. That is why the floral designers charge what they do. They have the facilities and have already passed the learning curve.
The second reason to go silk is you can make them in advance. No worries about having to put together your flowers on the morning of your wedding.
Pick realistic colors. The truer to nature you get the better your bouquet will look. Also, silk flowers tend to look better in paler colors. For some reason the bright bold colors just look really fake.
Use only high end silks. Cheap silk flowers look, well, cheap. Not the look you want for your big day. (Reality check: Good silks are not inexpensive.)
Stick with simple. This is probably a new skill for you so don’t over reach. Think more along the lines of a hand tied bouquet then a dramatic cascade.
Back to the website. Afloral has instructions and inspiration boards with links to the flowers used in the bouquet. Like this one.
Or this pretty peach bouquet
Just remember, you can’t do it all. Good silks are not inexpensive but they are always in season.
Why be boring on your big day? Wedding bouquets don’t have to be limited to a bunch of flowers with their stems wrapped in ribbon. These 5 bouquets are as unique as you are.
Today’s Flower Friday is big meaty DIY project that the crafty bride could easily sink her teeth into. The flowers themselves are HUGE, so they will require a lot of supplies and storage space, but if you make a bunch of them their impact will be just as huge. I am thinking that you could use them to decorate the ceiling of a tent, create a back drop or use them in bunches to hide something ugly in your venue.
All of the images click through to the original source with full instructions. Yeah!
It’s freezing outside the treehouse today so I am thinking about winter.
Winter wedding decor can take many forms from rustic to blingie. The big bonus here is that most everything here can be DIY if you are willing to put in a little effort. Making them yourself may not save you as much as you think but it is worth exploring anyway.
Grab a nice hot cup of tea and get your creative mojo flowing. Please note: some of the do not have clicked through links; those came from Pinterest and weren’t linked back to the original source or had bad links.
Woodland Candle Centerpiece
One of the best parts of designing websites for wedding professionals is all the gorgoeus images I get to see. Lately I have found myself immersed in the culture of South Asain Weddings.
One of my photographers has one on her front page, a planner friend just completed a huge one this fall, a floral designer friend and client has one coming up in the spring. Plus I just finished a site for the grand master of the style, Anais Events.
While a full on Asian wedding may not be in the cards for everyone, they are certainly a place to find some fabulous touches to inspire your own wedding.
Please enjoy these bright,bold bursts of color in the cold, gray month of January. All images courtesy of the lovely and talented Amrit Dhillion-Bains, Anais Event Design.
You know I love ‘different’. Why do the same old thing when there are so many wonderful ways to make your wedding as unique as you are? Feathers are one fun way to do that.
You can put them in your bouquet.
I loved these because the are full of color but it is softer and more subdued than the colors we have been seeing over the last few years.
Not into subtle? How about red with a pop?
From your head…
…down to your toes!
By all means, we can not forget the boys, don’t they deserve a little fun too?