Lovin’ DIY Summer Wedding Bouquets

Gerbera-Daisy-Retro-Bouquet, afloral.com

DIY weddings are a huge wedding trend.  Couples are looking to save money by creating and taking care of wedding needs on their own but also they want to express some of their own personality.  Making your own wedding decor items and wedding flowers are a great place to start and save money!

Sleekgossip.com blogs, “Making your own bouquet is an economical and fun way to put a creative touch on your wedding. It’s simple to do!“  Sleek Gossip boasts making your own wedding flowers is a great way to add “creativity and personality to your special day.” 

They go on to give us the run down of how to start planning your wedding flower bouquets.  Preliminary planning, “decide which colors, species, and sizes of the flowers you will use.” Next, you should decide how large your bouquet will be.   The final aspect of your decision process is what shape the bouquet will be; round, cascading, long bouquet or free formed.” 

There is a lot to take in when starting to plan your wedding flowers.  Sleek Gossip gives great advice on where to start.  When you’re in your beginning stages of planning take a look at various types and colors of wedding flowers, whether you’re drawn to a particular variety of wedding flowers or you’re just going by a favorite color.  Most sites, blogs and even Pinterest allow you to search wedding bouquet inspiration by both type of wedding flowers and colors.

Lovin' Summer Wedding Bouquets!

photo credits: white peach/pink bouquet-bridefinds.com;purple/blue/green bouquet- jldesigns.blogspot.com; yellow & white hand tied bouquet- afloral.com;  twine tied summer bouquet- summerweddingdecor.com;retro wedding bouquet- afloral.com; pink/peach/yellow with blue bouquet- weddingwire.com

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Pinterest Wedding Planning

wedding-planning-pinterest; cinemotive.com.au

How do you wedding plan?  Are you a bride whose been planning her special day since she was a little girl?  Or an engaged couple with an approaching wedding date you need to iron out the details for?

There are so many resources out there in the print and digital world to help brides in their wedding planning and finding wedding inspiration.  A recent blog post on Destination Weddings Blog shares with us how the recent Pinterest craze is changing the face of wedding planning, Yasmin Bilimoria gives the details in “Planning Your Wedding with Pinterest”.

“For years, brides in the midst of wedding planning have been inspired by torn out photos and articles from bridal magazines. These pictures have inspired them while choosing their own gowns, cakes, invitations, flowers and wedding party attire.”  Bilimoria says the popularity of Pinterest which soared in early 2012 has changed how brides are organizing their wedding planning and inspiration.

With it’s popularity at a high in 2012 Pinterest was been a “hot topic among brides since then. Today this site is a common wedding planning tool which boasts millions, if not thousands, of wedding inspiration boards belonging to the top wedding planners and bridal magazines to college and high school students planning their dream weddings.”

Pinterest is not only a great resource but also a great tool and that is where it’s popularity comes in.  Not only can you search pins and boards for fabulous ideas of wedding themes, wedding flowers, wedding gowns ect. you can also organize everything you’ve found in your own boards.  Organize boards by inspiration for wedding themes or by specific categories like wedding flowers.

Afloral.com pinterest page

Personally I’m a visual person, quite often I get a magazine and flip through the entire issue looking at all the photos and ads before I even think of reading an article.  If you’re like me Pinterest was designed for people like us.  You can stroll through thousands of pictures searching by key words or others’ boards for fabulous and endless inspiration and guides.  Afloral.com can be found on Pinterest as Afloral Wedding Flowers, boards are organized by specific wedding colors (which is another wedding planning trend) and by theme.

afloral.com pinterest pink board

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How to Make a Lemon Centerpiece

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Not a fan of flowers? Let this DIY tutorial show you how to incorporate fruit into your wedding centerpiece. Use our floating candle and lemons to recreate this look. Easy, inexpensive, and only takes less than 2 minutes to create.



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Kristina’s Red Orange Yellow & Purple Wedding Inspiration Board

Bouquet Photo: Studio Kiva

{Kristina’s Request}
I’m thinking about Purple, Orange, Yellow, and Red for my bouquet colors.

{Kristina’s Bouquet Details}
This vibrant inspiration bouquet is from Petal and Bean and it contains:  Bright Orange Orchids, Sunny Yellow Roses, Deep Red Roses, Hypericum Berries, and Dark Purple Calla Lilies.  Finish your bouquet with Sheer and Satin Red Ribbon.  Happy Planning, Mindy

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Completing Your Bridal Look: Hair

It’s true the dress can make the bride, but there is also a lot of planning that goes into accessories and little details to complete a bridal look.  From jewelry, wedding flowers to your hairstyle, everything comes into play.  With the right planning and considerations everything will come together and make your look.

We’ve been talking a lot about summer weddings the past couple of weeks, now in full June bride season.  There’s been talk of summer wedding trends and popular wedding flower choices for the season but what’s this year’s buzz when it comes to wedding hair trends?  Kristin Hull from bridalbuzz.magazine.com gives us the “Scoop on Summer Bridal Hair Trends” with a couple of tips.

As a whole Kristin says, “This summer’s bridal hair trends are the epitome of femininity and romance. Think flowers, braids and big soft curls.”   She suggests using using a hair accessory to look for “flowers that match or complement the wedding colors.”

Wedding flowers are a beautiful way to complement your bridal hairstyle.  They can be incorporated into up dos, braids or tucked into a few strands of loose locks if you choose to leave your hair down.  Make sure any flowers used as hair accessories match your wedding flower bouquet and arrangements.  You don’t have to get too matchy just pull a little inspiration  from your bridal bouquet that way your whole look will mesh.  If you’re making your own DIY bridal bouquets use leftover flowers to attach to a hair clip or pin.  Wedding flowers on a head band are adorable for your flower girl who will also feel special having her own custom accessory.

photo credits: romantic bridal hair greenweddingshoes.com; bridal hair down with bouquet,thenkot.com; wedding couple greenweddingshoes.com; orchid wedding hair afloral.com; flower girl headband etsy.com littlehamptons (seller)

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