Three Simple Bouquets for the DIY Bride

Not all you DIY brides want to throw together a bouquet with 8 different types of wedding flowers.

If you’re an anti crafter by nature (like me), you want a wedding bouquet that’s  beautiful and easy to assemble. You might not have time to throw together an elaborate creation, or you just might not want to.

But, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice beauty for simplicity.

Here’s three bouquets that can be made with one or two products, but still look absolutely gorgeous.

1. Baby’s Breath Bouquet – Use 3-5 bunches of baby’s breath to recreate this country inspired bouquet.

Baby's Breath Bouquet Photo From RuffledBlog.com
Baby’s Breath Bouquet Photo From RuffledBlog.com

2. Peony Bouquet – This lush bouquet uses 12-14 pink peonies, but that’s all you’ll need to make a statement.

Pink Peony Bouquet Photo  By BDG Photography
Pink Peony Bouquet Photo By BDG Photography

3. Last, but not least, the ever popular calla lily bouquet, which can be made in a variety of colors. Assemble this bouquet using 12-14 individual stems, or buy one of our premade calla lily bouquets.

Calla Lily Bouquet Photo From Pinterest
Calla Lily Bouquet Photo From Pinterest

Do you have any other simple wedding bouquet ideas? Comment below!


Create Consistency With Your Wedding Flowers

Many DIY brides get stressed out at the thought of making one unified theme for their wedding. Maybe you feel the same way. You want to have a nice, traditional ceremony, but a casual, fun reception. The only problem is, you want to make sure both of these events compliment each other. You don’t want people feeling like they attended two completely different occasions. When faced with this situation, most brides choose matching color schemes for both events. Nicole Janowicz, a writer for Huffington Post Weddings, supports this decision.

Your wedding colors will be apparent throughout the details of the décor: flowers, linens, centerpieces, etc. Incorporate your wedding colors throughout your wardrobe changes to create a look that is consistent. For example, add pops of your wedding color to your ceremony dress through a sash/belt, headpiece, shoes, jewelry, or even with the flowers in your bouquet. Continue this color story by choosing a cocktail dress in your wedding color for your reception. Even if you are not in white, every one will still know you are the bride.

At Afloral.com, our wedding flower experts encourage you to take it one step further. Pick a set of half a dozen flowers, and incorporate them in every aspect of both events. Take the wedding flowers that you used in your boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets, and use them to create stunning centerpieces. Use your wedding flowers as a transition piece, allowing them to go from accessory to decor.

Here are some great visual examples.

Pictures were taken from iWeddingNews.com, BotanicalBrouhaha.Blogspot.com, and MarthaStewart.com.


Heather’s Orange, Purple & Green Inspiration Board

Heather wrote:

Hi Mindy,

Could you provide me with some inspiration for my wedding….  Here are some details:

July 2012, Outside (I want kissing balls hanging with ribbon on the end chairs)

My color scheme is orange/purple with some green accents.  My bridesmaid dresses are a dark purple.  I like elegance and romance. My favorite flower is the gerbera daisy, roses and calla lilies. I would love for your creative insight.

Thank you,


You picked the right flower for elegance and romance, the rose.  We could start your bouquet with creamy white roses & calla lilies, add a touch of purple & orange gerbera daisies, and add a dash of green berries.  We have a lovely selection of satin and sheer ribbon that would go perfect with your bouquet.  You could use a premade bouquet of solid purple for your bridesmaid bouquets.  I love the kissing ball idea.  We have a large selection of premade kissing balls that would make decorating a snap!  I hope you like this color inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you create.  Thanks Mindy

**Click the highlighted text to view the silk florals used in the above Inspiration Board.

Create a Beautiful Blue Hydrangea Bouquet

This blue hydrangea bouquet is beautiful, simple, and fun.  Customize this with any flowers or colors you would like – it’s all about making it your own!


Finished Blue Hydrangea Bouquet

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You’ll need blue silk flowers

  • Blue Roses (2-3) FR2007-BL
  • Blue Anemones (3-4) GTH857-BL
  • Blue Hydrangea (3-5) FSH017-BL
  • Jewel Centered Stephanotis (2) GTS150-WH

…and a few floral supplies & tools

  • Blue Ribbon GYR-142-9-18
  • Pearl Wisp PRM-44WH
  • Rhinestone Sticker EUR-BLING-CL
  • Wire Cutters DIA-7010
  • Stemwrap DAR-35902
  • Glue Gun FPC-H-270

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Blue Silk FlowersStep 1: Cut the hydrangea stems to match the approximate length you would like for your bouquet.

Step 2: Hold all of the hydrangeas in a bunch and tuck the roses and anemones in between the hydrangea blooms, being careful not to put too many of the same types in one spot. Do the same with the stephanotis.

Step 3: Wrap the stems of the bouquet tightly using the stemwrap, and trim the stems so that they are the same length.

Step 4: Decide where you want to insert your pearl wisps, then put a dab of glue on the stem and insert them into the bouquet. Make sure the glued stem is against the stem of another flower so that it will hold. Then, attach the rhinestone stickers to the petals. You can add more or less, depending on the look you are going for.

Step 5: Wrap the stems with ribbon, using a dab of glue to secure it to the bouquet stems. You can include a darker, solid color on the bottom and then add a criss-cross sheer ribbon on top, or you can choose to add a bouquet holder instead.