How to Make a DIY Submersible Centerpiece

Submersible centerpieces are still ever so popular in the DIY wedding world. They are so easy to make, and you can assemble one centerpiece in a matter of minutes. With our growing list of submersible flowers, the centerpiece possibilities are absolutely endless.

For this popular orchid and calla lily submersible table setting, you just need two different flowers, two different containers, and several  floating candles. P.S. Water might also be a good idea too :)

Submersible Orchid Centerpiece from Afloral.com

Submersible Orchid Centerpiece from Afloral.com

For the orchid centerpiece, you will need one or two dendrobium orchids, one 18″ clear glass cylinder vase, and one floating candle.

For the calla lily centerpiece, you will need one 6″ clear glass cylinder vase and two to four real touch calla lilies in white.

Submersible Centerpiece Step by Step Recipe

Submersible Centerpiece Step by Step Recipe

Place your stems in their appropriate vases, and fill with water. Finally, for the orchid centerpiece, place one floating candle on top, light it, and voila! You’re finished with your DIY submersible centerpiece.

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Five Must Have Items for a Rustic Wedding

As the weather gets warmer, we start to see a lot more rustic wedding inspiration. This theme definitely pairs well with a sunny outdoor ceremony, so if you’re planning a rustic wedding right now, don’t forget to add these five essential items to your shopping list.

Grapevine Balls

We love using these grapevine balls as a simple rustic wedding accent. Scatter them across the table, or fill one large cylinder glass vase with these natural beauties.

6" Grapevine Ball Only $4.19

6″ Grapevine Ball Only $4.19

Mason Jars

Mason jars are so trendy this season, and we couldn’t agree more. Although we do sell mason jars in a plethora of colors, I suggest you keep your rustic wedding simple with the clear mason jar. Perhaps fill it with pink flowers or cream flowers for a more romantic look.

Clear Mason Jar Only $64.99 for a pack of 24

Clear Mason Jar Only $64.99 for a pack of 24

Lots of Burlap

Just when you thought more burlap wasn’t possible, they went ahead and made burlap flowers :) Who would’ve ever imagined that? Pair our burlap flowers with a scripted flower in your rustic wedding centerpiece. They compliment each other quite well.

Burlap Wedding Decorations from Afloral.com

Burlap Wedding Decorations from Afloral.com

Wood Sign

We sell sooo many different wood signs, so pick one and customize away. You can paint them, carve them, bedazzle them, whatever you like. The wood sign is great for an outdoor ceremony, as it also adds a whimsical touch.

Wooden Wedding Sign Only $5.99

Wooden Wedding Sign Only $5.99

Branches Galore

Not every DIY bride likes branches, but at a rustic wedding, they are an absolute necessity.  If you’re not too crazy about the whole “tree” look, just place one at your card table for a hint of natural. If you’re going more for rustic glam, spray paint the branch and voila! – fabulous.

27" Artificial Branch Only $18.99

27″ Artificial Branch Only $18.99

Are you having a rustic wedding? Share your ideas below :)

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Get the Look: Blue Hydrangea Wedding

Blue hydrangeas are a classic and popular wedding flower. These garden stems are perfect for a summer wedding,  as they act as a gorgeous and natural accent, but don’t dominate the entire ceremony.

Assembling a blue hydrangea wedding is also incredibly easy. At the very least,  you just need several hydrangea bushes, stem cutters, floral tape, large containers, and finishing ribbon for the bouquet wrap. If you want to create a more full and diverse look, you can also add in some assorted greenery or white/cream stems, such as a rose.

The visual below shows you just how easy it is to assemble your own blue hydrangea wedding bouquet.

Blue Hydrangea Wedding  - Do It Yourself

I also fell in love with this wedding centerpiece pictured below. This is great for all you DIY brides who cannot get enough blue. The mason jars add a simple rustic touch and the blue hydrangeas definitely complete the look.

You can recreate this look by trimming off the stems from our blue hydrangea bush, and placing them in one of our blue mason jars. If you want to change it up a bit, scatter a couple mason jars around the event with white hydrangeas as well.

Blue Hydrangea Centerpiece – Photo from ElizabethAnneDesigns.com

If you aren’t much for assembling your own wedding bouquet or wedding centerpiece, just use our premade blue hydrangea wedding bouquet for both.

Blue Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet Only $14.89

Blue Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet Only $14.89

Carry it alone, or pair it with one of our lovely containers for your wedding centerpieces.

The blue hydrangea wedding is one of the simplest looks to recreate. It is perfect for a summer wedding, and goes well with DIY brides who prefer a more natural, garden fresh look without much fuss.

Did you use blue hydrangeas in your DIY wedding? Comment below!

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How to Incorporate Mercury Glass in Your Wedding Decor

A couple years ago, mercury glass vases entered the wedding decorations arena. They add a touch of elegance and glam to an otherwise simple wedding table arrangement. Personally, we love using mercury glass containers because they are so incredibly versatile, and add a bit of sparkle to any wedding theme.

Pair it with black and silver for a formal affair, or pair it with eggplant and burnt orange for an autumn wedding. The possibilities really are endless.

Check out our favorite mercury glass looks below.

Mercury Glass Wedding Table Setting from Afloral.com

Mercury Glass Wedding Table Setting from Afloral.com

We recently created this look for an outdoor photoshoot. This table setting is perfect for a bright and cheery summer wedding. We mixed the mercury  glass containers with fuchsia vintage bottles and faux flowers, which helped kept the entire look very fun and informal.

Eggplant Mercury Glass Centerpiece from Afloral.com

Eggplant Mercury Glass Centerpiece from Afloral.com

This look is way more elegant, and would be best for a late fall wedding. Keep it classy and simple with one eggplant colored rose and a couple sprays of black berries.

Succulent Wedding Centerpiece

Succulent Wedding Centerpiece

If you love mercury glass, but aren’t a huge fan of faux flowers, try incorporating greenery and succulents instead. We love this wedding centerpiece because the moss and greenery overflow outside the container. It is dramatic, but so easy to recreate.

Mercury Glass Candleholders from Style Me Pretty

Mercury Glass Candleholders from Style Me Pretty

This wedding table arrangement is so gorgeous.We love how the height of each piece varies. The low hydrangeas act as a gorgeous foundation to the high candleholders.

Did you use mercury glass in your wedding decor? Comment below!

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Five Rules for Choosing Your Premade Wedding Bouquet

1. Order Samples

If I’m being honest, our products are actually pretty true to the way they’re pictured online. But sometimes, a photo might not clearly represent how the wedding bouquet looks in person. That is why we always, ALWAYS recommend ordering one or two samples before you place your entire order.

Wedding Rose Bouquet in Red Pink Beauty

Wedding Rose Bouquet in Red Pink Beauty

2. Know Your Ideal Size

Do you want a lush, full wedding bouquet or a simple, understated bouquet? Once you get your samples, bunch  2-3 bouquets together so you know how big you want your bridal bouquet to be. Sometimes, our brides will use three premade bouquets for their wedding bouquet and one for the bridesmaid bouquets, but it’s all up to you and your preference. Once you’ve figured this out, make sure you order accordingly.

3. Finish with Decorative Bouquet Wrap

If you’re ordering one of our premade wedding bouquets, chances are it is held together with green wrap or wire, but it doesn’t come with decorative ribbon around it. (Some of them do, but generally speaking, most do not). In your sample order, make sure you also pick out one or two different decorative ribbons to use for bouquet wrap. Test out each one, and when you’ve picked which one you like best, you can feel free to return the one you didn’t use, as long as it wasn’t cut.

The black and white striped ribbon is my absolute favorite, so simple and trendy :)

Black and White Striped Ribbon from Afloral.com

Black and White Striped Ribbon from Afloral.com

4. Don’t Forget Your Flower Girl

Sometimes our brides get so caught up in ordering bouquets for themselves and the bridesmaids, they forget to order something small for the flower girl. If she’s throwing petals, don’t forget to add some of our colorful rose petals to your cart. If she isn’t throwing petals, we recommend ordering a kissing ball for her to carry down the aisle.

These bright pink petals are so cheery, perfect for a summer wedding.

Pink Rose Petals from Afloral.com

Pink Rose Petals from Afloral.com

5. Fluff It

Finally, don’t forget ladies, these are faux flowers. When you pull them out of the box, there is a chance that they might be slightly bent, and will need some love. Position the flower head outward, and pull the stems a bit more towards you. This is what we call “fluffing” :)

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