Donna writes: Bridesmaids dresses are teal chiffon. I want to incorporate sunflowers in with out getting rustic.
Pairing sunflowers with flower like roses, orchids, and delphiniums will help create more a of glam appearance instead of that rustic feel. Use orchids that are teal/turquoise instead of blue to tie in your wedding colors.
Pomander or kissing balls are a popular wedding decor item. What ever name you call them by, the flower bloom spheres are an easy item to decorate with. DIY pomanders are fairly simple to create. Three floral products, faux flowers, styrofoam balls and ribbon, keep materials to a minimum.
Making your own pomanders will allow you to customize flower and color choices to your wedding theme and also coordinate with bouquet flowers. If you are already planning other DIY flower projects you can order your faux flowers in bushes instead of single stems or possibly get a discount on bulk purchases. Who doesn’t love saving a little money?
Afloral.com’s sunflower pomander is a popular pin on pinterest, actually it is one of the most re-pinned pins from the afloral.com site. Keeping in mind it’s ease and versatile lets take a look at how you can create your own sunflower pomander.
Tip: By using the sunflower bush you are going to get the most for your money, it will be more affordable than buying individual stems for this project.
Trim sunflower blooms off the sunflower bush, leaving about 3-4″ of the stem. Base this measurement off the diameter of the styrofoam ball you are going to insert them into.
Insert blooms around the circumference of the styrofoam ball, keeping blooms close together until the entire surface around the ball is filled.
Optional, add ribbon to be able to hang pomanders for decor. Trim several inches of ribbon to create a loop then hot glue ends to the styrfoam ball, hiding the ribbon’s ends underneath the flower blooms.
Pomanders are versatile decor items. The sunflower pomander would be perfect for any rustic, outdoor, country or barn weddings. Pomanders can substitute for bridesmaid bouquets or flower girl’s baskets coming in at a fraction of the cost for traditional flower arrangements. To use them in ceremony decor, pomanders can be hassle free aisle or pew decorations.
Wedding reception decor ideas are endless with pomanders. Centerpieces can incorporate the faux flower spheres from displaying them in vases to hanging them from branches. Pomanders make simple and affordable chairbacks for the bridal party table. And as seen in our afloral.com sunflower pomander photo, they can be hung as decor items to dress up any venue space.
Spring is right around the corner. Brides will be looking for a fresh wedding flower look to accompany this change in season. Popular wedding trends like vintage weddings and trendy flower choices will influence the season’s look. Baysidebride.com showcased some beautiful wedding flower bouquets to keep an eye out for this spring season, whether bold and bright, soft and romantic or modern and trendy, bouquets choices can run the gamut for whatever a bride is looking for. I fell in love with this soft, romantic wedding flower bouquet with pink, white roses, white anemones, dusty miller and berry sprays, lace ribbons adds a vintage touch.
Remember faux flowers are durable and versatile, play around with your stems as you arrange them. You can bend and twist stems to get just the right angles. Once everything is in place you can go back and tweak your arrangement.
This romantic bouquet is the perfect fit for a spring wedding. It is soft and feminine with a vintage touch. Dusty miller, anemone and vintage lace are all big wedding trends right now. They are combined beautifully to complement each other in this vintage wedding bouquet. Pink roses give us a pop of warm color while the dusty miller and berry sprays make a play on shape and texture.
Are you a romantic at heart? If the answer is yes, chances are you have been dreaming about your wedding day for quite awhile now. Many brides want their special day to feel and look like a fairytale.
Planning your wedding you don’t need a stylist or a ton of extra cash to go into expenses for creating a romantic wedding centerpiece for your fairytale wedding. A romantic wedding centerpiece can fit into a variety of wedding themes from vintage, rustic to modern. I have five great, universal tips to share with you on how to create a romantic wedding centerpiece whatever your theme may be.
Color Palette– a romantic wedding is soft and feminine. Often for this look color palettes are made up of traditionally feminine hues, pink, blush, purple, peach. Warm hues are also ideal to be igniting yet inviting. Colors in a romantic wedding palette complement each other they are not too bold and do not compete with each other.
Flowers– wedding flowers are beautifully showcased in a romantic wedding centerpiece, they are at the main focal point in any arrangement. Soft, feminine hues are picked up in rose, peony, ranunculus and hydrangea flower petals.
Lighting– in soft votives and tall pillars candle lighting is another central, important element to a romantic wedding centerpiece. The right candle lighting accenting romantic wedding flowers can set the mood for your whole wedding look.
& 5. The two final tips to creating a romantic wedding centerpiece go hand in hand. Small details and personalized touches are key to bringing the look of a romantic centerpiece together. Details like hanging jewels, bouquet or centerpiece charms, vintage heirlooms or pictures will add depth and meaning to decor items. Those little touches that have a tie to the bride and groom and their families will connect with others on a more deeper level.
Creating a romantic centerpiece with the right color palette, type of flowers, lighting and special details does not have to be overly complicated or expensive. Many of the tips will cost you nothing. One more tip for you today keep in mind starting out with the right information and knowing the direction you would like to take your wedding look can save you both money and time as you begin your wedding planning or wedding purchases.
If you’ve settled on your wedding flowers and bouquet style your work is half way done. Coordinating the rest of the wedding party’s flower arrangements will be based off the decisions you’ve made for your bridal bouquet.
The bride’s bouquet is going to be more elaborate, typically consisting of two- three types of flowers and color choices. That gives you more options to break down flower arrangements into smaller bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages.
The bridal party flowers are going to be an extension of your more elaborate bridal bouquet. They are meant to accent and complement the main focal piece carried by the bride who should be the center of attention on her wedding day!
Lets take a look at two different bridal bouquets and their coordinating bridesmaid bouquet and boutonniere:
The hot pink and black bridal bouquet is composed of three types and colors of flowers with some dramatic black feather and rhinestone accents. It gives us a great start to break down flowers into smaller and simpler arrangements.
The bridesmaid bouquet borrows one type of flower from the larger bouquet. A simple hand-tied gerbera daisy bouquet captures the same style with black ribbon accents and touches of rhinestones. The boutonniere pulls all three color choices together with a simple flower combination.
Three different arrangements that work together by coordinating flowers and colors.
The peony and rose bouquet in pink and white is a fresh, full arrangement perfect for a spring or rustic wedding. The bridesmaid bouquet is a smaller, fun version of the larger bouquet. It uses the same peony stems and mixes in a new peach color in roses accented by baby’s breath. The boutonnieres keep it traditional and simple with white rose buds and baby’s breath.
These arrangements work with slight variations in colors and flowers but the underlying style remains the same to create beautiful, fresh wedding flower arrangements.