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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.

Top 5 Submersible Wedding Centerpieces

Submersible wedding centerpieces were incredibly popular in 2013, and they still  are making a strong appearance in 2014 wedding trend forecasts. Not only do they make a lasting dramatic impression, but they’re so easy to assemble. Check out our top 5 picks for this season’s hottest submersible wedding centerpieces.

1. Submersible Orchid Centerpiece

Recreate this centerpiece with  one floating candle, a tall cylinder glass vase, and 1-3 submersible orchids.

Submersible Orchid Centerpiece from Afloral.com
Submersible Orchid Centerpiece from Afloral.com

2. Submersible Calla Lily Centerpiece

Recreate this centerpiece with two submersible calla lilies and one circular floral container.

Submersible Calla Lily Centerpiece from Afloral.com
Submersible Calla Lily Centerpiece from Afloral.com

3. Submersible Red Rose Centerpiece

Recreate this centerpiece with one cylinder glass vase, one single submersible red  rose, and red vase filler.

Submersible Red Rose Centerpiece
Submersible Red Rose Centerpiece

4. Submersible Flower Heads with Stones

Recreate this centerpiece with natural stones, one submersible flower head, a floating candle, and a cylinder glass vase.

Submersible Flower Heads with Pebbles
Submersible Flower Heads with Pebbles

5. Submersible Fish Bowl Centerpiece

This was so unique, I just had to share :)  Recreate this look with three different sized fish bowls and three submersible cymbidium orchids.

Submersible Fish Bowl Centerpiece
Submersible Fish Bowl Centerpiece

Do you have any other submersible centerpiece ideas? Comment below!

How to Make a Rose and Calla Lily Bouquet

Although I’m not a huge fan of extravagant wedding bouquets, this beauty caught my eye.

Just a fair warning, it does require a hefty amount of wedding flowers, but let me tell you, it’s totally worth it!

This bold summer wedding bouquet is perfect for a casual backyard wedding.

Rose and Calla Lily Bouquet Photo From StyleMePretty.com By Shane Godfrey Photography
Rose and Calla Lily Bouquet Photo From StyleMePretty.com By Shane Godfrey Photography

1. Arrange three yellow calla lilies and two orange calla lilies in a small bunch.

2. Surround this bunch with three red berry sprays, in a triangular fashion.

3. Follow by adding two red roses, two yellow roses, and two peach roses to the bouquet.

4. Finish the bouquet with three red tulips, two peach roses, and three eucalyptus.

5. Go have a cocktail in celebration of all your hard work.


Calla Lily and Rose Wedding Bouquet
Calla Lily and Rose Wedding Bouquet

Hehe, ok the cocktail  part isn’t necessary, but you may find it’s quite needed!

What do you think  of this wedding bouquet, love or leave?


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!


What’s Your Wedding Flower Style?

What’s your flower style?  Do you have a personal style you’re looking to transfer into your wedding day look?  Fun and flirty, hopelessly romantic or chic and modern; different wedding flowers can fit best into particular looks.

Styling your wedding day requires a lot of details and planning.  Some brides don’t even know where to begin.  The key is to keep it simple and establish the basics before you add in the details.  When you’re first planning your wedding flowers your first decision is what type of flower and look you are going for.  Hence, what’s your flower style?

Fun and Flirty Gerbera Daisy Wedding Flowers, afloral.com

Fun and Flirty

Are you fun and flirty? Are you and your groom looking for a low key, fun filled day with family and friends?  Gerbera Daisies are the perfect wedding flower for your special day.  Cheerful, bright and full bursting blooms gerbera daisies will greet you with a smile.

Gerbera daisies make a cheerful bouquet whether they stand on their own or are mixed in with a variety of vibrant flowers.  Their presence stands well as your main flower in wedding arrangements.  Use small vases for single stem daisy centerpieces or create arrangements like afloral.com’s retro daisy metal layette pot with poppies and billy buttons.

Hopeless Romantic Rose Wedding Flowers, afloral.com

Hopeless Romantic

The most traditional wedding flower has to be the romantic rose.  Roses are available in a variety of beautiful styles from open roses, rose buds and rose bushes.  They are soft and delicate, paired with a traditional white, pink or red roses are a very feminine and romantic flower choice.

Roses are not only a flower of classic beauty but they are versatile bloom that works with almost any other type of flower.  To keep with a romantic look pair roses with lush hydrangea stems, peonies or ranunculus. Roses can be styled traditionally with a wrapped bouquet stem and rhinestone accents or kept more casual with a loosely, hand tied ribbon.  Afloral.com’s white Sophia rose arrangement is a simple yet romantic centerpiece idea that would work with a variety of wedding styles, pair with softly lit votive candles to complete your reception ambiance.

Chic and Modern Calla Lily Wedding flowers, afloral.com

Chic and Modern

Chic and modern.  Are you all about keeping it minimal, fresh and chic?  Calla Lilies are wedding flower with a unique and sleek look perfect for a fresh, modern wedding.  A well planned modern wedding will keep it minimal using a few key elements strung throughout your décor.

Consider a submersible centerpiece like afloral.com’s Calla lily in bubble vase for a play on elements, glass, water and floral that make a stunning statement.  If you go with white calla lilies add a pop of color with your reception table clothes or vice versa, glass or metallic container for centerpieces will keep it chic and lighting can set the mood with simple twinkle lights or votive candles.

The Right Planning

Finding your wedding style and flower style can take some time.  Browse wedding magazines, websites and who can stay off pinterest these days for some inspiration.  Once you have settled on a general style look then start in with the details like what type of wedding flowers to use, color palettes and move on to more details like types of arrangements and décor items.