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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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!

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A Radiant Orchid Colored Wedding

Ironically enough, Pantone named this year’s color of the year radiant orchid. {We might be a bit partial to the flowery name, don’t judge us!} Appearing just as it sounds, this color is a bright pop of pinkish purple. If you’re a style conscious bride, and want to incorporate this year’s trend setting swatch into your wedding decorations and wedding flowers, here’s how.

After surfing Pinterest for some eye popping DIY wedding flower inspiration, I found this gorgeous wedding bouquet. This is perfect for all you hesitant trendsetters: ladies who love the color, but prefer a softer look.

Radiant Orchid Wedding Flowers Photo From StyleMePretty.com

Radiant Orchid Wedding Flowers Photo From StyleMePretty.com

To incorporate this wedding flower trend without appearing too tacky, you might want to mix in variations of the color. The above wedding bouquet mixes blush wedding flowers, cream wedding flowers, and orchid wedding flowers to create this lush look.

Now, if you’re feeling like being bright and bold, sprinkle this color throughout all your wedding decor, not just your wedding flowers. Put a bright colored flower in your hair, some radiant orchid colored candies in a jar, the possibilities are utterly endless. The board below outlines a classy method for approaching this color trend.

Radiant Orchid Wedding Inspiration Photo By Hotref.com

Radiant Orchid Wedding Inspiration Photo By Hotref.com

But, out of all swatches and inspiration board examples, I have to say that this one really caught my eye. The orchid colored table linen paired with a mason jar and several wedding stems is simply stunning. Sometimes understated truly is the way to go.
Radiant Orchid Wedding Centerpiece Photo By UnitedwithLove.com

Radiant Orchid Wedding Centerpiece Photo By UnitedwithLove.com

Are you brave enough to rock this radiant orchid wedding trend, or is it too “welcome to the 80s” for you? Share your thoughts below!

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Silk Wedding Flowers: Orchid Arrangements

I have to say I’m in love.  The white orchid, hydrangea, calla lily and peacock feather wedding flower bouquet Mindy found at Heart Love Weddings for her Wednesday Inspiration Board, it’s gorgeous.

Orchids are a popular wedding flower choice among brides.  They are unique yet at the same classic and beautiful.  Orchids are a favorite wedding flower for bouquets like the gorgeous one shared in Mindy’s post and wedding centerpieces and arrangements.  They are also ideal for another hot wedding trend, submersible wedding flower arrangements.  Emily M. blogging at Noknowsweddings.com shares how to get the most of these two wedding trends in her DIY Wedding Flower: Orchid Centerpieces post.

Emily starts off by stating, “Clusters of submerged orchid centerpieces are a favorite of modern brides.  Who can blame them?”.  She goes on to suggest using silk wedding flowers for an easy DIY wedding project. “Anytime you’re embarking on a do-it-yourself wedding project, you want time to be on your side, in order to make sure you’re happy with the end result.  To that end, I recommend using silk orchids and greenery to create your centerpieces.  This way you can get to work weeks in advance without facing the problem of wilting.”

Emily shares good advice, silk wedding flowers give you the same beauty as real flowers at a fraction of the cost and they’ll put time on your side.  Order your flowers months in advance and have all the time you want to put together your own DIY wedding flower arrangements.  Both orchid wedding flowers and calla lily wedding flowers make beautiful submersible arrangements.  Add a candle for an intriguing play on elements, the natural beauty of the silk wedding flowers, the weightlessness of water, glass and reflections of the candle’s flames.  An arrangement sure to set a romantic tone at any wedding.

photo credits: afloral.com submersible white orchid centerpiece, projectwedding.com submersible orchid with river rocks, diy.wed-central.com pink submersible, afloral.com calla lily arrangement

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