Glam Sunflower Wedding Bouquet ~ Donna’s Inspiration Board

Donna writes: Bridesmaids dresses are teal chiffon. I want to incorporate sunflowers in with out getting rustic.

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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.

Get the Goods:

Yellow Sunflowers

Blue Orchids

Delphinium

Cream Roses

Satin Ribbon

Happy planning,
Afloral

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DIY Sunflower Pomander

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?

DIY Sunflower Pomander

DIY Sunflower Pomander

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.

Materials:

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Insert blooms around the circumference of the styrofoam ball, keeping blooms close together until the entire surface around the ball is filled.
  3. 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.

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Rustic Sunflower Bouquet ~ Sadieann’s Inspiration Board

Sunflower-Wedding-SadieannBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Donna Beck Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Roseville Blossoms & Balloons

{Sadieann’s Request}
Hello I am engaged and my theme is golden yellow sunflowers with dark teal and emerald green accents. I would like some ideas of bouquets and centerpiece arrangements. We love country chic  themes. I am incorporating skeleton vintage keys as well for the key to my heart theme. If you don’t mind thank you.

{Sadieann’s Bouquet Details}
This rustic sunflower bouquet via The Frosted Petticoat is recreated with Yellow Sunflowers & Bud Roses, Blue Thistles, Fuchsia Blossom Branches, and Baby Grass Greenery.  To add some color use Turquoise Flowering Branches and Jade Satin Ribbon.  Happy Planning, Mindy

sunflower centerpiece mason jarsRustic Sunflower and Delphinium in Mason Jar Centerpiece via Style Me Pretty

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Sunflower Wedding Flowers ~ Leigh Ann’s Inspiration Board

Sunflower-Bouquet-LeighBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Jeremy & Kristin   |  Floral Designer:  DIY Bride

{Leigh Ann’s Request}
Hello! I am a DIY bride and I am having trouble selecting what flowers to use for my bouquet, boutonniere’s, and centerpieces. I am having a fall wedding with the ceremony outside and reception inside. I want it to be simple, but beautiful. My favorite flowers are sunflowers, daisies, and roses. I would appreciate it if you could give me some ideas please!  Thanks,  Leigh Ann

{Leigh Ann’s Bouquet & Centerpiece Details}
This colorful sunflower and rose bouquet via Boho Weddings is recreated with Yellow Sunflowers, Violet Purple Scabiosa Sprays & Delphiniums, Yellow Mums, Cream Cosmos, Red Open Roses, and Seeded Eucalyptus Greenery.  The Sunflower & Cream Rudbeckia Bouquet will make a perfect bridesmaid bouquet.  Wrap each bouquet with rustic Sack Cloth Burlap Ribbon.  Use our premade Sunflower Boutonniere for your groom and groomsmen.  Visit our Sunflower Wedding Ideas for more helpful planning ideas.  Happy Planning, Mindy

sunflower-centerpiece-mason jarColorful Sunflower, Fuchsia Orchid & Purple Statice with Greenery Mason Jar Centerpiece via Ruffled

Centerpiece Inspiration Photo:  Katherine O’Brien Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Central Market

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Fall Foliage and Fall Wedding Flower Arrangements

These past few weeks have seen the peak in this year’s fall foliage. Vibrant oranges, golds, crimsons mixed with natural elements.

The fall season is alive with inspiration.  Whether you area looking for wedding palette choices or ideas to incorporate natural elements into your wedding decor, look no further than out your window.

In the midst of the Autumn season a fall wedding can pull seasonal elements like pumpkins, gourds, leaves, branches, moss and berries to save on decor.  Silk wedding flowers are paired beautifully with these natural elements.  They also give you the flexibility of choosing any type of wedding flower no matter how late in the season.  Incorporating both items into your wedding decor can give you two ways to save on your decor budget.

Sunflowers are a beautiful rich floral choice that works well with natural fall elements and the vibrant fall color palette.  Used in bouquets, sunflowers carry and warmth and beauty of the fall season.  Brides can stand out with a full sunflower bouquet or mixed in with other seasonal favorites like dahlias, roses or wild flowers.

Afloral.com’s Sunflower and Pumpkin Arrangement

Afloral.com’s pumpkin, berry and sunflower arrangement can give you a touch of the sunflower’s warmth mixed with the bounty of fall elements.  This pre-arranged floral pot stands at 6.5″ tall and is under $8 a piece.  Rich golden sunflowers are mixed with lush seasonal green berries and an artificial pumpkin accented by changing foliage that ties together the whole arrangement’s color palette.

Use small pre-made wedding flower arrangements like these as accents around your reception or dress them up as centerpieces on reception tables.  Your bridal table may be accented with fuller arrangements or bridesmaid’s bouquets but smaller arrangements like the pumpkin, berry and sunflower pot will sit well on guest tables.  Add in twinkle lights and softly lit votive candles to set the romantic tone for a warm fall wedding.

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