Coral and Navy Wedding Centerpiece ~ Jennifer’s Inspiration Board

Jennifer writes: I need help creating centerpieces for my wedding. I love hydrangea, roses, ranunculus, anemones.. My wedding colors are coral (more towards the pink, lighter shade), a blue that ranges from navy to a brighter blue and then ivory/white.

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You can see in the example photo that they used a navy table cloth to bring in the blue! If that doesn’t work for you, you can always bring in blue by using blue vases (possibly painting mason jars navy), wrapping a blue ribbon around your centerpiece vases, or even sprinkling some blue anemones into the arrangement.

Get the Goods:

Coral Roses

Cream Anemones

Cream Hydrangeas

Silver Mercury Accessories

Tallow Berries

Happy planning,
Afloral

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Fall Orange Bittersweet Centerpiece ~ Shakeena’s Inspiration Board

Shakeena writes: Our wedding colors are sunset orange and cranberry. attached is the centerpiece we are trying to recreate. can you let me know which products would create this and how much is needed to buy. we need 12 to 13 centerpieces made. Also, i have attached an image of the bouquet I want for myself and bridal party.

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There are approximately 15-20 bittersweet sprays in that centerpiece – so you would need about 200-250 sprays to create 12-13 centerpieces just like that. The bouquets are gorgeous! To create bouquets like the photo, you are looking at 24-30 roses per bouquet. Though you can always go smaller for the bridesmaids.

Get the Goods:

Bittersweet Branches

Taper Vase

Reindeer Moss (around the top of the vase/bittersweet stems)

Submersible Lights

Happy planning,
Afloral

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Rustic Lavender Wedding ~ Tamara’s Inspiration Board

Tamara writes: My colors are eggplant and wheat my girls are in eggplant and the guys will be in dark khaki suits. I will have an antique gold gown. We are decorating with burlap, lace, wine bottles, and blue mason jars. Very country, rustic, laid back. I was thinking lavender and babies breath, but I’m not sure what else to use. I like dusty millers and a softer palette, but not sure how it will go with the dark purple. Help!! :-)

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Light blue, lavender, and eggplant with a mix of greenery and gold accents is actually quite a striking palette! Hopefully this board will show you that with them all together.

Get the goods:

Blue Mason Jars

Preserved Gyp (gold on this board but there are a few different colors)

Wheat

Burlap & Lace Bouquet Wrap

Eggplant Cymbidium

Preserved Lavender

Happy planning,
Afloral

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DIY 4th of July Centerpiece

Contributed blog post from Lover.ly. They used Afloral’s flowers for their Best Buds Weekly Feature!
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When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, there’s a lot to learn. Every Tuesday, we’ll feature all you need to know about an in-season flower. From colors and care to costs and all sorts of wedding floral design inspiration, we’re your “best bud.”
This week, we’re showing you how to make a 4th of July centerpiece

4th of July centerpiece

 

If you’re planning a BBQ for Independence Day and need a little inspiration for your all-American decor, this simple floral arrangement is the perfect way to add a patriotic touch!

 

4th of July centerpiece DIY

 

Supplies

 

Three white vases of varying sizes (ours were 3.5 inches tall5.5 inches tall, and 8 inches tall)

 

One large block of floral foam

 

Wire cutters

 

Red arrangement (tall vase)

 

6-8 red carnations

 

6 red mini Gerbera daisies

 

Blue arrangement (medium vase)

 

6 blue carnations

 

6-8 blue cornflowers

 

White arrangement (short vase)

 

6 white mini spray roses

 

6-8 white carnations

 

Instructions

 

1. Cut a piece of foam a few inches tall to fit inside each vase and place inside.

 

2. Place stems along the side of the vase to gauge the desired height and trim accordingly with wire cutters.

 

3. Fill each vase with the corresponding carnations, pushing the stems into the foam.

 

4. Use the remaining flowers to fill out the arrangement.

 

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We love that these arrangements are so simple to create and add a fun punch of color to your 4th of July party! (And if you’re not feeling the red, white, and blue, you could use the same method with flowers in different colors to create a monochromatic arrangement for any occasion!)

XO,

Rachel
Lover.ly

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Inexpensive Glitz and Glam Wedding Table Decor

Glitz and Glamor Wedding Table Decor, diamond table runner, crushed acrylic glass and votive candles

Glitz and Glamor Wedding Table Decor, diamond table runner, crushed acrylic glass and votive candles

Inexpensive wedding decor items used the right way can create stunning reception table decorations.  Little touches like deccor accents and votive candles can play a huge roll in bringing a table’s centerpiece look together.

One of afloral.com’s most popular photos on pinterest is the Glitz and Glamor Diamond Table Runner idea featuring the diamond reflection table runner, crushed clear acrylic glass ice and votive candles.  It is a simple design idea, hence it’s popularity, that can pull off a glam wedding look.  Just what any bride can dream of: affordable wedding decorations with style.

Glitz and Glamor Wedding Table Decor, diamond table runner, crushed acrylic glass and votive candles

Glitz and Glamor Wedding Table Decor, diamond table runner, crushed acrylic glass and votive candles

How to Create  Glitz & Glamor Table Decor:

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Dress up reception table linens with the diamond table runner on long or round tables.  Table runners measure 4.5″ wide by 5 yards long they can easily be trimmed to fit table measurements or let them hang slightly off the table. (Tip: use trimmed runner pieces to wrap vases or bouquets dressing up more inexpensive decor items)

Crushed acrylic glass can be added next.  Scatter along the length of the table runner, some pieces falling off the runner.  The beauty is in the randomness of this design.

Final step is to add the votive candles.  The candles in this look pull everything together once lit the flames hitting against the faux diamond runner and acrylic glass create a glamorous play of light.  Pair with lush faux flowers in your favorite hue and simple vases for a centerpiece arrangement.

Smart brides have to be crafty and crafty brides have to be smart to get the most out of their DIY wedding decorations.  This easy DIY Glitz and Glamor Wedding Table Decor idea is the perfect example.  Three inexpensive decor items styled the right way for a fabulous and glamorous wedding look.

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