Trying to decide which flowers you will use for your wedding day can be quite confusing to any bride. Most brides know what colors they like and the types of their favorite flowers, but have no idea how to combine them all together to make the bouquet of their dreams. Here are 3 ways to alleviate some of the stress involved in choosing the right bouquet.
Build A Silk Bouquet – Wedding Design Ideas
The Build A Bouquet section in our Wedding Design Ideas is an excellent new feature we are offering brides who want to have a hand in creating their own bouquet. We give you the exact components of what silk flowers we used in the bouquet and you put it together. This is perfect choice for a bride who likes to be a part of all the wedding details.
Premade Bouquets – Silk Wedding Flowers
Purchasing a premade bouquet allows you to focus on other aspects of your wedding planning. All the work is already done, so just choose the ribbon you desire. We have many seasonal bouquets, along with timeless choices, in all the trendy wedding colors. This is also a perfect choice for a destination wedding because it is easy to pack and bring along to your wedding spot.
Designer Bouquet From Etsy – Customer Appreciation
We are very lucky to have a great group of talented floral designers that use our silk flowers to create stunning wedding bouquets. These realistic expressions will fool the toughest flower critics. We love the Etsy community. It has given the DIY designers & crafters a wonderful marketplace to display their creative work. Here are a few examples of their amazing silk bouquets: SilkWeddings, BloomedToLast, & AmoreBride.
If you have an inspiration picture of a bouquet you would like to create in silk flowers, please email me at mindy[at]afloral.com and I will personally help you select the flowers that best represent your photo.
Acres of rustic vines, sweet whispering aromas, and sunsets as far as the eye can see. Vineyard Weddings, enclosed by all of the beauty that nature has to offer.
A weather wooden sign points you in the right direction to the wedding. Rustic signs are a popular way to help direct your guests, especially when leading them to a rural wedding destination.
A new way to use all of those wine corks you have saved. Sweet Sunday Events created this touching display that brings you back to basic school yard love. You can’t get anything more perfect than Esty Artist Beach Cottage Lanes cork initials.
A romantic peony and rose bouquet with wispy greens are a perfect compliment to an organic winery setting. A simple hydrangea centerpiece in a garden urn will finish the soft natural look.
Staying true to the theme, one bride chooses to recreate the realistic look of grapes on the vine. A second choice is a delectable main cake, with a nosegay of roses, for cutting surrounded by personal cakes to share with all of the guests.
The sunflower is a distinctive symbol of warmth and happiness. It is the perfect accent for any end of summer or fall wedding.
Brilliant yellow petals, deep brown spiraling centers accented by green. Sunflowers are a stunning wedding flower choice; whether you let them stand out on their own or pair them with other flowers, they can easily be styled to fit an array of fall wedding themes.
Let your wedding day shine. Accent your day from the ceremony to the reception with loosely tied or arranged sunflowers.
Styled with white daisies, curly willow, raffia, jute cloth and galvanized containers this Afloral.com sunflower shoot showcases several sunflower arrangements and sunflower centerpieces perfect for your country or barn wedding.
The sunflowers provide a brilliant burst of cheerful yellow sure to make anyone smile. They capture the warmth and beauty of the season while paired with a few of your everyday country items. These sunflower wedding arrangements will warm your guests hearts while making them feel comfortable and at home.
The Bold and The Wild
Kick up the vibrant yellow of the sunflower with bold, colorful hues from other wild flowers. Pairing yellow with complementary blues and purples will add a pop of color to your wedding decor; as seen in this sunflower bouquet from theknot.com. Styled with a variety of wild flowers, loosely tied sunflower bouquets, mason jars, votive candles and wooden signs will create beautiful decor for your fall rustic wedding.
The vibrant bunch wildflowers will feature the beauty of the fall season through color. Loosely tied sunflower bouquets and mason jars will keep it simple, with a touch of light from votive candles. Wooden signs are a great wedding decor accessory, adding a hint of nature while directing guests.
Cheap wedding tip, have your brides maids carry loosely tied silk sunflower bouquets at your ceremony and then transfer them into pre- arranged mason jars at your reception bridal table for an instant and cost savings sunflower centerpiece.
Dress It Up
While sunflowers usually read cheerful and carefree, they can easily be dressed up for a more formal chic fall wedding. Keep it clean and crisp for a country chic wedding. Use sunflowers sparingly as accents throughout your wedding, styled with a choice of white, cream, black or brown. This sunflower bouquet from bouquet bridal is a great example, it pairs sunflowers with soft cream roses.
For your special day filled with warmth and happiness as you say I do, sunflowers are the ideal choice for wedding day decor. A sunflower wedding is versatile to fit a country or barn wedding theme, even a rustic or chic country wedding theme. By making the right choices you can style your sunflower arrangements, bouquets and centerpieces to fit any fall wedding. Tip, budget brides will be enthused to fine silk sunflowers always in season and friendly to anyone’s budget, they also work great for any DIY wedding decorations.
Chair backs are a great wedding accessory. From the ceremony to the reception they can dress up any chair your venue offers.
Chair backs are so versatile they can be created out of a variety of materials, from ribbon, tulle, raffia, silk flowers and wreathes. They are a perfect DIY wedding idea and can help save costs on wedding decorations for any budget wedding.
Afloral.com’s recent fall wedding photo shoot featured several simple yet striking DIY fall chair back ideas. Today we’re going to break down the steps to two chair backs; simply chic sunflower chair back and rustic birch wreath chair back.
Simply Chic Sunflower
This is a wonderful DIY chair back design that can easily be put together ahead of time and then attached before your ceremony or reception. Dress up your outdoor wedding ceremony by adding sunflower chair backs to your aisle chairs, or make a beautiful statement at your reception by adoring the bridal table with these chic sunflower design chair backs
Using the floral wire cutters snip the head of the sunflower and a few leaves from your silk sunflower bush. Set them aside.
Next you need to measure and cut your ribbon. 3 pieces about 30 inches long each, will give you enough length to achieve the look shown.
Take separate pieces of ribbon and create a 3 inch loop at the top of each piece, them layer them together. (If you are creating this look ahead of time to attach to your chairs the day of your wedding you are going to want to tack items in place with a dab of hot glue)
Now you can attach your leaves and silk sunflower blooms where the ribbon comes together from the loops. Tuck the green leaves behind the sunflower and tack both in place.
The Afloral.com example attached the ribbon, sunflower chair back to the chair first with floral wire and then wrapped loose strands of raffia around the wire tying it just below the sunflower bloom. A time saving tip, attach the raffia directly to the ribbon to have a complete chair back that you can attach to your chairs the day of with floral wire.
With a little prep work this Afloral.com Simply Chic Sunflower Chair back is ready to shine on your wedding day. An excellent decor accent for your country, barn or outdoor wedding; customize your ribbon color from cream, green, purple or brown to better fit your wedding theme.
Natural Birch Wreath
The second Afloral.com DIY fall chair back idea will win you over with it’s natural beauty and easy assembly. Using a pre-made birch wreath add a touch of nature to your rustic, country or outdoor wedding.
With one step take a piece of floral wire looping it through the top of your chair and the center of your wreath, twist or tie your ends adjusting your length to where you want the wreath to fall.
That’s it one step, an easy DIY fall chair back you can assemble the day of your wedding. Choose to decorate your bridal party chairs and guests can take their rustic wreathes home with them as favors. Add a sash of ribbon to attach your wreath to the chair with instead of the floral wire and you can get a nice accent of color to match your wedding flowers.
Color can be the most important element of your wedding day. It is a powerful tool that will set the atmosphere, draw attention and/ or make a statement. theknot.com reports the hottest thing happening at receptions is color; big, bold color. Gone are the days of color used to accent white wedding decor, it has stepped into the forefront of wedding decorating.
But where do you start? theknot.com lays out a few tips when choosing color combinations. Make sure you consider your location and venue, whether it is a neutral palette or already packed with decor. For inspiration find colors you like in art galleries, magazines, fabric stores, paint swatches ect.
Color Lesson 101
As you begin your search for the perfect wedding color scheme you will quickly learn it is not as easy as picking pink, purple, green or blue. As you are searching for different color options you will most likely come across an array of terms like hues, tints, shades, tone, warm vs. cool colors. Confused yet?
I’m going to break it down to the basics; here’s your go to guide for understanding color concepts and terms while in search for your perfect wedding day hues.
Color 101 is in session and it all starts with a color wheel or circle, which is an organization of colors or hues. The color wheel is designed to show you the relationship of primary, secondary and complementary colors.
Primary colors are your 3 colors that all other colors are made from, Red, Blue, and Yellow.
Secondary colors are the mixture of two primary colors, Orange, Green, Purple.
Complementary colors are opposite of each other on the color wheel.
Analogous colors are colors run next to each other on the color wheel.
Within these distinctions of colors there are also terms to know such as tints, shades and tones. Tints are lightening a color by adding white, Shades are darkening a color by adding black and a tone is adding gray to a color. Colors are also often described as warm, cool or neutral.
Warm colors are vivid and energize, your reds, yellows, oranges.
Cool colors are calm and tend to recede, your blues, blue green, blue violet, purples.
Neutral colors are versatile and easy to pair or accent your more colorful hues. These are white, black, gray, cream, browns, and tan.
A lot of information just to define color, right? Don’t worry you wont be quizzed on this. It is just to provide a basic concept of how colors are defined and categorized.
Now let’s put this information to work and apply it to a few popular hues for your fall wedding. Whether you are planning a simple outdoors wedding, romantic rustic wedding, country chic wedding or barn wedding fall hues are known for their rich, deep tones while also providing some pop with vibrant warm colors.
neutral colors: silver, gold, creams, brown and taupe
warm colors: burgundy, burnt orange, crimson red, fuchsia, golden yellows
cool colors: dark green, navy blue, egg plant purple, turquoise, slate blue, lavender, plum
outdoor-wedding-ideas.com suggest when choosing your fall wedding colors, remember to limit yourselves to two-three colors so as not to take on too much. Let’s try out a few combinations:
Those deep rich shades associated with fall colors can be reached pairing
burnt orange and rich burgundy accented by greenery pictured left in Afloral.com’s bold dahlia silk wedding flower arrangement. The orange shade and rich, red burgundy are an analogous pairing of colors, because orange and red run next to each other on the color wheel. Beautiful arrangement for any autumn wedding or country chic wedding.
Afloral.com’s arrangement of golden yellow, billy buttons and blue, cornflowers are the perfect example of complementary color choices. Blue and yellow are located opposite of each other on the color wheel. What a fun, fresh take on traditional fall hues; use this idea to add a little pop to your outdoor wedding or barn wedding.
A great example of soft, romantic fall tint and the use of neutrals is found in Afloral.com’s lovely lavender shot. Lavender is a pale tint, which is the lightening of a color by adding white, of violet. This cool tint sets a calm, soft atmosphere accented by a touch of warmth in the wheat and crispness of the white flowers, sheer ribbon and lace. Make sure and read Kaila’s post In Love with Lavender Weddings for how to incorporate lavender into your fall wedding decor.
It’s easy to see how color can be the most powerful tool to define your wedding day. Armed with a basic understanding of relationships on the color wheel, and a few common terms you’ll be able to decipher the cryptic code of color. Whether you go with deep, rich fall tones, soft, cool tints or bright, complementary colors you’ll be able to better understand how color can step into the forefront of your wedding decor.