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Bouquets

How to create your own DIY bouquet

DIY Garden Rose & Succulent Bouquet

Make your beautiful bouquet with silk wedding flowers from Afloral.com.  Follow these easy steps and create a bouquet for your wedding day.ezOd1cpwsxpSKrGWKYXVZxXC1jA7FMcw_NfML7VMMpA 1. Gather your supplies.  You will need a pre-made silk rose bouquet, 12 single stem roses, 5 succulents, floral tape, ribbondiamond wrap, wire cutters, and scissors.  1 2. Start with your pre-made rose bouquet.  Add single stem roses to the bouquet, rotating the bouquet in your hand as your go.  2a copy 3. When you are happy with the look secure with floral tape around the stems.3a copy 4. Add the succulents to the bouquet.  4b

If the succulent stem is not long enough you can make a longer stem but adding wire, or disgarded stem from another flower, and securing with floral tape. 4a5. When you are happy with the final look secure the stems with floral tape one last time and clip the ends of the stems so they are even. 6 6. To finish your bouquet, wrap the stems with ribbon.  Start at the bottom of the stems by securring the ribbon with a pin or hot glue.  Wrap the stems, covering the floral tape.  Finish with another pin or hot glue. 7 7.  For a little glam, wrap the finished bouquet in diamond wrap.  Secure the diamond ribbon with pins or hot glue. 8 You are now done!  You can make these bouquets months before your wedding and they will look fresh and stunning on your wedding day.  Store in a vase and cover with cloth to protect from dust and sunlight.  nD_m4D4TcIt26OnWrpkeeg2XfZlzabknc7N6tuIaQgE cqFKcYt6I2syf4tt-SaoBUCvV67WEyr6kVPPxkPhjC8

 

For more DIY video tutorials follow Afloral on YouTube.  This bouquet was designed by WedIdeas.com with faux flowers from Afloral.com.

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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

Coral Wedding Flowers ~ Emily’s Inspiration Board

Emily writes:  Hi! I’m getting married on the beach in Tampa, Fl. My colors are dark teal, coral, tan, and silver (metallic). We’re getting married at a shabby sheek resort right on the beach. I love all flowers and need some great ideas! Thank you!

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Photo credit:Brett Rose

To recreate this beach bright bouquet, you can use the following:

Peach and Coral Roses

Calla Lilies (optional) – you can also substitute peach orchids if you’d like!

White Alstroemeria

Pink Gerbera Daisies

Dark Orange/Coral Protea

Bring in the dark teal color by wrapping the bouquet stems with teal ribbon and use Beach Accessories to tie in the tan and silver.

Happy planning,
Afloral

Spring Wedding Bouquet

Spring is right around the corner.  Brides will be looking for a fresh wedding flower look to accompany this change in season.  Popular wedding trends like vintage weddings and trendy flower choices will influence the season’s look.
Baysidebride.com showcased some beautiful wedding flower bouquets to keep an eye out for this spring season, whether bold and bright, soft and romantic or modern and trendy, bouquets choices can run the gamut for whatever a bride is looking for.  I fell in love with this soft, romantic wedding flower bouquet with pink, white roses, white anemones, dusty miller and berry sprays, lace ribbons adds a vintage touch.

Lets take a look at how to make our own DIY version of this spring bouquet using faux flowers and floral supplies.

Materials:

Instructions:

  • Trim greenery from rose and anemone stems.
  • Build your bouquet by starting with  pink roses and white roses to create the shape and foundation of your bouquet.
  • Next incorporate the berry sprays around the rose stems at the same height, anemone stems in cream can be slid in as accents, sitting a tad bit higher than the other stems.
  • Your final stems to add dusty miller can sit along the base of the bouquet, facing out and downwards.
  • Secure the stems with floral tape and trim the flower ends to be even.
  • Finishing touches add ribbon wrap like lace ribbon decorated with a bouquet charm to complete your bouquet.

Remember faux flowers are durable and versatile, play around with your stems as you arrange them.  You can bend and twist stems to get just the right angles.  Once everything is in place you can go back and tweak your arrangement.
This romantic bouquet is the perfect fit for a spring wedding.  It is soft and feminine with a vintage touch.  Dusty miller, anemone and vintage lace are all big wedding trends right now.  They are combined beautifully to complement each other in this vintage wedding bouquet.  Pink roses give us a pop of warm color while the dusty miller and berry sprays make a play on shape and texture.

Five Rules for Choosing Your Premade Wedding Bouquet

1. Order Samples

If I’m being honest, our products are actually pretty true to the way they’re pictured online. But sometimes, a photo might not clearly represent how the wedding bouquet looks in person. That is why we always, ALWAYS recommend ordering one or two samples before you place your entire order.

Wedding Rose Bouquet in Red Pink Beauty
Wedding Rose Bouquet in Red Pink Beauty

2. Know Your Ideal Size

Do you want a lush, full wedding bouquet or a simple, understated bouquet? Once you get your samples, bunch  2-3 bouquets together so you know how big you want your bridal bouquet to be. Sometimes, our brides will use three premade bouquets for their wedding bouquet and one for the bridesmaid bouquets, but it’s all up to you and your preference. Once you’ve figured this out, make sure you order accordingly.

3. Finish with Decorative Bouquet Wrap

If you’re ordering one of our premade wedding bouquets, chances are it is held together with green wrap or wire, but it doesn’t come with decorative ribbon around it. (Some of them do, but generally speaking, most do not). In your sample order, make sure you also pick out one or two different decorative ribbons to use for bouquet wrap. Test out each one, and when you’ve picked which one you like best, you can feel free to return the one you didn’t use, as long as it wasn’t cut.

The black and white striped ribbon is my absolute favorite, so simple and trendy :)

Black and White Striped Ribbon from Afloral.com
Black and White Striped Ribbon from Afloral.com

4. Don’t Forget Your Flower Girl

Sometimes our brides get so caught up in ordering bouquets for themselves and the bridesmaids, they forget to order something small for the flower girl. If she’s throwing petals, don’t forget to add some of our colorful rose petals to your cart. If she isn’t throwing petals, we recommend ordering a kissing ball for her to carry down the aisle.

These bright pink petals are so cheery, perfect for a summer wedding.

Pink Rose Petals from Afloral.com
Pink Rose Petals from Afloral.com

5. Fluff It

Finally, don’t forget ladies, these are faux flowers. When you pull them out of the box, there is a chance that they might be slightly bent, and will need some love. Position the flower head outward, and pull the stems a bit more towards you. This is what we call “fluffing” :)