How to Make a Bouquet with Silver Brunia

Brides everywhere are looking for silver brunia.  Recently we received Natural Brunia in Silver Grey and couldn’t wait to add it to a bouquet!  Follow this simple DIY and you can create this gorgeous and romantic bridal bouquet.  It’s affordable, classic, and long lasting.
11. Gather your supplies.  We wanted to create a bouquet that would be perfect for any season and any bride.  This classic beauty could walk down a winter wedding aisle or look fresh outdoors during your summer nuptials, perfect for the country, vintage or boho bride.  We choose to use lambs ear, white silk peonies, an open rose pre-made bouquet and single cream roses to compliment the silver brunia.  For a little more glam we added a gold ribbon and gold rose petals.  You will also need floral tape, wire cutters, and a hot glue gun.F5MsRJqBsvxcMdwgEpu7vmORI7U1EPtVcqlWN53Q4Dg copy2. Pull off the greenery on the silk flower stems.  If the leaves do not easily pull off you can use your wire cutters or scissors to remove them at the stem. 23.  Seperate the pre-made rose bouquet.  For a smaller bouquet you do not need to use all of the roses.  (For a larger bouquet you can simply add the additional stems and greenery to the pre-made bouquet and follow the instuctions for the DIY Garden Rose & Succulent Bouquet.) Gather one of each of your stems in one hand: a brunia bundle, peony and rose stem.
34.  Wrap with floral tape.  Continue adding the flowers and brunia to the bouquet, working in a circle.
45. Add the lambs ear around the outside of the bouquet and secure with floral tape. Clip the stems so they are even.
566.  Cut an arms length of ribbon to wrap the stems. For an interesting effect we decided to tie the ribbon in small knots down the length of the stems.  Tuck the ends of the ribbon under the knots when you are happy with the ribbon coverage over the stems.
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cb8kh-HZsilxNCreNtU9L4c2E_WRfummcb6eTOEBNSs8.  For a little extra glitter and glam  we added individual metallic gold petals to the silk roses.  Simply add a small dot of hot glue to the base of the rose petals and secure a gold petal to the rose.  Incorporate them naturally into the silk roses so they lay seemlessly with the silk flower petals.  Add a few to each rose for a subtle look or add more for a little more glitz.  If you want to keep with the silver brunia theme you can  use silver silk petals and a silver ribbon.
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DIY Gold Glitter Candles and Holders

This DIY features four do it yourself designs for your upcoming event.  Follow the simple steps and shop for all the supplies you will need.  This is a great project for the bride on a budget!

Glitter Candlestick:1

Gather your supplies:  You will need a spray adhesive, glitter, and a taper candle.


Spray the bottom of the taper candle with an adhesive spray glue.  Generously cover the glued area with glitter.  Allow a few moments to dry and then gently tap the candle to remove excess glitter.


Glitter Votive:


Gather your supplies:  You will need a spray adhesiveglitter, and white votive candles in clear glass.


Spray the bottom of the votive with an adhesive spray glue.  Generously cover the glued area with glitter.  Allow a few moments to dry and then gently tap the candle to remove excess glitter.


Glitter Candlestick Holder:


Gather your supplies:  You will need glitter spray paint and a wooden candle holder.


Thoroughly spray the candle holder with your glitter paint.  Give it time to dry.


Painted Glitter Candlestick Holder:


Gather your supplies:  You will need a spray adhesiveglitter, and spray paint.


Start by painting the candlestick holder with the flat color, we choose white.  After the paint has thoroughly dried, spray the bottom of the candlestick holder with the adhesive spray glue.  Generously cover the glued area with glitter.  Allow a few moments to dry and then gently tap the candle to remove excess glitter.


Combine all the projects together for a glittery and beautiful centerpiece.   Buy all of your supplies from and save on your wedding decorations!



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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.


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,

Peacock Quinceanera Party ~ Rachel’s Inspiration Board

Rachel writes: I am not having a wedding. It is a quinceanera for my daughter. The date is set for November 15, 2014. The theme is “Peacock”. colors are light blue, lime green, purple, royal blue, accent color is gold. The main flower is the Calla Lilly, but I am not sure what other flowers would go with the Calla since it is such an elegant flower, just by itself is gorgeous. I do have the peacock feathers to go with it. Any help would greatly be appreciated.


Love these colors!  Although we picked a bouquet for your board – the arrangement can still be used for a centerpiece design, and all the items in it look great with calla lilies. You can either add callas to this mix, or swap out the roses. Add a gold vase and some purple table decor to tie in all the colors.

Get the Goods:

Blue Orchids

Calla Lilies

Green Hydrangea

Gold Vase

Diamond Table Decor

Happy planning,

Purple Wedding Flowers ~ Kay’s Inspiration Board

Hi, I love your site and some inspiration, please! I’m getting married on September 6th and my colors are light plum, fig, ivory, antique gold, and white. I plan on doing the flowers myself and love dahlias and mums…and plan to use mercury vases mixed with glass candle holders. I’m not sure what other flowers would mesh and are in season at the end of summer/start of fall. I would appreciate your help!! Thank you!!

Kay-PurpleBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Lauren Fair Photography  |  Floral Designer:  Sullivan Owen
via Style Me Pretty

To recreate and view the realistic floral stems used to in this purple and gold inspiration bouquet, please click on items below:

  1. 5 Violet Purple Dahlias
  2. 5 Cream Anemones
  3. 3 Lavender Roses
  4. 2 Cream Mini Rose Bud Sprays
  5. Burgundy Vanilla Grass Bush
  6. Lavender Purple Rose Bouquet for your bridesmaids
  7. 5 Cream Peony Sprays
  8. Gold Sheer Ribbon to wrap your bouquets

Happy Planning, Mindy