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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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.

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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,
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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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

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How to Make a Wrist Corsage

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 wrist corsage.

 

How to make a wrist corsage

 

The wrist corsage has come a long way since your 10th grade dance! The more modern version — featuring elegant flowers like peoniesranunculus, or garden roses – feels like a fresh take on the oh-so-trendy floral crown, and is perfect for brides, bridesmaids, and wedding VIPs. It’s also surprisingly easy to make yourself! Read on to learn how to make a wrist corsage.

 

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Supplies

 

(Makes one corsage)

 

One large “cupped” peony

 

Two ranunculi

 

Small bunch lamb’s ear

 

Glue gun

 

Corsage wristlet

 

Optional: pretty ribbon

 

Instructions

 

1. Trim the stems of your flowers and greenery to about ½ an inch.

 

2. Decide how you’ll arrange the stems on the wristlet before gluing. (It will be impossible to move them once they are glued down!) Be sure to position the greenery and flowers so the stems don’t show.

 

2. Glue 2-leaves of lamb’s ear onto the wristlet.

 

3. Glue the peony’s stem onto the wristlet, holding it down for 10-15 seconds.

 

4. Glue on the ranunculi, arranging them to cover the other stems.

 

5. Optional: Tie ribbon in a bow and glue it on as a finishing touch.

 

How to make a wrist corsage

 

We suggest treating yourself to a floral corsage for your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. (You could also be ultra-hip and wear it as an anklet!) Or walk wedding shower guests through this simple tutorial and send each one home with their corsage as a favor. However you wear it, this pretty and celebratory detail is sure to stand out!

XO,
Rachel
Lover.ly

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