Welcome May’s! We could think of no better way to bring in the new month than by sharing this beautiful wedding of a couple with the same name. Brienne and Steve were runner’s up in our Submit Your Wedding contest and we couldn’t resist sharing this simply gorgeous pink and burgundy wedding fill with elegance, romanticism, faux flowers and fabulous DIY designs.
I’ve always had a passion for creating and I knew when Steve and I got engaged that we would have a totally DIY wedding. Steve and I were married in October and we wanted our wedding to be elegant and customized so we did everything ourselves from the stationary to the bouquets.
Afloral’s tutorials made the process of creating my own silk flower bouquets and centerpieces easy. I used the DIY Branch Centerpiece tutorial as a guide and was blown away by how beautiful they turned out.
What I loved about Afloral was that I was able to make completely unique pieces. I mixed and matched colors, textures, and sizes to produce romantic décor and elegant bouquets. In our wedding, we used a variety of pinks and purples, trying to obtain a rich, autumn feel. To get this in our bouquets and centerpieces was effortless thanks to Afloral’s huge variety. I used silk flower peony buds, real touch peonies, pre-made bouquets, roses, baby’s breath, and garland. I took apart the pre-made bouquets and rearranged them, mixing them with other flowers to get our exact color combinations. I loved the pop of color in my bouquet and the range of hues in the bridesmaid’s bouquets. They gave us the autumn elegance we were looking for.
After all the bouquets and centerpieces had been made we had some extra flowers. We used these flowers around the venue which gave a sense of flow and unity throughout the day.
Using silk flowers was one of the best decisions we made for the wedding. I currently have my bouquet in a vase in our bedroom. I love that my wedding bouquet will last forever and will serve as a constant reminder of the happiest day of my life.
Photographed by Talia Nelson Photography.