“Thinking outside the vase” when it comes to planning your wedding flowers can give you a custom, personalized look unique to you. Consider incorporating non-traditional items like seasonal fruit into your wedding flower arrangements for a fresh DIY wedding idea that will look great and save you money!
Kate from Projectwedding.com recently posted these beautiful DIY wedding flower centerpiece photos in her post: DIY Wednesday: Peaches ‘n Cream Floral Centerpiece. Kate blogged a “floral centerpiece is a great way to incorporate seasonal produce into your wedding!”
Her DIY wedding centerpiece contained an arrangement of peaches, peony wedding flowers, queen anne’s lace, pholx, dusty miller, alchemilla and greenery. Kate also shares, “to adjust the recipe for other flowers: use one large focal flower, 7 stems of filler flowers, 2 pieces of fruit, 2 secondary flowers and 3 stems of greenery.”
Fruit is a fresh accent to wedding flower arrangements in centerpieces. Fruits like peaches, berries and citrus are a fabulous way to showcase the bounty and beauty of the summer months. Pair fruits with romantic flowers such as peonies and roses for a soft look ideal for any romantic, vintage or rustic wedding theme. Or go for a chic, modern take using fruit like limes, lemons or oranges in a submersible arrangement.
Not only will fruit paired with your wedding flowers look great, it will also save you money on your wedding flower budget. Fruit is a great filler that will take up more room in your arrangement thus saving you more by needing less supplies. Consider artificial fruit during the hot summer months and you’ll be able to assemble your DIY creations days if not weeks in advance without having to worry about them spoiling before your special day.
photo credits: apples with flowers- anointedcreations.blogspot.com; peaches, plums, grapes with roses-onewed.com; submersible lemons- afloral.com; peaches with pink peony, roses- afirstclasswedding.com