Consider your venue.
Tall and elaborate centerpieces look great in a hotel ballroom, but would completely overwhelm a wine cellar. Before you decide on any floral arrangements, make sure to consider the size and layout of your venue first.
Ask for advice.
Wedding professionals know their respective categories. Floral designers have seen more table arrangements and bridesmaid bouquets than you can even imagine. Don’t order your flowers like you are at a drive-thru. Ask them for advice and listen to what they have to say (even if you decide to go in another direction).
Use images to communicate more than specifics.
It’s tempting to just point to a pretty picture and ask a florist to recreate the image. But you will probably…
Grey Flower Arrangement
This cool summer arrangement is super sweet for a modern summer wedding. Total cost including container is $30.
1 grower’s bunch of white lavender
1 grower’s bunch of dusty miller
1. Clip the flowers very short. You’ll want to test out a few stems because the desired length will vary with container size. We cut the lavender at the bottom of the blossom and cut the dusty miller so the stems were only about 2 inches.
2. Fill bowl with water.
3. Place half the bunch of dusty miller into the bowl. Repeat this stem, alternating varieties. Save out a few stems.
4. Place some longer lavender stems in random…
Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she’ll be posting DIY projects that easy to do while packing a big punch.This floral centerpiece is lush, full and modern but budget friendly and easy to make. Tulips are available in the fall, winter, and spring. During summer, we recommend full, open roses. Total cost: $26.00
Vase (pictured $3 at Target)
20 stems of tulips ( aprox $20 from local market)
2 stems nerine lilies ( aprox $3.00 local market)
1. Condition flowers: Re-cut stems, place in a bucket of cold water overnight. Keep…
Here are some tips about how to make this favorite childhood craft work for a wedding! These pretty garlands can be used as flower crowns for the bride, bridesmaid, or flower girls or as centerpieces, chair decorations, or strewn across your reception hall. Cost is around $10 per 3 foot garland.
Clippers or box cutter
Floral tape (optional)
- Clip the stems shorter or longer, depending on how full you want the garland. Short for full, long for more sparse.
- Make a slit in the stem of each daisy with a box cutter or your fingernail.
- Attach them to each other by poking each stem through the slit so
I love these Spring days with warm sun pouring through the windows, birds chirping, thoughts of easy, breezy days, and, of course, wedding season. It’s the beginning of a time so romantic and wistful. That’s precisely why San Francisco-based, Cherries Flowers, had me from the get go with their enchanting and artistic floral designs. At once refined and unaffected, their designs have an elegant yet sweetly approachable quality. One look through their portfolios and you’ll see that they’re not afraid of a little whimsy either. And, that combination is just the ticket for my kind of wedding.
Bride in orchard setting from All the Beautiful Things.
Floral arrangement from Amy Merrick.
Blackberry wedding cake from Victoria’s Cake Boutique.
Apple green VW Van from VW Bus Listings.
Blackberries with white flower and thistles from Bits & Bobs.
Apple green striped skirt from Anne M Cramer.
Blackberry cocktails from Olivia Leigh Photographie.
Bittersweet vine produces bright berries in the fall so it makes for a festive way to decorate for a fall wedding. This easy wreath will last well beyond the wedding day. Cost: $35
Approximately 8 long stems of bittersweet vine.
1. Wire together two pieces of vine. Secure (as shown in the photo above) by twisting the wires around each other and bending them under the vine.
2. Keep adding vines and wrapping them around each other, securing with wire as you go.
3. After you add each vine, take stock of the shape and make any improvements as needed.
4. Lay the wreath down on a flat…
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue
And something silver for you!
If you’re meddling around thrift stores, antique markets and garage sales you can easily find fabulous personalized touches. Treasures such as vintage silver plated tea sets, sugar bowls and candy dishes are easy finds, inexpensive and oh-so-elegant in wedding décor. As a greener alternative, purchasing used items adds a dash of something soulful to your wedding too.
To create your centerpiece you’ll want to build a collection of objects similar in shape and size; consider tea sets of similar scale but varying design. Filled with floral and grouped together, they are stunning and sophisticated. Bargain blooms such as baby’s breath and carnations, used en masse love…