Every bride wants their wedding to be a unique reflection of their personality and style. Find your flair with this wedding style quiz. What kind of bride are you?
When the idea for this post came up, truth be told, I panicked a little. Although I love flowers (I mean, what girl doesn’t?!) and have pulled together many arrangements in my day, I always advise (where budget allows) to never DIY your florals. But let’s face it, when budgets are factored in not everyone has the luxury of working with a floral designer. So to all you ladies feeling brave and looking to stretch your dollar without compromising an ounce of pretty, this blog’s for you!
- good pair of shears
- floral foam (to fit whatever vase you decide to use)
- flowers, in order of appearance: lisianthus, astilbe, queen anne’s lace, spray roses, seeded eucalyptus and sedum
- main centerpiece vase / vessel (i recommend something with a bit of height to it)
- lace patterned votive holders, small and large (to act as vases)
- vintage inspired vintage candle holder
The Step by Step
Step 1: saturate your floral foam with water and place into your vase. Begin to build your floral arrangement creating a starting point for your two front facing corners. Make one over flowing with eucalyptus and the other tighter to the center with queen anne’s lace.
Step 2: continue to build your arrangement by adding another overflow on the opposite corner to the original and begin to fill out your middle with a blend of sedum and lisianthus.
Step 3: continue to fill in your arrangement, adding in astilbe. Start to concentrate on your arrangement as a whole, paying attention to all angles.
Step 4: add in spray roses. as you work on filling your arrangement make sure to fill all gaps and keep a mix of flowers throughout the whole.
The End Result
You could stop right here but for a fuller table arrangement (and some added decor), finish off the look with a couple of votive holders filled with a few floral stems, as well as some candlelight.
It’s no secret that we’re head over heels for love – and if you are too, we bet you’re just as excited about Valentine’s Day this Friday as we are! But, that doesn’t mean we’ve all got our plans together! And, if you’re feeling the same and still wondering what can add that extra dash of romance to your big day or your Valentine’s celebrations then we’ve got just the thing to help: our most romantic favorites! So sit back, relax and be inspired with everything from the perfect gifts to the right cake topper to have you feeling the love. Enjoy!
Are you loving these picks?!? Then make them yours! Shown above are our:
Love Favor Boxes | Love Birds in Flight Large Birdcage | Love Link Cake Topper | Love Pinch Couple Cake Topper | Love Blossoms Seed Favor Card | Love Bird Salt and Pepper Favor Set | Love 100% Sweet Drawstring Favor Bag | Love Letter Ceremony Set | Parisian Love Letter Ring Pillow | Love Champagne Flutes | Heart Shaped Wine Stopper | “Love Nest” Songbirds in Archway Personalized Cake Topper | Double Love Heart Stationery Holder | Miniature Love Bird Snowglobe Favor | “Love” Ceramic Plates | Eco Love Favor Bag | True Romance Cake Topper
Wow – that’s the best word to describe Chelsea + Matt’s destination wedding in Antigua. An incredibly fun couple with laughter in every shot, the lush backdrops and vivid colors of Antigua make their photos an incredible mix of romance and mystery. From frolicking on the beach to kissing amongst the foliage, C+M’s wedding is a perfect showcase of what beauty can lie in-store for a couple that decides on a destination wedding. Not to mention that we can’t get enough of Chelsea’s stunning beach style in her flowing wedding dress, floral hair accents and bright tropical bouquet. Be ready to be inspired – and don’t miss our “A Kiss and We’re Off” Cake Topper that traveled all the way to Antigua! Enjoy! Continue reading
When Sasha + Yaneck at WASIO Photography sent in these pictures, we fell in love instantly! With their laid back style reflected in their casual yet sophisticated photos, Shannon + Keith’s wedding is exquisite. What I especially love is how they got ready together – it’s too romantic and it’s clearly a fantastic opportunity to snap stunning photos. <3!!
Valentine’s Day is now just one more day away, making it the perfect time to celebrate romance! And, while it’s true that I cover romance and commitment daily as part of the wedding world, I wanted to celebrate this special time of year through a mood board to inspire the hopeless romantic that lurks within us all! Whether you want to feel like a beautiful princess on your big day or your wedding lust is more for glitz and glamor, these Weddingstar products are a perfect fit to infuse true romance into your nuptials. Continue reading
Welcome back, readers! Here is a real treat for all of you who gush over couples in love. Joy Marie Photography submitted a collection of photos from Alyn Kim and Kevin Zen’s summery wedding day. Her dress was elegant, and the rustic venue and splash of color in the decor really captured the feeling of summer bliss.
The happy couple was married in Simi Valley, California on June 26, 2010.
This couple really knows how to showcase the romance. With her looking sophisticated yet pretty in her figure-flattering dress and him looking dapper in his tux, the two really showed off their love for one another in style. Continue reading
Every wedding should have at least one thing that is extra special and unique. A little something that comes straight from the heart and makes you realize how in love the Bride and Groom really are.
In this sweet wedding it was the vows, letters that spoke of first meetings, hope for the future and in the Groom’s case; his delight that not only would this wedding give him the woman he loved for his Bride, but also her daughter, Isabella, for his own.