DIY Wedding Wednesday: Centerpiece How-To

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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!

The Supplies

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  • 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

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The Step by Step

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Centerpieces Simplified.

If you’re all about DIY’ing your centerpiece but want something a little less labor intensive, check out our Decorative Bottle Vases and Springtime Centerpieces posts.

xoxo.

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That’s Amore: Wedding Decor and Accessories for Every Loving Moment

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! love, romance, Valentine's Day, romantic, gifts, cake topper, heart shaped

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Wine Wedding Accessories

Wine Drop

Born of majestic vineyards and with a millennia of history behind it, wine is truly synonymous with culture and elegance. As with great relationships, wine not only takes time to mature but it also takes willingness and dedication to fully appreciate its many qualities. Wine is romantic and sensual – it is the elixir of conversation and seduction.

There are many ways that wine can be incorporated into a wedding in order to achieve an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere.

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