DIY Wedding Wednesday: Springtime Centerpieces – Birds & Blooms

spring inspired wedding centerpieces

In our part of the world dear old Mother Nature has been taking her time gracing us with some proper Spring weather. Trees remain bare, grass patchy, and gardens full of flowers are but a daydream. So we’re filling the void and brightening things up with some Spring inspiration of our own via today’s DIY centerpiece post, Birds and Blooms. We created three looks, any of which would make for great guest or head table centerpieces, or side table adornments. Taking cue from the freshness of the season we kept the arrangements clean and simple, and thanks to some added birdie accents, so very lovely.

We’re hoping these give Mother nature that much needed nudge, but at the very least that they provide some Spring wedding inspiration for all our wonderful readers. Enjoy!

parrot tulip centerpiece white ceramic bird vase accent parrot tulips

Get the Look: The Supplies

diy-parrot tulip centerpiece supplies

spring inspired birdcage centerpiece birdcage-decor-detail baby's breath

Get the Look – The Supplies

diy birdcage and baby's breath centerpiece supplies

  • small metal birdcage x 3 (remove tea light holder that comes with product)
  • two large bunches of baby’s breath
  • good pair of sheers for trimming

mini white ceramic birds pink mini carnations white stock flower

Get the Look – The Supplies

diy bottle vase centerpiece supplies

  • bottle vases in various shapes and sizes (sold in sets of six)
  • mini ceramic birds (sold in sets of two)
  • one bunch of white stocks
  • one bunch of pink mini carnations
  • good pair of sheers for trimming

xoxo.

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Pretty on a Penny: Secrets to Getting Gorgeous {and Inexpensive} Floral Wedding Arrangements

 

wedding vases - clear glass bottle set

Confession time. I like pretty things. Well, that’s no secret. I like pretty things and I’m willing to pay the price to get them. But, and here comes the confession, I LOVE pretty things when combined with deals and discounts! Maybe it’s the wedding planner in me who regularly builds budgets and gets thrills from coming in lower than expected. Maybe it’s the knowledge that I can take those saved pennies and put them to something else I really want. Whatever the reason, I’m a sucker for anything that looks high end without the hefty price tag!

If you’re like me, you’ll love today’s post. Not only is it a cheap and cheerful {don’t tell anyone I said that!} way to pull together gorgeous wedding floral arrangements, but it’s right on trend with what’s hot right now. It all comes down to two words, Bottle Vases, and here are the secrets behind the look.

LESS IS MORE 

grey ceramic bottle vase

The simplicity behind the bottle vase design is what makes this look so lovely. The shape is sleek and where decorative details are featured, subtle accents have the opportunity to shine. Single stems look great which means you need very little to make an impact on your wedding day, and pretty petals easily pop.

ceramic bottle vase detail

A PLAY ON HEIGHTS 

white glass bottle vase set

Nothing does more for a table set up than layers and dimension. Using groups of bottle vases in varying heights is an easy way to accomplish this design principle. Whether used on their own or incorporated into a grander wedding tablescape, the effect is gorgeous every time. And because each vase really only needs a single bloom, it’s a budget friendly look that can be applied to all your guest tables.

floral arrangements-white glass bottle set

SUCCESS IN NUMBERS 

wedding vases - blue glass bottle set

If a beautiful bloom in a lovely little vase puts a smile on your face than that look x10 is sure to have you swooning! Pulling together groups of vases to form a cluster is a decorative approach that works for all wedding designs and themes. Individually each vase is the perfect detail for any set up. Grouped together the vases form a fantastic wedding centerpiece.

wedding centerpieces - grouped bottle vases

Love it?  Want More?

Come back and visit the blog this Wednesday when I show you how to personalize this look and make it yours.

xoxo.

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Wedding Flowers: Gerbera Daisy

BEHOLD!!… The Gerbera

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Gerbera Daisy Wedding Flowers
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Wedding Flowers: Calla Lily

The Calla Lily Exposé

Originally from Africa, the Calla Lily is now grown worldwide and has become a very popular addition to weddings. It has several merits as a wedding flower, including the fact that it lasts remarkably well once cut. This isn’t a flower that will fail you before the wedding day is over.

Due to the fact that the Calla Lily blooms quite easily in greenhouses it can typically be purchased at any time of year.

Wedding Flower Calla Lily

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Wedding Bouquet Jewellery

When you think of a wedding bouquet, whether it is for the Bride or Bridesmaids, your only concern might be what style and type of flowers you want. If however, you want to spice it up a little while still sticking with the traditional floral bouquet, there are a variety of ways that you can do just that!

Bouquet Jewellery is a fun way to add your own flair to even your flowers, but it has more uses than just looking stunning in your wedding photographs.

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Cristina + Brock: Floral Masterpiece

This incredibly ornate wedding took place in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral. From the Bride’s Jimmy Choo shoes, to the one-of-a-kind Groom’s boutonnière; it is stunning down to the smallest detail.

The variety of wedding flowers are definitely a key point for me. Sometimes having only one or two types of flowers is exactly what a wedding needs, but the combination of colors and blossoms is exquisite. Each arrangement, bouquet and centerpiece are all different!

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Tip from the Pros: Top Florals for Fall Weddings

The following is a Q+A with Bruno Duarte, Owner/Creative Director of Fresh Floral Creations.

He gives us a little insight into the popular floral choices for fall weddings, this year’s bouquet trends and tips on how to preserve your bouquet after the wedding. Enjoy!

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