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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Wedding Planning Essentials: Shop the {Wedding} Look

If the simple fact that it’s Friday isn’t a good enough reason to celebrate, today’s post provides some extra incentive to pour yourself a glass of bubbly and toast to good news. Today marks the official launch of the brand new Weddingstar E-Catalog, essentially a virtual shopping playground for any bride planning her wedding. I know, exciting right?!

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Built entirely around the “shop the look” concept, the new e-catalog is an extension of the Weddingstar print magazine, tenfold. Because there was just no way of making room for it all in print! Featuring inspirational imagery from exclusive creative shoots, editorials filled with planning tips and all 3000 + products in the Weddingstar lineup, the e-catalog provides a fun and easy shopping experience. Browse pretty pictures, get inspired and click to buy if something catches your eye. Covering everything from wedding stationary to ceremony and reception accessories and décor, down to guest favors and gifts, this is definitely a must visit ‘one stop wedding shop’!

But enough talk. Given Weddingstar is all about inspiration, here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect to see in the inclusive 724 pages.

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Love It? Want More?

If you like what you’ve seen so far, you’ll love the rest! Click here for more tips, products and inspiration.

xoxo.

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Parisian: Black & White Lookbook

{ Featuring: White Porcelain Bisque Poppy Blooms, Glass Dip Writing Pen & Acrylic Diamond Shaped Confetti }

Be immersed in the romance and whimsy of Parisian streets with the fifth release in our Weddingstar Style Lookbooks, Parisian: Black and White. With its’ timeless color palette, learn how to design your own French inspired wedding with the tips, tricks and products featured throughout. Continue reading

Equestrian Love Feature: DIY Miniature Pie Favors

With the launch of our latest style lookbook, Equestrian Love we featured a ton of great homespun inspiration for your perfect rustic wedding. And, nothing says charming or country better than pie! Keep your own rustic wedding in theme by giving guests a wedding favor they’ll love (and devour!) by making miniature pies. Heck, we even have an adorable Miniature Pie Packaging Kit that will give you everything you need to package your pastries so they’re pretty as a picture! You just need to whip up a few batches of mini pies and today we are showing you how – our designer Tara has even included her secret recipes for you to print!

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Choosing a Signature Wedding Drink!

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If wedding planning is starting to increase your stress levels too much, perhaps taking a little time to plan a signature drink for the big day might help!

How is adding one more thing to your to-do list going to help, you ask? Well you see, signature drinks must be carefully tested before any decisions can be made! ;)

We have two great drink ideas for you today (recipes included)! Feel free to use them as they are or create one all your own. A drink created specifically for your wedding can add a fun dash of personality and flair!

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Choosing Your Wishing Well

Gone are the days when wishing wells were nothing more than a box with a card-sized slit in the top! Whether you have specifically requested that guests donate money or you would simply like a location for cards; a wishing well will perform the service in style.

The challenge then becomes finding, or making one, that suits your theme and budget!

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Designer Spotlight: My Future Wedding Part 2

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One year ago I started working for Weddingstar, and before then I had never dreamt about my wedding. But after I was hired on, there were many times when I would come home and bore my boyfriend to death with all of the wedding gossip. Let’s put it this way… He doesn’t get nearly as excited about stationery and flower bouquets as I do.

But now he has no choice! You wanna know why?? BECAUSE HE POPPED THE QUESTION!

Yup, that’s right! On my 30th birthday, when I least expected it to happen (he had previously told me as I was teasing him about proposing, that “he can’t do it when I’m expecting it”, and that he “has to do it in his own special way”.) And he did. Continue reading

A Peacock Themed Wedding Photo Shoot

From the magentas and deep purples to the aquamarines and emerald greens, this peacock inspired photo shoot by the brilliant Christy Whitehead Photography is nothing short of spectacular.

The chic table decor, colorful candy buffet and ultra trendy attire really set the tone for this sophisticated wedding shoot with just the right amount of exotic flair. It’s hard not to be inspired by all of the ultra dramatic details. Enjoy! Continue reading