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3 Easy Wedding Flower Arrangements

Planning a wedding is hard work! So much time and effort goes towards securing the church, reception hall, wedding dress, wedding flowers, caterers….the list could go on and on. Any bride who is going DIY can especially relate, as she is adding on creating flower arrangements, wedding cake, and reception decor.

To try and make life a little easier, at least as far as your diy wedding flowers are concerned, I pulled toget 5 of the easiest diy wedding flower arrangements that I could find. In a pinch, these arrangements will save you time and stress, yet still look gorgeous.

 

1. Table Centerpiece- A super easy table center piece that is beautiful and inexpensive is the Floating Flower and Candle Arrangement. To create this wedding table centerpiece, you will need a clear glass bowl or vase. Please note that you will not want the height of the bowl/vase to exceed 10 inches, so that your guests will be able to interact. Next, you will need large blooms of a colorful flower. Gerber Daisies work really well with this and come in tons of different colors. You will also need tea candles or floating candles in whatever color you like. A nice color scheme for fall weddings is red & orange gerber daisies coupled with cream colored candles.  To create this arrangement, simply fill the bowl/vase with water so that it is about 3/4 full, cut the stems of the flowers so that you just have the heads, and then place the heads in the bowl of water Next,  light the candles, then place carefully in the bowl. There you have it! You also can create mini floating flowers & candle arrangements to place along the side of the large one of on smaller tables. A small bowl with a giant pink gerber daisy head floating in it is so pretty and easy.

 

2. Bridal Bouquet- A super easy Bridal Bouquet is just straight, white large calla lilies. To create this bouquet, you will need 10-15 large White Calla Lilies and a large silk ribbon (color of your choice). Simply cut the stems of your calla lilies, gather them into a bouquet, and tie together with your ribbon. This is so elegant, and the easiest Bridal Bouquet by far. Create a total theme by having each bridesmaid carry a single calla lily. Wedding Party Flowers=DONE!

 

3. Wedding Cake Topper- The easiest floral wedding cake topper is to simply place blue hydrangeas on the top of the cake, so that the entire top is covered. Another really easy wedding cake idea is to make several mini squares (SOOO Trendy right now) and top each cake with a bright gerber daisy bloom. This is super easy and unique as well.

3 comments September 19, 2008

How to Care For Your Wedding Flowers Part I

Nothing conveys classic romance like the Long Stem Rose. This super classy flower is a great choice for your wedding because they can be used in a huge number of ways and show case romance, elegance, and class all at the same time. Just as nothing can convey class like a quality flower, there is nothing that can create a nightmare for a bride to be like failing flowers on her big day. When you are going DIY for wedding flowers, one of the most important things that you can do is to be proactive with your flower care to make sure that you have the best looking arrangements around. Here are a few straight forward, helpful tips for caring for Long Stem Roses, a popular staple for DIY wedding flowers.

100 Long Stem Red Roses are great for a Romantic Theme Wedding!

100 Long Stem Red Roses are great for a Romantic Theme Wedding!

 

 
A little Background:
 

 

The graceful look of the long stemmed rose has made it one of the most admired flowers in existence. As the classic symbol for love, long stemmed red roses have become the preferred choice for many brides for their wedding. Long Stem Roses also come in a variety of colors, which makes them a great choice for weddings, no matter what the color scheme. Their long, rigid stems make them ideal for basically any kind of arrangement that you can think of.  

South American roses are some of the finest roses available. While roses do not grow naturally in this region, the climate has proven to be excellent for producing roses with extra long stems and large beautiful blooms. Ecuadorian roses have  really set a new standard in the floral community, as they offer stunning, gigantic blooms that last for days.

 

Long Stem Roses Care Instructions:

Cut stems about an inch from the bottom of each stem, at an angle, while holding the bottom of the stem under water. and place into a large bucket/vase of water as soon as possible, using room temperature water. Before placing the flowers into the water, remove any foliage that would fall below the water line.

Add flower food to the water according to package directions. If you happen to run out of flower food, you can make your own. Add 3 teaspoons of non-diet lemon-lime soda (to serve as the food source and the acidifier) and 1 teaspoon of bleach (to kill the bacteria) to one quart of warm water.</span>

 

Repeat these steps every three days until your big day–take the flowers out of the bucket, and clean your vase with hot water. Then, refill the vase with clean, warm water and flower food; cut your stems an inch under water; and place back in the bucket.On a daily basis, check the water level and add warm water as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

1 comment August 6, 2008

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