Fall Wedding Flowers – Can You DIY?

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Fall Wedding Flowers… If you live any where where the leaves are turning color, the air is more crisp, you know it’s fall. Even if you live in sunny Southern California, you may feel a little nip in the air. This can, and SHOULD change the color theme of your Fall Wedding.  The above flower arrangement, from a wedding we did this weekend, were NOT a DIY project.  Maybe some could amateurs could create this wonder, but not I.  The level of expertise of their arrangement speaks for itself.

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I love how the florist stepped outside the box and did not create the standard “ceremony standing arrangements” for this wedding.   The flowers above the arbor, where the couple said their vows, was charming and novel.  And the color, perfect for the season.

(If viewing on a mobil device, phone or tablet, forgive me if the photos are sideways.  Sometimes they are if I format them to appear correctly on a laptop)

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And above, a lovely arrangement at night.  The red filter provides a gorgeous wedding album keepsake.

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The bride kept her fall theme going with a burgundy wine bottle ‘table number’.  These, she DID do herself.  She painstakingly removed each label and replaced it with a numbered one of her own.  And the flowers, while professionally done, stayed true to her color scheme.

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And the challenge for brides everywhere…what to do about favors, AND escort cards?  Well, our bride this past weekend, incorporated two into one…AND it was a DIY project.  Yep, those are jam jars, fabric colored in fall hues with the guests’ names and table numbers attached.  Who doesn’t like jam?  No one!  This will be enjoyed later by the guests, and I’m sure the bride and groom will be thought of fondly when they do so.

All photos: Debbie Stauble  (also the “Day of Event Coordinator”)

 

DIY Boutonnieres

 

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I think these DIY Boutonnieres are some of the prettiest I have ever seen.  If you want something a little different for your groomsmen/honored gentlemen, try some of these delightful DIY Boutonnieres.

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Wine corks have long been used for many more purposes than the intended sealing of wine bottles.  I love how someone designed the boutonnieres above using a cork as its base. And each could be unique as well, because no two corks are the same, — well neither are flowers!

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Would you like something that would last forever?  Well consider these gorgeous felt flowers.  I love them, but frankly, I’d have a difficult time making them…and I bet they’d cost a fortune to have a seamstress create…maybe you have a super talented friend or relative?

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And you know I have a fondness for succulents.  I love this style of flower.  Very masculine, and unique.

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Planning a country wedding with a casual flair?  Then these boutonnierers are for you!  They appear to be time consuming to create, but they ARE one of a kind.

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Or maybe you desire something understated, but sparkly – say for a formal evening event?  Then the above adornment is perfect. Some of your groomsmen may scoff at its delicateness, but it’s pretty and surely wouldn’t be cumbersome on the dance floor.

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The above button boutonnierer is adorable, but I doubt it would hold much appeal for men. Not so the one below.  I imagine it would be a big hit among your male attendants.

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Whatever you chose, it would be thoughtful to allow your groom to have some imput into this decision.  Afterall, most of the choices are yous…  🙂