DIY Wedding Florals

DIY Wedding Florals…We are almost entering “Engagement Season”!  ‘What is engagement season?’ You may ask.  Well, on the calendar, it’s Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day.  It’s the time period most engagements are made.  If you get engaged this fall, you just may want to get married next.  Looking for some fun DIY fall arrangements for your wedding?  Look no further!  Please enjoy a post written by a delightful FTD associate.  And her ideas… spot on! Do you have that, “Wish I could do that feeling?” Well, you’re in luck.  Alexandria has included a wonderful tutorial!  Enjoy!
“Fall weddings capture the season in its most beautiful form. From jewel-toned color schemes to bountiful tables of delicious food, the cool weather does not get in the way of a couple’s love and celebration of it.”

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Above: just one of the beautiful arrangements you can order from FTD for your fall floral pleasure.  Click on the link for more info.

“If you are embracing fall elements in your wedding, try including a chic succulent pumpkin display. Trendy succulents have been everywhere in summer weddings, but why not include them in your fall wedding?

To help you get started, FTD has a DIY pumpkin succulent tutorial that walks you through each step. Not only will these pumpkins look stunning on your wedding tablescape, but they can double as wedding favors when the night is done.
Let’s get started!”

Succulents are especially dear to my heart.  Growing up in Southern California, I never appreciated their beauty as I do now.  I just know that if I were getting married today, I’d have oodles of them at my wedding!

The Timeless Teapot – A DIY Dream Item

You have a wedding DIY decorating item just sitting around in your home.  “I DO?”  You say. Yes, it’s the timeless teapot.  Most people have at least one, many have more.  I myself collect them, and have more than I should.  They can be used in so many capacities.  And teapots remind us of warm and cozy times – think little girl tea parties or a hot comforting beverage.

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The most common use of a teapot is that of a floral vessel. It’s the perfect touch for a “Tea Party” themed pre-wedding event.  Some lovely examples are the photos above and below.  The lower photo is from my daughter’s bridal shower.  All you need to create a similar item is florist’s foam, a pair of scissors, blooms, and a little water.  Oh…and some talent.  This pretty creation was made by my uber talented friend, Debbie.

I love the tea set below with all the violets.  Violets, that most fragile flower, is my favorite.  I had a gorgeous little “Going Away” posey to wear on my going away suit at my wedding.  The posey had to be pinned onto my suit lapel with it’s own water reservoir. The flowers are very delicate and need to be hydrated.

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One can even rent teacups like the ones below from a party supplier for a “tea thememed” event.  I love the eclectic look of the one-of-a-kind cups below.

 

Above is a display of a couple of my personal teapots from the “tea themed” Bridal Shower my daughter hosted for her sister (my oldest).  They hold no flowers, but they are works of art as stand alones.

One can carry the “tea party” theme even further, by assembling guest favors such as the one below.  The pink package is a tea bag personalized with my daughter’s name and the date of her shower.  The straw is honey, and the mini teapot is a kitchen measuring tape.  The chocolates…well, they just go well with tea!  🙂