DIY Rustic Wedding Centerpieces: Potted Plants

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Today, we are going to give you the step-by-step process required to create your own rustic wedding centerpieces. This one is made with chicken wire and birch logs.

First of all, you hold a half-inch chicken wire, which can also be called “spiral netting”. You can purchase it in large rolls. The good part is that even if you live in a smaller town and have a hard time finding this roll in your stores, you can order one by clicking here. You can save 20% if you purchase now and benefit from free shipping.

The first step is cutting a piece of chicken wire, as shown in the image below. You then have to make a roll out of the piece you just cut. The thing is, you need to use the birch wood disk as a base. So, the first step in creating the rustic wedding centerpieces is measuring around your base so that you get this circle at the bottom. Basically, you create a cylinder from the chicken wire piece and it has to bit on the birch wood disk. Use your fingers to hold it together in a circle shape.

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Hold your finger to the top so you know where to cut it. Then, trim off the excess chicken wire so that you have enough left to recreate the cylinder. To trim it off, you can use a wire cutter. If you don’t have one, you can get one really cheap here.

You have to be really careful when you are working with chicken wire. It’s really easy to get cut in the sharp pieces of wire. If possible, protect your hands by using garden gloves (can find some by clicking here).

Once you’re done cutting, you should be left with 2 straight ends. In order to connect them, you now have to take 1 end and insert the end pieces of your chicken wire by weaving it through the other side.

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Using regular pliers, you take any end wires you see from the end put underneath and wrap it around the other side’s hexagon shape. You’re basically using the pliers as a hand and grabbing it, twisting it over and then using the pliers to squeeze it, crimp it. In the end, you’re trying to avoid having exposed edges. You may take pride in having created your own rustic wedding centerpieces, but let’s not cut our fingers when moving them around.

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You’re going to go all the way down until you get to the bottom. On the roll of chicken wire that you have, there’s a piece of wire on both ends of it. So, you want to make sure that piece of wire is as the base of the cylinder. What you want to do with that last piece of wire is wrap it around the rest of the cylinder. Use your pliers to twist them together. In the end, you should have a cylinder made of chicken wire which is pretty tightly secured thanks to all your twisting.

What you want to do with this tube is create a close, which is going to have basically the same shape as a dumb bell. At this point, you are going to fold in the top area of your cylinder, working around the edge.

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You can put your arm inside, so that it’s easier for you to have a good grasp on the wire. You can use your “inside” hand to create that dome shape. You’re molding it by using a fist. You can connect some of those wires at the top, like you did going up that side. Using the pliers, you can fold over any loose ends you see and connect them to another piece of wire. Even if you bend just a few of them, the dome should hold in place.

Now, we’re going to show you how to make a custom pot to place under your dome. As far as the plant that you choose, it’s really up to your own tastes. You can pick pretty much any potted plant, flower, herb or small tree, just as long as it fits under the dome you just created. Here are some suggestions for potted plants that would go great with rustic wedding centerpieces:

When you order these small potted plants, they generally come in a plastic pot and are generally easy to remove. You can use the kitchen plant to temporarily place the plant and soil in. Now it’s time to make the pot look rustic as well. You need some jute rope. It has this rustic look and feel to it. You can find some here.

All you need to is glue it around the pot. We recommend you use a glue gun (here’s one) because it’s more reliable and efficient. You can start at the bottom of the pot, apply a bit of glue and then start wrapping the rope around the pot. Basically, what you’re doing is taking a dull and cheap plastic pot and turning it into an item worthy of rustic wedding centerpieces. In the end, you should have something that looks like this:

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You can reinsert your plant into the pot and move to the last part. You now have a completed pot, a dome made out of chicken wire and a birch log base. Just assemble these 3 together and you have your own rustic wedding centerpieces.

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You can create these rustic wedding centerpieces in a variety of shapes and sizes and place them on each wedding table.

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Rustic Beach Wedding Centerpieces

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For this article we‘ve prepared a few gorgeous floral arrangements created especially for those who are planning a tropical wedding outside the doors, in a more simplistic and soft way. There are so many creative ideas and themes to follow for planning a successful and fashionable destination wedding nowadays, that the modern bride or couple can get easily overwhelmed. We’ve researched more on this topic and created a super wedding planning course you can check out here.

 

 

 

Making the final decision regarding the most adequate theme, colors, flowers and accessories for the wedding décor arrangements is definitely one of the hardest things to do for a bride. It is a challenging choice and this is why you need to pay attention to all important aspects of your wedding. The formality, the venue, the season and the amplitude of the event are the principal aspects that you must take into consideration when planning the decorations for the reception.

Wedding Centerpieces Green White Flowers (Source: ruffledblog.com)

Rustic Beach Wedding Centerpieces (Source: ruffledblog.com)

This article is for those who have decided to plan the wedding on a beach. The style adopted by the designers for these centerpieces is the rustic style. The vast majority of the brides and grooms today are willing to adopt a more simplistic and natural style for their wedding, whether the repletion takes place outdoors or indoors. The natural themes are the trendiest ones among both classic and modern couples and we are happy to offer you a few great examples of this kind.

Wedding Centerpieces Green White Flowers (Source: ruffledblog.com)

Rustic Beach Wedding Centerpieces (Source: ruffledblog.com)

In fact, we recommend these rustic beach wedding centerpieces to all brides and grooms who are planning a simple or intimate reception outdoors and wish to recreate the tropical vibe of the ocean or beach. You can choose any wedding venue in the middle of the nature and used these types of centerpieces. You can go for a simple backyard wedding or for a country-side wedding and adopt this rustic style that is phenomenal! We also recommend these fresh-cut flower arrangements for open field weddings, garden, park or mountain top receptions.

Wedding Centerpieces Green White Flowers (Source: ruffledblog.com)

Rustic Beach Wedding Centerpieces (Source: ruffledblog.com)

You are free to use any other type of flower or recipients for your centerpieces, according to the theme you picked for the wedding. But these decorations here look extremely elegant and classy although they are simple and clean. This is why we wouldn’t change anything about them. They are fashionable, modern, fresh and highly inspiring. The dainty white vases make a stunning contrast and team with the white simple flower blooms and the basket recipients used as decorative elements that can reflect the rustic theme.

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Wedding Bouquet Flowers

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Wedding bouquets are important elements that can complement the look both for the brides and bridesmaids. The bridal bouquets with all other forms used in the wedding ceremony originate way back in the era of ancient Greece where brides used flowers that had fragrance and herbs to chase the evil spirits away. The way nowadays the brides hold in hands the flowers arranged in a bouquet dates from the Victorian Period; at that time this small easy to hold arrangement was created out of a single type of flower that symbolized the feelings of the bride towards her future to be husband.

In present times the brides use for their bouquet a combination of type of flowers, that does not necessary mean something. Sometimes these bridal bouquets are created merely for the sake of beauty and effect of the colors. Before they used to have meanings and symbols, which brides, and not only them, were aware of.

wedding-bouquet-flowersBut if we think better, in those times girls, the future brides, didn’t have anything else better to do than fall in love and dream for the day when that love will materialize in a wedding. They had all the time in the world to think of that day and to choose the meaningful flowers, since they knew by heart their significance as there weren’t so many. But today, only to take into account the meaningful flowers, the ones that fully express your feelings, may take hours, if not days, moreover that there are so many types and colors for each type to decide upon.

A helping suggestion might be the one that offers the option of hiring a wedding florist who can indeed come with a variety of possibilities that match the note of your wedding events. There are also the so-called “bouquet designer galleries” that unfold an entire show of  arrangements one more colorful and meaningful than the other.

The bouquet you have to decide upon has to match your height as there are different types of bouquets (the short and rounded ones for tall brides and the longer bouquets for the short brides), they have to match the colors of your wedding and last, but not least, the theme of your wedding ceremony.

The most pleasing flowers that appeal to the brides are roses, white lilies, gerbera, tiny wild flowers that come in a variety of vivid colors, but these too have to relate to the season when the wedding takes place. Other aspect you may have to take into account is that wedding bouquets can be made of silk flowers which allow the decorators to use their imagination and create elaborate wedding bouquet flowers that do not necessary have to imitate the real ones.  The intricate design of these silk flowers wedding bouquets is a feature that determines the brides to select them; beside this we don’t have to omit the fact that these silk made flowers do not die, do not give pollen allergies, do not get damaged.

Choosing the wedding bouquet flowers is sometimes hard, as there are so many types of flowers, but with a little help from the professional florists or websites this choice will not appear to be difficult after all!11

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Alabama Beach Wedding Flowers

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What can be more dream-like location for a wedding ceremony if not the site of a beach? Choosing Alabama as a wedding reception place opens a lot of opportunities to give your wedding party the touch of exotic and freedom. Alabama is a state located in the southern region of the US, being its thirtieth largest state. The climate here is described as temperate with an average annual temperature of 64 degrees F, but in the southern part the temperatures tend to be warmer. Summers though are among the hottest in the US, reaching temperatures of 90 degrees F.

Alabama beach offers the couples a unique wedding experience in romantic surroundings and because of the themes popular in this place, Alabama beach became an attraction for people coming from all over the world. The scenery that displays itself as a perfect background for the wedding conveys at the same time the magical image of a dream. To organize a party down there is quite at handy, since wedding planners are to be reachable, together with the different services needed for the planning and the party itself.

alabama-beach-wedding-flowersOrganizing the wedding on the beach requires for the couple to let their guests know about the location in order for them to get dressed accordingly. Next to the invitation is good to add a weather forecast, since there are situations when the nature plays unexpected surprises, in this case you and your guests might need to be prepared.

Floral decorations, wedding bouquets, bridesmaids’ bouquets, corsages, flowers for men’s boutonnieres are also an important detail of your wedding plan. Be sure you find the florist, along with your other researches, that can integrate the relevant flowers to your party. Considering that the temperature is quite high during the summer season, natural flowers may loose easily their freshness, so you might consider the option of silk made flowers. The art of the florists in this matter is exquisite, since they can replicate the natural flowers in such a manner that one can not tell the difference from a real one to the artificial one.

Lately a way of preservation the fresh flowers appeared on the floral market: the  real plants are treated with a glycerin mixture, thus enabling them to have the same look of freshness and the beauty is that they do not need watering to display the same freshness.

Alabama beach wedding flowers come in a variety of style and color and exotic. The most favored flowers are naturally, the roses. They are also to be found in a wide range of styles and names, such as: bridal pink roses, candia (creamy white with dark pink edges to the petals), Champaign, darling (creamy peach rose), Delores (a soft pink rose), Jacaranda (a hot pink rose), Lady Diana (pale peach rose), Sterling Silver (small lavender rose). Other flowers that are not less appreciated are Orchids – this one comes also in a variety of sorts; Lillies; Anemones – shaped similar to poppies and available in white, blue, red violet, and yellow; Anthuriums; daffodils; freesia; gardenia; lilac; iris and the list can go on. Due to the mirage of its beaches, Alabama is a great place to organize your wedding ceremony!11

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Wedding Flowers Pictures

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Whenever you plan your wedding ceremony, you have to think that is has also an end, yes it will eventually come to an end, and you’ll be left with the wish that you would have wanted to last just a little bit more to enjoy its celebration at its max. But no matter how long it could last, you want to keep a part from it to remind you of it in the years to come. And you can not think of another way to have this loving memory than the possibility that taking photos offers to you. So you start thinking what is the best solution available that offers you the lasting memory of the biggest event of your life.

There are plenty of photographers ready to deliver their services in a genuine professional way, and you can be more than sure to have the job well performed, but if the budget of your wedding doesn’t allow you to hire one, than you should take into account the alternative of finding someone from your family or close friends that is willing to do this job for you; one that has the camera, of course, and not only THE camera but also knows something about the art of photo shooting, that something which helps him focusing on the key moments of your event, in this way allowing him to capture the essence contained in the displaying of the wedding.

wedding-flowers-picturesAs in any other job, photography comprises features that strictly belong to the its field, features that not everybody who owns a camera is aware of. As it had happened on one occasion when I attended a wedding of a friend of mine. It was the intimate kind of wedding since my friend and her hubby were a little short with the money at that time, and besides they are not the type of persons that like huge spectacular elements to define the events that take place in their lives. So they decided to stick to their taste and did in the end a pretty nice and warm party for their wedding, and I confess that I still have beautiful memories related to that event. Not to mention the photos that I have received from my friend that were indeed very artistically taken, which was quite stunning to me.

The wedding reception took place in a small intimate restaurant that could host no more than 50 persons. Right from the beginning I was stunned by the way they chose to use the flowers and do the decorations; it resembled a show dedicated to the beauty of flowers, to their delicacy and everything they symbolized. Even the place itself was filled with the perfume of the flowers; one had the nice feeling of being all the time in the middle of a garden. Starting with the bridal bouquet to the table centerpieces and corner decoration everything breathed flowers and I remember that I thought back then to have a picture of all that floral show to remind me later about the feeling I got all the time I spent at the wedding.

And my wish was listened to as later, after a week has passed from the wedding event I got some wedding flowers pictures from my friend and the images were so artistically realized that they looked even better than in the reality of that event.11

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Affordable Wedding Flowers

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When you make the list of your expenses for your wedding ceremony you have to limit yourself to the budget you have available. There can be parts of your list that need to be cut, or replaced with others that are not so expensive, in this way reducing the costs and letting you save money for a more important element of your wedding ceremony. In your whole list of things to buy or to pay for exist plenty of elements that do not necessary have to be paid so expensive in order to look nice or to give your wedding a special effect only because of its high price. No way! Elements like music, location, theme, outfit, food actually all the compulsory elements of your wedding can suffer costs cuts without you to panic that it won’t look good if they are not highly paid for.

As it is the case with wedding flowers. There are options that you may take into account regarding the affordable wedding flowers. For one, instead of having them ordered piece by piece, or type by type you would rather prefer to order them wholesaled. There are floral services that deliver the flowers right to your front door, and you don’t have to be afraid that they don’t look perfect; they do and not only perfect but also fresh with their color not altered by the transportation and all.

affordable-wedding-flowersWhile ordering the wholesale flowers you have to pay attention to the terms of the ordering because you need to know that you will receive exactly what you have paid for. Choosing flowers that are in season is another aspect that makes the flowers’ cost to be low. In this respect you should avoid fixing the date of your wedding in the days close to a national holiday or religious holidays since in these periods the price of the flowers may grow and this is not what you need especially when you are confined between the limits of a restricted budget.

The wholesale florists are normally aware of the fact that you chose their service because you are under the money embargo, therefore they will offer the affordable wedding flowers that are both popular and nice looking for your wedding party. Flowers like carnations, roses, daffodils, lilacs, hydrangeas, lilies are only a few that they are able to offer within the limits of the budget you have allocated for your wedding flowers. Wildflowers are a great choice for your wedding flowers, too. The delicacy and color they present can confer your wedding and photos that you take a unique and special look. This option goes very well especially for the weddings that take place outdoors, such as backyards, in a public garden, on the beaches, too, etc.

Another way to save money in the flowers’ sector is making the bridal bouquet and floral decorations for your reception space and table all by yourself. Advices of florists or decoration specialists in this matter are also to be found on websites and even if it takes time, they can still save you money, and what is your purpose from the very beginning if not to save money where the planning list allows you to?11

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How To Dry Wedding Flowers

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Your wedding reception is over, the personnel hired to assist you with the organization begin to clear the stage where the show of your wedding has been performed, and while doing this they keep asking you if there is anything you would like to have that is left from the wedding reception. First you don’t understand what is it exactly that they ask from you but when your eyes fall on your bridal bouquet that lays on a corner of a table then you realize that you actually would like to keep it to remind you of that big event of your life.

So you take it with you at home, still having the fresh perfume of the flowers and the joy that their colors offers still lighten up your soul and you smile content with your decision. But suddenly your smile is fading away, as you gradually realize that all that is present now in your wedding bouquet will faint sooner or later, and the flowers will die one day, and you will be forced to throw it for fear not to witness the dried petals falling down as tears fall on the cheeks of the sadness. Your thoughts are quite upset at this possibility and you begin asking for methods to show you how to dry wedding flowers. You browse the websites and a lot of options are given from hiring a professional to do that or to try doing it yourself.

how-to-dry-wedding-flowersThe site with the professionals advise that is better to call someone to deliver their services due to their experience for one, and secondly because the process itself lasts 8 to 10 weeks and it needs thoroughly attention and care all this time. But the point is that most of the pros sites say that you had to call them before the wedding day was finished in order for them to give you tips of caring for and transporting it till the day they would have come and pick the bouquet up.

So you decide that at whatever risk you will attempt to preserve it following the steps of how to dry wedding flowers by yourself, steps which are generously described on different websites. Some of these steps include using drying agents such as silica gel, sand or borax, and through this process one has to completely cover each flower to draw out moisture. Other sites recommend that you ask a preservationist in order to tell you which type of flower can be preserved or not. During all your research you have to remember to keep your bridal bouquet in a cooler until they are ready to be preserved.

After the process of preservation is over (it took you some time with the drying method, with the spraying thing and all), you’d better start thinking of a nice decoration kit to display it nicely in a spot where you have all the time view, thus reminding you with pleasure of the day when you have promised to the man of your life.11

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Asking Friend To Do Flowers For Wedding

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The wedding day was almost there. We had it planned till the smallest detail, but the flower element we have left it aside on purpose. Partly because we have decided to have them in their fresh shape, and partly because a friend of mine dealing with a florist business was out of town. Of course, there were other options we could have taken into account, since there are so many vendors in this department, all willing to help and advice on your wedding floral decorations. But I took my chances in asking my friend to do flowers for wedding, because I feel quite at my ease in her presence, and besides there is this long friendship that ties us in a way that makes us open ourselves to each other.

Frankly, it comforted me the most the thought of sharing my ideas to a good friend of mine, especially that she for some time into the florist business. And anyway, since this detail is better to be fixed closer to the wedding day we couldn’t say that we were in such a hurry. So we waited till her arrival, five days prior to our wedding day and I approached her in this matter. I was surprised to see how many new things were there to know about the flowers meant for a wedding ceremony. My friend was well informed on this subject, since she had experience in assisting many weddings in this problem, so I let myself confidently into her hands.

asking-friend-to-do-flowers-for-weddingShe knew that I was a fan for roses and together we tried different approaches of these flowers regarding my bridal bouquet, the table decoration and the room decoration as well. As my wedding didn’t have a specific theme, due to the small budget available, it was simpler to find variations both for the roses’ color and their arrangements. She told me that for my classic wedding my choice for roses was the best because they symbolized innocence, love and passion, all these symbols being related, of course to the color. She has shown me some photos of her best floral arrangements and told me that if I had other ideas she was more than glad to listen to them.

The photos I have seen contained not merely roses, but combination of roses with other flowers or plants that took the ubiquitous aspect of roses out of the ordinary. After deciding on the combination of flowers she told me that I should better have a bouquet that complement the design of my wedding dress and we browsed again the photos that referred to the style of the bouquet and the length of it. The one we agreed upon was a small, stunning one that had a fresh and brilliant aspect. It was perfect for the moment when I was supposed to walk along the aisle.

Next step was the floral decorations meant to ornate the wedding reception table. We agreed on a combination of white and yellow roses and the style she chose fit exactly the width and the length of the table. I was very satisfied with her service and considering that all her assistance was also her gift for my wedding day, it turned out to be even better!11

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Harvest Wedding Flowers

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Couples who want to celebrate their wedding in the season of Autumn, they would definitely consider their wedding theme a harvest themed one. The harvest period carries within itself the symbol of abundance, of fulfillment, of witnessing with your own eyes the fructification of your own work, marking the transition to a wealthy life that the harvest results could offer. Imagine how the picture will look like: the wedding party arranged in an outdoor setting  with flowers decorating the table and the nature around you, the smell of the freshly cut grass, the birds chirping in the trees, no other sound of civilization disturbing the view, now what can be there more relaxing? And when the evening falls with the colors of the sunset to fill the horizon of the sky and casting rusty shadow on the ground, the candles come into the picture flickering their tiny flames all around the table and conferring your party that romantic note that nothing else could replace…

And if this picture suits you and you think that it represents the perfect way to organize your party, then you have to set out for planning the details and the elements to be added for your wedding reception to integrate into the picture. For the flowers element, you do not have to worry as autumn offers a variety of harvest wedding flowers, and if you consult a florist you can even get more information on the availability of the flowers. Next to the traditional wedding flowers, such as roses, orchids, lilies, daisies, there exist a wide range of types of flowers, though it may vary according to the region. Anyway, you should not forget the wildflowers too, because they can make the objects of very delicate and interesting arrangement both in the bouquets and table centerpiece. Not to mention the floral decorations that can adorn the candles, they can also enrich the atmosphere with their fresh and wild appearance.

harvest-wedding-flowersFlowers such as yarrow, amaryllis, fuchsia, chrysanthemum, zinnia, primula, Iris, Daphne, winter jasmine, narcissus are only a few to enumerate among the whole richness of harvest wedding flowers that the generous autumn offers to us. The theme itself is also generous, in that of counting on plenty of ideas to decorate the table using not only flowers or wildflowers, but carved pumpkins with candles burning inside, ornamental berries, colorful autumn leaves (they come in a whole range of fall tints that include gold, yellow, light brown, dark rusty brown, copper).

As a bride you can find other innovative ways to color the unfolding of your ceremonial; for instance you can have your flower girl drop autumn leaves instead of the traditional rose petals while you make your entrance as a bride, you can use baskets of fruit decorated with cinnamon sticks to spread the sweetness of their smell all over the place. Fall is a season that is generous with us in every aspect of its existence that lasts only three months in a whole year.11

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Arranging Flowers For A Wedding

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There isn’t any wedding to take place without the presence of flowers. From the bridal bouquet to the floral decorations to enrich a wedding place the choice of flowers together with their color is also of a great importance. Couples often call for professionals in arranging flowers for a wedding. But mostly a wedding planner is the perfect person to lend a hand in hiring the needed florist. Wedding couples should leave this part entirely on the hands of the organizer to be sure that they will get the best out of a wedding planning.

There are some things to know about flowers while being used as arrangements, that they have different meanings, that their color can turn a monotone atmosphere of an ordinary room into an elegant or joyous one. We can also consider the fact that throughout time, some flowers have gained popularity due to their meaning that was passed from one generation to another in order for the new couple to inherit the good things certain flowers stand for. So flowers like roses, daisies, lavender, carnations, lilies, orchids, tulips, violets to name only a few symbolize good things and they are the most to be preferred among others for such a special event as a wedding.

arranging-flowers-for-a-weddingIt is always good to know what represents each flower as there can be couples that can make a choice merely according to the flowers’ meaning. But even so, the choice is hard to be made considering that all of the above flowers are beautiful and worth considering.

There is another aspect one should not overlook, that by nature flowers die, some lasting longer than others. So another option might be the choice for silk made flowers that imitate perfectly the look of natural ones. While arranging flowers for a wedding one has to know their exact place in order to decide if the natural ones can be replaced with the artificial ones. For example bridal bouquets are most likely to be made out of natural flowers whereas the buttonholes ones can easily be ordered out of silk.

The theme of the wedding is an element that marks the choice of flowers and their arrangement. In this pattern fit also the right color scheme and the volume of flowers used both for bouquets and decorations. One has to take into account the space that host the wedding ceremony – there are floral decorations in church, on the paths were the wedding couple is stepping, the place where they exchange vows and last but not least the location for after party.

Every space that is part in this event must be marked by the presence of flowers as this space will be immortalized on photos and tapes and even if the floral decorations are long gone, their beautiful image still remains in the memory of the camera bringing delight into our souls.11

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Shower Of Flowers In Wedding

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What other element coming from nature can be more admired and more exposed at a wedding if not the flowers? Flowers or plants, generally speaking, were used in weddings since the notion of wedding itself appeared. This was and still is a way of exhibiting love and good wishes to everyone. In time the use of flowers took different shapes starting from being crowns for the bride to wear to garlands, bridal bouquets till reaching the most interesting forms of wedding decorations.

Each floral form represented at the beginning a symbol for different wishes or gifts, flowers themselves were carrying their own meaning both in their names and their colors. For example the garland meant love and happiness or dill, which is a herb, had the symbol of lust, or sage which was known to be a herb for wisdom. In time, the herbs lost their symbolism and use for the shower of flowers in weddings, but flowers kept their presence exposing freshness and joy in a diversity of decorative motifs.

shower-of-flowers-in-weddingThe positioning of flowers often meant something both for the wedding couple and for the guests as well. For instance rosemary and roses tied together in knots were suspended over the heads of bride and groom, this meant to bring good luck and lots of love to the wedding couple and the guests as well. Tiny flowers placed beside every plate and left for the guests was said to ensure them long lives and happiness.

With every country the history of flowers and their part in weddings differ according to every country’s cultural background and tradition. In Romania, the godfathers and godmothers of the wedding couple are supposed to hold candles with flowers and ribbons tied to them. In England a little girl should go in front of the bride and spread flower blossoms along the path, symbolizing the wish for the couple to have happiness and prosperity. In India, at the end of the wedding ceremony the brother of the groom scatters flower petals over the newly-wed couple to protect them from evil spirits.

Depending on the theme of the wedding there are many possibilities to enrich a party choosing from a plenitude of shower of flowers in wedding that can be found on different sites proposing ideas for floral decorations as well as for bridal bouquets and flowers for setting the tables. The kind of flowers to be chosen has to match the theme and the personality of the wedding couple.

But no matter how one plans a wedding, the presence of flowers is more than compulsory, as their richness in color and freshness confers the party the desirable effect that a wedding is meant to express. Even if this freshness of the flowers is considered not to last for ever, the memory of the beautiful flowers decorating the wedding never dies.11

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Do-it-yourself Wedding Flowers And Table Decorations

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Even if it is a hard task to take, some wedding couples prefer to adopt the “do-it-yourself” kind of thing when it comes to floral arrangements. Partly it can happen to those who are in gardening and have a hobby out of this, or partly because this way can both save them a lot of money ensuring at the same time the guarantee of the result they looked for! After taking into account the different elements that might draw the decision on the types of flowers you need, than what? What is the best to do next? Should you go around town and look for the flowers you planned to have for your wedding or simply wait for them to be delivered at your home place? Probably the second solution is the best.

So, you start checking the websites for the services that make this kind of deliveries, and suddenly it is offered to you the other possibility of creating your floral decorations: the silk made flowers. It is true that you, as a flower loving person, you’d prefer the natural ones, but the questions keep bothering you: what if they die sooner that it is planned to, what if there are participants at the wedding part who are pollen allergic, what if…, what if…? And the list of ‘what if’s could go on, as no one can foresee the unexpected.

doityourself-wedding-flowers-and-table-decorationsIn an attempt to leave all this stress behind you keep on searching for the websites that include adds of the companies to deliver flowers at your doorstep. Buying wedding flowers wholesale is considered to be a good thought as you are relieved from the stress of moving around the city in search of the flowers you need. You just have to order the types of flowers, the colors to come with them, the number of the flowers and perhaps some accessories, such as ribbons in different colors and sparkles, maybe glittering spray to give an elegant look to your wedding bouquet flowers, and ways to enable you to keep the freshness of the flowers across the wedding ceremony time.

The moment you receive the flowers, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the way they come with the wrapping, and with the instructions of cutting their stem and put them into a quantity of water with the special powder that keeps the mold and stink away. It is better for you to order the fresh flowers close to the wedding day because the closer the better it is to the flowers to maintain their fresh look.

After delivery you choose first the flowers for the wedding bouquet cutting their stem to the length desired, but not before holding the planned bouquet into your hands to check for the appropriateness of the cut. Than, with the help of the ribbons you tie them up and place them in the vase. Next you get a hold on the flowers for table decoration and the way you want them to adorn the table. There are various ways to pick a choice from, and according to one of these you start creating your arrangement. Than you take a photo of it and place the flowers back in their vases. Do it yourself wedding flowers and table decorations provide you an experience to enrich you both with pleasure and with challenge.11

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2015 Wedding Trends: Modern Centerpieces

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Setting up the scene at your wedding is part of the whole planning process. You want to have a venue suitable for a dream wedding, but you also need to let your guests know that you have style and good taste.

We have gathered some of the most modern centerpieces that are trending this year, according to Martha Stewart and The Knot.

Which one of the ideas below would you opt for?

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Spring Narcissus Wedding Flowers

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Brides who are planning their wedding on a beautiful spring season day are definitely the luckiest ones of all! And this is because the spring season is the best time of the year that can provide us with so many diverse and unique types of fresh natural flowers, one more beautiful and attractive than the other.

The wide range of choices in this filed is generous with every single type of bride and her own preferences or tastes in matters of flower arrangements, colors, shapes and perfumes. Well, this is another advantage that a spring time wedding offers to a bride, and that is the magical fresh smell of spring flowers and herbals. Almost all types of flowers available in this season are gifted with a stunning divine fragrance. What more can a bride wish for her wedding day than a colored, aromatic frilly and playful seasonal wedding flower bouquet and décor theme? In the following lines we are going to discuss about spring narcissus wedding flowers and hopefully the images that we attached to this article will be somehow helpful or at least inspiring for you.

We adore narcissus type of flower and we find it among the most suitable, romantic, enchanting and charming flowers to be used on a lovely wedding day in spring. In this same season you can also look for lilacs, lilies of the valley, cherry blossoms, Billy Balls, sweet peas, anemones, freesias or orchids, which can also look sublime when used in the correct colors, shapes and doses. In case you’re not satisfied with the way a simple narcissus flower arrangement looks like, you can always incorporate few additional stems of any type of flower listed above. However, we think that narcissuses look at their best when they are used alone in bridal bouquets and centerpieces, or when they are combined with sweet peas, marigolds, Billy Balls, irises or hyacinths in simple, loose and natural touch arrangements.

Nevertheless, it’s your wedding after all, and you are free to use these pretty flowers just the way you want. No one should stop you from obtaining the look and the wedding of your dreams! These are only suggestions that we thought you might like to read about and in the end see for yourself whether they are worth taken into account or not. Narcissuses are great because they can be found in a stunning impressive and cheerful yellow shade which can help the bride who is planning the wedding in the nature to obtain a more inviting, warm and casual vibrant atmosphere. Besides this, a yellow spring narcissus wedding flower bouquet can also bring more luminosity, brightness, happiness and glitter to the bride’s face. You can also find narcissuses in white blooms beautified with yellow or orange centers.

In case you are planning a white and yellow themed wedding you should definitely go with a bicolor type of spring narcissus wedding flower bouquet using these two marvelous nuances. The final effect is going to be simply remarkable, romantic and original. Browse for more pictures of spring narcissus wedding flower arrangement pictures and articles on our website.11

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4 DIY Ideas For A More Original Wedding

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DIY wedding decorations are not only trending, but they can save you quite a lot of money, provided you have the time to make them yourself. We are going to give you the recipes for some awesome DIY wedding decorations. You can ask your bridesmaids to help you make them, which can provide some more hours of fun with your best friends.

Paper lanterns

Romantic, beautiful and not that hard to make, paper lantern are a great way to create an amazing wedding atmosphere once the night falls. You can place them on the stairs to the venue, at the venue entrance or wherever you feel they look best. You need some paper, pieces of cardboard to use as support, some solid glue, scissors, crayons and, of course, candles. You can write personalized messages on the paper or you can draw stars and hearts.

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Floating candles

You don’t need to be a florist to create some awesome table decorations. With the right transparent or semi-transparent bowls, you can have your own handmade decorations. Just place some colored candles inside the bowl, after filling them with water. The decorations can also include some flowers and flower petals, stones or leaves.

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Photo-corner

Why not put together a happy corner for all your wedding guests? People love taking photos at wedding, especially since they are all dressed up and looking their best. By setting up this corner, you can ask the photographer to take some funny pictures of your guests with some props that you can bring yourself. You can use colorful sunglasses, funny umbrellas and even paper-made mustaches.

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Personalized sangria bar

Why not give your guests the chance to prepare their own drinks? This could make for a wonderful wedding experience. All you need are lasses, several types of wine and a lot of different fruits, like lemons, oranges, grapes or strawberries. Let the guests’ imagination do the rest. If you have lots of guests that don’t drink alcohol, you can also create a lemonade bar. Buy bottles with syrup in several flavors, so that your guests can create lemonade in flavors that vary from strawberry to passion fruit.

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Rose And Carnation Wedding Flowers

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Wedding flowers, beside other details that complete the atmosphere of a dream-like wedding celebration, are the elements that give brightness, cheerfulness, and freshness to the ambient. Choosing the right flowers is, indeed a difficult task, as there is a whole variety of types, colors, shapes, and symbols to come with the definition of flower. To make the choosing task easier, wedding couples should consider the aspects of their wedding ceremony that have to follow the same line with the selected flowers.

Once the couple has decided on the theme of the wedding party, on what outfit matches the theme, on what location and room the party is taking place, it is good for them to take a look at the symbolism of the flowers. There are plenty of written notes, either in specialty books or in the Internet sites, which describe the meaning of the flowers, even the etymology of the word that originally stood at the given name of the flower. According to these helpful hints the couple would be easier to select and, after checking with their wedding budget, to set out and order for the desired flowers.

 

From a Flickr account here is a gorgeous rose and carnation bouquet

Some of the favorite flowers for the weddings are roses and carnations. Roses come in different colors, each of it meaning something different than the other. For instance, pink rose means friendship, admiration, happiness; red rose – passionate love, prosperity, purity. White rose – purity, and generally white flowers are related to new beginnings and make an perfect match with the first-time bride walking down the aisle. Yellow rose bear the feeling of exuberance, evoking the sun color, therefore its warmth and welcoming; lavender rose – has the message of a love at first sight. There is also color for roses that is not offered to us naturally, the blue color. The blue roses are very elegant and represent the mysterious and unattainable. Roses look beautiful and have been used for ages during wedding ceremonies. The bouquets and the decorations enriched with roses has been and will always be a perfect choice for the wedding celebrations. Whenever a rose is present, its effect can never fail.rose-and-carnation-wedding-flowers

Another popular choice of wedding flowers is carnations. Beside the fact that they look pretty, they are also preferred because they can line up with a limited budget of a wedding. And another aspect not less important, is that carnations, by structure last longer than any other flower. The etymology of the name brings the translation of a carnation into “flower of love” and “flower of the gods”. They come also in a vast variety of colors and versatility.  Generally speaking, carnations symbolize divine love, distinction, and fascination. White carnation – symbolizes innocence, sweetness, remembrance, and passionate love; light red carnation – symbolizes admiration and the pink ones are often offered as a sign of gratitude; yellow and striped carnations though, are better to be avoided as lovely as they are, because they symbolize refusal and disappointment. Carnations represent a good choice for boutonnieres as they do not die so fast.

But if we put them together in an attempt to bring what they symbolize in one single place we can obtain rose and carnation wedding flowers with an effect that is worth remembering, due to the flowers’ meaning and beauty as well.11

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How To Properly Choose Your Wedding Bouquet

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Every bride needs to consider certain aspect when choosing her bouquet, like the way it complements her figure, her dress, her hairstyle and her natural beauty. One must also consider her favorite flowers, the colors chosen for the wedding theme or the bridal jewelry worn on the big day. Of course, no one can impose a certain style for your big day, but it’s important to choose decorative elements that match one another. For example, if you are not tall, but you do have a beautiful cleavage that needs to stand out, medium to small wedding bouquets are recommended.

 

What brides prefer

Wedding florists have lots of demands for peonies, roses and orchids. Peonies are summer flowers with a strong perfume and they are available in shades of white, pink and purple. The flower itself has a royal fling to it, but also a vintage aura that inspires romance. Brides are absolutely in love with these flowers. Roses are the uncontested symbol of romance. Even more, their price is accessible and they come in almost every color. Orchids are mysterious flowers, chosen for their exotic appearance.

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Flowers for a fall wedding

If you’re getting married in the fall, you need to choose flowers that are in tone with mother-nature: flowers in several shades of gold, burgundy, copper and mixtures of green and brown. Rustic is the keyword for an autumn wedding, so you shouldn’t be afraid of choosing specific elements such as tree bark, autumn leaves, small dry chili peppers (either red or green), grapes, etc. The best flowers for an autumn wedding are cymbidium, chrysanthemum, dahlias, sun flowers, etc.

 

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Combinations to avoid

Some brides tend to opt for exaggerated combinations of flowers that don’t really fit together. This is why the best florists are the ones the first inquire about your favorite flowers, the textures that draw their attentions, their personality and the couple’s personality and so on.

 

Common mistakes

The most common mistakes in choosing the flowers for your wedding bouquet are:

  • Opting for pale shades or for mixtures with colors that don’t match.
  • Avoiding certain flowers because of superstitions.
  • Leaving flowers as a last minute purchase.
  • Believing that all bouquets that include different variations of flowers are too expensive.

Brides need to understand that when they choose a full wedding package (from flowers to candles) from a single florist, the cost will drop quite heavily and the service included can easily be controlled.

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5 Ways to Make Candles A Great Centerpiece For Wedding Tables

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From the first candles ever made by Egyptians to the sophisticated ones that you see today at special events, these beautiful decorations have come a long way. Today, candles used to decorate wedding tables are quite diverse and you are only limited by your own imagination. Every bride is capable of creating her own beautiful arrangements and we are going to give 5 tips to get started on that.

Candles are accessory found at almost every wedding and they are becoming more and more spectacular. They represents family and love, but when it comes to including them in the decoration, they need to match the theme of the wedding.

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1. You need to pay close attention to your budget. You can opt for low-cost decorations, like buying transparent bowls, filling them with water, adding a few stones, flowers and floating candles. These can make excellent centerpieces.

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2. If you want to really recreate a romantic atmosphere, you can add flowers petals around the candles: they are both elegant and look good in pictures.

3. Avoid scented candles – you’re just gonna create a mixture of aromas that are either sweet or floral, together with the food that you serve.

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4. Candles go great when accompanied by flowers. You can create either a fresh or a vintage look. Make sure you pay attention to the arrangement because you don’t want the flame from the candle to touch the flowers.

5. You can really create impressive centerpieces if you opt for candlesticks. They are truly elegant and especially recommended for brides who are focused on vintage wedding decorations.

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