May 15th, 2013
She has done invitations, dresses, china, mattresses, sheets… you name it and Vera Wang has most likely done it. Now she is adding one more thing to her list: Wedding Flowers! Vera Wang has teamed up with select FTD Wedding Florists and designed three distinctive looks. Her looks are separated into three categories: Traditionalist, Romanticist, and Modernist. All three very beautiful and all three very different. Enjoy scrolling through them and seeing the different creations.
March 29th, 2012
Flowers on your wedding day are an important part of the ceremony and reception. Flowers add life and color to the table settings, attire, centerpieces and more. If you are on a budget and still want gorgeous flowers, then these 2 for 1 ideas from Martha Stewart are your saving grace! By having your flowers also act as your wedding favors, you can keep your costs down. Guests will love taking home the fresh blooms and keeping them for the days to come.
Left Picture: You can create your centerpieces by gathering a bunch of large flowers together. Leave a couple little notes on the tables that say “Please take home a bloom, love the bride and groom”.
Right Picture: If you are planning on having a few large centerpieces with lots of flowers, guests can still take home the flowers after the wedding. Make sure to have waterproof bags available on each table at the end of the night. You can create custom bags with your names or a thank you note on the front.
February 10th, 2012
Flowers are amazing, for weddings, events, or just to have on your table. They brighten and can make a room feel alive. But flowers don’t last forever, they eventually wilt… except for one flower, the Craspedia (also known as Billy Buttons or Woollyheads. Right now, I have bunch of Craspedia on my table. They have been there for about 2 months, not kidding. They are amazing. I keep thinking one day I will come home and they will be dead, but no. The flowers are still there.
For brides who want to decorate and design their own tables, Craspedia flowers are the perfect solution. They will allow you to design centerpieces days before your wedding. Use about 20 sticks of Craspedia in a bundle for any centerpiece. Or use a single Craspedia as a place card holder, or plate decoration. The flowers are so bright and cheerful, they are perfect for any summer wedding.
Pictures from here
January 13th, 2012
A bouquet of fresh flowers at home or work can really brighten the day! Seeing how I am an avid flower lover I will take any chance I can to create a gorgeous bouquet. Recently though, I found this DIY bouquet blog over at Cupcakes and Cashmere which does an amazing job walking you through step by step!
1. With the oasis inside of the vase, start lining the inner rim with ti leaves, making sure both the top and bottom are cut at straight angles so they lay evenly in the vase. Continue adding until the entire vase is lined.
2. Create a circle around the lip of the vase with tape. Then make a grid pattern on the top (I used 3×3) and then secure with a final layer of tape around the circumference.
3. Begin with the largest flowers (in this example, white hydrangeas) and place them in the vase at varying heights (three shorter and three taller).
4. Add in the next largest flower (the pink peonies) and spread them out evenly. Trim them so that they’re about the same height as the tallest flower.
5. Finish with the smallest flowers (the tulips and freesia) and keep them long so that they don’t get lost.
6. Use extra leaves as filler to cover up any empty spaces and add water.
Follow the jump for more pictures or to check out her blog. Ps.. My secret- Trader Joe’s has some of the best flowers that last for weeks!