Vintage flowers are in! And we wanted to feature a greenery that brings modern and vintage together to create a statement look that will grace 2013 weddings. You may not see it as often now but we predict that this cascading amaranthus bouquet will really take off. Amaranthus is readily available in green and red but also if special ordered can come in white. Keep reading for DIY flower tips for replicating these bouquets on your own!
This beautiful bouquet featured on Green Wedding shoes, photographed by Jasmine Star, bouquet styled by Jesi Haack, is setting the fashion forward vintage trends. The bouquet includes red hanging amaranthus, pink and white anemones, pink astilbe, and greens. If you want to DIY this look you will need to scale down the size to decrease the budget and keep bouquet construction simple. A trial run would be a great idea.
This bouquet uses all BloomsByTheBox.com flowers! Dan and Melissa Photography submitted this photo to us after their bride and groom raved about their about DIY flower experience with BloomsByTheBox. This vintage inspired bouquet is a combination of cream vendela roses, seeded eucalyptus, and green hanging amaranthus. Here is the direct proof that you can make your own DIY vintage bouquet!
Does it honestly get any better than this bouquet captured by Mustard Seed Photography on 100 Layer Cake? We are not sure if it does, and its super simple to make, you don’t have to worry about a perfect shape. Just combine garden rose ohara, brunia silver, scabiosa pods, red hanging amaranthus, pink and white spray roses, queen anne’s lace, and seeded eucalyptus (all found seasonally on BloomsByTheBox!). The imperfect shape takes the pressure off for perfection. This is something that is certainly do-able for a DIYer. To keep the budget low make sure you make it close to this size.
DIY Suggestions: When attempting a cascading bouquet, amaranthus is easy to use because of it’s naturally long, hanging structure. It will automatically hang from the bouquet in a cascade. Add greenery with similar characteristics like ivy to add to the cascade. Try a trial run to make sure you can pull off the look you want.
You do not need a bouquet holder but you can use one if you feel more comfortable.
Check out this cascading amaranthus bouquet tutorial to to see how to use a bouquet holder with oasis foam. I would suggest skipping the bouquet holder and making it simple and easy by just making a hand tied bouquet (see tutorial on link).
Do you agree that this style will be popular this year? Would you try it on your own?
When you are going to DIY flowers you have some thinking to do when it comes to bouquet wrap. After you have construed your bouquet (see a tutorial here) you will most likely want to decorate the stems with ribbon, burlap, lace, fabric, or personal mementos. There are endless options and possibilities. Current trends include bright ribbon, patterned fabrics, lace, burlap, vintage broaches, and rhinestones.
This gorgeous combination of bright flowers includes red, oranges, pinks, and whites are complimented by the striped ribbon. Featured in Southern Weddings and shot by photographer Courtney Dox this bouquet inspiration is a perfect display of the impact that bouquet wrap can have. Even, when all the colors stand out!
Yet another amazing bouquet wrap inspiration from Southern Weddings magazine. This time, photographed by Kristyn Hogan Photography, bright yellow paired with pale pinks are matched up with the glitter ribbon. The glitter ribbon really gives insight into the bright personalities of the couple! Straying away from the traditional ribbon paid off!
Southern Weddings Magazine’s featured Riverland Studios photos to reveal an all white wedding with pops of turquoise blue. The couple used the bouquet wrap accents to create a cohesive theme through out the wedding. Check out the post to see their turquoise colored car accent!
Last but not least, a DIY bouquet from Wedding Chicks! Click on the link to see the original post! But take moment to appreciate that big gold bow. What a statement piece! Gold is in and this bouquet of peonies, garden roses, and succulents is all around hitting it out of the trendy park!
What do we think DIYers? Any ideas?
April showers bring Do-It-Yourself May flowers, when budget couples begin planning upcoming DIY wedding projects, including bouquets, centerpieces, décor, boutonnieres and corsages. May and June, the most popular wedding months, offer the greatest selection of lush and colorful flowers readily available throughout the U.S. – and at the best value of the year.
Wedding couples today are budget and value-focused, and seek out ways to save money without compromising quality or style. Resources like BloomsByTheBox.com’s DIY Flowers 101, an online picture tutorial and video series covering flower preparation, flower care, arrangement transportation, floral design elements, tools and techniques, have made do-it-yourself flowers a significant point of savings in today’s wedding budgets.
To make it as simple as possible for couples to save money with DIY flowers, we provide extensive educational resources. Couples get free consultations for picking flower quantities, ship dates, and instructions. We also offer a free DIY Guide to Wedding Flowers, online flower tutorials, videos, and an extensive online flower lesson series.
BloomsByTheBox.com is celebrating Do-It-Yourself Flower Month by including a free DIY Wedding Flower Supply Kit with all orders over $300 placed in May. The kit includes essential tools for creating bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.