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We are channeling the approach of wedding season with a new spring wedding bouquet recipe! We have caught spring fever and we are ready for the weddings to come this season!

Brace yourself for the most gorgeous Georgia wedding, beautifully captured by Alea Moore Photography and seen on Style Me Pretty. Set at the lovely Cloverleaf Farm, this wedding is all types of rustic combined with all things romantic, with J.Crew loveliness and beautiful flowers from Gardenia Floral Design. The bouquets are everything you could possibly want in a spring wedding. The navy, peach, and pink color combo is never shy of stunning, and this wedding is proof of that. And we loved it so much that we wanted to give you a simple spring wedding bouquet recipe to show you how to make a bouquet just like this one seen below!

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Here is a list of what you need:
Flowers
Garden Rose Bridal Piano                     Anemone White                     Large Hydrangea White

                          

Rose Peach 50cm                     Seeded Eucalyptus

Peach Versilla Rose - 25 Stems              Seeded-Eucalyptus

Supplies
Floratape Stem Wrap                     Floral Scissors                     Ribbon/Bouquet Wrap                    Corsage Pins

Making the Bouquet
(Note: To make one bouquet this size, one bunch of each flower will be enough and there will be some stems left over.)

1. After hydrating your flowers, prep them by removing the foliage. Lay them in front of you to make them easily assessable for design.
2. Starting with hydrangea, begin to incorporate 1 stem of each kind of flower by nestling them between the hydrangea blooms. Create yourself a round shape and then secure your first layer with the floral tape.
3. Add additional stems of each type of flower, again starting with the hydrangea, incorporate your other flowers into the hydrangea blooms nestling them so you can see the hydrangea peak through. Follow by securing each additional section with floral tape.
4. Continue this step over and over until the desired shape is reached. Once you achieve the shape you like, tuck sprigs of seeded eucalyptus into your bouquet for that added touch of texture and color. Follow with one more wrap of floral tape to secure.
5. Wrap the stems with your choice of ribbon around the bouquet until no more floral tape is showing.
6. Use the corsage pins to secure the ribbon in place.
(Here is one of our step-by-step flower photo tutorials for more bouquet assistance.)

Tahdah!

See the full wedding, all it’s lovely details, and the amazing work of Alea Moore Photography here on Style Me Pretty.

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If you are going through peony-withdrawal like us, this garden rose tutorial should bring you a sweet smile. Garden roses are the perfect substitution for the ever popular peony. They are available all year and come in a wider variety of colors (a total win-win situation). You may be surprised at how easy it looks to make a garden rose bouquet. Trust us, looks are not deceiving with this tutorial. It really is this easy. There is no behind the scenes expert floral work happening in between each picture. So let us take you step by step and show you how to make a garden rose bouquet.

For starters, when it comes to wedding flowers we recommend receiving them two days before the wedding. So if the wedding is on Saturday, we would recommend using a ship date of Wednesday, this means the flowers will ship out on Wednesday and arrive Thursday. This gives you Thursday to cut them, put them in water, and allow them to hydrate over night. Then you can do your arranging on Friday or Saturday morning. Bouquets made on Friday can sit in about an inch of water over night, to do some extra hydrating, before it is ready for show time!

So this is what our garden roses looked like after two days of hydration, they are fully bloomed and ready to be arranged!

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For a garden rose bouquet, all you need is 1 bunch of garden roses, floral scissors, and floral tape (also known as stem wrap)! Most of our garden roses come in 12 stem bunches, and a bouquet will take 8-10 stems depending on how big you want the bouquet to be. As seen above, in this tutorial we used 10 stems the lovely Garden Rose Alabaster White.

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We trimmed the stems a few inches so they were a little longer than 1 foot. We also removed any leaves that were on the lower portion of the stem. The leaves on garden roses are really beautiful. So instead of getting a bunch of greenery for your bouquet,  the top few portions of leaves coming off of the garden rose work wonderfully (and make this an ever easier process)!

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Start by taking 3 stems and putting them together to make a triangle shape. This will be the center of the bouquet.

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Once the 3 center garden roses are at a good height and in the position you want, use the floral tape to wrap the three stems together. The floral tape will stick to itself, so once the stems are secured together you can cut the tape and pull it tightly against the rest.

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Then take 3 more stems and fill them in on each side of the “triangle” shape that was made with the first 3 stems.

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Then go ahead and repeat the stem wrapping process. The stems and second layer of floral tape will overlap the previous floral tape.

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Use the remainder of the stems to add to the bouquet until you get the shape you want. Secure your last stems with the floral tape again. Then you can trim all of the stems so the bottom is even and the stems are the length you want.

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Now if you want, you can cover the stem wrap in, lace, ribbon, material, etc. We used some lace and secured it with pins.

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Once the pins are in, your bouquet is set!

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You just learned how to make a garden rose bouquet! It’s that easy! We promise. Questions? Let us know!

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    The Idea Behind flowers bouquet readiness at your own costs you less than the flower shops.

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    I am really impressed with this great idea to make a garden rose bouquet. Beautiful work :) Waiting for your new interesting post. Thanks for sharing!

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There are few things that make us happier than seeing the results from DIY-ers using our flowers. And trust us, happy is an understatement right now. Put an event planning bride and a carpentry-handy groom together and you have the most amazing DIY rustic outdoor wedding.

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This gorgeous DIY bride had her friends and family put together all of the bouquets and centerpieces with our flowers, and wow did they do an incredible job. Take a look at some of the beautiful shots captured by Christina Lilly Photography of the flower prep for this DIY rustic outdoor wedding!

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The flowers used to make these floral arrangements came from two of our wildflower packs: the Rustic Lakeside Wildflower Pack and the Blooms Woodsy Giddy in Green Wildflower Pack. These packs are designed with color and texture in mind. Each pack is made to make about 10 medium sized arrangements (bouquet, centerpiece, etc.). All the guess work is taken out for you with these packs. This bride also added hanging green amaranthus (seen in the bouquets), white statice, and gypsophilia to her order.

Now check out how beautiful all the arrangements turned out at the ceremony and reception below!

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Amazing, right? Huge round of applause to this gorgeous pair and all who made this DIY rustic outdoor wedding a success.

Photography: Christina Lilly Photography
Venue: Baker Camp, Sloatsburg, NY
Flowers: Blooms by the BoxDress: Casablanca Bridal, Newport Beach, CA
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Collection, New York, NY
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Banana Republic
Beauty: Eve with LaVoila, New York, NY
Event Planners: Alison Conti, Christina Ferrari
Equipment Rentals: Cartwright & Daughters Tent & Party Rentals Inc., Carmel, NY

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“How much baby’s breath do I need?” This is a question we hear a lot. This is also a question that is very difficult to answer. Baby’s breath (Gypsophilia) can be used for so many different kinds of floral arrangements- mason jar centerpieces, pew arrangements, flower crowns, bouquets, bad vases, boutonnieres, etc. It’s a filler that goes a long way. Each bunch comes with around 10 stems. To better understand how much baby’s breath that really is, use these photos to give you an idea.

babys breath stem2This is ONE stem of baby’s breath. That’s right… one stem. Each stem will vary in shape and size, but all stems will have multiple smaller pieces branching out.

baby's breath scissorWe pruned the stem by cutting off each of the pieces that come off of the main stem.

baby's breath piece 1 baby's breath piece 4 baby's breath piece 3  And these are some of the pieces that were cut off from the main stem.

baby's breath piecesHere are all of the pieces that came from just that one stem.

baby's breath bunchAnd this is what it looks like when you bunch together all of those smaller pieces from the one stem.

Once the pieces from the one stem of baby’s breath is bunched together, you can see that a little goes a long way. That one stem could be enough for a mason jar centerpiece. If you want a more full arrangement, you will need 2 stems. For a full bouquet, 5-7 stems. A boutonniere will only take a fraction of a stem. Depending upon the head size, a flower crown will require between 4 and 6 stems.

We hope that helped and we’d love to answer any further questions! See our Baby’s Breath board on Pinterest for some awesome ways to use this filler.



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Make Your Woodsy Wedding Centerpiece

It’s no secret that outdoor woodsy weddings are great for DIY brides on a budget. The secret is how easy it is to make a perfect centerpiece. Check out this full and step by step list, don’t forget to ask questions in the comments!

The flowers in this post include (left to right) variegated pittosporum, white trachellium, white cushion mum, white spray roses, and queen anne’s lace.

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Step One: Cut/hydrate your fresh cut flowers ordered from BloomsByTheBox.com
Step Two: Add fresh room temperature water to your vases
Step Three: Use your greens to make a low arrangement shape, criss-cross the stems to make a pattern that will act as support for the flowers you add next
Step Four: Start adding filler flowers, like trachellium and queen anne’s lace
Step Five: Then add small focal flowers like spray roses and cushion mums

This process is simple, quick, and super affordable. If you wish to create your own arrangements, the DIY Guide to Wedding Flowers is a great staring point/ resource. We recommend making simple arrangements like this to keep things from getting too overwhelming on your big day. Simple small centerpieces are much less technical than large arrangements and will save you the most time and money, especially if you have 15 or more tables! Please leave any questions you may have in the comments! Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

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    This looks beautiful. Along with ordering the flowers would we be able to order that vase as well? The vase on the photos that looks like a tree stump.
    Thanks!

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The Blush Colored Romantic Bouquet Comes in First Place for the Bouquet Style of 2014!

The votes were cast the romantic blush colored bouquet filled with fluffy flowers has officially been chosen. This bouquet style has been all the rage this year, we are not surprised it takes the crown for Bouquet Style of 2014!

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Mirelle Carmichael Photography’s images for this
wedding can be found on Style Me Pretty! Florist : Commerce Florist

The Winning Bouquet Recipe: white peonies, pink garden rose, pink astilbe, white ranunculus, pink stock, peach spray rosespale pink roses, and dusty miller. Since this specific flower combination can get expensive we also offer similar options that are more budget friendly. To replicate this look on a budget we suggest ordering:

   garden-rose-bridal-piano-light-pink  Eskimo Rose Spray-Rose-Pink Bunch of white ranunculus

Left to right: Pink Piano Garden Roses, White Eskimo Roses, Pink Spray Roses, and White Ranunculus.

The Runner Up:  The Southern Peach and Gray Wedding Bouquet!

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Find this photo by Kristyn Hogan Photography among other beautiful
inspiration on Cedarwood Weddings, Southern Chic styled designs.

Votes determined that the Southern Peach and Gray Wedding Bouquet comes in at a close second for the Bouquet Style of 2014! We are not too surprised about this one either. The southern weddings traditions/atmosphere have become a national trend!

Southern Bouquet Recipe: Colorata Succulents, Silver Brunia, Peach Spray Roses, White Cushion Mums, Peach Stock, Rose Nena, Dusty Miller, White Ranunculus. Once again, to replicate this look on a budget we suggest ordering:

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Left to Right: Colorata Succulents, Peach Spray Roses, White Cushion Mums, Pink Stock, Dusty Miller.

The Winner of the $30 Gift Card to BloomsByTheBox is KAREN WRIGHT! She has been contacted with her Prize! Thank you everyone who voted to make this a successful Bouquet Style of the Year!

Find this photo by Kristyn Hogan Photography among other beautiful
inspiration on Cedarwood Weddings, Southern Chic styled designs. – See more at: http://blog.bloomsbythebox.com/#sthash.Ji6giwjt.dpuf
Mirelle Carmichael Photography’s images for this
wedding can be found on Style Me Pretty! Florist : Commerrce Florist – See more at: http://blog.bloomsbythebox.com/diy/weddings-diy/vote-favorite-bouquet-style-2014/#sthash.zYpr4S5A.dpuf
Mirelle Carmichael Photography’s images for this
wedding can be found on Style Me Pretty! Florist : Commerrce Florist – See more at: http://blog.bloomsbythebox.com/diy/weddings-diy/vote-favorite-bouquet-style-2014/#sthash.zYpr4S5A.dpuf

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