Wish Upon a Wedding is a non-proft organization dedicated to granting weddings to terminally ill couples that might not otherwise get the chance to have a wedding. These unbelievably deserving couples have been forced to put all of their money toward medical bills and all their time toward medical treatment. The love stories and the beautiful weddings that join these couples warms the heart. They are granted a day to celebrate the beautiful love that has brought them together and kept them together through sickness and in health.
Just for a little taste of the magic, here is one of the many deserved weddings that was thrown for a VERY deserving couple. “After being through so much together, Judy and John finally wed in an intimate wedding ceremony at the Triple A Loft in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, on November 2nd. With the help of a talented team of New York Wish granters, led by Christina Whitney of Whitney Events, the couple’s dream of a day they, and their family and friends, would never forget finally came true”
At BloomsByTheBox we fully stand behind this cause. In an effort to raise awareness and funds BloomsByTheBox is donating a portion of all December 2014 proceeds to Wish Upon a Wedding. Please consider making a donation or purchasing flowers for your home this holiday.
Vote For Your Favorite Bouquet Style of 2014!
***VOTING NOW CLOSED****
The popular wedding bouquet styles of 2014 ranged from casually rustic all the way to formally lush. We compiled some of the most popular styles of 2014 to collect votes and name the Bouquet Style of 2014! AND when you leave a comment voting for your favorite bouquet style, you will automatically be entered to win a $30 BloomsByTheBox gift card! We will announce the gift card winner and the Bouquet Style of 2014 on Tuesday December 30th at 1pm, VOTING ENDS AT NOON on December 30th!
Option 1: The Nautical Bouquet
The white, golden, and navy blue colors paired with the famous navy stripe pattern ribbon is very popular. Nautical weddings have been transformed into a classy ambiance of pale blues, striped navy blue fabric, and sailing details done with taste. Do you think this bouquet style has staying power in 2015? If so, don’t forget to leave a comment voting for Option 1.
Option 2: The Blush Colored Romantic Bouquet
A large, fluffy blush colored bouquet has been a class act in the weddings of 2014. The romantic bouquets are filled with fluffy, soft flowers that look ethereal. The heavenly style of this bouquet demands trending flowers such as peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus.
Option 3: Rustic Wildflower Bouquet
We hope this one sticks around because it’s truly great for the DIY/budget couples looking to have a not-so-black tie wedding. Couples of 2014 created rustic wildflower arrangements for both indoor and outdoor rustic venues. BUT rustic is not just for budget couples, even Lauren Conrad DIY’ed her wedding flowers with her wedding party. Don’t forget to vote for Option 3 if you love this bouquet!
Option 4: Southern Peach & Gray Wedding Bouquet
Peach, white, and gray flowers paired together creates a soft, southern, vintage style. This bouquet style was published in every big wedding publication over the course of 2014. In the beginning of the year, this bouquet could be spotted at a large southern wedding at vintage mansion with tall white columns. Luckily, the beautiful bouquet made it’s way into weddings all over the US. Vote for this sweet look if you want to see it stay at the top of the trends!
Option 5: Vibrant Textured Wedding Bouquets
There is no denying that some brides have a bright personality to match this beautiful wedding bouquet style. Vibrant textured bouquets have made comeback in 2014 with the popularity of succulents, bright dahlias, ranunculus, and peonies. The wedding industry is throwing away seasonal color rules and introducing this trendy style into fall and winter weddings too!
Bouquet found on Colin Cowie Weddings
Remember, you are only automatically entered at a chance to win the $30 BloomsByTheBox gift card if you leave a comment with your vote! We are excited to see which bouquet styles are the most popular out of the trending styles this year. Please share with friends, the more votes the better!
Time is a huge factor when you want to make a centerpiece for each table at a wedding or event. In the interest of saving time and reducing stress we, here at BloomsByTheBox, suggest making something simple, quick, yet atheistically pleasing & professional! First, purchase a vase that isn’t too wide but nice and low. This will ensure that you will be able to create an arrangement shape without floral foam. Floral foam is a great option but usually requires a little more time when making larger medium-large arrangements.
After you have selected a medium shallow vase order your wholesale flowers. Once you receive your order, hydrate the flowers for at least 6-8 hours. If you can hydrate them overnight that is always best! Once you are ready to make arrangements, prune all the flowers and remove any lower leaves from flower stems.
In order to make a centerpiece like this one you need to have some greens, at least one types of tall flower, some secondary flowers and a filler. For this tutorial, we chose two types of tall vertical flowers that would make this arrangement look large and sophisticated. The lavender tall flower pictured above is called Lavender Stock. The tall white flowers pictured below is called a White Snapdragon.
Start out by creating the arrangement shape using the greens and then your initial tall flower. When placing your greens, create a criss-cross pattern with the stems, this will make a grid that will hold all of the flowers in place and enable you to make a perfect shape!
As you can see, once you have added your tall flowers to the arrangement you can easily add secondary flowers and fillers to fill in spaces and complete the arrangement! It’s that simple! We used white spray roses, white cushion mums, and yellow billy balls as secondary flowers. Then we used purple wax flower and baby’s breath as fillers. Making each centerpiece like this will only take about 5-7 minutes and since we used affordable flower varieties this could be done on a small budget.
Have any questions or comments? We want to hear them! Leave us a comment below.
You see gorgeous floral crowns on all the popular wedding publications and probably wonder if you can pull off making something like that on your own. Making a floral crown does require a little bit of work but they are affordable and look beautiful! The majority of the work is in pruning down branches into small pieces to create little bundles to make up the crown. Once the smaller parts are built you just need to attach them to each other.
If you would like to make something like this you can use any fillers, greens and flowers. We also have a tutorial for creating a baby’s breath floral crown just like this one. Keep in mind that when making a floral crown you may need to use floral adhesive and some extra blooms to cover the mechanics, for example the wire, in your crown. Making a floral crown the day of the wedding is a good idea. The flowers will not have a source of water so it is best to construct them last minute, that way the flowers will look hydrated for the event.
AND don’t forget to check out all the amazing flower crown tutorials on Pinterest!
Please leave your comments and questions below! Also, if you have any suggestions for new DIY tutorial please let us know, we want to help you make the DIY flower process as easy as we can.
If you haven’t heard about Wish Upon a Wedding yet, get ready to have your heart strings tugged! Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first non-profit wish granting organization providing wedding and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-changing circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation!
The recipients of these dream weddings get a day to completely forget about their sickness and celebrate the love that has been their everything in times of struggle. The love between these couples is the single most beautiful thing you can imagine, through sickness and in health. They deserve to pronounce those very vows to the family and friends who have seen it to be so true. They have endured life’s struggles together and deserve a beautiful memory that will stay with them as long as they both shall live.
Elizabeth Guthrie, the founder, realized the need for wedding wish granting when she participated in a large scale wedding giveaway, it was heartbreaking to see how many couples needed and deserved a wedding. She decided to do something about it. Wish Upon a Wedding got it’s start in 2010 and has provided over 70 couples with beautiful weddings all over the United States.
If you want to see how important this cause is please take the time to watch these videos, you might need a Kleenex! It is truly beautiful what Wish Upon a Wedding has done for these couples.
In an effort to raise awareness and funds for this amazing organization, BloomsByTheBox will be donating a portion of ALL proceeds during the month of December 2014 to to Wish Upon A Wedding. Please consider making a purchase or donating to Wish Upon a Wedding. Thank you we appreciate your support!
As we come toward the close of a wonderful year and reflect on all the projects we posted, we realize that there are plenty of DIY flower projects that we haven’t done a tutorial for yet. Here is your opportunity to tell us what you are dying to learn to create for your DIY weddings/ events. We would be more than happy to show you how to do the things you have had trouble finding online.
In the meantime, here are some of the fun DIY flower tutorials we posted this year…
Want to make a colorful bouquet on a budget? Check out this tutorial for some great tips on creating a high impact bouquet using affordable flowers in bright beautiful colors!
Going rustic for your upcoming wedding? Check out this simple mason jar and bottle arrangement tutorial. A lot of BloomsByTheBox customers have been trying this look for their bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, and more.
It’s quite funny that people tend to get the most intimidated by the most simple arrangement to make, the boutonniere. Making a boutonniere is truly an easy and quick process. We are squashing all the myths and misconceptions about boutonnieres in this DIY boutonniere tutorial.
One of our favorite DIY Flower projects from this year was the wildflower bouquet tutorial! So many DIY’ers order the Blooms Wildflower packs and really needed to be able to visualize what the combo of flowers would look like in a bouquet. Well viola!
We need your feedback! What tutorials have you been scouring the internet for but just can’t find? Please comment below with your suggestions, we are excited to begin planning for our shoots in the coming year! We hope you have liked the ones we have posted so far!