Flowers, foliage, florals, however you want to say it florals are popping up everywhere and I love it! There’s just something about a full, bright, bunch of blooms to brighten a room. Your wedding day is full of opportunities to step up your flower game. I talked on my instagram last week about a special project I had been working on, and you guys seemed to love it! I thought on it a bit, and I figured I’d share some of my favorite floral wedding/event trends that you can DIY! I love crafting, and my burnt fingertips melt away when I step back and take a full on look at the amazing pieces I create. Let’s start with the project in question!
A hanging floral backdrop is a simple yet romantic touch to any blank wall. You can go small and simple, or more grand and billow-y, whichever you prefer. I have seen both and I actually love them both in different environments. I personally just finished a more romantic one and it couldn’t be more perfect. I used a variety of silk flowers, greenery, a simple fern garland, and fishing line. Luckily, my Michael’s Store had these beautiful spring bouquets that were on sale, so I purchased a few from the same bucket, took them apart and used the flowers. The hanging bunches from my base were just pieces I bought separately and glued on to the garland. I tried using different lengths of fishing line to make it more whimsical and less structured, and I think it definitely helped! I love the way this photographs, and it’s fairly light in weight so hanging it won’t ever be an issue. My total cost? Around $75 (but remember I bought my flowers in bunches on sale!). Here’s a few looks at my finished project!
If you’re looking for something more grand in the floral wall department, I highly recommend heading over to my Pinterest board and clicking through the links I have saved. There are full out paper flower walls, fabric floral wall tiles, floral hoops (Love these!) and even arches that have balloons and flowers together! These are all pieces you can easily make with you girls or by yourself in a weekend. Is something more simple your thing? Not to worry, I have some ideas for you too!
Flower crowns may seem like they’re only for little girls or hippies, but trust me when I say they can be so romantic and beautiful! I have made many floral crowns for a multitude of occasions, and wedding crowns are always my favorite. You can really use the vibe of a wedding when creating a bridal flower crown. I personally love the wildflower and baby’s breath crowns for a more adventurous couple, but I also really love big blooms spread out with some simple greenery for those statement brides!
Geometrical glass boxes or buckets filled with flowers looks big this year. There’s an amazing contrast with the romantic girly flowers and the clean modern lines of the glass that I really just love. You can go big or small with them, and I think that’s my favorite part about them. You can go big with a grouping of them, or keep it simple with just one! I’ve even seen the same idea with lanterns and birdcages pulled off effortlessly. Throw in a battery operated candle or twinkle lights and you’ve got yourself a magical centerpiece.
If all of these ideas seem a bit too much for your taste, or maybe you aren’t as crafty as me- I have a very simple yet elegant idea for you. I found this large palm at the craft store, and I am positive you can buy in bulk online. All you need to do is place the palm under your charger or dinner plate and BOOM instant pizzaz on an otherwise drab table.
I am NOT saying to ditch a florist for your wedding or event. Please don’t do that!! They are such a wonderful person to have on your day, and what they can put together will be so much more than you ever imagined. You can always ask if they work with silk options as well, and get them on board for your crazy floral dreams! I hope some of these ideas helped you see the versatility that silk and faux flowers can have, and how all of those pretty arrangements and pieces can be done by you at home!
Have you been to a wedding with a beautiful floral display? Did you have one at your own wedding? Comment below with a photo-I’d really love to see it!!
March 10, 2018