Archive for the 'Bridal Bouquet' Category

Another DIY Wedding Idea ~ Hand-Tied Gerbera Daisy Bouquet How-to

Gerbera Daisies are popular wedding flowers. They are simple, beautiful, bold, and come in a variety of vibrant colors. I have featured a DIY Calla Lily Bouquet in a previous post. The technique is a little different from the Calla Lily bouquet, but they are both easy to do. The bouquet featured uses 12 flowers. Gerbera Daisies are so readily available, stop by your local florist and start the experiment! If you plan to do the bouquet ahead of time, check out afloral.com for silk flowers and supplies.

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DIY Wedding Idea ~ Calla Lily Hand-Tied Bridal Bouquet

Most DIY wedding ideas aren’t rocket science, but they do require adequate planning and a little help from friends and family. After all, your focus should be on getting married. So gather ideas, identify people who are dependable and willing, then delegate, delegate, delegate! Certain tasks such as creating centerpiece and bouquet can be intimidating at first, yet totally doable after you understand the basics. In the next few weeks I will introduce more DIY wedding ideas that can be done ahead of time.

I saw a wonderful video by Afloral.com on how to put together a calla lily bouquet. They also carry artificial flowers and ready made silk bouquets at reasonable prices. As stated in a previous post, you may substitute with artificial calla lilies, allowing you to put together your bouquet. A word of caution with artificial flowers, the quality varies greatly with different vendors.

Once you feel comfortable with the basic steps, pick flowers that may suit your color and theme, be original, and have fun.

Bridal Beauty Calla Lily

Calla Lily has become very popular to use as the main flower in wedding bouquets and overall wedding decor. As much as I love them, however, I’ve heard from florists that they can be tough to work with. So I asked my husband’s cousin, the florist, who has worked with Calla Lily quite a bit, and her suggestion was surprising. “Use artificial Calla Lilies”, she said, “especially if a non-professional is putting together the bouquet.” The reason? “They are easily marked, and show signs of wear and tear easily.” She also suggested using real foliage along with the artificial Calla Lily. But beware – not all artificial Calla Lilies are up to the task, so choose yours wisely and carefully.

Here are other ways to incorporate Calla Lily into your wedding:

I’ll be posting more links on do-it-yourself Calla Lily bouquets.

Wedding Bouquet – from your neighbourhood Costco

Lately I’ve heard a lot of comments about how expensive wedding flowers are. My standard answer: Checked out Costco.com. After seconds of dead air, and usually some eye rolling, people start to realize this is not a joke. If you or someone you know is talented in floral arrangement, Costco.com may have the answer. They carry an array of flowers that are in season, including Cymbidium Orchids and Calla Lilies.

Orchids from CostcoCalla Lilies

Costco even offers packages for bouquets and centerpieces.

Bouquet made of rosesCenterpiece

I posted some pictures a couple of days ago of some DIY floating arrangements. These Cymbidium Orchids and the roses would be perfect candidates for a simple yet totally posh centerpiece. You could save even more if you could find a local wedding rental store that carries the cylinder vase as show in my previous post.

I’m a Costco fanatic, so don’t just take my word for it. Go on, check it out yourself. I know where I’ll go the next time I need flowers.