Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flower Power

If you've been following along for quite some time you already know that I plan to DIY my flowers (with the help of my mom). I'm SO excited about it, but she's a little nervous. Basically the look I'm going for with my bouquet is a mix of the two of these:

And for the bridesmaids a mix of these two bouquets (with no green):

We've ordered two cases of hot pink roses, a case of hot pink carnations, and a case of light pink carnations. And hopefully we'll have these beauties to add:

My parents have multiple peony bushes in their front yard so we (well, my mom) cut about 100-200 of them just before they bloomed, wrapped them in newspaper, and put them in the fridge. We've "tested" a couple by taking them out and putting them in water and one opened almost fully and the other opened partially. I'm so excited about them - It will be sentimental for me and I'll get to have the peonies I love without paying for them! 
I'm looking for small black feathers to add to the bridesmaids' bouquets, but we'll also be using little pretties similar to these made by my friend Kari!

And my bouquet will have these added to it:

You can look at all of the options Kari has available by visiting her etsy shop!

The last little touch that the bouquets will have are charms. I made each of the bridesmaids a charm with their initial. Each of them is a little different, but I love how they all coordinate still!

My bouquet will have a locket charm with a picture of my grandma and some angel wing charms. I haven't found the perfect picture for the locket yet, but I'll be sure to share it with you guys when it's finished! If you're interested in doing the same thing, all of the charms came from Michaels in the jewelry department. They're meant for pictures, but I just printed my girls' initials on white cardstock and cut them down to size. Easy and pretty inexpensive! 

I can't wait to see how it all comes together and I'll be sure to share my tips with all of you after it's all said and done! 

Are any of you DIYing your flowers or did you? If so, do you have any tips?


  1. I love your ideas! I'm sure everything will come together beautifully. The fact that you're able to use home grown flowers is just awesome. The charms are a great touch, too. That way the girls who exactly which bouquet belongs to!

  2. I could not imagine DIY'ing my flowers. I don't know how you ladies do it. I would be 1) too stressed to be able to get them done in time, 2) lacking creativity and skills to be able to make them look anything like a pro florist could.

    Props to you for what I consider a huge undertaking in the bride's projects for those who choose to do their own flowers. Can't wait to see them...everything else you've done has been so great, I'm sure they'll be beautiful!

  3. That's great that you'll get peonies for free! I'm sure your flowers will come out great. We're not DIYing our flowers for pretty much the same reasons as Mrs. Beever!

  4. Cute! How awesome that you're doing your own flowers! I could never be that brave!

  5. So great about the peonies! But I don't think I could DIY flowers. I would be too stressed and don't have the creative streak you do!

  6. I'm so jealous that you get to do your own flowers!! I would have loved to do that =]
    Can't wait to see how they turn out.

  7. They're going to look awesome! Can't wait to see them :)

  8. You are braver than me! But everything you touch basically turns to wedding gold so I have no worries!

    And I LOVE the charms!!!

  9. SO excited!! I think I might be as excited about your flowers as you are!! My peonies are long gone :( but at least I can contribute some baubles!! Thanks for the shout out! A more worthy bride there never was!

  10. I'm glad the peonies worked out! My mom's are blooming now and I thought of you! Love the charms!

  11. I saw the fridge trick on Martha Stewart's show the other day, I'd never heard that before! So cool!

    Hot pink flowers always pop in pictures too! Can't wait to see your pics : )


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