Friday, May 28, 2010

DIY Wedding Flowers

I have weddings on the brain right now. Some friends of ours are getting married on July 4th weekend in Vail, CO. The bride and I have been tossing around ideas for do-it-yourself flowers for the big day.  Here are some of the inspiration photos we've found:
All photography by Max Wanger
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Her husband-to-be owns a family baking company that's been around for over 100 years.  We thought it would be fun to find some vintage tins and boxes, line them with glass containers and use those as the centerpiece vases at dinner.

And there's something so simple and rustic about mason jars as votive holders.  I love the way the jars light up as the night of celebration wears on.  Reminds me of catching fireflies during summers growing up in the Midwest.

My friend wants to give each female attendee a single stem Gerbera Daisy to hold during the outdoor ceremony.  Don't you think an arrangement like this would be stunning? Especially a bright array of reds, yellows and oranges.

The flowers would be such a simple favor at this small wedding and make such a visual impact when grouped together on a table when guests arrive and in the hands of each guest during the wedding ceremony.  Can you imagine the ceremony photos if each of your guests was holding a blossom?

All this wedding talk makes me nostalgic for the summer 15 years ago when I was planning my own wedding.  So, I'll be spending the weekend brainstorming wedding ideas and finishing up the hand-sewn bags I'm making as teacher appreciation gifts for my oldest's preschool teachers.


  1. Wow, 15 years ago?!? Amazing. Sounds like a gorgeous wedding - we just put together the flowers for my Mother-In-Law's wedding back in April. Doing your own flowers is such a great way to save money...and lots of fun!


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