Following on from A DIY Shoot — Fresh + Modern, White Wedding Ideas. It’s time to start sharing how to recreate the look. I thought today i start with the flowers, and i haven’t done a floral tutorial for a while.
Rather than strictly telling you how to create this, i thought id share which flowers i used, how many stems etc. So you can have some flower ideas for your wedding day, especially if you are looking at a white colour palette. Some of these flowers come in different colours too, so consult your florist/flower wholesaler on your options.
The flowers in this arrangement cost me around £15 from a local florist and the mini milk bottles £16 from eBay. So a total of £31 was spent which i think is pretty budget friendly. To stay in budget try to go for seasonal flowers. I think the most expensive flower here was probably the rose, so it’s nice to get a mix of florals to keep within budget.
I am a total amateur when it comes to flower arranging but have picked up some kind of skills from experimenting before hehe! If you want to DIY your wedding flowers, it could be fun to head to a flower workshop at your local college/florist. It’s something I’m really keen to try too. Or just keep practicing at home.
Rather than give you a step by step guide i will offer you some hints and tips.
What you need:
♥ Stocks – 2 stems
♥ Dahlia – 2 stems
♥ Dephinium – 1 stem which was divided in 2 here
♥ Gypsophilia (Babys Breath) – 1 stem divided
♥ Phlox – 1 stem
♥ Rrose Avalanche – 1 stem
See the above image to identify the different blooms :-)
♥ When using a small vessel, be sure to cut the stems fairly short, so the flower is low against the top of the vase. This gives support to the flower and helps create a nice shape to the arrangement.
♥ When you recieve the flowers, give them a good soak, and if possible use some flower food. When cutting the stems do so at an angle. Don’t cut to much off of the stem at once, keep popping it into your vase and chop more off if needed.
♥ When working with flowers, work in odd numbers. It helps to keep the arrangement looking natural.
♥ If you want to create a natural look like this arrangement, be sure to give your florals different heights. It also ensures all of those pretty blooms can be seen.
And here is the finished look….
I hope you enjoyed this :-) If you did please leave your thoughts below and i will try to bring you more floral ideas soon :-)
Happy arranging lovelies XOXO Lou
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