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Photo by Elizabeth Messina. Found on Elizabeth Anne Designs.
I posted a few weeks ago about flower girl wreaths and how cute they have become for weddings. Today, let’s take it one step further and show you how to make a flower girl wreath for your DIY wedding. The key factors in making a flower girl wreath that is adorable and not cheesy or tacky is the materials you use. Just like the best food starts with the best ingredients, so goes the DIY flower girl wreath. You will want to make it only a couple of days or the day before the wedding to ensure it stays fresh. A great way to get the flower girl excited is to bring it to show her at the wedding rehearsal, but tell her it is only for tomorrow and that she has to pay special attention if she wants to wear it for the wedding.
Found on Style Me Pretty.
How To Make a DIY Wedding Flower Girl Wreath
What You Need:
- Lots of flowers that match your bouquet (ask the florist to order extra)
- Baby’s Breath (get it at a craft store, florist, or even the grocery store sometimes has it)
- Stem Wrapping Tape
- Wire Cutters
- Floral Wire (something strong enough to be the base of the wreath, I like the kind wrapped in a bark look) and maybe something with a smaller gauge for attaching the flowers
What To Do:
- Measure the flower girl’s head
- Cut a piece of floral wire to that length and form into a circle. This will be the base of the wreath.
- Construct flower bundles. Start by making 3-5 large bundles to be the highlights of the wreath. Combine your biggest flowers and greenery into bunches and tie with the stem wrapping tape. Then construct a few medium size bundles with smaller flowers. Lastly, construct many small bundles using the Baby’s Breath and greenery.
- Choose where to place the biggest bundles on the wire frame and tie them to the frame with floral wire.
- Fill in with the medium and small flower bundles until you have the look you want.
- Double check that there are no sharp wires sticking out, then wrap the whole thing with floral tape to ensure everything stays in its’ proper place on the wreath.
- Test it out!
TIP: Consider the size of your flower girl’s head. Smaller girls should have less of the larger flowers. You don’t want them to look top-heavy!
Found this on SnippetandInk.com.
How did you DIY wedding wreath turn out? What kind of flowers did you use? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook or Pinterest.
I think I just have to say that again: Flower girl wreaths are adorable! I have been seeing more and more precious little girls with wreaths instead of baskets or bouquets these days. It makes sense; flower girl wreaths are worn and gives the little ones less to worry about. With the flower girls’ hands being free it opens the way for other ideas like freeing balloons or butterflies down the aisle. They could also hand out balloons as they walk, with instruction on freeing them at the “You may now kiss the bride” moment. If it is a winter wedding, you could warm their hands with a muff that matches their outfit. The more I think about it the more I love the idea of flower girl wreaths. I foresee a DIY Flower Girl Wreath posting in the near future!
Wedding Inspiration: Flower Girl Wreaths
Photo by Elizabeth Messina. Found on Elizabeth Anne Designs. Prefect colors for this little girl.
This is simple and chic for an older flower girl. Found on one of my favorites, Etsy by Bambaroos Boutique.
I prefer the simple flower girl wreaths over some that can be over done. These are adorable; well so were the ones before it too. Found this on SnippetandInk.com.
The key factors with flower girl wreaths seems to be size and simplicity. Younger flower girls will need less elaborate wreaths to fit their tiny heads. Are your flower girls wearing wreaths? What will they look like? Share your wedding inspiration with us!
What do you think about succulent wedding bouquets? To me, they seem lively and full. In almost any style of wedding they can bring a boost of nature, earthiness, freshness, and brightness to the scene. They have become more popular recently, and I have seen them used in a million ways to make beautiful succulent wedding bouquets. For today’s botany lesson, I offer you the definition of a succulent:
any plant that stores water in its leaves, stems or roots allowing it to go for long periods of time without water
What The Bride Needs To Know About Succulent Wedding Bouquets
- Succulents are available all year round, so they don’t present any seasonal concerns for brides. Succulents can be incorporated in spring, summer, fall or winter weddings with no hesitation.
- Portland brides especially will love this: they are eco-friendly! Succulents from your bouquet can even be replanted after the big day.
- Succulents offer versatility. Brides can pick just their favorite succulent to mix with traditional flowers, or make an entire bouquet of succulents.
And of course, I found some eye candy for this post.
This is what I mean by fresh! Found this one on Etsy by BrideinBloomWeddings. A great combination of succulents.
Perfect for a modern wedding! Photo found on FlickRiver.
From Onewed.com. You have to love the gray and yellow wedding combination with this gorgeous succulent bouquet.
This on is great for a spring wedding or even a more rustic wedding. Twine looks great with succulents. From Stephany Williams Photography, a gorgeous set of photos from a gray, orange and succulents themed wedding.
This one is for all the Portland brides! It has blackberries! Perfect for a summer wedding in Portland or anywhere in Oregon. Great colors. Photo found on LoveWedBliss.com.
Are you considering succulent wedding bouquets? If so tell us your inspiration on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Help us inspire brides around the world!