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6 Craft & Wedding Flower Ideas We Love

It’s Time for Our July Flower Round-Up!

We come across a lot of really exciting flower articles, news, and ideas around the web.  We want to share some of our best finds from the month of July with you now.  Check it out!

Wedding Flower Ideas

Shades of Blue

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1. A Seasonal Guide for Your Wedding:  One of the challenges of planning any wedding is choosing flowers which are in season.  Scroll down here and you’ll find visual guides for winter, fall, summer, and spring.  You can see at a glance what each flower looks like in a bouquet, so you can imagine it at your wedding.  There’s also information about color variations and bloom dates.

2. Shades of Summer – A Blue & Peach and Rose Wedding:  I am just crazy about this wedding color palette!  I love how soft the colors are, and how the cool blue contrasts beautifully with the pink.  Everything is wonderfully coordinated, and that bouquet is just gorgeous.

3. Summer and Patrick’s Summer Wedding:  Here are some lovely photos from an outdoor wedding in a beautiful natural setting.  Instead of the rustic look, this couple opted for a touch of elegance.  I can’t get enough of that white and blue orchid bouquet!  The centerpieces are also beautiful!

4. Summer Zest:  When Life Hands You Lemons, Use them in Your Décor:  This summer, citrus in arrangements is a very popular trend.  These citrus wedding centerpieces, place settings, and other décor are amazing.  I am especially blown away by that incredible wreath with daisies, yellow roses, lemons, and limes.

Home Floral Crafts

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5. Floral ice cubes:  Next time you are looking for a way to spruce up your refreshing iced beverages at a summer party, try this cool idea!  You just drop flowers into your ice cube trays before you pop them in the freezer.  I recommend that you stick with edible flowers.  What an amazing way to add a bit of color and fun to an ordinary drink!

6. DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case:  Transform a plain iPhone case into an incredible one-of-a-kind pressed flower iPhone case!  This tutorial will walk you through the supplies you need and guide you through the steps.  It’s a fun and easy project that you can customize to your heart’s content.  These would make fabulous gifts!

We hope you had fun checking out our July floral roundup links from around the web!  May these posts and articles inspire you!

7 Gerbera Daisy Arrangement Ideas for This Summer

 

If you want to add color and whimsy to any arrangement this summer, one of the best ways to do it is using gerbera daisies!  These flowers are beautiful on their own or as part of a larger arrangement.  They start blooming toward the end of spring and continue through early autumn, so they are available all summer for you to use.  They can thrive for a long time before they wilt, and they come in almost every color you can imagine, ranging from bright yellow to deep orange and scarlet, light and dark pink, and white.  Let’s take a look at some beautiful gerbera daisy flower arrangements from around the web for inspiration!

1. Try tall gerbera daisies

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Gerbera daisies usually provide a fun, vibrant effect, but this beautiful arrangement proves that they can also add a flair of understated, sophisticated elegance.  I love the way that the flower arranger chose progressively taller stems.  The daisies draw the eye upward, but do not distract from the roses and other beautiful plants in the vase.

 

2. Coordinate with other décor

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These simple gerbera daisy arrangements in Mason jars include nothing but deep red gerbera daisies.  Look how effective they are, though.  With the black and white polka dot ribbons around the jars, they match the ladybugs and the balloons beautifully.  As a result, they really grab your eye and make you pay attention.

 

3. Glass bowl with a tea light

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This is a very simple and easy idea you can do using a single gerbera daisy.  Just put it inside a little glass bowl, fill it up with water, and float a tea light on the top.  This would be a wonderfully romantic way to light a special dinner with a date, and would also be great as table décor at a wedding or gala.  In the dark, the candle would really make the gerbera daisy look like it was glowing.  You could also achieve a beautiful effect using a bunch of these in different colors!

4. Simple does it!

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I love this aqua gerbera daisy!  The little glass vase doesn’t overwhelm the solitary flower, and the little glass beads at the bottom emphasize the color of the daisy and draw your eye right back to the blossom.  This is a simple, easy way to make a beautiful color statement.

 

5. Go for classic elegance

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This arrangement in a mason jar has that homespun look and feel to it, but the blossoms are all classic elegance.  The light pink roses and the white gerbera daisy play really well off of each other, and make for a soft, romantic, nostalgic look.

 

6. Give jelly beans and daisies a go!

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Here is a very clever idea which is perfect for spring and summertime.  These gerbera daisies are surrounded by jelly beans.  The artist who put this arrangement together had an amazing eye for color, and did a perfect job matching up jelly bean colors to the hues in the daisies.  The finished effect is amazing!  The entire arrangement is just an explosion of color!

 

7. Work in some fruit

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Another very popular trend that we are seeing everywhere this year is integrating fruit and vegetables into arrangements.  Here we have bright orange gerbera daisies set in a container with light green moss and oranges.  The orange of the daisies and the orange of the fruit match up perfectly, and are offset beautifully by the wonderfully contrasting moss.  The finished effect is one of beautiful simplicity.  Oranges are a good choice for this too, because you can still peel them and eat them.

 

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We hope that you enjoyed these beautiful gerbera daisy arrangement ideas for summer!  Remember, gerberas bloom even in early fall, so you can enjoy these arrangements for months.  Get a mixed assortment of daisies here. Have fun, and be sure to share your own inspiring gerbera arrangements with us!

6 Ways To Include Flowers In Your Wedding

Planning your wedding is no easy task. There are so many huge details to remember and tons of little ones that it can get overwhelming! First, you have to pick a date, a venue and a theme. Then, you can start thinking about some of the specific details that you want on your wedding day, one big one being what type of flowers you want to include.

We just love flowers and how they can create an amazing ambiance with their presence. There are so many ways to include flowers in your wedding and we wanted to share a few great ideas with you today that will help to inspire you for your own special day.

Bouquets

Every bride needs a beautiful bouquet and this is one of the most common places you will see flowers during a wedding. The bridesmaids will also have bouquet, typically that are smaller than the brides and the groom and groomsman will also have boutonnieres that match in style or color.

Bouquet

Photo by L. Hewit Photography 

Around the Altar

No matter what type of ceremony you are having, you can use flowers to decorate the ceremony, focusing especially on the backdrop of where you and your groom will be standing when you are saying your “I do’s.” Not only is that a location that your wedding photographer will be taking tons of photos of you both, but it is the place where all your guests will be watching the two of you recite your vows to one another and share your first kiss as newlyweds!

Altar Flowers

Photo by True Photography Weddings

Along the Aisle

Flowers are so romantic and having them line the aisle, or even flower petals on the floor along the aisle is such a great way to incorporate your wedding color into your ceremony.

Aisle Flower Petals

Photo by Katie Ruther Photography

In Your Hair

Whether you want to have one simple flower in your hair, or an entire flower headpiece, a flower makes a gorgeous finishing touch to your perfect bridal look. Whether you want to use a bright red rose, or a simple headpiece made of baby’s breath, no matter what you choose it will be amazing.

Floral Crown

Photo by Wedding City Photography

On Top of the Cake

Whether you choose to have regular or edible flowers decorating your wedding cake, they can be simply stunning and a perfect way to incorporate your wedding colors and theme onto your cake as well.

Edible Flowers for Cake

Photo by Blume Photography

As A Reception Photo Backdrop

Some people love to have a spot specifically to take photos. You want to remember everyone who came to celebrate your special day with you, so why not set up a photo backdrop with tons of gorgeous flowers in the background? That will certainly make the photos taken of you and all your guests ones to remember forever!

Flower Backdrop for Photos

Photo by Laura Jane Photography

There are so many ways to include flowers in your wedding day, so we hope these 6 ideas have got you thinking and given you some inspiration while planning your own wedding.

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5 Fall Floral Trends for 2015

Fall is a lovely season to tie the knot.  With the leaves turning overhead and the weather cooling down, it is the perfect time to get married indoors or outdoors.  Fall foliage adds an incredible splash of vibrant color to wedding photos, and fall flowers make wonderful bouquets and centerpieces for your celebration.  If you’re planning an autumn wedding this year, here are 5 major floral design trends to inspire you!

1. Work with the fall color palate

Here you can view Pantone’s fashion color report for fall 2015.  These are the colors you’re going to be seeing in fashion design going into autumn.  As you can see, marsala, Pantone’s Color of the Year, is still front and center, a rich, muted earthy wine color with a grounded brownish hue.

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The left side of this palate is dominated by earthy colors.  Dried herb, desert sage, and stormy weather are all warmer colors, despite being in the cooler part of the spectrum, and would make wonderful soft colors for your wedding.  The golden oak buff and the gentle warmth of cadmium orange can brighten things up, and if you want some cooler hues to work in, Biscay bay, reflecting pond, and amethyst orchid add a nice touch.  Cashmere rose is a lovely soft, cool pink which is very romantic, and which would be perfect for any wedding.  These colors celebrate the soft, natural beauty of fall.  Use them to determine your color scheme, and to help you pick flowers for your wedding bouquet.

2. Go English

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English flowers are really popular this year, and that is a trend which is going to continue into fall.  Even though some English flowers, like peonies, have had their season, other English flowers continue to bloom into early fall, like hydrangeas and dahlias.  Others, like ranunculus, are year-round.  And of course you can never go wrong with romantic English roses.  English flowers are perfect for a garden wedding, especially if you have the English-inspired landscaping to go with the theme.

3. Wrap it in wool

Wrapping the stems of your wedding bouquet in wool is another trend which is blazing across Europe.  It is particularly popular in the UK, so it works great with the English flowers above.  The look has a soft, natural, homespun effect, and adds a rustic touch to any bouquet.  Rustic is another big trend this year, so wool is the perfect intersection between 2015 floral styles!  It is a particularly fitting style for fall or winter, since wool conveys warmth.

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This photo shows you a simple way you can wrap a bouquet in wool.  The buttons add a nice decorative touch!  If you like the idea of wrapping your bouquet like this but you are not crazy about wool, there are so many other materials you can use.  Burlap is cute if you want to stay rustic, or you can go with lace or ribbon.

4. Work in the greenery

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Greenery is huge this year!  This is probably in part because so many brides are trying to go with a natural, local look.  There are all kinds of greens you can work into your bouquet.  Fresh herbs, ivy, ferns, succulents, and other greens can all make a lovely accompaniment to your more traditional wedding flowers.  While you might think that this is a big look for spring, it can add a splash of startling contrast and freshness to autumn-themed bouquets.  It also looks particularly stunning in table runners.

5. Hang your blooms

Hanging decorations are really big in 2015, a floral trend which will only get bigger in fall!  There are so many ways you can incorporate hanging floral décor throughout your wedding ceremony and reception spaces.  Hang flowers in mason jars from signs, or from chairs or benches lining your ceremony aisle, or even from the branches of obliging trees.  Fall is the perfect time of year to do this.  It’s always easier hanging decorations from bare branches than branches which are full of foliage.  Along with flowers in mason jars and pomanders, you can also hang beautiful homemade lanterns.  There are a lot of different ways you can create these.

Many weddings now also feature hanging blooms as centerpieces for the reception, instead of flowers on the tables.  Hanging flowers creates a whimsical, festive, rustic atmosphere.  Check out these photos for inspiration.  There are both indoor and outdoor ideas here, and all of them are beautiful and create an amazing ambiance.

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If you are planning a wedding for this fall, you now have an abundance of great ideas which can help you to choose the perfect flowers for your ceremony and reception.  Remember, these same ideas work great for flower arrangements for other occasions as well, and can look equally beautiful sprucing up a table at home.