One of the biggest wedding trends for 2016 is greenery and minimal blooms. Both rustic and glam weddings will be incorporating fresh green foliage, from aisle decorations to table garlands. The Silver Dollar Eucalyptus is an aromatic filler with a long vase life and is a perfect filler for any wedding bouquet, table centrepiece or flower arrangement.
Weddings are always more memorable where there are fun interactive areas – like a vintage floral photobooth. This is an easy DIY project using a wall-like structure, floral wallpaper, fresh blooms, glue and sticky tape. Tear the edges of the paper to create a layered effect, throw in a chair or two, and your guests will do the rest.
The seventh issue of one of my favourite magazines, Kinfolk was an ode to ice cream and a celebration of the spring season, focusing on those shared loves that bring us together: the enjoyment of food, friends, family and time spent in community whether around the table or out-of-doors.
“This issue is an ode to ice cream. Much of what we’d like to cover with Kinfolk is related to food, community and the social elements of entertaining, so naturally ice cream is an appropriate theme—few things are as successful at bringing us together. It makes us abandon our differences for the greater, sugary, creamy goodness that it is. We explore its origins, reminisce about ice cream affairs from when we were kids and experiment with recipes… Crack the spine, sit back and enjoy this round with a cone or bowl of something cold.” — Editor Nathan Williams
These floral scoop bouquets are a great idea to add more cheer to your melting moment!
Photographs by Parker Fitzgerald Styling by Amy Merrick Art Direction by Nathan Williams
For a different take on the conventional wedding bouquet, this arrangement perfectly adds delicacy and softness to your wedding attire. Native to mountain ravines and woodland in Asia and North America, some Astilbe species are known as ‘false goat’s beard’. The flowers have a strong and pleasant aroma.
Flowers and weddings go hand in hand—and there’s plenty of ways to incorporate blooms into your décor beyond bouquets and centerpieces. These fresh floral napkin rings will help guests find their seats at your reception by doubling as place cards!
Materials: Steel rings, scissors, floral tape, fresh flowers (showcased here are spray roses, solidago, billy balls, aster and greenery), string or twine, and craft glue.
Step 1: Prep your flowers by removing any excess leaves from the stem. Cut the stems down to 1 to 2 inches. Gently remove any wilting petals from the spray roses as well.
Step 2: Beginning with the greenery, attach a spring to the steel ring using floral tape. Start at the end of the stem and wrap it around the steel ring to about 1/2 inch up the stem. Stretch the tape as you are wrapping it around the ring to activate the adhesive quality of the tape. Tip: look for natural curves in the stems of the flowers and greenery and follow those curves when attaching the steel ring. This will help keep your design in line with the circular shape of the ring.
Step 3: Continue this process with the other flowers on hand, again attaching each stem to the ring with floral tape.
Step 4: Finish the napkin ring by adding additional greenery around the remainder of the ring (including the bottom half) using floral tape. Cover any areas that have exposed tape with small bits of greenery and a dab of glue.
Step 5: Attach small nameplates to each napkin ring with string. Nameplates can be made very easily with a home printer and 1/2″ circle punch.
Step 6: The finished product!
Credit: As seen on www.projectwedding.com
The colour of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. A beautiful harmony of fuchsia and purple with pink undertones, inspires confidence and emanates great joy and love. In addition to the colour of the year, brides are loving vintage and natural colours such as creamy ivory, blush pink, pale yellow and soft peach. Lush flowers such as the Peony, Garden Roses and Ranunculus are what brides want, so anything that is going to create that romantic look. Greenery is big to create movement and interest. Loops of grasses, hanging Amaranthus or Ivy, greens that create that “wild”, carefree, loose look. Garlands are also big, either as a part of a lush centrepiece, hanging around the ceremony space, or even decorating the back of the car! This is a beautiful garland created by Fifty Flowers.