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For our DIY or better yet DIT (do-it-together) couples, we decided to gather a few fresh ideas for creative centerpieces that are low on effort but big on “wow” factor. These centerpieces would be a beautiful addition to a wedding or a special event. Buy your bulk flowers from a reputable online vendor such as BunchesDirect. This will save you up to 70% from retail florists, with farm fresh flowers delivered right to your door for you to work your creative magic!

Ribbon Vase with Bright Blooms

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Buy a square tin from the dollar store and hot glue on ribbons in various pretty colors to coordinate with your theme. Choose brightly colored flowers such as these pink peonies, pink tulips, red roses, and bright green verbena to create some gorgeous visual “punch.” This effect is more casual and festive, so it would suit a variety of venues and less formal themes.

Dreamy Driftwood

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If you have having a beach or farm wedding, you can make a very creative table display out of a piece of old driftwood, lumber, or an interesting tree branch. Drill holes for the flowers and order up a selection of your favorite blooms such as bold dahlias, pretty roses and dainty ranunculus. You can use slim bud vases or even beakers to hold water for your flowers.

Pumpkin Vase Centerpieces

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If you are having a fall wedding or event, using pumpkins for vases combined with warm orange-toned flowers creates the perfect touch! Remove pumpkin tops, thoroughly clean and hollow out space inside, and add tin cans or other plastic containers to hold the water. Choose flowers such as orange calla lilies, coral roses, or orange gerbera daisies to enhance the autumn effect.

Above and Below 

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Create a long linear centerpiece effect with flowers and greens and keep your flowers all the same color, such as this clean white selection. For extra-amazing effect, hang separate blooms such as white carnations from clear fishing wire overhead. Your guests are sure to be amazed and your event will be the talk of the town.

Stacked Plexiglass

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Purchase plexiglass boxes from a craft or organizer store. Fill each one with a different variety of flower. For most impact, place one flower type in uniform color in each box, coordinating the overall color choices with your other decor accents. Stack the boxes– and bingo, you will have one of the most creative centerpieces at any event, with very little effort!

Do you have a tip for your own creative centerpiece? Feel free to share in comments or email us at [email protected] We always love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

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Even the most ideal venue can have a few challenging elements. Whether your venue is drab or fab, flowers are a perfect way to dress your day!

Using fresh flowers to conceal things you don’t love, or enhance the things you do, is a perfect solution; the bonus is that you can add color, life and impact while complementing your theme at the same time. Buy in bulk from a reputable online vendor and you will be surprised how much you can do, for an amazing price.

Check out these great tips for using flowers to make sure all the elements of your venue are at their very best.

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Fountains

If the entrance to your wedding or event has a fountain, consider not having predictable water running full out from each tier. Adding fresh flowers to a tier instead of water converts a traditional concrete element into an instant style statement. This is sure to get your guests talking as they walk up to your big event. Try hydrangeas, snapdragons and longer greens like seeded eucalyptus.

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Trees

If there is a tree that you don’t love, or perhaps a few that you do, use fresh flowers to add an aerial focal point. The pops of color will brighten the bark and enhance your wedding theme if you go for a coordinating look. These hanging pomanders (kissing balls) are perfect in this outdoor venue. Click to find out more about floral pomanders.

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Staircases

If your venue has a staircase, don’t overlook it! Enhance it with the addition of a garland of greens and/or fresh blooms in softly coordinating hues. Adding candles and other creative touches is another way to add impact and guest enjoyment. A simple staircase can become something truly breathtaking!

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Chandeliers

Don’t forget the overhead light fixtures at your venue. Some of these can be pretty drab and dull. Hide the metal and add life and color to what is usually strictly utilitarian by draping your favorite fresh flowers and greens for a stunning visual display. Click to read more about Floral Chandeliers.

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Swimming Pool

If your venue contains a pond or a swimming pool, don’t miss the opportunity to add more flowers to play up this feature. You can buy floating boards of styrofoam and plastic to hold beautiful floral centerpieces. Use hearty flowers such as ferns, daisies, mums, and lilies. Another idea is to float pomanders or even just to scatter rose petals or carnation tops on the water’s surface.

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Walls

Let’s face it, walls at the venue can be bare and drab without some added “wow” factor. Don’t overlook some added pizazz for any wall located behind a key element of your celebration, such as the cake or dessert table, bride and groom table, gift table or a bar. Create a lovely backdrop by using flowers to make a flower accent piece. Another fun idea is to tape flowers, stem and all, to a backdrop, for a simple yet so interesting touch! Click to read more about Floral Backdrops.

 

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One of the most popular wedding and event themes of the day is certainly “bohemian,” “shabby” or “vintage” chic.” It’s also one of our faves for flowers — this theme provides ample choice of flower type and color and lets you get especially creative with your choice of container or accents. This theme provides a relaxed and very pretty atmosphere at any wedding or event. We’ve gathered some great tips to help you plan.

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Venues

Bohemian chic is suited to a variety of venues but seems especially appropriate for outdoor garden, woodland or rustic settings. The vibe should never be too stuffy or monochromatic and even if not outside, ideally your venue will contain natural element such as greenery, wood, and yes, lots of fresh flowers! The more flowers and greens the better to create a lush and layered “bohemian” look.

Flower Colors

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Boho chic themes work in a variety of colors. You could go very bohemian and use rich jewel tones of all kinds, which cultivates a warm and liberated almost “carnival” atmosphere.

Shown left: Rich red calla lilies, orange dahlias, and bright yellow sunflowers combine with the dark blue lanterns and colorful woven table runners to create a visual feast.

 

 

 

 

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Shades of pink and white with green or teal accents also work well with a boho theme, and a garden or woodland setting. Think antique dressers, woven hearts, vintage candlesticks, ropes of pearls,  and a lush, romantic vibe. Daisies, roses, hydrangeas and peonies would work well. Be sure to order plenty of flowers as they are a key component of  any boho event.

DIY Floral Accents

The more relaxed style of boho chic is perfect for the do-it-yourself type! Get creative and make your own centerpieces. This theme does not call for perfect and precise but let’s you express yourself in without fuss or formality.

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The photo above shows you a simple DIY suggestion for some fabulous boho table centrepieces. Paint mason jars in various colors to suit your theme. Choose flowers like these beautiful plump dahlias and freesias in rich jewel tones, with sweet accents like the baby’s breath and the craspedia (also called “billy balls”). Mason jars of any kind are perfect for boho themes, and adding special touches like vintage books, antique mirrors, pretty candles, handmade cards. Click to see the full post about this beautiful DIY Boho backyard wedding in California.

If you are not a DIY type or don’t want the time or the worry to make your own floral arrangements, there are a wide variety of ready-made flowers that would perfectly suit this theme!

Puppy Love Bouquet

 

Try Puppy Love, Love and Sunshine, or I’m All Yours bouquets from BunchesDirect (many more at the website!).

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Floral Crowns

Another perfect way to add a boho element to your wedding is to create a beautiful crown of fresh flowers for the bride and bridesmaids.Fresh flowers in your hair creates an instant “goddess” look that is especially suited to this style of event.

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Click here to find out how to Make your own Floral Crown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flower Types: Baby’s breath, as we mentioned, is a wonderful and budget-friendly choice for any boho choc event! It works beautifully in centerpieces and when placed in popular boho containers such as wooden crates, drawers or mason jars.

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Carnations and roses are other flower types that work especially well for boho events. They are pretty without being overly formal or fussy, depending on how you dress them.

Accents such as lace, burlap or wood pair especially well with these flowers too.

 

 

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Candles: Adding in candles and fresh greens is another way to enhance your boho theme. Any natural elements will do the trick!

Finally, the best tip: Choose a reputable and experienced floral consultant and they will provide you with perfect guidance in choosing flowers for a boho theme, or any other! Have fun with the planning and let your imagination soar.

Feel free to share photos of your own boho chic event at [email protected] We always love to hear from you1

 

 

 

 

 

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We’ve all heard of “landscape” as in “all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal” (yes, we broke out the dictionary for this!). We all recall the powerful impact of standing at a particular site and taking survey of a gorgeous vista. When you are decorating your wedding or event, don’t overlook the importance of one of the key elements of your venue: your tables, and the view that your guests will have of them. The visible appeal you create with this “tablescape,” both from close up, when guests are seated, and from farther back, when guests first enter the room, can provide you with massive visual appeal at your event.

There are a few key elements to remember when creating your own tablescape. Flowers are always a key element so don’t forget to order enough to create your vision. Read on to ensure your success!

Different Heights

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It’s important to vary the heights of your items. Include some tall elements such as candlesticks, lanterns or big vases, and also some lower elements such as votives, mirrors, small bud vases, or pretty napkin rings.

Varied Patterns and Textures

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Choosing textiles, dishes and glassware in varied patterns, colors and textures is another surefire way to add lots of visual impact and interest to any tablescape. Don’t be afraid to mix and match so long as one aspect, such as a key color, is consistent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abundance is Awesome

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Don’t be shy when setting up a tablescape. Adding in lots of interesting or unexpected elements will result in more visual appeal, and will also stimulate conversation between your guests. This woodland tablescape (above) has a lot of unique elements including fruit, wooden stumps with glass votives, taller candlesticks, wooden place settings, miss, bark and many other interesting touches.

Use the Space around the Table

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Don’t overlook the ceiling above the table, or the space surrounding it. Some key decor elements can be layered in to create even more impact over the most “important” tables such as the head table at a wedding, or the buffet table at the event.

Bulk Flowers and Color

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An easier way to create a tablescape with a ton of impact is to buy an assortment of fresh and beautiful bulk flowers. Simply arrange a generous array of blooms around your place settings for instant visual appeal. Choose vivid colors and high contrast with textiles for even more impact!

Bold and Monochromatic

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If you are not as into high contrast, sticking with all one color for your floral accents is another relatively easy way to create a successful tablescape. In the photo above, dishes and linens were kept white, and all flowers yellow. Again, vary the heights of your accent pieces for more visual interest, as was done with these tall and medium-sized pitchers as vases, flowers in the low teacups, plus the loose flowers resting on each place.

Flowers, and more Flowers

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We said it before, but we will say it again– don’t overlook the impact of fresh flowers! Flowers will provide instant color, texture, freshness and beauty to anchor any tablescape. Don’t be afraid to order plenty; if you choose a reputable online vendor you can achieve gorgeous results at a low price.

 

 

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When it comes time to seat your guests at your wedding or event, you want to keep things clear to avoid confusion or mismatched placements. (Heaven help us if great aunt Gertrude ended up seated next to her cousin Harry that she has detested since fifth grade) The solution of course is providing tasteful escort cards, but why settle for plain and boring? Your escort or place cards are a perfect way to add some creative flair and beauty to your event, and there is no better way to accomplish both than by using flowers. (Everything is better with flowers, of course!)

Here are some creative and easy ideas for using fresh flowers as part of your escort cards. Most are very DIY friendly! Be sure to order your bulk flowers from a reputable online vendor such as BunchesDirect and save even more.

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DIY Floral Wreaths

What a sweet way to show your guests to their chairs! These adorable miniature wreaths also make wonderful keepsakes for the guests to take home. Choose small grapevine or foam wreaths from your craft store. You will also need floral tape, glue and the fresh flowers of your choice. For a quaint look as shown here, try purple wax flowers with some sprigs of green trachelium. For complete instructions visit ProjectWedding.com

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Billy Ball Escort “Stakes”

This is a cute idea! Buy bulk “billy balls” (also known as craspedia) in sunny yellow and use them to fashion these escort stakes by threading the stem through your paper in two places. You can also use wire to strengthen the stems, or even attach the flowers to wooden skewer sticks or dowel rods. Secure the stems into foam inside your container of choice (such as this wooden crate) and cover the foam with decorative moss.

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Carnation Escort Card Display

Buy bulk carnations in your fave colors and use a simple glue gun to attach them to a framed board for a quick and beautiful way to display your cards or a seating chart. Anyone can do this and yet it looks so amazing when you are done!

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Fresh Flowers and Place Cards

Even if you keep things classy and simple by setting traditional place cards by each guest plate, be sure to order some extra flowers, such as these fresh pink roses, to embellish the display. Coordinate the printed flowers on your cards with the fresh flowers at each place. These can be taken home by the guests for a lovely added favor.

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Wall Display

Set up a foam or craft board that you cover with fancy paper (even old wallpaper sheets work nicely, or sturdy wrapping paper). Attach simple test tubes. Adorn with the fresh flowers of your choice, such as these gorgeous ranunculus. Attach your guest place card and you will have a very memorable display that all the guests will rave about.

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Floral Nest

Another very simple way to add some flair and beauty to your escort card display is to order extra bulk flowers such as pink carnations, set them on your display table, and “nest” the cards instead the petals. It’s so easy and yet so effective! This works especially well for romantic or boho chic style events. Carnations work well as they have delicately ruffled petals, that are still sturdy enough to hold the cards in place.

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Escort Card Flower Pots

For a sweet and creative way to display seating lists, find some budget-friendly pots at the dollar or gardening store. You can always spray paint them using your color of choice. Add some floral foam and fresh flowers such as garden roses, dahlias or peonies for a lovely way to present your cards.

 

 

 

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Adrienne Bailon is of course, one of the co-hosts on the popular daytime talk show The Real. We love her fashion style and her witty take on things, so it’s little surprise we also LOVED the flowers she chose for her beautiful bridal shower. Read on!

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Adrienne and fiancé Israel Houghton were friends for years before they become romantically involved. In fact, Adrienne admits she used to set him up with her friends. When things evolved they wanted to be sure that no matter what happened, they would remain friends, but obviously true love blossomed! The pair became engaged in Paris and plan to wed by end of the year.

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When it came to organizing the bridal shower, Adrienne voted for co-ed, and to honor the place of their engagement, a romantic Parisian theme seemed to be an obvious choice. (Apparently Adrienne was already getting teary even preparing for the shower and can’t wait to be hitched.)

The shower was held at the trendy Fig & Olive restaurant. Both Adrienne and Israel love DIY so they contributed many elements to the shower decorations, such as spray painting the Eiffel tower models rose gold, to match Adrienne’s engagement ring. The pair plan to add DIY elements to their wedding too (can’t wait to see that!). They even set the tables themselves and included framed photos for a personal touch.

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We loved the flowers they chose! This soft and romantic mix of traditional pink, cream and white blooms such as roses, hydrangeas, and ranunculus is the perfect accent for a dreamy “old world” theme like this one.

Subtle Beauty by BunchesDirect

If you also adored Adrienne’s romantic Parisian theme, try Subtle Beauty Centerpieces from BunchesDirect. This gives you the look at an amazing price! For your bouquets, we suggest Pastel Sparkle, Pink Triumph, Heavenly Morning, Summer Love or World’s Blessing.

Pastel Sparkle by BunchesDirect

World’s Blessing by BunchesDirect

Pink Triumph by BunchesDirect

We look forward to seeing the flowers that Adrienne and Israel choose for their soon-to-happen wedding day. Stay tuned!