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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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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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There are some people—wrong as they may be—who think the beautiful carnation is not a first choice, first class flower. While it’s true that carnations are one of the most budget-friendly choices, it’s also true that they are truly one of the most lovely and versatile event flowers you can select. The low price is just a bonus!

Carnations have an amazing texture, like elegant ruffles, and many varieties come with a soft, spicy fragrance. They come in a truly amazing multitude of colors (even green) and shades which makes working with them an additional pleasure.

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Monochrome Carnations

Use all one color of carnations and let their texture do the talking. One color will create a big pop of visual impact for your tables or venue. Coordinate with your theme colors or choose a complimentary shade to accent them. Or, create an ombre effect by setting up a mass of carnations that run from dark to light shades of a single color.

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Even a simple grouping of white carnations looks amazing in a modern glass cube vase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose interesting and varied vases and heights for your carnations and let them shine with added impact.

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Pomanders (Kissing Balls)

Carnations may look delicate, but are one of the heartiest flowers you can choose. They don’t wilt easily in a hot venue and aren’t too fussy about humidity or lots of water. Pomanders can be made with multi-colored carnations and set in different shaped vases, set on tables, hung from trees, suspended from shepherd’s hooks…the possibilities are endless. Set them down the middle of the table to use as your centerpiece!

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Floral Backdrops

Because carnations are sturdy, with thicker stalks, they are also a perfect choice for creating hanging “flower curtains” or other floral backdrops. This is a great project for the DIY planner who has lots of helpful friends! Fishing wire, needles and bulk carnations are all you really need. Click to read more about Floral Backdrops.

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Beautiful Bouquets

Carnations are very hearty and long lasting, making them an elegant choice for your bridal bouquets! They will stand up well to heat and sunshine making them an especially good pick for outdoor, beach or summer events.

Elegant Carnations by BunchesDirect

 

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Go Modern

Carnations keep their structure well as they are compact and hearty. They are the perfect choice for creating modern designs that can really add life and interest to your event tables.

Whatever style, color scheme or venue you choose, don’t overlook the sensation of a carnation! Click to see how to buy bulk carnations.

 

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You don’t have to break the budget to have beautiful flowers for your wedding or event! Some of the most popular and beautiful choices are also some of the most inexpensive.

Read on to see our top picks for inexpensive, but totally gorgeous, flowers. These blooms could shine in any occasion, and can be used in bouquets as well as centerpieces. If you source them in season you can save even more, and especially if you use an online flower vendor (like BunchesDirect).

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Carnations

Carnations are so beautiful and yet are often undervalued for their ability to enhance a bouquet or table arrangement. We have no idea why! Their sweet ruffled petals add true elegance, while being long lasting and surprisingly hearty after cutting. They come in a myriad of wonderful colors that can coordinate with many themes and palettes.Their general hardiness also means they work well in DIY creations too, like pomander balls, garlands and floral accent walls.

Classic Pink Carnation Bouquet

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Alstroemeria

Alstreomeria, also known as Peruvian lilies, are one of the most delicate and lovely flower choices and yet are surprisingly affordable. Their sweet, heart-shaped petals add romance and delicacy to any bouquet or centerpiece. They come in several popular colors and have an interesting two-toned variation that adds depth and interest.

Hint of Pink Boutonniere

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Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath, or Gypsophilia, is a wonderfully airy and beautiful flower that can create amazing cloud-like effects for table and venue decorating as well as for bridal bouquets. Most people think of it in white, but it does also come in soft pink. It can be combined with other romantic flowers such as roses or lilies, but don’t overlook its impact when used all on its own.

Pure Baby’s Breath Bouquet

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Chrysanthemum

Many of us simply call them “mums,” to refer to these beautiful and generous blooms. Chrysanthemums come in rich colors and have a full, exotic appearance that can lend a lot of impact and texture to bouquets and arrangements. They can be combined with other flowers for an “elegant” presentation or kept minimal and vivid for a more rustic or informal event.

Cheerfully Divine Centerpiece

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Daisies

There is little else to match the lovely daisy for sweetness, innocence and cheerful beauty. Daisies have been a cherished flower for centuries and have long held romantic connotations. They are especially suited to informal events and outdoor venues, such as barn or beach, and to themes like boho chic or rustic. Use them in different colors to further enhance your decorating.

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Roses

Roses spell romance, elegance, and distinction. They are one of the most gorgeous flowers that work for any occasion, and if you purchase from a reputable online vendor (like BunchesDirect), roses are surprisingly affordable! Buy in bulk to save even more. Roses come in many shades and sizes and work with any wedding theme. They also pair beautifully with just about any other bloom. Dress them up or down depending on how formal is your event. You can never go wrong with roses!

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Gerbera Daisies

Cheery and bright gerbera daisies are great bang for buck! Their large size and textural quality create a lot of visual impact even if fewer blooms are used. They come in vivid and modern colors that are especially well suited to rustic weddings, boho chic themes, outdoor venues, or anything where a cheery and modern impact is needed. They also pair well with other flowers such as roses or carnations.

Simply Stunning Gerbera Bouquet

 

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Summer is the perfect time to celebrate and to host a special event with family and friends! Whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, baby shower or beach party, BunchesDirect has you covered with some beautiful and well-priced centerpieces to make decorating your tables a snap. Check out these ready-to-go choices perfect for your summer celebration,with many more at the website. All centerpiece bouquets are assembled by our professional florists, with farm-fresh flowers. They come ready to be trimmed to fit your favorite container or vase. Presto: instant summer magic!

Elegant Dance

Elegant white alstroemeria are paired with stunning light pink roses in this low lying arrangement. Another plus: these blooms have a sweet scent that will create a wonderful atmosphere for your special summer event. This would be a lovely choice for a bridal or baby shower, as well as a more traditional wedding reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Spirit

 

This beautiful new centerpiece features a lovely mix of pink, lavender and purple shades, with a pop of yellow for contrast. Carnations, orchids and chrysanthemum daisies are complimented with yellow lilies for a vibrant and modern appearance. This would work well for any summer event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Romance

Choose a vibrant mix of summer blooms for the perfect way to brighten and add energy to any event or venue. These bright colors are perfect for a beach wedding, a summer party, or even a festive anniversary celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

This gorgeous assortment fits in beautifully in virtually any setting. An array of different flowers such as white roses, whtie asiatic lilies, white spray roses, iris, green button mums and wax flowers will provide a bold, modern look to your event tables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasia

What an exotic and vibrant look for your special day. Our Fantasia Centerpiece features a colorful mix of orange roses and lilies, pink and yellow asltroemeria and hot pink spray roses. The centerpiece is further adorned by greenery and green hypernicum berries. This would be stunning at a beach wedding or a family barbecue party!

 

 

 

 

Dreamy Atmosphere

 

Absolutely stunning, and so affordable! This is a perfect choice for a summer wedding or a baby or bridal shower. Features a brilliant mix of Chrysanthemums, Roses and Hydrangea, backed by two types of greenery.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Day

 

This beautiful centerpiece arrangement is a lovely addition to any summer occasion. It features a vibrant assortment such as roses, alstroemeria, dianthus, solidago (goldenrod), and leather leaf greenery. It would be a fantastic choice for a picnic, outdoor party, summer wedding or a anniversary where something elegant and yet not to formal is desired.

Have fun at your special summer event! All centerpieces can be all custom made upon request.

 

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Coming up with your centerpieces is always one of the most important, and sometimes the most difficult, decisions when planning your event. Most of us think of traditional vases for our centerpieces, in various shapes and materials. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your containers! They can be the best way to incorporate a theme and set up some unique table settings that will have your guests talking for months to come.

And what is one of the best sources for inspiration when it comes to creative containers? Your own kitchen! A rummage through your shelves can yield some wonderful ideas for how to create some truly special centerpieces. Once you choose your container, you can find the numbers you will need from online suppliers, through kitchen supply stores, or local shops including your dollar store. Buy fresh bulk flowers to complete your look. Make things even easier by choosing a beautiful ready-made centerpiece from BunchesDirect. Our centerpieces come assembled and ready to be trimmed to whatever height you need for your own container.

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Pretty teapots and stacked plates make for very lovely, and unique, centerpieces! Check out local garage sales, vintage shops or second hand stores for a wonderful budget-friendly selection. This idea would be especially suitable to a bridal shower, a lunch, a tea, or any afternoon event. These pink roses are a lovely complement to the old fashioned charm!

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Cake stands are a perfect way to create a very unique and elegant centerpiece, and an easy way to provide height and interest to any table! They also make for a very easy DIY project. Your selection of blooms is endless, and what you choose can suit the formality and the type of event. Choose traditional flowers like roses, peonies or ranunculus for a more traditional affair or vintage theme. Choose bolder blooms like gerbera daisies or bright carnations for a less formal event.

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Wine glasses are a go-to way to create beautiful centerpieces on a budget! Use them upside down with blooms under the glass, or right side up as lovely footed vases for your favourite blooms. These fresh tulips are the perfect complement! Try martini or margarita glasses for other fun ideas. Stemless wine glasses will also work—just put the head of one bloom in each glass for a very pretty effect.

 

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Galvanized buckets make for great centerpiece containers too. Use this look to create a more informal feel. This would be perfect at a country or beach wedding. Choose flowers like these hydrangeas, snapdragons, roses and alstroemeria for a perfect look!

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Grab your favorite mixing bowl and set up a beautiful centerpiece! Don’t be afraid to mix styles and patterns on your various tables. (This is another great excuse to tour your local garage sales or vintage shops!) These beautiful fresh peonies are the perfect addition to this vintage bowl. Tip: use masking tape to create a grid pattern across the top of the bowl. This will keep your blooms arranged with ease and precision.

If you have the kitchen containers ready to go, but you aren’t sure what to put in them, go with ready-made centerpieces that you can trim to your needs. We’ve collected a few to show you here, but be sure and see all centerpieces at BunchesDirect. Have fun rummaging in your own kitchen—you never know where inspiration can strike!

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