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If you are looking for ideas on how to dress up your wedding or event, you may want to take a look at flower garlands. These versatile and beautiful decorating elements add a powerful visual punch to…well, just about anywhere you want to create drama, beauty and draw focus.

Flower garlands can be any size or length and can incorporate many kinds of lfowers and greens. Some poplar flower choices for garlands are roses, carnations, peonies, gerbera daisies, or lisianthus but the choice is yours. Popular greens could include ivy, seeded eucalyptus, lemon leaves, or pittosporum. Order in bulk from a reputable online flower vendor and save big.

Garlands are relatively easy to DIY if you have modest craft skills. Order floral supplies like wire, tape and cutters online when you order your flowers. Enlist your wedding party, friends and family and have fun with the creations! Click here for some great DIY tips on how to make your own flower garland.

There are so many uses for flower garlands, it’s no wonder they are a hot trend for 2017! They add an element of beauty and nature to any area of the venue. A garland can add that special extra touch to your event. We’ve collected a few of the most inspiring uses for flower garlands here, but don’t be afraid to get creative!

Signs

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Add a special touch to any signs at your venue, with the addition of beautiful fresh flowers.

Staircases

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If your venue has a staircase, a fresh flower garland transforms it from ordinary to magical!

Special Chairs

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Help designate places of special honor by draping lovely floral garlands on the chairs.

Tables

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Add a very special touch to the head table, guest book table or anywhere you want to add some “wow” factor. Draping a beautiful floral garland is the prefect complement to this outdoor venue and  the crisp white linens.

Hanging

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Use flower garlands, elaborate or simple, to frame a special location or add a vibrant and unique backdrop.

Flowergirls

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Bouquets and rose petals are always a gorgeous choice for your flowergirls, but a lovely flower garland can be a fresh new option as well!

Have you used flower garlands at your event? We’d love to see how, so feel free to share your photos at [email protected]

 

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Pippa Middleton, sister to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, rocketed to the top of the social media world for her first walk down the wedding aisle back in 2011. At that event she was maid of honor, holding her sister’s train and following the royal bride down the aisle, while spectators world wide started commentary on her — ahem–derrière.

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This time in the spotlight, Pippa, 33, walked the aisle as the bride, and on May 20 she wed financier James Matthews at her local church, St. Mark’s in Englefield. The reception was held back at her parents’ lavish Berkshire home.

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Some of her royal connections served in the wedding, with Prince George as page and Princess Charlotte as flower girl. Her sister Kate helped keep the children in order as they entered the church.The entry was adorned with gorgeous garlands of pink and white flowers and greens, adding the perfect fairy tale touch to the heritage venue.

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The guest list, though much smaller than her sister’s, did contain some famous faces. Roger Federer was in attendance as well as Ben Fogle, and of course Pippa’s extended Royal family, including Prince William and Prince Harry.

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The church and its grounds were absolutely filled with gorgeous pink and white flowers! Pippa loves flowers and made beautiful selections including peonies, roses, sweetpeas, freesias, waxflower, and green bellflowers for a truly stunning mix. Another intimate personal touch was a drawing of the church, done by her sister Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, included on the cover of the order of service.

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The couple departed the ceremony is a vintage car, framed by yet more floral masterpieces that are visible in the background.

If you loved Pippa’s wedding flowers as much as we did, you can buy your own bulk flowers in similar shades and types and make your own. You can also order beautiful ready-made bouquets and centerpieces in a similar pink and white theme. See below for some ideas!

Poetic Symphony by BunchesDirect

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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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So many of us grew up wearing out our VHS tapes, watching Disney movies over and over, and their appeal has never waned. Disney’s most recent remake of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle is a huge hit.. As of the end of March the movie had smashed box office records and earned $750M worldwide. Disney movies have already inspired a line of wedding dresses and other accessories (click to read more about what flowers pair well with Disney dresses),

If you are a Disney lover, now that you are all grown and ready to marry your own Prince Charming don’t miss these fabulous ideas for how to incorporate these fairy tale elements into your wedding flowers.

Cinderella

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If you love Cinderella, source these sweet faux coaches for your table centerpieces. Select beautiful pink and white roses and delicate flowers such as pink alstroemeria or white hydrangeas to complement this look.

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Source some sparkly pumpkins as a cute nod to Cinderella’s coach before it was transformed by magic, and complement the look with some lovely pink and white vases on either side. Sweet and simple!

For your bouquets, consider continuing the pink and white Cinderella theme with some FairyTale or Pastel Sparkle Bouquets, or perhaps a Touch of Pink or a Subtle Beauty Centerpiece if you are less DIY inclined.

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Beauty and the Beast

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These beautiful “enchanted rose” centerpieces are actually so easy to make! Order fresh red roses (or any color you prefer) for low prices online and have them shipped to your door along with some clear glass cloches. Use a small crystal vase with water to hold the rose n place and keep it fresh. Simple and so charming!

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Continue the theme by using “Be Our Guest” on invitations or signs around the venue. Consider these sweet teacup centerpieces and some books to represent Belle’s love of reading. In this case, the purple roses and purple alstroemeria add the perfect fairy tale touch.

Mickey Mouse

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If old school Disney, with Minnie and Mickey Mouse is more your thing, then consider these cute Mickey centerpieces. These are also surprisingly easy to make. Use foam balls and a glue gun to create the shape, then use floral pins or floral adhesive to affix white roses, white carnations or whatever flower your heart fancies.

Wishing you a magical wedding, and all that your heart desires!

 

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Patrick J. Adams, star of the popular legal drama Suits, wed actress Troaian Bellisario of Pretty Little Liars in a beautiful rustic ceremony in California.

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The handsome Hollywood duo tied the knot on December 10 in an outdoor oceanfront ceremony at Rancho Dos Pueblos. They had been engaged for three years.

Their 200 guests included Bellasario’s co-stars such as Lulu Brud and Keegan Alllen and Adams’ co-stars Brendan Hines. His rather famous co-star Meghan Markle did not attend but went shopping with a friend instead, due to her fears of overshadowing the newlyweds. (Due to Meghan’s romance with Prince Harry, she has been dogged by the paps for some weeks.)

Apparently the three-day event was “camping themed” and very boho. Patrick drove guests to the wedding himself in a vintage white bus.featuring a sign that read “almost married,”

Troaian wore a beautiful Cortana gown with a gold crown while Patrick wore a navy suit by Ralph Lauren. Troaian’s father is famous producer Donald Bellisario and was on hand to walk her down the aisle..Guests cheered when the pair were announced man and wife, and the happy couple headed to the beach for some wedding photos.

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Their first dance was romantic and sweet and they are clearly over the moon with happiness. Instead of gifts the couple asked guests to donate to designated charities. Extra sweet!

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If you loved Troian’s bohemian chic look, BunchesDirect has some gorgeous ready-made options. Or you can always buy in bulk and DIY! Try a Puppy Love, Oriental Lily Magic, Blush Glow or Picnic Island bouquet. More at BunchesDirect.com!

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Or order flowers like peonies, garden roses, calla lilies and seeded eucalyptus — all of these would coordinate perfectly with a bohemian theme!

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We wish Patrick and Troian all the best of health and happiness!