Posts made in September, 2012

Time to get some inspiration for that fall flower combo! This fall instead of only thinking about burnt oranges and browns you can add some fun touches of color. Check out this fall’s Pantone Color Report before ordering your wedding flowers! Find the Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012 here.

FOR THE DARING LADIES: If you are daring pair pink flambe flowers (Rose Purple Cezzanne) with bright chartrouse (mini green hydrangea) , some french roast (brown- fiddlehead fern),and greenery. This combo is for the daring bride who does not want to stick with traditional fall colors. Bright pink and punchy green will do a wonderful job representing your bubbly, fun, personality.

FOR THE VINTAGE ROMATNICS: If you are a vintage, hopeless romantic bride pair together the more toned down colors such as rose smoke and titanium. These colors compliment each other and give off a very romantic feel.  These colors will relay the message of love and highlight the soft and loving characteristics in your personality.

FOR THE RUSTIC OUTDOORSY BRIDE: If you are the outdoorsy rustic type try pairing together earthy tones with a touch of fall interest like the tangerine tango. These colors will bring out your appreciation for nature and your bright wishes for the future. This is perfect for an outdoor fall wedding or a indoor rustic theme!

PLEASE leave us a comment letting us know which color palette fits your style or a color palette you made on your own with this Pantone fall inspiration.

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We know you will probably want to make your boutonnieres if you are already doing your own bouquets, centerpieces, and ceremony arrangements so we will show you how to make simple, quick, large boutonnieres! First you will need to grab a couple stems of Israeli Ruscus, 3 stems of Billy Balls, 1 Pompon Button bloom (half closed will add texture), and 2 small pieces of Solidago. Then you need to gather some 1/2″ green floral tape (also used to hold together your bouquets!) and some pliers or floral scissors. You don’t have to buy a floral solution such as Crowning Glory Clear Solution but I highly recommend it because boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets will last much longer out of water when they have been treated.

Step One: Get together the greenery you would like to use, this will act as the background to the boutonniere. You can choose just one leaf or a bunch of leaves. There are no rules when it comes to using your creativity. The basics you need to learn are how to attach all the pieces and keep your boutonniere fresh for your big day. Remember to scale the size down if you are making a shoulder corsage for women, a corsage will need to be light to stay on lighter materials of dresses as opposed to the heavy material of the men’s suites!

Step Two: Situate the billy balls (crespedia) against the greens so that it  will be the highest focal flower in the boutonniere. You can use as many as you would like to get the statement you envision. Once you like where things are placed attach the greenery to the billy balls by using floral tape. You will need to concentrate on holding the stems together while twisting the floral tape around the steps to secure the pieces. Floral tape sticks to itself when you pull it tight so it will securely hold the stems together.

Step Three: Add the accents to the stem. For this all yellow boutonniere we added a half open pompon button and two pieces of solidago. This just gives the boutonniere some additional texture and interest. Once again use the floral tape to secure the new additions to the boutonniere. This time you are not adding any more stems so you can wrap the stems in their entirety. This will create a uniform look.

Step Four: Next cut all the stems to the same length. It is time to ensure that your boutonniere will be long lasting! Pour some crowning glory clear solution into a cup or small vase. Dip the end of the corsage into the solution.This will seal the moisture in the stems from the hydration process you did before you started to arrange the flowers. Now grab some pins and your boutonniere is ready to be used!

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It’s official, leaves are falling and the temperature is getting a just bit more comfortable. September means fall weddings and we are 100% percent prepared in terms of making fall DIY wedding flowers a no brainer decision! Rustic fall wedding flowers are super trendy so here is some fun and sweet fall do it yourself wedding flower inspiration.

Photographer: Sara Wilde featured on Ruffled Blog

Photographer: Jennifer Sosa featured on Wedding Chicks!

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If you like these simple fall designs you are going to love these brand new wildflower pack designs! They are packs designed based on popular wedding and fall trends! They can make up to 10 full medium arrangements and they take the guess work out of DIY Wedding Flowers!

Country Plum Harvest Wildflower Pack

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This saturated purple, orange, and red wildflower pack is the perfect solution for any bride and groom who want to enjoy the colors of the harvest during their wedding. These colors are in harmony and would fit wonderfully into a cheery fall wedding! Rustic wedding trends relay that these flowers in assorted vases and mason jars are perfect for the vintage or barnyard wedding! Stick some hay and rafia in the mix and you have yourself the perfect look.

Vintage FALL In Love Wildflower Pack

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This bright yellow, orange, and white wildflower packs is perfect for an outdoor fall wedding ceremony and indoor reception! It is extremely rustic because of the au natrual elements such as billy balls, curly willow tips, and solidago. Use the pompon vykings (mini sunflower look alikes) and billy balls (crespedia) to make boutonnieres! The Roses, snapdragons, pompon cushions and stock make for solid flowers to mix in a bouquet! No matter how you do it, this pack would look beautiful in a fall wedding.

To watch videos about how to make your very own Rustic Wildflower wedding arrangements visit the Blooms Workshop Videos. Happy fall wedding and event planning DIYers!

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Rustic Wildflower centerpieces and bouquets have become a popular wedding trend …and for a good reason, they are beautiful, bright, whimsical, and affordable. What is there not to like? Creating a wildflower theme in flower arrangements adds such a natural touch to rustic and vintage styled weddings! Especially weddings that are outside during spring, summer, and fall. I guess you could say that Blooms by the Box loves these trends just as much as the DIY bride does, so much that we created wildflower packs for all wedding color schemes.

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If you are looking to recreate these looks we have supplied videos for you! If you have any questions about these looks or want to share what you have done with a wildflower pack from Blooms by the Box please contact us or leave a comment! Please watch the videos that teach you how to make these fun, romantic, rustic, arrangements.

The video above is a messy structured wildflower bouquet perfect for the rustic and vintage style wedding. To recreate the look in the first picture of the post you can refer to this video! All you need is a Blooms Rustic Romantic Wildflower pack, some floral tape, and about ten minutes. The next video will teach you how to use this same pack of flowers to make affordable full centerpieces in an array of different vases!

We are not done yet……the next video is a step by step tutorial for make Rustic Wildflower boutonnieres! You can also use the same instructions to make shoulder corsages for the parents of the bride and groom.

Now that you have all the tools and instructions for creating wildflower wedding arrangements all on your own, what do you think? Can you see how short these videos are? This really is do-able. With the help of a couple other people you can really put together all your wedding arrangements in a timely manner! You will get bragging rights on your DIY wedding flowers, save a bunch of money, and still get the whimsical flowers you always dreamed of. Buying bulk flowers for your wedding can really be a fruitful endeavor. Please comment with questions or comments! Good luck and Happy DIYing!

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