Vintage flowers are in! And we wanted to feature greenery that brings modern and vintage together to create a statement look that will grace 2013 weddings. You may not see it as often now, but we predict that this cascading amaranthus bouquet will take off. Amaranthus is readily available in green and red but also if special ordered can come in white. Keep reading for DIY flower tips for replicating these bouquets on your own!
This beautiful bouquet featured on Green Wedding shoes, photographed by Jasmine Star, bouquet styled by Jesi Haack, is setting the fashion-forward vintage trends. The bouquet includes red hanging amaranthus, pink and white anemones, pink astilbe, and greens. If you want to DIY this look, you will need to scale down the size to decrease the budget and keep bouquet construction simple. A trial run would be a great idea.
This bouquet uses all BloomsByTheBox.com flowers! Dan and Melissa Photography submitted this photo to us after their bride and groom raved about their about DIY flower experience with BloomsByTheBox. This vintage-inspired bouquet is a combination of cream Vendela roses, seeded eucalyptus, and green hanging amaranthus. Here is the direct proof that you can make your DIY vintage bouquet!
Does it honestly get any better than this bouquet captured by Mustard Seed Photography on 100 Layer Cake? We are not sure if it does, and its super simple to make, you don’t have to worry about perfect shape. Just combine garden rose O”Hara, brunia silver, scabiosa pods, red hanging amaranthus, pink and white spray roses, Queen Anne’s lace, and seeded eucalyptus (all found seasonally on BloomsByTheBox!). The imperfect shape takes the pressure off for perfection. This is something that is certainly do-able for a DIYer. To keep the budget low make sure you make it close to this size.
DIY Suggestions: When attempting a cascading bouquet, Amaranthus is easy to use because of it’s naturally long, hanging structure. It will automatically hang from the bouquet in a cascade. Add greenery with similar characteristics like ivy to add to the cascade. Try a trial run to make sure you can pull off the look you want.
You do not need a bouquet holder, but you can use one if you feel more comfortable.
Check out this cascading amaranthus bouquet tutorial to see how to use a bouquet holder with oasis foam. I would suggest skipping the bouquet holder and making it simple and easy by just making a hand-tied bouquet (see the tutorial).
Do you agree that this style will be popular this year? Would you try it on your own?