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Detailed Diva Event is a wonderful event planning business that is run and owned by Louisa Bram! This event planning company run out of Massachusetts does a wonderful job  providing looks that will capture guests’ attention! She even uses Blooms By The Box flowers when clients want flowers but do not want to splurge on a florist. To cut costs, Detailed Diva Events, uses Blooms DIY Flowers to put together event arrangements.

What an adorable way to accent a baby shower! Visit Detailed Diva Events website to see more pictures and events! Now some of what Louisa wants you to know:

Although I love coordinating weddings and/or bigger events, my favorite events to plan are the smaller parties because they to me seem more intimate and personal. This event in particular was a baby shower. As far as the flowers, I love doing small arrangements for clients that are trying to have a more modern, classy party or event but just do not have the resources to hire a florist.

A little about our company! Detailed Diva Events was started in 2010 after I found myself planning events for friends and family. The details of events are what most people struggle with when planning a party and I found I enjoyed the challenge of arranging them and taking on that job. Details matter! It’s like putting a puzzle together, when the pieces fit then you have a complete work of art! Put that on top of the fact that I am a working musician and found that I could harness creativity in event planning, like floral arrangements or DIY projects, add a little sass and passion and you have a detailed diva on your hands.

In all seriousness though, our goal as a company is not just to coordinate an event, but to provide creative services that are budget friendly and make any event special. We want every event to be unique just like the people that are being honored. Currently we are a home based business run mostly by family. We are located in Wrentham, MA which is smack in between Boston, and Providence, and close to Cape Cod and the Islands. We cater to clients in MA, RI, and some parts of CT.

 

 

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Some people take the advice of the wedding angel on their should that says “go simple”. Those people could not be more right when it comes to DIY wedding bouquets and wholesale flowers! Hydrangeas are one of the best flowers for the Do-It-Yourself wedding available in the wedding industry! They are round in shape, large, easy to work with, and come in many colors.  All around simple, simple to pick out, simple to quantify, and simple to arrange. The only stipulation about the hydrangea is that it requires a steady flow of hydration to sustain it’s vase life.  The good news is, your wedding is only one day and not 2 weeks! As long as you keep the hydrangea bouquet in a vase up until you are ready to put on the bouquet wrap and walk down the isle, they will be beautiful. Here are some simple hydrangea bouquets that have a lot to offer. Have some more inspiration? Feel free to share!

This pink hydrangea bouquet is very simple to make. All you need to do is wrap floral tape around 5 stems of 5 pink spray tinted hydrangeas, then use silk ribbon to cover up the mechanics. This photo is featured on Style Me Pretty, photography by Silvana Di Franco Photography.

The simple green and blue bouquet was captured by Robert & Kathleen Photographers on Style me Pretty. This is the perfect example of simple and beautiful. The mini green hydrangeas are mixed with blue hydrangeas and babies breath to create an elegant, cleaned lined, bridesmaids bouquet.

glass jar photography, vintage wedding photographyThis simple bouquet is totally amped up with dark blue striped ribbon. A perfect compliment to the white roses and blue hydrangeas. This sassy look was captured by Glass Jar Photography  on Rustic Wedding Chic. Try mixing hydrangeas with roses or other soft, fluffy textured flowers to achieve the above look.

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Although we wish we could just throw flowers together and make it look amazing we know we need to do a little research before doing DIY wedding flowers. Our Flower 101 section guides you in floral care, design elements, and professional tips so that you can purchase wholesale flowers and end up with amazing DIY arrangements.

CONSISTENCY. CONSISTENCY. CONSISTENCY!

  1. TEXTURE: You can’t just stick random flowers all together and expect them to look perfect. Your best bet is to use multiples of 3, 5 ,and 7 of each type of flower in an arrangement. Using odd numbers makes a triangular pattern  that does not make an arrangement look too planned. You do not need to have each type of flower placed exactly the same distance from each other, but making sure each type of flower is on the front, back, and sides, is a great way to maintain consistency. This way you will have an even spread of flowers with a bit of consistency. Texture also refers to the shape of flowers, the fluffiness, the hardness, the shine, and dullnes. Keep in mind that it is good to mix a few textures but too many will make a cluttered and non-consistent texture! To learn how to pick DIY wedding flowers using text check out our TEXTURE post. The picture below nicely displays what we mean by textures.

  1. COLOR:  In the same way you would have consistency with different types of flowers you want to create a similar pattern with colors. Remember, to create a type of rhythm with the colors that instates a flow of color. Choose flower colors that compliment each other and create texture, it is just as important as being consistent in their pattern.

This color palette above is from theperfectpalette.com, check them out for more inspiration that will get you making perfect color palettes. Using 3 main colors are great for designing a wedding flower design. Flowers are great because they provide extra texture using natural shading. More than 5 colors is usually too cluttered. Also remember that greenery does not count as a color in the palette, greenery is always a great addition and base to all arrangements!

  1. SHAPE. There are quite a lot of floral design shapes! Luckily the wildflower trend that is so popular today makes imperfect shapes popular. Imperfect shapes are much easier to make than very specific and technical arrangements. Remember that bouquets are much easier to make without using foam. The only time we suggest using foam for a bouquet is when you are designing a cascading bouquet and you have had at least one practice run! We recommend using floral foam for most centerpieces and arrangements! Check out the shapes below and see how to build them out of floral foam.

Remember there is plenty you can learn to get the most our of your DIY Wedding flowers. For more information download Blooms By The Box DIY Guide to Wedding Flowers!

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When you get wholesale flowers delivered to your home or business you need to take appropriate care of them the ensure a long vase life. A good rule of thumb for receiving wholesale flowers for an event is to get them 2 days before the event. This strategy is best because it gives the flowers time to rehydrate after they have been in transit and out of water for 2 days. Getting the flowers into their prime requires a little bit of work.

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