Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Center pieces - DIY Daffodils

These mini daffodils are just what we all need right now to remind us that spring is coming! 
  • Pick up one or more 4" potted mini daffodils at your local florist or even grocery store. 
  • Take a plant and place it in a pot of your choice and be sure it is a pleasing scale (my pots are from the Vancouver company 18 Karat). I stuff paper or bubble wrap inside the bigger pot to steady the smaller inside pot. 
  • Then comes the fun part: finish by placing bright green reindeer moss around the plant! 

At $4.00 a plant these could be a really affordable DIY wedding project for a cheery, yellow January  wedding! Line them down a bar or buffet table. A trio would look lovely on the signing table too.

Monday, January 17, 2011

White Hydrangea

There is something so romantic and soft about a room full of white hydrangea. The nice thing about using hydrangea is that you don't actually need a lot of flowers to have an impact. And I think they look stunning all massed together with a few dark green accents. But be careful with hydrangea as they are very sensitive to heat and can wilt! Hydrangea is also very unpredictable, it may last anywhere from two to six days.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter boutonniere - mini cones

This boutonniere consists of wax flower and these lovely mini cones. Perfect for a fall, winter wedding or woodland weddingl! The cones would also be beautiful dotted throughout the bridal bouquet.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Roses and Carnations

The designs below consist of pale green roses, pale green carnations (the most under appreciated flower), hypericum berries, red huck branches, and cymbidium orchids. Staying away from the typical white and red of the holiday season these have a sophisticated wintery feel.