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Seven DIY wedding flowers ideas

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Today we are featuring a guest blog pot by Laxmi Lobo, who is a Singapore trained floral designer. She is now a retail florist in Mumbai and specializes in flower delivery in Mumbai. Her online bouquet delivery in Mumbai has won accolades from the press and has interviewed on TV for CNBC & ET NOW. Visit Spring Blossoms to know more about Flower Delivery In Mumbai.

A wedding is a couple’s first party that they throw together.

These days, I am finding that many couples are involved with their wedding planning and not just leaving the planning in the hands of professionals or friends and relatives. The bridge and the groom feel immense joy in taking the first ‘as a couple’ steps together while planning their own wedding.

As a florist I often get questions as to how can we make this party, this celebratory dinner or small reception more personalized?

I have curated below some interesting ideas which are easily a DIY or most eminently doable with the help of friends or the bridal party.

DIY wedding flowers ideas

Courtesy: Laxmi Lobo

  1. This picture gives you three ideas in one. The elegant yet simple backdrop is an easy to make frame of bamboo with fragrant hand strung garlands of jasmine or any other fragrant flowers. You can use bright flowers too and change the look. The contrast of the vintage Kerala (India) home make this particular style come alive, but you can adapt the backdrop to your setting, whether in a garden, whether rustic or inside a large reception room.  The tiled pathway is scattered with rose petals and lined with bright marigold hand strung garlands. These garlands contrast beautifully with the lush green grass and marigold has the property of keeping insects away too. Do remember this in a garden setting. Some may want to use passion red rose petals on an aisle between the chairs.

    DIY wedding flowers ideas

    Courtesy: Laxmi Lobo

  2. Planning of your wedding happens a few months before. An interesting way for a couple to bond is to have a personal centrepiece at their wedding party. For some months, the couple can gather all the wine and champagne corks they drink, sharing their joy with friends and family as they get closer to their wedding date. These corks can then be the basis of a centrepiece like below. Any kind of fresh flowers can be added using a floral sponge on top of the vase. I would also suggest some lovely photo frames around the vase, these will capture the joyous moments shared while e drinking the wines. A table like this creates a very special talking centrepiece at any wedding party.

    DIY wedding flowers ideas

    Courtesy: Laxmi Lobo

  3. If your wedding party is in the open and has a thick luscious garden hedge as part of the entranceway to the reception or party area, here is a stunning way to brighten the walkway. Bright and colourful umbrellas tied onto the hedge. A simple idea, but will be surely talked about many months after your wedding.

    DIY wedding flowers ideas

    Courtesy: Laxmi Lobo

  4. Vintage tea cups on a vintage wall. Another visually delightful decor idea. Coloured Hydrangea will fill a teacup. Buy as many colours of Hydrangeas from your florist and borrow and buy as many tea cups as you can. Garage sales are a good idea for tea cups. And if all else fails, get white tea cups from the wholesalers who supply to hotels.

    DIY wedding flowers ideas

    Courtesy: Laxmi Lobo

  5. If you and your partner are biking enthusiasts nothing could be a better idea than bicycle wheels decorated with flowers. This has been mounted on a wrought iron stand. You could let your imagination run wild, hang then from tree branches if it’s a garden setting. Maybe from some hooks in a ceiling or even mount them against a wall. I find the contrast of this idea very appealing. The softness of the delicately coloured peach flowers with the ruggedness of a bicycle wheel is like the strong and steady with the whimsical. It’s what a marriage is, isn’t it?

    DIY wedding flowers ideas

    Courtesy: Laxmi Lobo

  6. Here’s another interesting and very easy to make backdrop. You can also use the same theme for the chair backs and make the wedding reception area look summer and colourful. It will work wonders in an outdoor setting because the white of the tree bark contrast with these colourful ribbons. The greenery that surrounds us in a garden setting brings out the colour of this unusual idea which hardly uses any flowers. You can add little bunches of flowers as you go along and make the look even brighter.

    DIY wedding flowers ideas

    Courtesy: Laxmi Lobo

  7. One of my favourites for an evening party is candle lamps hung from the trees. These lamps which look like the vintage carriage lamps are a good investment even if they are a little expensive. You can always use these many times over even making a corner of your apartment (if you do not have a home right away) come alive. I have even used these lamps as a backdrop hanging from an ancient banyan tree for an evening reception. Hang them in different lengths and use good quality rope.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my curated ideas from various wedding parties. Adding your own ideas to these will give much pleasure as you plan the most important day in your life, your wedding.

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Featured Wedding: Husna + Akbar

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Today we are featuring the pre-wedding ceremony photos from a Pakistani wedding, photographed by Tomoko Photo. The couple, Husna and Akbar, got married in a traditional Pakistani wedding ceremony at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, MA. Husna dressed up in a red zardozi laacha outfit, and Akbar wore a traditional sherwani. We hope you enjoy the gorgeous photos of the couple. 

 

Vendor Credits:

Photographer: Tomoko Photo, Venue: Oakley Country Club, Catering: Oakley, Country Club, Cake: Konditor Meister, Makeup: Kerri Herlihy, Hair: Lindsay Griffin, Bridal Dress: The House of Kamiar Rokni, Bridal Jewelry: Solitaire Designer Jewelry (Lahore), Flowers: Agora-Whispers of Spring 

Featured Wedding: Ameena + Yaseen

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Today we are featuring a gorgeous Pakistani Wedding, captured by Sonya Lalla Photography

We can’t get over the picturesque Nikkah ceremony of Ameena and Yaseen, which was held outdoors. I love the  red rose pomander accents with the gold chivary chairs. Sometimes, less is more. Ameena looks lovely in her pale gold outfit. The lattice and floral designs of her dark mehendi are beautiful. Yaseen looks very handsome in a white kurta.

For the wedding reception, Ameena chose a stunning zardozi laacha paired with fabulous gold jewelry. In love with bride’s glamorous eye make up and how it is perfectly balanced by a subtle lip color. Yaseen dressed up in a cream sherwani with gold accents and turban. Both Ameena and Yaseen look very happy and radiant.

Hope you enjoy the lovely photos!

Also seen here are outdoor pictures of the couple.

Credits

Photographer: Sonya Lalla Photography   (Blog)

Makeup artist: Eiashadow

Hairstylist: Zulfija’s Hair Creations

Wedding dress: Hassan Sheheryar Yasin

Music: Dj Ovais

Venue: Dallas Marriott Las Colinas Hotel

Wedding Designer: Junaid Paracha (Sky House Event)



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