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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New York Wedding: Indian + Norwegian extravaganza at The Plaza

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My jaw dropped when I first looked at the stunning pictures of Pooja and Nils’ wedding by photographer, Roberto Falck . Held in the breathtaking backdrop of The Plaza, this cross cultural wedding extravaganza was designed by none other than the celebrity wedding planner, David Tutera.

Pooja looked gorgeous in her hand stitched emerald, red, and fuchsia lehenga during the ceremony, and beautiful in the white bridal gown that she changed into for the reception. Nils looked very handsome in a navy tux. Like everything in this wedding, the jewels fabulous! I can’t get my eyes off the royal polki diamond necklace and earrings that Pooja paired with both her ceremony and wedding outfits.  

The Plaza, which is a national historic landmark and is widely referenced in pop culture, is a dream-come-true wedding venue. Every detail of this wedding is lush, luxurious, and iconic:  the ceremony mandap embellished with countless roses, opulent floral crystal candelabra centerpieces, a spectacular chandelier made completely with gorgeous blooms, and a majestic topiary elephant at the helm of the reception.

Pooja and Nils wedding affair was one-of-a-kind, stylish, and beyond breathtaking festive affair. Most importantly, they look very happy celebrating every minute of it. Here is wishing them a happily ever after!

A big thank you to Roberto Falck Photography for sharing the gorgeous images from Pooja and Nils wedding.



Vendor Credits

Photography – New York Wedding Photographer, Roberto Falck 

Venue & Event Director for Wedding – The Plaza with Emily Reifel

Wedding designer – David Tutera

Live music ceremony, cocktails & reception – The Michael Hart Band of Hank Lane Music

Light & sound – Bentley Meeker

Videography – Funico Studios

Wedding Cake – Sylvia Weinstock

Music & dancers Baraat – DJ Magic Mike

Sangeet Event Director on Long Island – Jharna Jaisinghani, Artistic Affairs

Featured Wedding – Part 2: Smita and Sandeep

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After a gorgeous wedding ceremony on a beautiful summer day, Smita changed into a stunning lime green lengha. The skirt of her lengha reminds me of ever so beautiful peacock feathers. I absolutely love her kundan choker paired with the lovely “kaan chain” earrings, and just can’t get my eyes off that gorgeous ring! She completes her chic look by playing up her eyes with a gorgeous green shadow and touching up her lips with a natural gloss. I absolutely adore how the soft curls frame her face.

With the spectacular venue as their backdrop, the couple’s shots are breathtaking. I adore how the couple is lovingly gazing in each others’ eyes in all the pictures.

The fuchsia, apple green, and white decor (with gold accents) at Smita and Sandeep’s reception is fabulous! Love the tall centerpieces with gorgeous roses, hydrangeas, and greens, accented with crystal hangings. The  gold overlays look beautiful and the candles create sets the mood for the evening. The cake is decorated with green fondant roses and looks lovely. The attention to detail at this wedding amazes me. How beautiful are the guest place cards?! With calligraphy handwriting, I simply adore how the gold and magenta sari borders were used to embellish each place card.

Hope you enjoy the beautiful pictures from Smita and Sandeep’s wedding reception by True Photography Weddings.

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Mehndi Inspired Mehndi Decor

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Fun, Festive, and Fabulous: these three words perfectly sum up Mehndi. In the festive spirit of Mehndi, today we are featuring decor inspiration for your Mehndi. I love how the various elements of the decor tie together to create a fabulous ambience: bright orange and fuchsia colored flowers, lush fabrics and overlays, mehndi patterned lamp shades, gorgeous centerpieces, lounge style seating, crystals, candles, and chandeliers.

How fun would this set up be for your mehndi!? The lounge style seating creates a more relaxed environment for your guests, which is definitely more conducive to mingling. I can already imagine a beautiful bride getting mehndi applied on her hands and feet, while her bridesmaids gather around, giggling and chatting.


Venue: Four Seasons Hotel

Image Courtesy & Photographer: Jai Girard Photography

Decor: Rishi Patel, Heffernan Morgan Designs

Hosted and Planned by: Sabrina Hans, Sabrina Hans Events

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Indian Wedding Summer Color Palette 2012

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Happy Wedding Wednesday! With summer here, and wedding season in full swing we are bringing you some summer wedding inspiration. If you are planning a summer wedding, bright and bold is way to go. Today we are featuring a color palette that really pops out: Fuchsia and Tangerine. Grab that summery bubbly beverage and get ready to be inspired! From Indian Letterpress Invitation, beautiful decor inspiration to Kalki Koechlin’s Wedding Lengha: Hope you enjoy these lovely ideas for your summer wedding.


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