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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Romantic & Whimsical Indian Wedding Styled Shoot

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We are thrilled to feature a styled shoot full of gorgeous florals, ruffles, ribbons and a pop of color. Aura Marzouk Photography, Infinite Bliss Events, plus a team of super creative vendors from North Carolina collaborated to create a romantic + whimsical Indian bridal photo shoot. I absolutely adore how Beauty By Bryn Makeup Artistry, and Avanti Salon And Spa made the models look like they just stepped out of a dreamy Bollywood movie.The model’s hair, swept to the side, falls into long rolling curls and looks stunning. The winged eye liner definitely adds the glamor factor! The delicate mehendi pattern by Monique Delatour Henna Design is very elegant, and complements the model’s complete ensemble.

The pink, purple, and turquoise decor by Designs North Florist, and the outdoors lounge seating set up by Happy Rentz would make for a perfect engagement party, mehendi, sangeet or an intimate wedding reception. The wedding cake by Tania’s Mixing Bowl Bakery stands out with its lovely details and bright colors. One of my favorite photos of this styled shoot are those of the stunning stationary by Bridal Flavors. I can’t stop admiring the escort cards, menus, and table numbers, and how the designer has added oomph to the wedding stationary by using crystals (each of which have to be applied by hand!).

Absolutely love how this talented team of vendors put together this beautiful photo shoot. A big thank you to Aura Marzouk Photography for sharing with us!


Photographer:  Aura Marzouk PhotographyHair Stylist:  Avanti Salon And SpaEvent Planner:  Infinite Bliss EventsFloral Designer:  Designs North FloristInvitation Designer:  Bridal FlavorsCake Designer:  Tania’s Mixing Bowl BakeryEquipment Rentals:  Happy RentzMakeup Artist:  Beauty By Bryn Makeup ArtistryHenna:  Monique Delatour Henna Design

Inspiration for your Indian Wedding using Pantone Fashion Color Pallette

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The Spring 2013 fashion color palette is inspired by “The Balancing Act”, where it focuses on individuality, self-expression, and excitement, while emphasizing the need for balance. Some of the top designers in the industry have revealed their inspiration, colors, and must have items for Spring 2013.

We were thrilled to see three South Asian designers in the Pantone Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report. Rachel Roy and Bibhu Mohapatra featured Tender Shoots in their designer outlook, while Sachin + Babi are excited and inspired by Poppy Red.

We have compiled some inspiration boards using this year’s fashion color pallette.






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Contest: Submit your favorite jewelry photo and win a BIB gift certificate!

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Marigold Events and Borrow It Bindaas would love to take you on a “worry free” shopping trip! Share your favorite jewelry photo with us and you will be entered to win a $75 Borrow It Bindaas gift certificate.

This contest is open to all our readers (couples, bridal party, photographers etc.) in the United States. To give an example, the photo could be of you in your bridal jewelry, a picture of a jewelry piece you love, or even a jewelry inspiration that made your wedding planning binder.

Contest Details

1. Send your favorite jewelry photo at with subject “Jewelry Contest” from October 8th through October 14th, 2012.

2. We will upload 5 of our favorite jewelry photo entries on our facebook page on October 15th, when it opens to our facebook fans for voting.

3. Jewelry photo that receives the most number of likes on facebook will win the BIB gift certificate.

4. Only one entry is permitted per contestant.

5. We are currently inviting entries from our readers only in the United States.

6. For more details on the contest fine print, click here.

Important Dates

Submit Photos from: October 8 – 14, 2012
Voting from: October 15 – 21st, 2012
Winner will be announced on: October 22nd, 2012

*Timings according to Eastern Standard Time (EST)

So what are you waiting for? Put your thinking caps on and submit your favorite jewelry photo to enter the contest.

About Borrow It Bindaas

Borrow It Bindaas is an online boutique where you can RENT or BUY the latest in Indian Apparel and Accessories for 80% Off Retail Prices! We keep it simple and worry free! We ship you two sizes and send you a pre-stamped return envelope just like Netflix! We take care of the dry cleaning and tailoring so it couldn’t be easier! Choose From Hundreds of incredible designs for your next party, wedding, or a night out!

Making your wedding invitation shopping enjoyable

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Your wedding invitation is the first impression of your wedding, sort of a teaser of what is to come. While every bride wants her invitation to be perfect and beautiful, there is a lot more that goes into it than just selecting a design.

So, what makes for a perfect wedding invitation? The key to an awesome invitation is choosing the right combination of colors, paper, printing method, font for your selected design that reflects your style. Moreover, it is also important to have the correct wording and follow proper etiquette.

More and more Indian brides are going online to order their wedding invitations. But how does a bride get the personal touch of boutique-style service, while enjoying the convenience of online ordering to create that awesome invitation? Wedding Paper Divas, a stationery haven for brides, provides just that.

What sets Wedding Paper Divas apart is their personalization and preview process. You can use their suggested wording or layout guide, or can create a card entirely from scratch with your choice of font styles, size, colors, paper, and even envelopes. They recently launched their ethnic line of wedding invitations, which has many beautiful designs for Indian brides. The company pride themselves on offering exclusive designs from top designers. Their beautiful ethnic collection is contemporary, with a modern twist to rich traditions.

Wedding Paper Divas’ website has many innovative online tools, which makes ordering wedding invitations a breeze. Their service is wonderful, where the dedicated team of stationery specialists at the company help brides pick out the perfect invitation according to their styles. Wedding Paper Divas offers etiquette advice, design tips, save the date cards, and style inspiration.

Wedding Paper Divas website offers many tutorials to add your personal touch to your invitation. While the invitations are super elegant and beautiful by themselves, brides can partially DIY their invitations by embellishing them.

Whether your style is contemporary or traditional, elegant or dazzling – Wedding Paper Divas has something to offer to every bride, and then some more.