This past weekend I created all the floral arrangements for a friend’s wedding. The arrangements were classic and very easy to pull together.
Step 1: Buy your Flowers
On Saturday I purchased the peonies from a local farmers market for a $1.50/stem! I then found Hydrangea, Spray Roses, and Spider Mums at Whole Foods. I love working with hydrangea because they are so big & fluffy – they easily fill in space in an arrangement. In total I had 12 hydrangea stems, 5 spider mum stems, 9 peony stems, and about 10 spray rose stems.
I left everything in extra vases/containers and on Sunday these stems were evenly divided among 6 dollar store vases to create classic ivory arrangements.
Step 2: Arrange Flowers
Start with your fuller blooms first. Here, I made each arrangement sequentially, starting with one large hydrangea bloom. I then placed another fuller bloom on the opposite side of the vase. Each vase had 5-6 stems that filled in the sides and middle. While the arrangement was small, I think you’ll agree that it brought a nice presence to the table. Doubling the stems (and the budget!) would create additional fullness.
Step 3: Transport Centerpieces and Set-up!
I packed all the arrangements into a cardboard box and used bubble wrap to secure. At the venue they were placed on the table and surrounded by crackled glass candles – beautiful once lit. The crackled glass candle set is available here for $14. My friend lucked out – I am actually using these in my wedding, so she was able to borrow them beforehand.
What do you think? Would you consider tackling DIY flowers with the help of a friend?