Flower Power

In case you haven’t seen our latest issue of Hampton Roads Bride, the flower trend is growing like…well, flowers! From floral-inspired dresses to blossoming bouquets and petal-worthy accessories, the beautiful blooms are popping up everywhere. Follow the flowery frenzy by incorporating blooms into your wedding with these fun DIY projects.

A flower in your hair is a simple statement that adds a colorful pop of fun. Fresh flowers may wilt after an hour on the dance floor, so create your own hair accessory with only a piece of fabric, scissors, a candle, needle and thread and buttons and/or beads. Click below for step-by-step instructions.

Your flower girl will be tossing lovely petals on the ground for you to walk on, so give her an extra special basket to carry that's also made from beautiful blooms. While you're at it, make a matching pillow for your ring bearer in your wedding colors.

If you haven't yet bought your wedding jewelry, simply make your own using a string of pearls and some laced ribbon. This vintage-inspired piece can be used as a necklace or bracelet and can be passed down for generations to come.

Since your guests have enjoyed all the floral aspects of your big day, send them home with a budding favor. These DIY Seed Matchbook favors from Martha Stewart will remind your guests of your blooming love--even after the big day.

Flowers have been popular centerpieces for years, but it can be expensive to have a florist create arrangements for 20 or more tables, and since real flower arrangements wilt, they can't be made too far ahead of time. To save money and prevent stress but still enjoy gorgeous live blooms, consider planting flowers ahead of time in pots or better yet—teacups! These sentimental centerpieces are perfect for an outdoor garden reception or even a bridal shower.

Add your comment: