Liz and Jason’s elegant wedding completely eschews a modernist LA vibe for pretty pastels and soft touches that shine in these images from Christine Farah Photography! We’re enamored with the airy layers of Liz’s bridal gown, paired with delicate pearl jewelry and a romantic updo. Soft pink bridesmaids dresses set the tone for flowers in the same color family by Milieu Florals. With CCL Weddings and Events onboard to lead the planning and design, Liz and Jason created the perfect day for them and their friends and family. Following the ceremony at Los Angeles Full Gospel Church, the lovely Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center played host to the reception. There, the couple took part in a tea ceremony to pay homage to their heritage. Pink chevron and vintage touches created a fairytale space for dinner, dancing, and a luscious dessert from Cakery Bakery. This affair couldn’t be more gorgeous. See it all right here!
Photography – Christine Farah Photography | Ceremony Venue – Los Angeles Full Gospel Church | Reception Venue – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center | Floral – Milieu Florals | Wedding Planning and Event Design – CCL Weddings and Events | Stationery – Lani Choi Designs | Catering – Patina Catering | Bakery – Cakery Bakery | Dessert – Beard Papa’s | Rentals and Lighting – Luna Party Rentals & Special Events | Furniture Rentals – FOUND Vintage Rentals | DJ – Joey of Mixterious Forces | Videography – Forrey Films | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Theresa Huang Makeup & Hair Design
Thinking about DIY wedding flowers? You aren’t alone! Do-it-yourself arrangements can be both budget-friendly and beautiful! Today, we’re featuring a DIY centerpiece created by BloomsByTheBox.com that proves that vase selection and a bit of floral dye can create expensive-looking arrangements on a tight budget.
The flowers we selected include green pompon buttons, peach spray roses, 40cm eskimo roses, and Israeli ruscus greenery. You will also need floral spray dye, we used Design Master Floral Spray. The coral color introduces bright/ punchy color to the pale tones of the natural flower colors.
- Hydrate the flowers before beginning to make arrangements. Cut the stems, using your floral scissors, under warm running water on a 45 degree angle. Make sure to cut off at least 1-2 inches from the stems. Allow the flowers to re-hydrate for 6-12 hours. Then, place the flowers in warm water (flower food optional) and store them in room temperature area out of direct sunlight or any hot/cold draft.
- Once your flowers are hydrated, use a knife to cut down the floral foam so it fits your vase. After the foam is cut, soak the foam in water mixed with flower food. Simply, drop the foam into the water. Do not push the foam under the water. The foam will sink.
- Once it is fully submerged and no longer releases water bubbles you can remove the foam and return it to your vase.
- Create a basic outline for the shape of your arrangement with Israeli Ruscus greenery. This greenery, in particular, is perfect for creating basic arrangement shapes due to its sturdy vertical shape.
- Next, spray tint 4-6 roses. See a live tutorial!
- Once the paint has dried, start by adding the coral roses. The color will not rub off onto other flowers once it is dry, which only takes 1-2 minutes. Despite common beliefs, the floral spray will not affect the vase life of the roses.
- Add the white roses and peach spray roses to fill in the space and create a consistent arrangement shape.
- Add the final touches of filler and greenery. The pompon buttons and greens create a finished and polished look.
This DIY centerpiece took about 10 minutes to make. With the helping hand of a few friends, you can make 30 arrangements in about 2 hours! Create the arrangements the day before the wedding to make sure all the flowers are in peak condition. Arranging a day in advance will also help you avoid any wedding day stress. The arrangements will stay fresh for days, and can also double as a gift for guests.
BloomsByTheBox is hosting a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive:
- $150 of BloomsByTheBox Flowers
- 10 birch bark vases
- 1 Floral Design Master Spray
Visit BloomsByTheBox.com for all of the details!
*This post was sponsored by BloomsByTheBox.com, the online wholesale flower resource that will help you with your DIY flower experience from start to finish. If you are looking for a DIY flower vendor, visit BloomsByTheBox.com to get in touch or see all of our useful tutorials and DIY Guide to Wedding Flowers!
Romantic simplicity meets rustic glam meets rich fall color in this amazing styled shoot from Diana Marie Photography! We’re simply crazy about the lush chrysanthemum and rose florals—not to mention the gorgeous styling—by Kae + Ales. Adding a vintage edge to the entire scene are gorgeous pieces from Classic Vintage Rentals, which set the tone for a classic princess-inspired Paolo Sebastian gown from Nearly Newlywed Bridal Boutique. We adore the beaded bodice; the same sparkle is carried over into the delicate hairpiece from Nicky Teo. Run to the gallery to see all of the stunning details!
Photography – Diana Marie Photography | Florals and Event Design/Styling – Kae + Ales | Stationery – Neither Snow | Rentals – Classic Vintage Rentals | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Madeline Roosevelt | Bridal Salon – Nearly Newlywed Bridal Boutique | Gown – Alexis by Paolo Sebastian | Hairpiece – Nicky Teo