Welcome to day two of our Budget Series! If you missed yesterday’s Vintage post, you can see it here… Budget Series: Vintage Wedding. But, today, we are going to show you a Soft and Romantic Garden Wedding. This look is classic and sweet, and can work in any setting, from a formal church to a casual backyard wedding. This inspiration will give you a Bridal Bouquet, 2 Bridesmaids Bouquets, 2 Mini Bouquets, 1 Flower Girl Pomander/Kissing Ball, 5 Boutonnieres, 2 Altar/Ceremony Arrangements, and 8 Centerpieces. And once again, you can make all this for $351 (with the 5% discount that you can ask us for)! Let’s do this!
(Note: This look can be done in White, White & Pink, Yellow, Orange, Red, Peach, Purple/Lavender or Green. Just about any color or combination you can think of! Just choose your favorite colors.)
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The Bridal Bouquet is a sweet and simple bouquet of 25 Roses. Wrap with a neutral or coordinating ribbon. If you need a tutorial on how to make a bouquet, check out YouTube or the Flower School Video Library for some great videos!
To create two Bridesmaids Bouquets you will use 15 Roses and 3 stems Alstroemeria in each one. Finish with ribbon or fabric of your choice.
For the Men in your life (or Bridal party), you can make 5 Boutonnieres, for the Groom, 2 Groomsmen, and 2 Dads. Each Boutonniere should contain 1 Rose each. If you want to add a little something to make the Groom stand out, you could add in a sprig of Baby’s Breath or some greenery from the Roses or Alstroemeria.
This soft and sweet Pomander, also known as a Kissing Ball, would be so cute for a Flower Girl or Junior Bridesmaid. Using a small round wet oasis foam, simply fill in with sprigs of Baby’s Breath. Check out how to create a pomander in this post, DIY Wedding Flower Project: Create Floral Pomander Balls in 5 Steps.
For the Mom’s you can create mini-bouquets. I personally love the mini-bouquets, as they are much easier to create for most DIY Brides. Use 3 stems of Alstroemeria wrapped in a ribbon for each mini bouquet. Simple, sweet and easy.
For these two Altar or Ceremony Arrangements height is key! Violet’s tip is to use tall ‘French market” style vases or a flaring glass vase to accentuate the cloud-like masses of Baby’s Breath & create drama with height. Use 2 bunches of Baby’s Breath in each arrangement. Baby’s Breath can look very elegant and romantic when used alone in bunches like this!
You can create 8 centerpieces, but there are two ways you could do this. To create a more modern look, use 3 different sized containers (for each centerpiece) and put each type of flower in one container. Roses in one, Alstroemeria in another , and then Baby’s Breath in the last. Or, to create a more garden like look, use one larger container and mix the flowers. Each centerpiece can contain 10 stems Alstroemeria, 5 Roses, 1/2 bunch Baby’s Breath. Violet says that silver, mercury glass, and bronze/gold containers and vases all work well with this look.
There you have it. A whole Romantic Garden Wedding for around $350! Stay tuned for more to come in our Budget Series… 🙂