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Real DIY Beach Wedding!

written by Marina July 20, 2012

Romantic Beach Wedding

By: Sativa Arce          Location: Anna Maria Island, FL          Date: November 11, 2011

Wholesale Flowers Used: Legend Salmon Sunkissed Coral RosePeony Garden Rose Peach Juliet AusgamesonPolo White RosesPassion Peach Coral Calla Lily FlowerSnapdragon Orange Sorbet FlowerBells of Ireland Green Filler FlowerSolid Color Classic Single Strung Lei in White.

Bridal Party - Photo By: LifeLongStudios

Bridal Party - Photo By: LifeLongStudios

Our beautiful Bride, Sativa, didn’t always plan on DIYing her wedding flowers. Originally, she received a few quotes from different florists, but to stay within her budget she would have to limit the type of flowers she could use. She then found out about Fifty Flowers, from Brides Magazine, researched and saw reviews, and said, “If all these other brides can do it, so can I”. And she did!

As she began to shop and decide on which flowers she wanted, she said, “I definitely used the shop by color a lot, then saved the ones I really liked to my cart. Once I had a bunch saved I would try to picture them together and eliminate the ones that didn’t fit my vision. I also called Fifty Flowers and spoke with a rep to get suggestions for greenery and get an idea of how many flowers I would need. She suggested the Bells of Ireland, which I loved, and told me how many flowers to use for my bouquet and the bridesmaids’ as well.”

Flowers Hydrating in Buckets

Flowers Hydrating in Buckets

Bride Cutting Flowers

Bride Cutting Flowers

Sativa said she followed the instructions from FiftyFlowers, “When I received the flowers I cut them and put into buckets of water. It was November in Florida so it was cold enough at night to just leave them in a dark room that was part of the garage.”

Making the Bouquets

Making the Bouquets

Making the Bouquets

Making the Bouquets

“The next morning my bridesmaids and I put together the centerpieces and bouquets (while enjoying mimosas!). For the bouquets I used the floral tape to hold them together and hot glued some pretty fabric to the outside, then I sewed some dangling crystals on to match my dress and that’s it.”

Close Up Flowers with Jewels - Photo By: LifeLongStudios

Close Up Flowers with Jewels - Photo By: LifeLongStudios

Beautiful Flowers - Photo By: LifeLongStudios

Beautiful Flowers - Photo By: LifeLongStudios

“It was a beach wedding, and I didn’t want the decor to take away from the beauty of the location, so I kept the centerpieces simple. I used 2 different size mason jars, putting the roses in the small jars and snapdragons in the tall jars, which I had already decorated with jute. I made table runners out of burlap and added a couple of votives with some sand and VOILA! Very simple but still very natural and pretty. Guests took home the centerpieces and said the flowers lasted for 2 weeks!”

Centerpieces

Centerpieces

Flower Girls

Flower Girls

How cute are those Flower Girls? I love the seashells to hold the rose petals! Perfect for a beach wedding.

Stunning Ceremony Space - Photo By: LifeLongStudios

Stunning Ceremony Space - Photo By: LifeLongStudios

A special Thank You to our DIY Bride, Sativa, and Jorge at LifeLongStudios for the gorgeous pictures! 🙂

 

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