Saturday, 31 January 2015

DIY Wedding flowers & cinnamon sticks

A few weeks ago we helped a family friend to make the floral bouquets for her wedding. This included the flowers for the bride and bridesmaids, the table centrepieces in glass vases and the flowers for the wedding cake table. The colour theme was white and a very pale green. The flowers were classic roses with Camilla leaves.  
Above are all the flowers we made up on the wedding day morning. We are lucky to live on the Mornington Peninsula and just down the road from a rose farm. They are wonderful and let you order up to 500 roses at cost price - less than half of what a florist would charge. They also supplied us with 3 boxes of fresh rose petals for to throw at the bride and groom straight after the wedding ceremony. The best part is that they have about 40 colours to choose from depending on the season.
We made a very large vase full of roses, long green leaves and Camilla leaves for the centrepiece in the reception room. We got the Camilla leaves and long green leaves from our garden that morning. The 2 long rose decoration pieces were placed next to the wedding cake. We use banana plant leaves to place the rose flower heads on to.  
 Here you can see the overview of the whole reception room. With over 100 guests on 10 tables, we had to make 10 vases full of roses (1 for each table).
 Here is a close up of how we placed the flowers in the vase.
 The bride and groom loved the table settings and the rose bunches on each one.
The last thing we did was to cut up these cinnamon sticks to add to the bonbonnieres for each guest. They smelled amazing! We were so happy to part of our friend's wedding day.
It feels like forever ago I was married, but it was only 4 years ago. Here is a photo of my flowers and the bridesmaid's flowers on our wedding day.
 
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