Last week I promised I would share more of the bridal flowers I did for a wedding a few weeks ago. I am excited to share those with you today. So what do you do with extra wedding flowers? Hmmm…That is a really good question. And I actually have an answer for you!
I gather every flower that is leftover. (This time I didn’t have many at all. But it was just enough for what I needed.)
I gathered the extra white hydrangeas.
Then I gathered every berry and fern I had left over. I like to use several types of berries and ferns. They add variety and even more texture.
I also gathered as many unusual flowers that were extras. I like using flowers that are out of the ordinary, and not typical. This flower reminds me of a stephanotis. (One of my favorite flowers) And it smells SO sweet!
I gathered anything that had texture and a little added color would be just right for my idea. And of course, a Garden Rose will be perfect, as well.
Aren’t all of these flowers looking amazing? They are just what I need for the idea I have for all of the extra wedding flowers.
I love Garden Roses. Have you ever purchased them? They are different than other roses. The scent is like picking a rose right out of the garden. When ordering them, ask specifically for Garden Roses. They will cost more-but worth every penny. I know the edges are brown. But, if you remember from my bridal flower post last week, I leave the brown petals on until the very last minute. Then the flowers look as fresh as possible.
Once I was done gathering all of my extras, I used an old pickle jar, wrapped it with burlap and tied it with the wedding color ribbon. Perfect.
It looks like a centerpiece, doesn’t it? It is pretty enough to be one, right? But, it isn’t a centerpiece at all. I only make one for every wedding I have worked on.
Can you guess where it goes? It has a special place all it’s own.
Yep, I place it in the bathroom. I think it is so fun to have fresh flowers from the wedding party in the bathroom. It is inviting, it’s classy, and who doesn’t like fresh flowers in EVERY room? This way each area of the wedding is covered with a portion of what is going on out in the reception area. I have always loved this idea. It’s like a special gift for the guests.
I am so happy you came by today to see what you do with extra wedding flowers. I hope you will do the same for some of your family or friends when they get married.
I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Now you will never need to ask “What do you do with extra wedding flowers?” You will have the perfect answer.
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Make it a wonderful Wednesday!
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