June is traditionally known as a month for having showers and weddings. This year I have been asked, more than usual, to help friends and customers with wedding event decor and ideas. Great event decor does not need to cost a fortune and can be just as beautiful, even more beautiful, than items you spend large sums of money on. I was asked several weeks ago to create three wedding shower table arrangements.
As the brides colors are blue and white with touches of pink I needed to be mindful to not make these arrangements look like they were baby shower pink and blue. I used a majority of white hydrangea and accented with a very soft pink, fresh cool blue and lush greens. I was given a very specific budget that could have been a challenge.
I decided, with their budget in mind, that I would lend three of my simple vintage silver water pitchers, that I use for decor only, to be the vessels for their arrangements.
As the date approached I was told that the budget was much smaller than originally thought.
So I had a thought...
The arrangements would not be fresh flowers, they would now be faux, silk botanicals. Faux will allow these arrangements to be used for the shower and wedding and everything in between.
I arranged the bouquets and wired them together making each one a well constructed bunch that could travel without compromising the look. This made them easy to simply drop into the silver pitchers.
The next event after the shower will be the rehearsal. By the way there are three bridesmaids so you may see where I am going with this.
Wrapping the base of the arrangements with a beautiful ribbon creates an instant bouquet for each bridesmaid to carry for the wedding rehearsal. Then off to the rehearsal dinner where the bouquets are dropped back into the pitchers and featured on the buffet table. As a budget friendly tip these could even be used as the bridesmaids bouquets for the actual wedding.
Here are the finished products, ready to provide soft beautiful color for the bride (and groom's) most important pre-wedding events, on time and under budget. They loved the arrangements and were most thankful for the ability to reuse them. Best of wishes to the bride and groom.
Antique treasures to come this week.