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Using fresh cut flowers, foliage, branches to decorate reception chairs and aisle ends is a brilliant idea which is simple, economical and makes for a splendid statement for a little investment. Read these ideas and tips to learn how to create a perfect look for weddings and special events.

The first question that comes to mind is which flowers to use. Usually, tall stemmed flowers, foliage and branches are fitting for arrangements. For example tall, fresh cut calla lilies are very popular choice and go well with wedding bouquets made of hand tied calla lilies. These can be made more beautiful with hypericum berries and greenery tied with a silk sash to make a lovely arrangement. The best thing about using calla lilies is they come in many colors so picking your favorite shade isn’t complicated at all.

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Aisle Wedding Flowers

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To Dry Flowers

Many of our DIY brides ask how to dry their wedding flowers once used for their wedding. For some flowers, the process is easy. For others, not so great. Here is a quick guide in drying certain popular flowers that have been most asked about.

During the Winter and Christmas season, wreaths are a popular item to use as decor in your home and in businesses. One particular wreath made out of boxwood is used commonly, though, its vase life is relatively short. To prolong the shelf life from your boxwood wreath, first, soak your wreath in a sink or tub full of water for several hours. Glycerin (one part glycerin to two parts water) should also be added along with green dye (add enough to your liking). Without the dye, the leaves will turn a golden yellow. Once soaked for a few hours, your wreath can be removed and air dried. Locating glycerin may be difficult. Try contacting a large pharmacy or arts and crafts store that contains floral supplies. Continue reading “How To Dry Flowers”