Aisle and Chair Floral Decor

Using florals such as fresh cut flowers, branches and foliage to embellish aisle ends and reception chairs is a wonderful idea that is inexpensive, simple and make for a grand statement for such little investment. Continue reading for ideas and tips on creating that perfect look for your wedding or special event.

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Aisle Wedding Flowers

The first question becomes what flowers to use. Generally, tall stemmed flowers , branches and foliage are fitting for the arrangements. Tall, fresh cut calla lilies, for example, are a popular choice and compliment wedding bouquets made out of hand-tied calla lilies. These can be accented with greenery, hypericum berries, and tied with a silk sash to create a lovely arrangement. The good thing about using calla lilies is that they come in many different colors so finding that right shade isn’t difficult at all.

Other tall flowers and foliage that make for excellent aisle decor include snapdragons, liatris, delphinium (both belladonna and hybrid varieties), long stemmed roses, sunflowers, orchids, peonies, irises, curly willow, cherry blossom branches and many more. You might consider decorating aisle ends on the morning of your wedding to preserve the freshness of your flowers. Continue reading “Aisle and Chair Floral Decor”

How To Dry 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”