(Closed) Need Advice on DIY Flowers – Pic Heavy

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like them! I’m not a huge fan of the big broouch in the first pic, just because it seems a bit out of place by itself in with the colorful flowers. I actually prefer the bridesmaid bouquets. Your bouquet I think has enough metalic mixed in throughout that some bling works in that one.

Post # 6
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I agree that the brooch looks out of place on the Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet. The BM’s are really pretty.  I would work on re-arraging yours and adding more flowers, it seems incomplete and not really planned out well, please don’t take that to be mean, It just doesn’t look finished or special enough yet for a Brides bouquet, in my opinoin.  I’d maybe add some more white flowers…

Post # 8
13294 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sorry, I’m not a fan of them…  The colors in the photos are a little too in-your-face for me, especially for wedding flowers.


Post # 9
1152 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’d have to see other wedding elements before giving an overall opinion, esp your dress and Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but HOLY COW those are duct tape?? No way!!  I would never think that in a million years.  Color me impressed.

I also don’t like the brooch in the Maid/Matron of Honor one, and I think yours should have something…more.  Not sure what though.


Post # 10
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

OK, so despite not being a fan of orange (sorry! personal preference!) I like these!
Would have never guessed they were made of duct tape!

I think you could do with a lot more small flowers to break things up, like those silver ones you have, but in white to help blend in softly. I think the bouquets are very “sharp” right now (not much transition between colors) and it’s a little disorienting.

Also, foliage and leaves might help create a good composition as well. Might be good to make the “leaves” out of a more muted grey color, since your colors right now are so vibrant (or hey, maybe keep it all vibrant!)

I might suggest to add some graphic dimension to the flowers, maybe with markers or paint directly on the petals, or with beads on wire as well (kind of like flower stamens)

Last thing… next time you snap a picture, try doing so in soft natural light (not direct sunlight) and a bit farther away than arm’s length. Your pro photos will probably be taken in similar conditions, so mimic them when you take photos of your tests!

Post # 11
3229 posts
Sugar bee

Not a fan. The colors of the bridesmaid bouquets are okay but the others are too loud in my opinion.

Post # 12
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i like em, they are different but agree with others that the bride bouquet does not look finished

Post # 13
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think the flowers look good. My suggestion though is to space the colors more evenly so you don’t have one side of the bouquet more orange than the other side for example.

Post # 14
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014



@JenGirl:  +1 I agree with the silver broach being out of place. I really love the bridesmaids boquets, they look great. 

Post # 16
1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I think the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets look a lot better than yours. I think bc they are so vibrant, it looks weird to add a bunch of white. I would have your bouquet all white or a bigger version of the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet. Those flowers must take skill- great job!

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