(Closed) Non flower obsessive brides (lol) inspire me please ;P

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I spent a total of $320 on all of my flowers.  I wrapped my bouquets the day before my wedding.  Here are some pics

I ordered from fiftyflowers.com and purchased alstroemeria from my local costco.  I haven’t gotten my pro pics back yet, but I’ll post up my centerpieces when I do.  Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know a lot of brides use stacked books as centerpieces. Not sure what kind of wedding you are having but candles are always an easy one and very romantic and pretty. Tall tree branches in vases and those are free!

I used tree stumps for my centerpieces and put flowers on top but you could always put something else on top. Picture frame, candle and a vase with one or two flowers. There are so many options!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Some pictures…

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@housebee:  Holy shit, I totally didn’t even realize that your wedding happened already. I love everything.

Anyway. We aren’t doing floral centerpieces at all, just bouquets and bouts. $30 for 3 roses? You need to look elsewhere. My local grocery store has a dozen roses for $8.

I think we’re going to use Fifty Flowers. I was going back and forth on that idea because what I wanted was over $400, but I found something that would work for half that. I’ll pick up the accents from Home Depot and grab another from Hobby Lobby.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t have any inspiration pics (on my iPad) but I’m not having a single flower at our wedding.

My bouquets/bouteneires/corsages were all made from a seller on etsy, and contain fabric/brooches/feathers. Or centerpeices are tall candelabras with large feather displays, and no other flower decorations in the venue. Not crazy about flowers either!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@AutumnBella:  ooh ooh me me!

origami bouquets:

and faux flowers for these centerpieces:

we are having NO real flowers in our wedding at all. 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No real flowers here either!  I’m allergic and I’m just not a fan. No real pics yet, since they’re still in progress.  But here’s the inspiration!

Bouquets are all going to be origami flowers:

Centerpieces are going to be manzanita branches with origami flowers:

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@AutumnBella:   I’m still encorporating flowers but one of the ways I’m cutting down using tons of cut flowers, is by using fresh potted herbs.   I’ll be potting most of them in smaller pots, and some in small glass vases, and scattering them down the tables.  It will add the greenery effect that I want without costing me a fortune in cut flowers.  I’m hoping that they’ll add a little extra zing to the dinner conversations too!  

I also have lanterns and ceramic white winged piggies as table decor….  

I’m hoping that between the herbs, the lanterns and the winged pigs that I can cut down on the need to have tons of cut flowers at the reception, and can save money that way.  

My wedding is in 5 weeks (omg!! lol!) so I’ll be able to post photos when its over.  

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@PeachSnapple:  Thanks!  As an added bonus, it’s really budget friendly.  For the full 5 petal flowers, they’re about $1.25 each in paper and wire (and that’s the expensive paper I fell in love with).  The small cherry blossom flowers are about $0.25 each. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MariContrary:  That is going to be so colorful and unique!!  🙂   And lightweight too, real flower bouquets are HEAVY suckers!   Plus you’ll be able to keep it forever.  I absolutely love the manzanita origami branches concept. Like, wow LOVE.  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Brooch bouquet:

Bridesmaids carried stained glass lanterns with the first letter of our last name and roses on them:

Altar had hanging lanterns instead of flowers (There was also supposed to be some white flowy fabric, but it was super windy so it made the fabric look ridiculous. I think it turned out beautifully anyway:

Hope that helps!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am attempting to have a very lush floral look at my wedding on a very mini budget in NYC. My  goal is centerpieces  that can be DIYed a few days ahead, and cost roughly $30 per centerpiece. I have kind of expensive floral taste, so I’m challenging myself! It’s important to my fiancé and I to incorporate a live plant if we can, that can be of use after the wedding. Here’s my latest attempt! A live fern with some deli orchids stuck in! $20

 

 

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