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Pantone’s Living Coral-Inspired DIY Bouquet

By now you’ve probably heard that Pantone’s Color of the Year is Living Coral. It is everywhere, especially in florals. The vibrant hue draws inspiration from below the sea, hence the name, and captures glowing tones rarely seen above water. Thankfully, with the help of artificial flowers, you can have the best of both worlds – any color, any season, any flower!

LeAnne Samuelson, Creative Director at Afloral, loves using pops of coral in her DIY bouquet arrangements. According to LeAnne…

Sometimes I come across a color or combination and I love it. It’s not always planned but I see the colors together out in nature or online and I throw it all together. You just get a feeling!

By pairing complimenting colors (coral & white) you add dimension. Samuelson shared with us her steps for this DIY bouquet, choosing white dahlias, cherry blossoms, coral & peach roses, and salal greenery. You can also use artificial flowers (Afloral has all those shown), or you can opt for real flowers or even paper flowers. Same steps for all.


Step 1: Find your focal flowers. Whatever catches your eye – color or texture – start there.

Step 2: Build around the focal point. Let it grow organically.

Step 3: Tape away! Samuelson uses floral tape every time she adds a new stem – it allows her to finetune later on.

Step 4. Keep the stems long and don’t trim till the end – you can change their heights later.

Step 5. Add your greenery. Fill in wherever could use a little love!

Step 6: Top it off with a ribbon or simply drop it in a vase for decoration.


Hopefully, these steps will encourage you to take a chance and try to make your own bouquet. You may decide you still want to leave the actual wedding bouquets up to the professionals but at the very least, this could be a fun activity with your bridesmaids. And who knows… maybe you’ll surprise yourself with something great!

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Color Crazed: Summer Fruit

With the Fourth of July just recently passing, summer season is officially in full swing. There’s nothing that makes me think of summer more than fresh fruit. So, of course, this photo of lemons, grapefruit and blood oranges on Note to Self immediately drew me in.

tumblr_lxsomhfDEu1r4xrwvo1_500The colors so beautifully compliment each other, I couldn’t help but picture a wedding with refreshing hues and warm weather features.


image credits {clockwise from top left}: bouquet via Style Me Pretty / stationery via Everly True / bridal party, source unknown / fan backdrop via Loverly / popsicles via Delicious Clouds / washi tap via Wishy Washi / soda bar via Style Me Pretty


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Inspired By: Pink Feathers

I love Pinterest.  I could spend hours on there daily if allowed.  I have a whole board marked ‘Inspiration’.  Inspiration for what?  Well I’m not really sure.  Inspiration for how I want to decorate my house.  Inspiration for a tattoo design.  Inspiration for a place I want to visit.  Perhaps it is just inspiration for a color palette.

Inspired by Pink Feathers - Indie Wed

I pinned this super pretty photo of pink feathers a while back and was looking at it again today.  There is something about it that is so delicate and feminine.  I could see this inspiring a whole range of wedding related goodness from a pale pink wedding dress to a range of maids gowns in varying shades.  Colors for the perfect cake, with feather designs to boot, perhaps?  Invitations?  The possibilities are limitless.

Pink ombre invitations via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Shades of pink with feathers via Style Unveiled

mismatched bridesmaids via Atelier Signature

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Color Crazed: Purple, Pink, Orange & Yellow

I’ve been a DVR addict for so long now that it’s difficult to remember the colossal inconvenience of tape recording a show. When I saw this tribute to VHS earlier in the week, it brought back all kinds of nostalgia.


The best thing about the tape was how amazing the colors of these stripes are together. So, this week’s Color Crazed is a flurry of pink, orange, yellow and purple with a retro touch here and there.


image credits (clockwise from top left) : table numbers via Maharani Weddings / bridal party via Annapolitan Bride / seating setup / bouquet via onewed / heart shoes / tablescape via Style Me Pretty / sprinkle cake via Beyond Beyond