Two Tutorials for Floral Arrangements That WOW!

Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 4.22.55 PMHey Ya’ll,

I find the most interesting things while scrolling through my Pinterest feed! Today, I came across two tutorials pinned from a Chinese micro-blog called, weibo.com. Thanks to Pinterest, I was able to track down the original tutorials with all of the project details to share with all of you.

For the first project, originally featured on The Sweetest Occasion, you’ll need is a large bowl, some tape, and of course, some flowers!

weibo.com

weibo.com

Click HERE, to read through The Sweetest Occasion‘s full tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

For the second tutorial, originally from Better Homes and Gardens, you’ll need a few specific items. Some chicken-wire, potting soil, succulent plants, a pair of scissors, a large picture frame, and some plywood that you’ll have to cut to form a box on the back of the frame.

weibo.com

weibo.com

For Better Homes and Garden‘s full slideshow tutorial and step-by-step instructions, click HERE.

So tell me, what’s your favorite flower to display in your home this time of year?
-Brian

Today’s Friday Favorites Winner!

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Hey Ya’ll,

I’m so jealous of today’s winner, as they’ll soon be receiving one of the most gorgeous Eco-friendly living centerpieces that I’ve ever seen!

So… without further ado, our winner is: Melissa Kay Allen!

Congrats, Melissa, aka The Ebell of Los Angeles! I know that your Wisteria Lane arrangement will make bringing the unique look and texture of succulents into your home a total breeze! Send an email to brianworley007@gmail.com, and I’ll hook you up with all of the details on how to claim your living centerpiece! I hope you’ll check back in with me when you receive it and share a photo with all of us! (Who doesn’t love drooling over perfectly potted plants?!?)

If you haven’t already, everyone please ‘LIKE’ the them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WisteriaLaneFlowerShop, and if you live in the area and are ever in need of stunning centerpieces, bouquets, or any type of floral arrangements, don’t hesitate to give Sherene Hulugalle a call–you won’t be disappointed and you’ll be helping the planet thrive!

Again, a big thank you to Wisteria Lane Floral Design Studio of Beverly Hills for being our ‘Friday Favorite’ this week! Check back next Friday for more giveaways from my favorite places and people all over Los Angeles!
-Brian

Check Me Out in California Brides Magazine + Creative Boutonniere Ideas Galore!

Hey Ya’ll,

I’m being featured in the premiere edition of Modern Luxury California Brides! I hope you’ll either snag a copy from your nearest newsstand (assuming you live in California!) or head to their website to check me out in the digital edition.

On page 44 of the print magazine, you’ll find my advice on using succulents for a groom’s boutonniere…

Actually, this is great advice even if you’re not considering using succulents in your groom’s boutonniere…

I always remind my clients to stick with items that are hearty and strong, that won’t easily fall off, wilt, break or crumble, because on your wedding day, the groom is the one who will likely receive a hug from almost everyone in attendance! That’s a lot for any flower to live up to!

Who needs flowers or plants when you can make these awesome super hero boutonnieres! Image via jaggerphotographyblog.com

With that said, here are a few more ideas for boutonnieres to get your creative juices flowing…

Image via brendasweddingblog.com

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Yellow Pom Flowers image via twopairblog.com

Image via bonmariage.blogspot.com

Image via virtualberta.net

Image via bonmariage.blogspot.com

Image via greenweddingshoes.com

What’s the most creative item you’ve seen used for a groom’s boutonniere? Also, let me know which one of these ideas you like best in the comment section below.
-Brian

March Wedding Series: Eco-Friendly and Fun Favors!

Hey Ya’ll,

If you check my blog regularly, then you already know that I am a big proponent of cutting back on waste when it comes to throwing a party and that goes for weddings, too!

With that said, one of the easiest ways to do this is by using your wedding favors to assist your guests in finding their seat at your reception. There are many creative ways your favors can pull double-duty as table-markers or seat assignment cards, but as you can see, my favorite way is by using involves succulents!

Technically, these could work as your seating/table markers, favors and your centerpieces, if you’re really looking to create less waste or you’re on a tight budget. Don’t forget to dress your plant up a bit by adding colorful and patterned paper, tissue, fabric, string or ribbons!

Another fun way to ensure that your favors don’t end up in the trash is to give people something they might actually want… say, Ray Bans?
… Or maybe a yummy honey, jam or preserve in a cute jar!

via StyleMePretty.com

I also really like the idea of using old keys attached to ribbons:

If none of these ideas strike your fancy, I found an excellent post (photos above) on GIVER’SLOG that features 50+ handmade wedding favor ideas: http://bit.ly/w9IFwV

When in doubt, go with classic sparklers for a spring or summer wedding. If nothing else, they make for some gorgeous photos!

Via WeddingPhotography.org

Let me know what you’re favorite wedding favor idea is int he comment section below.
-Brian