DIY King Protea Spring Bouquet

DIY King Protea Spring Bouquet

Did you catch our Spring Seasonal Flower Guide on Tuesday? So many amazing flowers + colors are available in Spring so we just had to make our own little bouquet using all the flowers we had from the flower guide! And what’s even more great is that making your own bouquet is super easy. We think making a little bloom to hold for your engagement photos, or having a flower party with your bridesmaids before the wedding (if you’re the savvy type!) would make this DIY super helpful. Here’s how we did it…

DIY King Protea Spring Bouquet

What You’ll Need:
Floral Tape
Pins
Floral Scissors
• Ribbons (to wrap your bouquet with)
• Flowers – we chose heather, sweet pea, mimosa acacia, clematis, maiden hair fern, lilac, ranunculus, hellebores, pieris japonica, anemones, double tulips, lavender, Icelandic poppies, delphiniums, jasmine vine and, peonies (find the scoop on which flower is which here)

DIY King Protea Spring Bouquet

Step 1: Start with your larger fillers and any key focal pieces (in this case, that King Protea) and arrange at competing angles until the base of your bouquet begins to take shape.

Step 2: Add in loose vines and non-focal blooms (like hellebores and clematis) and once your bouquet starts to look a bit more full, assess the overall feel and make any necessary tweaks to the composition.

Step 3: Next, work in your smaller principal flowers (anemones, ranunculus, etc.) focusing mostly on the front of your bouquet.

Step 4: Finalize the look by adding a key piece or two to the front/center and fill in any gaps or holes with a textural filler or clip of foliage. Then wrap the stems with some pretty ribbons and voilà! Your bouquet is ready :)

DIY King Protea Spring Bouquet

DIY King Protea Spring Bouquet

DIY King Protea Spring Bouquet

DIY King Protea Spring Bouquet

Easy and gorgeous bouquet DIY, right? If you make your own bouquet, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

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Music-Inspired Colorado Camp Wedding: Rachelle + Zach

Musical Camp Wedding

Friday mornings call for something sweet, so Rachelle + Zach’s unique + creative summer camp wedding hits the spot, and gives us something pretty to dream about as we head into the weekend! Their wedding was an intimate affair – just 50 of their closest friends + family were in attendance. And everyone traveled in from out of state, stayed in cozy on-site cabins, and enjoyed a full weekend of festivities. Below, Rachelle shares more about their inspiration for the day:

We started with our love of the outdoors and spending time with those we love most. What better way to combine those loves with a summer camp wedding? We loved the idea of a whole weekend to share and celebrate our love with our family and friends. (The vintage camp inspiration and Wes Anderson inspired quirkiness were an awesome bonus!)

A huge thanks to Hey! Party Collective for the super fun design + Jesse Brantman for these lovely images and congrats to the happy couple on a perfect day!

colorful bouquet

Coralie Beatrix wedding dress

Coralie Beatrix wedding dress

pink juliet rose bouquet

We’re over the moon for the florals from R + Z’s celebration, starting with this ultra-cool, textural bouquet. Lale Florals knocked it out of the park + they agreed to share a little bit about what went into this wedding’s floral design: It’s always a gift to work for couples like Rachelle and Zach who confidently let their vendors explore the best creative options for their wedding day. With this flexibility and the creative guidance of Hey! Party Collective, we were allowed to run wild with tasteful camp themed floral concepts. And run we did! We foraged all over Colorado to find local and seasonal foliage, textures and berries. The vines, pines and greens we found combined with a large variety of Indian summer blooms made for explosively textural and eclectic designs. Flowers ranged from roses, ranunculus, pin cushions, protea, succulents and air plants. To follow with the camp theme, vintage binocular cases were collected from Denver’s antique row on South Broadway, and after being waterproofed they made for great, unexpected vases.

chambray groomsmen

Musical Camp Wedding

ombre floral arch

Musical Camp Wedding

Instead of a traditional processional, the whole wedding party paraded down the aisle together with a flag, guitars, and tambourines. Rachelle walked down the aisle with her sister, while groomsmen played their guitars. All guests each got a small musical instrument to play when the couple were presented as husband and wife.

Jesse Brantman says, It was so exciting to hear the sounds of bells, chimes, whistles, drums, and cheering rise up in the air at the end of the ceremony! So fun, right?!

ceremony parade

Musical Camp Wedding

Musical Camp Wedding

For both Zach and I the most memorable part of the day was our ceremony. We had parade for our processional and my sister walked me down the aisle to my best friend. We were both so happy we couldn't stop smiling/crying tears of joy. Our family and friends made the day so special being involved in so many of our wedding day details. It truly was amazing.

ombre floral arch

camp wedding party

fox masks

musical camp wedding

camp lantern ceiling

camp banner

camp goodie bag

camp mug

And love all the sweet camp details seen throughout the reception! Shop this fun look below:

colorful centerpiece

camp tablescape

camp dessert bar

desserts in jars

camping mugs

custom cake topper

Take time during the planning process to enjoy each other. Take a break from planning every once in a while. At the end of the day, the wedding is about the love you have for each other and sharing in that love with those you hold dear.

photography: Jesse Brantman // planning + design: Hey! Party Collective // venue: Snow Mountain Ranch Granby, Colorado // florals: Lale Florals // craft cocktail bar: Garnish // catering + specialty rentals: Catering By Design // groomsmen ties: Knotty Tie Co. // bride + bridesmaid dresses: Coralie Beatrix

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryHey! Party Collective is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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Bright + Bold Wedding Inspiration

crepe paper fringe backdrop

Today’s wedding inspiration is not for the faint of heart. Rather, for those wanting a day that’s filled with fun, creativity, and a bold, bright palette, what Yoleine of Yellow Bird Events designed should be totally speaking your language. Yoleine was approached by photog Jeremy Chou to conceptualize a setting for his Hybrid Workshop with Kirk Mastin. When Jeremy told Yoleine to come up with an idea + “run with it”, she knew she wanted to cook up a scene with pops of color and lots of different patterns + prints.

Palm Springs, the iconic Ace Hotel to be exact, was the perfect backdrop for a fun editorial featuring a gorgeous duo and pops of fuchsia with black stripes. Peony & Plum crafted the most perfect florals for the occasion and we think you’ll be loving + pinning a ton of photos from this one! So let’s get right to it…

palm leaf invitation

bougainvillea bout

Jenny Yoo wedding dress

Jenny Yoo wedding dress

This Jenny Yoo dress is killing it! Those sleeves are the sweetest.

bougainvillea desert bouquet

Jenny Yoo wedding dress

crepe paper fringe backdrop

crepe paper fringe backdrop

It would take ZERO convincing for us to get hitched under that amazing arbor! The mix of paper + living decor (i.e. plants + blooms) was a totally genius move!

bougainvillea bout

bougainvillea bout

bubbly bar

fuchsia and black stripes tablescape

fuchsia and black stripes tablescape

black and gold menu

Dying over the menus + name cards by Ka Kalligraphy.

laser cut name tags

black and gold menu

fuchsia and black stripes tablescape

fuchsia and black stripes tablescape

gold palm cake

Make sure to peep the credits below for the rest of the amazing team involved! Thank you to the whole crew for sending this lovely inspo our way!

photography: Jeremy Chou // planning + design: Yellow Bird Events // venue: Ace Hotel Palm Springs Palm Springs, California // florals: Peony & Plum // rentals: A Rental ConnectionFound Vintage Rentals // tabletop rentals: Borrowed Blu // linens: La Tavola, Luxe Linen // cake: Butter End Cakery // stationery: Prim & Pixie // dress: Jenny Yoo // menswear: Friar Tux Shop // hair: Billion Dollar Hair // makeup: Ting Make-Up // calligraphy: Ka Kalligraphy // videography: Erica Marr Films

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryFound Vintage Rentals is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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