DIY: Silk Flower Chandelier

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

Floral chandeliers are quickly becoming a fun + pretty decor idea for weddings these days and we are totally onboard with that! They make such a fun statement piece to spruce up the ceiling in a venue and help the space appear larger + even more beautiful. So today we partnered with our fave silk flower company, AFloral, to show you how you can make your own floral chandelier. And best of all? It will last forever! Here’s how we did it…

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

What You’ll Need:
• Silk flowers from AFloral. We picked these for greens: Maidenhair Fern, Laurel Leaf, Heather Bush, Hops, and Baby Schefflera. And these for flowers: Garden Dahlia, Cherry Blossom, Silk Peony, and Peach Peony.
Wire Chandelier Base
• Gardening Shears
Floral Tape (or a hot glue gun)
Twine (or something to hang the chandelier with)

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

Step 1: Start by cutting/separating your greens that you want to fill the base with and tape along the wire piece with floral tape. We used one kind of green for this but a mixture would work too!

Step 2: Progress by filling with greens all the way around until full.

Step 3: Add some accent greens. We used heather bush to create a dangling + whimsical effect.

Step 4: Add some other accent greens on top, like hops, to give dimension and texture.

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

Step 5: Cut your focal flowers so they are about 2 inches long on their stem and tape or fasten down with glue on the chandelier. We chose 3 peonies as our focal flowers.

Step 6: Finish by adding other accent flowers around the edges. Then you can add your twine. We tied 3 pieces in a triangle shape so they equally held the chandelier upright. Also take into consideration how it will hang – onto a beam? by a nail? And measure length of twine accordingly.

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

We paired the chandelier with some pretty plate settings from Borrowed Blu. Just love the gold flatware, modern white plates + pretty pink dip dyed napkins they have!

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

DIY Silk Flower Chandelier

Pretty great right?! Thanks so much to Borrowed Blu for letting us play with your pretty table setting pieces!

If you make your own Silk Flower Chandelier with AFloral using these steps or supplies, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY. We’ll regram our faves!

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Arid Oasis Wedding Inspiration

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Deeply inspired by the arid desert, the team behind today’s editorial crafted a wedding scene that’s sure to help couples plan a day with a stylish, bohemian vibe. Audrey of Botanica Florals & Event Design not only crafted the stunning bouquets + centerpieces, but she also planned and designed the shoot with photographer, Samantha Kirk. From geodes + geometric patterns to cacti, air plants and fun, bright colors, we are loving the way theses creatives brought out the spirit of the desert and turned it into a romantic + compelling wedding setting.

boho wedding dress

bohemian oasis bouquet

We’re pretty into that bridal bouquet, which featured exotic florals of protea, tillandsia, astilbe, burgundy hanging amaranthus, orange Mokara orchids, berzelia, and driftwood.

boho head piece

boho wedding dress

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Audrey tells us more about the stunning tablescape, A natural wood table with benches provides a cozy setting for dining. Bright and mixed patterened napkins play with patterns layered with turquoise plates. Gold flatware and mixed glassware of amber, blue and pink goblets tie in the colors of the napkin and add an eclectic feel. Triangular place cards inspired by the desert sky brought in purple tones to the place settings and were accented with succulents. A centerpiece styled as a runner of varying heights of driftwood, inverted tererriums filled with sand and cacti, glass iridescent globes, and florals of anthurium, protea, tillandsia, and grevellia creates interest and context to the surrounding landscape.

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Inspired by the team’s creativity, we put together a fun shopping guide below featuring some similar boho table details!

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Bohemian Oasis Inspiration

Bohemian Naked Cake

Driftwood + air plants might be a new fave combo around here! Thanks so much to the talented team below for sharing their work with us today!

photography: Samantha Kirk // planning + design: Audrey Chaney of Botanica Florals & Event Design // venue: Capitol Succulent Garden Downtown Sacramento, California // florals, rentals + styling: Audrey Chaney of Botanica Florals & Event Design // paper goods: AmpersandInk Designs // dress: Enchanted Bridal Shoppe // dessert display: Give Me Smoochies //  desserts: Adairs Desserts // hair + makeup: I Make Beautiful // model: Kate Schopf

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryBotanica Floral & Event Design is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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Wedding Websites from Sitting in a Tree

sitting in a tree wedding websites

So, maybe you’ve been thinking about building your wedding website, and maybe you’re getting a little overwhelmed in the process! If you haven’t yet discovered Sitting in a Tree, what you can see right off the bat is their gorgeous, modern wedding website designs are easy to customize and make your own. (Cue a sigh of relief from all non-tech savvy couples!) And what’s more than meets the eye, and differentiates Sitting in a Tree from other wedding websites out there, is their customer support. They’ll help you with anything from photo cropping to site customizations. In a nutshell, they promise that you’ll personally get to know their small team as you build your site if you run into any questions along the way! Pretty cool, right?

sitting in a tree wedding websites

sitting in a tree wedding websites

And since we know that most of us check out details for all of our life’s events on our phones + tablets, we love that Sitting in a Tree wedding websites look great on any device.

sitting in a tree wedding websites

And we have some fun news just for GWS readers! Sitting in a Tree is offering a free Mailchimp email template that’s super easy to use for your Save the Date’s or invitations. To redeem the template, all you need to do is email the team at info{at}sittinginatree{dot}co and they’ll send it your way!

For more info, check out Sitting in a Tree + see how easy it is to create your own beautiful wedding website!

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