DIY: Floral Pergola Project

DIY Floral Pergola Project

Our DIY contributor, Amanda of Anthomanic, is back today to share a relatively simple, yet stunning do-it-yourself pergola floral project. Yes, it is possible to create this gorgeous floral project yourself! Let’s see how she crafted it…

Supplies:
- three sets of rod pocket style curtains installed on an adjustable tension rod
- approximately 12 yards loose mixed texture fabrics
- 40+ yards loose mixed width ribbons
- 20 stems pee-gee hydrangea
- 2 bunches of silver dollar eucalyptus
- 1 bunch pink gomphrena
- 2 tillandsia
- step ladder, scissors and roll of binding wire

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Step One: Create a base of large fabrics by hanging the tension rod from the pergola with wire

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Step Two: Layer additional large pieces of loose fabric

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Step Three: Add loose pieces of ribbons, tying in place if necessary

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Step Four: Gather mixed ‘bouquet’s’, hand tie and place at top of pergola draping over the front. Thread wire around the bouquet and around the pergola to hold it to the structure. If your pergola structure doesn’t allow for this, attach the flowers to the front face of the structure. If floral must last for more than a few hours, it is recommended to supply the flowers with a water source such as water tubes — water tubes are the simplest DIY supply in this project. Here we only used tubes for the hydrangea, as the other flowers will last just fine out of water for a few hours. Setup time, approximately 30 minutes

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Pretty gorgeous, right?! You could easily swap out flowers that work with your color scheme and use fabric with color if you’d like or keep it simple with neutrals. So many options! Hope this is helpful for you DIY brides out there! And remember, if you make one of our DIY projects, be sure to share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

DIY created by Amanda of Anthomanic exclusively for GWS. See more of Amanda’s work here. Photos by Charlotte Tittle Photography

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Headlands Center for the Arts Wedding: Anna + Filip

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Anna + Filip’s modern seaside wedding was filled with so many sweet details + a fresh take on one of our fave color combos – pink + gold! They modernized the atmosphere of their historic venue, The Headlands Center for the Arts, with clean-lined benches for ceremony seating + graphic chevron runners decorating the reception tables. And their attire had a playful tone, too. Anna wore a super cute heart-shaped hair fascinator + fun shoe clips from Ban.do + Filip kept it carefree with a gingham shirt + floral bow tie. Here’s more from Anna about their day:

The happiness of all of our family + loved ones gathering and helping to make our wedding day come together was incredible! You spend months planning something, and then that day everyone just kinda takes over and showers you with love and makes you sit down and relax, it’s pretty much the best thing ever. That being said, it really does go by too fast. I have always heard that and tried to be conscious about soaking in the day as much as I could, and both of us made an effort to soak it in together. The special moments that happen are so great. My cousin officiated the most beautiful ceremony, my husband’s dear friend (one of our groomsmen) shed a few tears, my mother and sisters and I had way too much fun dancing together.

Big thanks to Delbarr Moradi for the beautiful photos + congratulations to Anna + Filip!

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Such a sweet ceremony backdrop! Love the tissue paper heart :)

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Our venue didn’t allow taper candles, so a candle lighting ceremony wasn’t a possibility. We used sand cups instead, gathering sand from a nearby beach (the place we got engaged) and poured them together into a larger jar during the ceremony. We kept the jar as a keepsake and have since started collecting little jars of sand on our travels.

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We bought all our flowers the day before, which meant that I was giving up total control of my color choices in favor of saving money. It ended up being such a fun thing to do with my girls, as we assembled them the night before. I was so impressed with the floral arranging skills of my sisters, sister-in-law, and girlfriends!

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If I can give any advice, it would be don't sweat the small stuff. You can sweat the small stuff for the months leading up to the big day if you want, but it's so much easier if you let your nearest and dearest take some things over when you all come together.

photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography // venue: The Headlands Center for the Arts Sausalito, California // coordinator: Misa Phutsangdee // caterer: Katie Powers Catering // makeup: Chay Baring – 415.754.5888 // hair: Jam Leonard // cake: Chef Scott Green // dress: Justin Alexander, purchased from Paris Connections // bride’s shoes: Madewell // groom’s attire: Seymour’s Fashions // stationery: Bride designed all paper goods, invitations were printed at Mercurio Bros Printing // veil + hair accessories: Veil from Paris Connections, sequin heart and shoe bows from ban.do // bridesmaid’s dresses: For Her and For Him // dj: Spencer Sutherland

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Laid-Back San Francisco Engagement Photos: Jackie + David

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Jackie + David had been friends for years before their relationship was taken to the next level as they got to know each other better. And during a stealthily planned ‘faux weekend getaway’, David proposed to Jackie atop a beautiful cliff overlooking the ocean.  Since they met + live in San Francisco, they knew it would be the perfect backdrop for their engagement photos, so they trekked around the city with Josh Elliott, hitting all of their favorite scenic spots, including the viewpoint where David proposed. I just love the idea of returning to your proposal location for your engagement photos! :) And if you love a good proposal story like I do, you definitely won’t want to miss Jackie + David’s at the very end of the post!

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And here’s their sweet proposal story:

Jackie + David went to college together and hung out in similar circles for many years. It wasn’t until they both graduated and started their first real jobs that they found themselves with free time on their hands and began talking on G-chat for hours on end! Jackie was super surprised to learn that a guy she once wrote off as shy was instead thoughtful + hilarious. The two began to plan small coffee and lunch dates and soon David realized he + Jackie were meant to be and he wanted to spend his life with her! In hopes of genuinely surprising Jackie with a proposal, David planned a ‘faux weekend getaway’. After stopping for breakfast at their favorite local diner, they were off across the Golden Gate Bridge. David told Jackie he wanted to stop off at a view point along the way. The two of them made their way down to the very end of the viewpoint where David only got through about a quarter of the speech he had prepared, but it all ended with Jackie saying YES! They hopped back in the car + David let Jackie in on where they were really going – Tomales Bay for oysters, champagne and a romantic weekend celebrating together!

Thanks again to Josh Elliott for sharing these lovely photos with us, and big congrats to Jackie + David!

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