WEDDINGS

Floral DIY: How to create a spring centrepiece

Spring table arragement by Bluesky Flowers

Good morning lovelies! I’m so thrilled to bring you the next in our series of Floral DIY’s from Bluesky Flowers today, you LOVED our Spring bouquet tutorial, and I’m pretty sure you’re going to love this one just as much! Using a similar selection of fresh Spring blooms, including beautifully perfumed sweetpeas, stocks and roses this is a great DIY for your wedding, that guests could even take home after, or an amazing centrepiece for your dining table!  This week we’re sharing a few tips for changing up the look, and how to create a budget alternative that’s just as pretty!

how to make a floral table arrangementCoral Charm Peonies, purple Stocks, red Astilbe, Pearl Avalanche Rose, green Hellebore,  Senecio foliage, silver Brunia foliage and white Sweet Pea centrepiece

You will need:

2 open coral charm peony, 4-5 pearl avalanche roses, 5 stems green hellebore, 2-3 stems green guelder (viburnum opulus), 3 stems red astilbe, 5 stems pink sweet peas, 3 stems purple stock , 4-5 stems Senecio foliage

Wooden box lined with plastic/cellophane

1 block soaked florist oasis

Pair of sharp scissors

Step by step spring tablecentre tutorial by Bluesky Flowers

Method:

1. Cut your oasis block to fit snugly in the box protruding a few centimetres above the edge. Soak it in water deep enough for it to sink – don’t push it as this will create air bubbles and you may get dry patches within the block. It is easier and less messy to cut to size whilst dry. Place in plastic lined box

2. Start with the largest feature flowers – peony and stock – placing them at opposite ends and equally spaced from each other – it gives a better look for the display to be slightly asymmetrical

3. Add a few of the hellebore and senecio around the lower edge, then the astilbe, guelder, roses and sweet peas gradually filling in the gaps. Vary the length of the flower stems to create some interest and movement in the display

As long as it is well lined – to avoid leaks – you can gently pour on a little water to rehydrate the oasis thus prolonging flower life.

Coral Charm Peonies, purple Stocks, red Astilbe, Pearl Avalanche Rose, green Hellebore,  Senecio foliage, silver Brunia foliage and white Sweet Pea centrepiece Coral Charm Peonies, purple Stocks, red Astilbe, Pearl Avalanche Rose, green Hellebore,  Senecio foliage, silver Brunia foliage and white Sweet Pea centrepiece with green ribbonCoral Charm Peonies, purple Stocks, red Astilbe, Pearl Avalanche Rose, green Hellebore,  Senecio foliage, silver Brunia foliage and white Sweet Pea centrepiece with peach ribbon

To change the look depending on the event, simply switch up the ribbon! No ribbon for a more rustic look, add green for a fresh daytime look, or add a soft peach to add a touch of pretty sophistication.

peony and ranunculus wedding flowers ideas peony and ranunculus wedding flowers ideas

To make your flowers last even longer, pick out the longer lasting blooms as the others come to an end.  Pop into bottles and cluster in odd-numbered groups for a quick and easy display.  We used coral charm peonies, peach and pink ranunculus – spring time faves!

Trying it out yourself? Tweet us your pics using #mybloved

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Photography: Anneli Marinovich

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

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7 Comments

Christine March

This is lovely and your instructions are clear and easy to follow. One itsy bitsy comment: one should never use scissors as they squish the stems & impede water uptake. A sharp florist’s knife or secateurs are much preferred tools.

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liz inigo jones

Thank you Christine for your lovely comments. Noted on the scissors/knife issue, I’ve just always used them and find as long as they are kept nice and sharp they are fine

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