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This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

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If you’ve ever wondered if you could DIY your wedding bouquet with as much grace and confidence as some of the influencers you see on Insta, here’s our hot take: Yes, you absolutely can, the key is just to keep things clean and simple. Less is more in the case of novice floral styling, and we mean that wholeheartedly. We worked with Afloral, the arbiters of faux plants and flowers, on a streamlined and endlessly iconic bouquet design, and have outlined all of our steps — in full detail — so that you can follow along. Now, granted, if you want to weave the work into your own wedding, we do suggest a buffer time of at least 4 months to fine-tune the look. As long as you have that, you should be golden!

If what you’re going for is: Chic and classic 

Here’s a vision that might vibe with all you have planned :

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

What we used to create the most beautiful bouquet  


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

1.  White Artificial Lilac Spring Flowers

2.  Fake Lilacs Flower in Cream

3.  Artificial Seeded Eucalyptus Leaves

4.  Afloral Essentials Box of Floral Supplies

5. White Ribbon for a Classic Bridal Bouquet - This was actually an amazing thrift store find. Ribbon gets pricey at craft supply stores, so we recommend taking stock in what’s available at thrift shops, garage, and estate sales. This is no joke, either; we’ve found PURE gold for wedding details and decor when we’ve scouted out these places.

How we did it 


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

And to start, you’ll want to lay out all your stems in an easy-to-scan/easy-to-grab configuration. As soon as you start assembling the bouquet, it’s go time: everything needs to be accessible. 


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

Start by grabbing 3 of the white lilac spring flowers and 2 of the fake lilacs in cream. The combination of white and cream creates a color story that’s decidedly bridal and aisle-inspired. 


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

Gently start bending the stems to create the silhouette for your design. Fanning them out, bending, and twisting the stems helps to create a much fuller and natural-looking bouquet (tight, compact looks make us cringe a little bit). And, thankfully, it’s a lot easier to manipulate the floral product when it’s faux. 

After tooling with the volume, fullness, and shape of the flowers, add in the seeded eucalyptus leaves for a touch of greenery, texture, and depth. For reference, we focused on planting the greenery on the edges of the design and a little in the middle. The aesthetic read more whimsical, airy, and organic.


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

Once you’re happy with the ultimate design, wrap your stems together with the floral tape enclosed in your Essentials Box and tidy up with a few snips to the stems (with your Afloral wire cutters). 


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

Finesse with ribbon for a wildly romantic touch that cascades down to the ground


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

Classic X 3

To call back to what we said earlier, if you’re attempting DIY for the first time, stick with a minimal, yet timeless floral aesthetic that 1) won’t drive you crazy (you’re planning a wedding, you don’t need extra stress) 2) will match with any kind of classic styling, especially if your palette plays with soft neutrals and 3) can be adapted for you and your bridesmaids (or maid/matron of honor).

White and green alone 


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

White and green with a pop of pale pink (in case you're wearing color)

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

The scaled-back look for your ladies 


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue … something after ‘I do’ 


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This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

The wonderful thing about DIY-ing your bouquet with faux flowers is that you can love on them all you want after the wedding. No preservation processes needed! Take your simple and striking bouquet, remove the embellishments, and drop them into a vase for a forever keepsake. Afloral has an incredible assortment of vases you can take a peek at, too. 


This Simple Bouquet DIY From Afloral Will Stun At Your Classic Wedding

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