Beautiful DIY wedding flowers
The tulips’ apricot-colored petals pair perfectly with the kumquats, still on the branch. The result is as fresh and joyous as spring itself.
Parrot tulips, with their jagged, lacy edges and petals that open like a butterfly’s wings, have much more interest and grace than the standard tulip shapes.
A few stems of ivy with their nearly black berries invite attention, while delicate wisps of clematis spill playfully out of a terra-cotta pot.
“Seek out interesting foliage,” advises floral designer Ariella Chezar. “The greenery can be just as beautiful as the flowers.”
Their vivid shades mirror the glowing foliage worn by many trees this time of year. A rustic cast-iron vase props up bursting blooms while the berries tumble over the lip.
“Using one type of flower versus a mix is very effective, very striking,” says floral designer Ariella Chezar. “It allows you to appreciate your flower of choice in a way that mixes don’t.”
A square glass vase shows off chunky green stems without distracting from the enchanting flowers above.
Here, a handful of David Austin English Roses makes a stunning bridal bouquet.
In lightly shaded beds, hydrangeas (H. macrophylla) combine well with ferns of all kinds.