Sunday, September 25, 2011

DIY Wedding Floral Spray

Hope you enjoyed Barb's post about the wedding flowers. 

I was so nervous about the flowers for the wedding because I really didn't know what all those different flowers were going to look like together. Jessica's friend, Sarah, lives in Texas and was handling it all from there. She flew into Chicago on Wednesday, picked up the flowers and luckily spent the night at another of Jess' friend's home in Chicago. Then the next day, she was planning on spending 9 hours at the airport to wait for her other Texas friends who were flying in and then she could drive out to Michigan with everyone. But, the maid of honor, Amy, to the rescue! Amy lives on the east side of Indiana and drove into Chicago to pick up Sarah so she didn't have to sit at the airport all day. Thank goodness for friendship. This wedding really came together because of the work of friends.

Sarah brought in boxes and boxes of flowers. When I saw the hydrangeas, I was a little surprised! My last conversation with Jess was that there weren't going to be any because in September they were so expensive we couldn't really afford them. I knew she was disappointed, but no one had any extra money at that point to add to the budget.

When we saw them, Jess just beamed! I was so happy for her.

Sarah mentioned she bought a few deep blue stems for $16/stem,
then the rest were only $2 or $3/stem.

After seeing the flowers, Sarah showed us her secret weapon! FLORAL SPRAY!
Just For Flowers - floral spray
I turned my camera on multi-shot and got pics of the spraying and color transformation in action.
As Sarah begins to spray, you'll be able to see the transformation from photo to photo.

As she sprays, she sprays the bottom and even pulls the large stems apart to spray between the large stem.

This photo really shows the addition of the deep blue color.

You can really see the depth of the color here.

I love this photo because it shows a great action shot of the spray.

The depth of the color really comes into view here.

The transformation is amazing. What a great cost savings.

Can you tell which one is the "pricey" stem and which one is the "cost-effective" stem?

So Sarah went to work and sprayed all the light blue stems to match the beautiful Delphinium blue stems.
I hope you enjoyed this great DIY. I never knew there was such a thing as floral spray.

My hubby found a full can when we were cleaning up and past it onto to Barb.
I bet she'll do something amazing!

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  1. I just learned something new, thank you! I've never considered floral spray before. LOVE the blues of the hydrangeas, what a great look. Are you going to dry them after the wedding?

  2. This is genius! Good for you for thinking of this a saving a ton of $$$$!

  3. Oh I just love your beautiful flowers! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

  4. Isn't floral spray amazing!!?? I did some pink hydrangea for a spring wedding. I'm going to try to make the link click-able... . I love to see other folks' wedding flowers so I will follow you to see what happens!

  5. So and I think a lot alike. Take a peek at my post about DYI Wedding Decor here: Hope you enjoy our process. Decorating for weddings is just one of my passions! Thanks for sharing yours!

  6. How neat, and I'm very happy for the beaming bride :D

    Visiting from Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tue Linky Party today,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  7. Who knew!? Floral spray...they turned out beautifully!!!
    Thanks so much for visiting :)

  8. Beautiful flowers...thanks for the info!!!


  9. Great Job !!! I have really enjoyed your interesting floral post :)

    Theme Wedding

  10. I'd never heard of floral spray, either! It makes a huge difference. Thanks for sharing!


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