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STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC CRATE

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

Are you thinking of having a go at doing your wedding flowers yourself? We have been working with Rock My Wedding to put together some easy to follow step by step guides (see our other step by step tutorials here). Today we show you how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic style weddings using a wooden crate as your container.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC CRATE

Follow our step by step instructions as this is what you will end up with – perfect for a rustic centrepiece.

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

To create a relaxed rustic or country style look we have chosen a mix of flowers, including pittosporum, light blue hydrangeas, blue delphiniums, pink wax flower, Sweert Avalanche roses, dahlias, amni and blue veronica.

A similar wooden crate can be purchased from our online boutique, The Wedding of my Dreams, you will need to paint this white (or leave it with a the wooden finish it is up to you).

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

1. Line the wooden crate with cellophane or even a plastic bag if you don’t have cellophane.

2. Cut a piece of oasis to size and soak in a bucket of water.

3. Place the oasis inside the wooden crate on a plastic oasis tray.

4. Now it is time to starting adding the flowers, to begin with edge the box with your chosen foliage. Here we suggest edging it with the pittosporum and pink wax flower.

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowersstep by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

5. Once you have added foliage you should position the key flowers in the oasis. So, this is the hydrangeas, roses and dahlias.

6. Remember to cut your stems on a diagonal to increase the surface area which enables them to drink more water.

7. Fill in any gaps with your remaining flowers.

8. As this is going in the centre of you tables, or perhaps running down the centre of a long table make sure you look at it from different angles to make sure there are no gaps. If you find some gaps just fill them in with foliage or any remaining flowers.

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This centrepiece is ideal for a relaxed rustic or country wedding. If blue and pinks aren’t your colours you can use different flowers. Have a look at our pinterest board ‘Flower Library – What’s That Flower Called’ to browse some of our favourite wedding flowers, it also tells you which season they are available in. Or if you are having long guest tables rather than round we suggest you make a few of these and line them up down the length of the table, this can also look good on the top table.

 

Leave us a comment if you have a go at making this, we’d love to hear how you get on and see pictures.

Credits – Florals: Passion for Flowers // Photography: Adam Crohill // Featured originally on Rock My Wedding // Wooden Crate: The Wedding of my Dreams

 

PASSION FOR FLOWERS FEATURED IN WEDDING FLOWERS AND ACCESSORIES MAGAZINE

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Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our work in print. A couple of months ago we took our floral designs down to London for a shoot with Wedding Flowers and Accessories Magazine. Here is the finished result – we created mixed blooms in pinks, blues and greens for a bright Summer look.

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For the bouquet we created a relaxed hand tied bouquet of pink, white, green and blue hydrangeas with touches of pink astilbe, veronica, wax flowers and seeded eucalyptus. Tied with vintage lace and a brooch.

WHITEWASHED WOODEN CRATE CENTREPIECE

For the centrepiece we used a wooden crate (available from The Wedding of my Dreams) and painted it white. We used similar flowers to the bouquet for a relaxed look. We included mixed colours of hydrangeas, blush pink roses, wax flower, astilbe and eucalyptus.

BUTTONHOLE

The buttonhole was an amnesia rose, snippet of blue hydrangea and eucalyptus tied with rustic twine.

PLACE SETTING

The place setting shown on the green napkin was a small bunch including a snippet of blue hydrangea, blush pink rose, eucalyptus and wax flower tied with twine. These make pretty place settings for the ladies.

This mix of flowers would suits a relaxed wedding, perhaps at a barn or in a marquee during the Spring or Summer. This mix of colours are also perfect if you have chosen a watercolour theme for your wedding.

 FAIRYTALE BOUQUET – WHITE WEDDING BOUQUET

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Another of our bouquets were also featured within the magazine, this white wedding bouquet is hand tied with lace. We used a mix of white winter flowers for this bouquet including white ranunculus, white hydrangeas and white roses.

PACKINGTON MOOR WEDDING FLOWERS – COUNTRY JUGS, TREE SLICES & BUNTING

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Jenny and Matt tied the knot at Packington Moor where we love creating beautiful flowers for our Passion for Flowers couples.

PACKINGTON MOOR WEDDING

Summer weddings and bunting go hand in hand, particularly at the lovely Packington Moor, the gorgeous courtyard was decorated with bunting and personalised wedding signs to create a warm welcome to the wedding guests.

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RUSTIC BRIDAL BOUQUET – CREAM HYDRANGEAS AND DUSKY PINK ROSES

Jenny asked us to create a romantic rustic bridal bouquet with hydrangeas, dusky pink roses, nigella and lisianthus finished with a gorgeous locket.

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DUSKY PINK ROSE BUTTONHOLES

The dusky pink buttonholes had a touch of nigella added to the dusky pink rose.

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BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS IN CREAM JUGS

We delivered the bouquets in lovely cream jugs hand tied with raffia and the names of the bridesmaids.

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PACKINGTON MOOR WEDDING CEREMONY – ARCH

The rustic barn at Packington Moor is a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony and the arch creates a great focal point. We added a rustic mix of eucalyptus, dreamy gypsophila and blousy hydrangeas, soft roses with lisianthus.

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ROSES AND HYDRANGEAS IN RUSTIC WOODEN CRATES AT PACKINGTON MOOR

We always recommend that wedding flowers and decorations tie in with the setting of the venue so rustic wooden crates are just perfect for Packington Moor. We filled the rustic wooden crates with roses and hydrangeas.

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PACKINGTON MOOR WEDDING RECEPTION – BUNTING, TREE SLICES & HESSIAN

The wedding reception was decorated with more bunting and the tables decorated with hessian and tree slices. Just Married bunting was strung along the top table with bark vases filled with flowers. The stationery was created by a dear wedding industry friend of ours Lucy Ledger and just fitted perfectly with the flowers and decoration and the cake by another of our wedding industry friends the talented Tracy of Cotton and Crumbs. We always love it when we work with other creative talents to bring a wedding day to life.

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Credit – Florists: Passion for Flowers // Venue: Packington Moor // Photographer: Boo Weddings Stationery: Lucy Ledger // Cake: Cotton and Crumbs

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