I've always liked flowers. My love for flowers has grown tremendously as I've gotten older. I love them so much that when we have guests over and they ask if I would like for them to bring something - I tell them to bring flowers...weird...I know.
As I was planning our wedding two years ago this month...wait...the fact that I just typed two years is so crazy to me. It seems like it was yesterday! Anyways, as I was planning our wedding I grew a love for flowers - not only real flowers but also paper flowers. I did the floral for my bridal shower which was fun and I made giant crepe paper flowers to display in the foyer of our wedding venue. I came across the idea online. If you are interested in checking out the tutorial I used, you can check it out here.
I love having flowers around our home. To me it represents life, beauty and I feel it brings happiness to any space. If you are like me and you like to change up your decor, bringing in fresh elements is great. It's easy to change or even move things around.
For my day to day floral I keep things very simple. I typically have fresh flowers on our coffee table, in the kitchen, our master bedroom and even master bathroom. For special occasion arrangements (i.e. birthdays, dinner parties or holidays) I invest more in my floral so that I have larger arrangements that command attention. I usually don't buy any pre-made floral arrangements. I make my own for my home, birthdays, and special occasions. Miguel even knows that if he ever wants to give me flowers he should make his own.
Below are some pictures of what my every day floral looks like along with some of my tips and tricks.
- To get the most bang for your buck - pick up flowers at your local supermarket or farmers market. You can usually find affordable flowers that are in season. A few of my favorites are Hydrangeas, Spray Roses, Roses, Baby's Breath, Gladiolas, Orchids and Carnations. All of these flowers last at least a week which is great.