Trends We Love: LED Bouquet

Thinking of doing something a little different for your Disney Wedding?  Trying to figure out how to add a little flair to your bouquet?  How about adding lights to it!?!

A recent Disneyland bride had Disney Floral create her bouquet with LED lights, which added a soft glow to the gorgeous flowers.  This is a great idea for an evening ceremony or for taking your bouquet to a dessert party.  If your ceremony is in the middle of the day you could place your bouquet in a vase on your sweetheart table at the reception and turn the lights on while the ambient lighting is low.  Or possibly talk to your floral provider about lighting your centerpieces!  I love this idea!!

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Photo by FlowersinLove

Thanks to our Disneyland Wedding Guru Debbie for this article.  To read more about  tips and trends to make your wedding stand out, please visit our Disneymooner Forums

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DIY: Make your own Mickey Wand

The following Do-It-Yourself post was written by Disneymooner Lianne.  Lianne made her own Mickey wands for her wedding and shared this easy to follow how to guide. On the Disneymooner Private forums you can find many other ways to save for your wedding.

I got the styrofoam balls from Michaels. The big one was about $3, but I had a 40% off coupon (YAY)…

the smaller ones (ears) were in a pack of six, and were about $3 for the pack.

The flowers were silk pink hydrangeas from Michaels the “Summer Blends” collection (or something like that). They were $5.99 for a bunch, and you need about two bunches to make them.

 
(I bought four different color ribbons (hot pink, light pink, iridescent and ivory),
pearl corsage push pins ($5.99 for 150) – in the bridal section at Michaels and two longer push pins (can’t remember what they are called, but they may be hair accessories, there were four in the pack and they’re about 4-5″ long) to secure the ears onto the “face”.

The “wand” is a pink plastic knitting needle… it’s one of the longer ones…

I stuck the knitting needle into the center of largest styrofoam ball to make the “wand” part.

I took the silk flowers off the greenery (pulls right off)

and secured each flower with the pearl push pins onto the styrofoam balls, and kept going until all sections were covered.

I then secure the ears onto the face with the longer push pins.

I then tried ribbons around the knitting needles.

It was really quite simple (I’m not the most creative person). So if I can do it, ANYONE can!!!

It took me about two hours to make… Hope this helps!

For more Do-It-Yourself projects please join our private forums.

Happy 4th July!

Happy Independence Day to all our Readers!

Just for fun I thought I would share with you some patriotic wedding dresses I came across today, just in case the mood of the 4th really over took you!!

Arena Flowers in the UK show some great ideas for Red, White and Blue Bridal Bouquets.

We wish you all a very happy and safe 4th July! ~ the Disneymooners

Trends We Love: Feathers

Feathers have been seen at weddings a lot over the past year and they seem to be gaining momentum as we head into summer. From ostrich to peacock the feathers are making a statement down the aisle this year.

We’ve seen them in bride’s hair, used an accent piece or in lieu of a traditional headpiece of veil.

We’ve seen them infused into bouquets to add texture and a sense of fantasy.

The groomsmen have even been seen getting in on the feather accents as bouts.

Centerpieces are also a great place to add feathers to.  This centerpiece is just feathers!

And my favorite are these incredible edible peacock feather toppers for wedding cupcakes. Couples could even buy these to place on their wedding cake.

Where else have you seen feathers used in a wedding?

Have any of our followers used or planning on using feathers on their wedding day?  We’d love to hear about it on our forums!

Keepsake Floral: A Disney Bride’s Review

I’m admitting right here, I wasn’t a bride that was that into floral.

I know that sounds like blasphemy, but I wanted to spend money on other areas. So naturally, I never thought I’d want to save my bridal bouquet and spend money on having it professionally preserved.  I made no plans prior to the big day and was completely content with letting the bouquet sit in the hotel room after the festivities and wilt away.

The morning of my wedding, Disney Floral delivered my bouquet to my room.   I opened the box, let out a giant sigh and fell instantly in love.

I looked up and said: “I need to have this preserved.”  It was a spur of the moment decision and one I still don’t regret.  So the day after the wedding my parents dropped off the bouquet at the Grand Floridian concierge desk and contacted Keepsake Floral.  Keepsake Floral works with Disney brides and will come and pick up your bouquet at your resort. Typically brides arrange this service prior to their wedding and the bouquet is taken away after the reception.

After the wedding, I worked with them to customize my shadow box and Keepsake got to work on my display.  Brides can keep their preserved floral simple with just their bouquet or add in many items from their wedding day. I added in my husband’s boutonniere and a favorite wedding image. While their services are not cheap, I felt that having my actually bouquet was worth every penny spent.  I was really pleased with the final results.

My shadow box is hung in our dining room and not a day goes by that I don’t glance at the flowers. This bride is very happy she made the last minute decision to create a keepsake I can cherish forever.

Many other Disneymooner brides have used Keepsake Floral and have shared their own reviews and photos.

Disneymooner Julie’s Keepsake Display

Disneymooner Carrie’s Keepsake Floral Display

Totally happy with the finished product. They were great to work with and you can have as many phone consults as you think you need.  And Disney did the hard part – getting the flowers to them after the reception.

– Carrie

Be sure to check out the forums to find out more about the experience and pricing.

Visit Keepsake Floral for details on their service.

Have you used this vendor?  Have you used another floral preservation vendor?  Share your experiences with us.