DIY Wedding Flowers

DIY Wedding Flowers


We do a lot for weddings- chairs, arbors, officiate, coordinate, plan, music, setup, and now flower arrangements! Hah!Recently, we were doing Tallahassee wedding day of coordinator service. Our job was not only to setup the wedding ceremony and reception space but also to put together centerpiece flowers, ceremony flowers for shepherds hooks, and decorative vase flowers to put throughout the reception site.

Our friend’s at A Country Rose Florist did the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, and boutonnieres.

The bride bought all the flowers from Costco, shared a few Pinterst pictures with me, and had all the vases ready to go. On the day of the wedding it was a lot of work but we are really proud of how everything turned out so we wanted to share how to DIY wedding flowers. *Note all the pictures featured in this  post are DIY wedding flowers and arrangements we put together.

Bride and Groom table

Bride and Groom table

First off, we strongly advise you to hire a professional florist for your bridal bouquet! You’ll be happy you did!

Then for the decorative flowers, centerpieces, and ceremony flowers-

Decide on what you want everything to look like. Since your DIY wedding flowers, keep it pretty and simple like 2-3 flowers.


Baby’s breath can add a lot to a single flower

A lot can go a long way when it comes to flower decorations. For example a mason jar can be wrapped with a little twin or spray paint bottles.

Buy all your vases, put in boxes with labels. For example, box 1 is labeled with “10 centerpiece vases” and box 2 is labeled “4 vases for bar”.

Purchase flowers from a wholesale store like Costco, Sam’s Club, or Trade Joe’s.


This is what it looks like when you buy flowers wholesale!

If you don’t have a day-of coordinator putting the flowers together you’ll want to start your flowers the day before the wedding then keep them in the fridge until wedding.

When making the flower arrangements use very sharp cuttingscissors (like outdoor garden sheers), put a little bit of water in the vases, cut off the excess leaves, and have fun!!


Remember flowers are pretty in themselves so you don’t need to go CRAZZYY.


Mason jars for wedding ceremony to be hung on shepherd’s hooks



Sarah Hunt & Michael’s Goodwood Wedding- Tallahassee Wedding Coordinator

Sarah Hunt & Michael’s Goodwood Wedding- Tallahassee Wedding Coordinator


On February 20, 2016 Sarah Hunt married Michael Hinson at Goodwood Museum and Gardens in Tallahassee. I was their Tallahassee Wedding Day-of-Coordinator. I worked with Sarah Hunt for months putting together all the pieces of their wedding. They live in St. Petersburg, FL so planning from a distance required many emails, calls, and text messages. Sarah Hunt and Michael are a perfect match and it was such an honor to put together their wedding. The day after the wedding Sarah Hunt sent me a message “Thank you so much for everything yesterday! We couldn’t have done it without you and Tyler. We can’t thank you enough!”


“The most perfect day” Sarah Hunt Hinson

The day of the wedding the weather was perfect. A Country Rose Florist & Vintage Rental’s hung 6 beautiful chandeliers inside the Carriage House.


Bride and groom table for reception

My assistant, Tyler, and I setup everything else. Tables with burlap runners, ceremony chairs with rose pedal aisle, cocktail tables outside, draped clothe, guest book and gift table, etc.


Draped clothe behind guest book and gift table. Table had Sarah Hunt’s grandfather’s old suitcase and typewriter.

Vintage suitcase for wedding guest notes.

Vintage suitcase for wedding guest notes.

Reception in the Goodwood Carriage House.

Reception in the Goodwood Carriage House.

The ceremony was held outside in the gardens. Over 150 guests attended. The amazing Eppes Quartet played for the ceremony. Sarah Hunt’s Dad walked her down the aisle; it was beautiful.


Beautiful wedding ceremony at Goodwood Tallahassee


Michael and Sarah Hunt’s wedding ceremony at Goodwood.

After the ceremony Sarah Hunt and Michael took photos while guests enjoyed a cocktail hour outside the Carriage House. Cocktail hour included a popcorn bar (Sarah’s favorite snack) and raw oyster bar (Michael’s favorite snack).

Goodwood Carriage House setup for cocktail hour and reception.

Goodwood Carriage House setup for cocktail hour and reception.


Cocktail hour setup

The reception was held inside the Carriage House. Michael’s Dad and Uncle’s band played live music for the first half of the reception then DJ Kitt took over. Guests enjoyed an amazing buffet dinner, cake, and dessert table.

A family friend, Karen, made this beautiful cake.

A family friend, Karen, made this beautiful cake.

Sarah Hunt and Michael did a first look which include exchanging letters to one another. Michael’s Uncle wrote an awesome article about the letter writing process. “A wedding day request followed down to the letter” by Mark Hinson


First look with love letters to one another.

Congratulations, Sarah Hunt and Michael!!!!!


Venue: Goodwood Museum and Gardens

Caterer: Jackie’s Kitchen

Cocktail hour: Shell’s Oyster Bar

DJ: DJ Kitt

Officiant: Kim Cannon

Photographer: Kacie Roger’s

Exit Transportation: Classic Limos

Day-Of-Coordinator: A Beautiful Wedding in Florida-Tallahassee

Florist & Rental: A Country Rose Florist

Cake: Karen

Bartender: Johnny Mac

Ceremony music: Eppes Quartet

Hair: Krave Salon 

Chair rental: A-Z Rental