Shepherd’s Hook Floral for Outdoor Beach Wedding
A beach wedding is very white. At least on our beach in Sarasota, Florida because of the fine white sand. The bridal party will be in light colors, at least the groomsmen are. So we need some color!
My middle name should have been color. Yup, Janet Color Timinsky…has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it?
I love to mix it, blend it, play with it. This is why I am thrilled that Alexa chose fushia and orange; tropical colors that make your mouth water and your breath quicken…just lovely.
That being said, we need to bring some color in at the actual wedding and walk down the beach. We have a bamboo canopy with white tuelle and white chairs again white sand. The girls are wearing fushia, but we still need a bit more pretty to stand out against the white of the sand and the blue of the water. It also makes for better pictures as this will be a sunset wedding. If, and that’s a big IF, God decides to make it a pretty sunset kind of day. Otherwise all bets are off.
So I purchased eight 48″ twisted white shepherd’s hooks to line a partial aisle for Alexa to walk.
Next I bought eight clear mason jars and sprayed them a dappled silver leaf.
As you can see I also had a cart full of florals because I really wasn’t sure where I was going. In the end, I only used two of the five styles purchased. The orange dahlia I wrapped around the mason jars mouth. I will have to have Punkin do the rest as the wire in the floral is very heavy and doesn’t want to bend. I managed to bend it and tie it with wire and pliers after 15 minutes, but my fingers and nails will never be the same.
Then I used the fushia floral bush and cut it into three pieces. Each bush gives me three jars.
I had the brilliant idea to take the two outer stems and bend them down and wrap them to the main stem to form a heart…awwwwww. The center stem I just curled to give it a natural look and popped it into the jar.
Then I happen to have several large (about 8″) white bumpy starfish that I added. I love how simple this looks and nothing else is needed.
Finally, I will add some ribbon to give the jar a loop and way to hang onto the shepherd’s hook and will have to figure out to have everything nice and snug.
I would love to get some fushia and orange petals to make a swirly pattern on the sand for her to walk through. Again, if it isn’t windy, it could work.
Alexa will love this…can’t wait for her to see it.