Wedding Flowers and Seashells For A Beach Themed Wedding
Posted on Jun 28 2011 at 12:35:36 PM in Crafts
Wedding flowers and seashells for a beach themed wedding will give your wedding a lovely look. You can add seashells to all your decor. Let's start with your wedding bouquet. There are many types of wedding bouquets, nosegays, cascading bouquets, round bouquets, free-form, wired and hand tied bouquets. There are so many types of flowers in so many colors, some that you can only get in certain seasons, so you'll need to do some research and talk to the florist. You can get books on wedding flowers that will help you get a feel for what you would like in your bouquet. You can go to wedding flower sites on the internet for some great looking picture ideas.
Bouquets can incorporate beading, silk ribbons, glittering crystals and rhinestones, and yes, seashells. You can have crystals, rhinestones and/or seashells attached to wires and placed among the flowers of your bouquet. The seashells can be inconspicuous or very dramatic. An arrangement of cascading ribbons with tiny seashells attached will give your bouquet a lovely beach look. Adding larger shells around the center or main part of your bouquet would be quite sensational!
Here are some wedding flowers and seashells ideas for a beach themed wedding. An arrangement with white or pale pink hydrangeas, silvery grey dusty miller leaves, pale pink roses, white garden roses with seashells interspersed through out the bouquet would look lovely, but hydrangeas need to be kept in water as long as possible. These are some of the things to take into consideration when selecting your flowers. Check out this site for more information on selecting your flowers. With a decision made about the type and color of the flowers for your bouquet, you can not concentrate on the types of seashells you want to incorporate into your bouquet.
There are so many types of seashells. Where to begin? Do you already have some favorites, or are you clueless? The florist was really creative with my bouquet, but I chose the seashells and purchased them. I prepared the seashells in advance so they were ready for the florist when she was ready for them. Many florists will wire the shells for you. I wanted them to be done a certain way, so I did them myself. You can purchase floral wire and white floral tape at Michael's craft store, and with a hot glue gun, do it yourself and it is really easy. There is a really great do-it-yourself guidebook and DVDs that can help you create you own flowers for your wedding. If you are at all creative, try the try a do-it-yourself guide.
First, I went to the local beaches and checked out the many shops that carry seashells. I found some I liked and purchased them with my bouquet in mind. Then I checked out seashell websites and discovered that there are so many beautiful seashells that it was hard to decide. I chose some exotic ones from the many islands. Most were very white and some had natural touches of the palest pink and peach on white. Some were pearlized or iridescent white and looked really beautiful. Here is a list of some I chose and would be lovely for a beach-theme-wedding: White Pecten Albican shells, some with the palest of pink or peach. They are 2 1/2 to 3 inches in width and are $4.95 at Deltona Seashells.com, white Polished Fusinus Colus Spindle shells. The spindle shells are 5 to 6 inches long and look great protruding from among the flowers, and are $1.75 each.(You can get smaller ones if you choose.), white Cereithium center cut shells, look lacy, do to the fact that they are cut into many slices and you can see through them. They are 1 1/2 inches long and a baggie of 10 will cost $1.75. These will be a bit harder to hide the floral wire, but I think they would be worth it, white Conus Inscriptus cone shells, are white, yet they have the palest of lavender tint to them. (I can't decide whether they are white or lavender, you decide.) They are 2 to 3 inches long and a baggie of them costs $5.95. All of these shells and many more can be found at Deltona Seashells.com. ( I don't receive any remuneration from them, but I feel that this is one of the best places to find quality seashells at a good price.) Here is a picture that shows seashells prepared for insertion into your bouquet: Some other great shells for your wedding decor are: white coral pieces, small and large white finger starfish, white Strombus Margintus, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches, white Ark shells, about 11/2 to 2 inches, white Baby Conch shells, great to go into your hair, about 11/2 to 2 inches. To see pictures of seashell and floral bouquets and other ideas fo to: http://www.beach-theme-wedding-ideas.com.