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Real DIY Bride: Kara V.

Meet Kara - a successful DIY bride who executed her own wedding flowers with a limited budget by using our resources, guides, and recipes… oh and a lot of hard work! Here are some insights from Kara on how to be a successful DIY bride.

Kara began her wedding planning process by creating a vision board of ideas, colors, and themes that inspired her. This helped her to stay focused and organized and ensured that all of the details of her wedding were cohesive and complementary.

One of the biggest benefits of being a DIY bride is the ability to get creative with your wedding planning. Kara did a hybrid of silk flowers for her arbor and fresh flowers for the rest. By using her creativity and resourcefulness, she was able to not only save money, but avoid something that felt stressful to her, while still creating a beautiful and unique wedding.

Kara emphasized the importance of enjoying the process of planning a wedding. While it can be stressful and time-consuming, it's also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a special and memorable event. By staying focused on her vision, embracing her creativity, and enjoying the process, Kara was able to create stunning DIY wedding flowers and stay within budget.

Her Bouquet:

1/6 bunch Gunni Eucalyptus
1/6 bunch Seeded Eucalyptus

6-8 White Roses
6-8 Quicksand (blush) Roses
2-3 White/Blush Spray Roses
3-4 White Ranunculus
3-4 Terra Cotta Carnations
2-3 "Brown" Lisianthus
4-5 Light Blue Tweedia
4-6 Stems White Wax Flower

DIY Bridal Bouquet


1/6 bunch Gunni Eucalyptus
1/6 bunch Seeded Eucalyptus

2 White Roses
1 Quicksand (blush) Roses
1 White/Blush Spray Roses
1 White Ranunculus
2 Terra Cotta Carnations
1 Light Blue Tweedia
2-3 Stems White Wax Flower


What she spent: $1250

What she made:

  • 1 Bridal Bouquet

  • 6 Bridesmaid Bouquets

  • 2 Bouts

  • 3 Corsages

  • 2 Aisle Entry Arrangements

  • 6 Short Guest Table Arrangements

  • 30 Bud Vases

  • Sweetheart Table

Real DIY Wedding in Maryland

Bride: Kara V.
Photography @meganbennettphoto 
Venue - @susannahs_watch
Planning - @thehitchedco
Hair and Makeup - @daveylee_mua
Florist - the bride + @bloomcultureflowers

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