DIY Wedding Flowers : Tori & Mike at Jericho Mountain Orchards

DIY Weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and we are thrilled to offer this service via our sister business, A Milkhouse Party.  Tori came and met with an A Garden Party designer, and after going over her color scheme, flower preferences, and wedding day vision, we compiled "recipes" for her arrangements.  A couple days before the wedding, Tori brought her girlfriends and centerpiece containers, we brought the flowers, someone brought champagne and a lot of fun was had!  An A Garden Party designer served as a demonstrator and offered guidance and the girls mixed and matched their different floral selections. DIY wedding parties are just that...parties.  They're so much fun and a great way to bond and start your wedding weekend, while exercising your creativity and adding some sentiment to the decor.

We snapped these few photos of Tori and her crew making some floral magic, but they honestly don't do their arrangements the justice they deserve.  Thank goodness for the talented eye of Lauren Fair Photography who sent us these images of the DIY wedding come to life.  We always get to see behind-the-scenes and watch them walk out the door, so to see Tori's wedding day and her decor all come together was a real treat.  We love the comparison of the girls making flowers on Thursday and then all dressed up on Saturday - it shows what a fun weekend it really was for them!

Check out the gorgeous scenery from Jericho Mountain Orchards, and Tori & Mike's beautiful wedding day!

Tori's bouquet (yes, 100% handmade by herself with flowers provided by us at A Milkhouse Party) was made of white peonies, ranunculus, spray roses, garden rose, ferns and ruscus.  We love the added touch of spray roses and wax flowers that she used for her hair.

Tori's bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her own bouquet.  It was fun to see them come up with slight variations as they discovered their knack for working with flowers.  

Even the bouts were DIY!  Usually someone with crafty hands is appointed to do the bouts and corsages.  We think that white ranunculus on Mike looks perfect! 


This natural ceremony space is so serene, and has all the elements of a fairy tale wedding.

Tori chose two variations of centerpiece styles to break up the monogamy of the long wooden tables.  We love how clean and fresh it looks in this reception space!

The first centerpiece option was the very-trendy garland, with pops of rose heads and peonies to add some color.  We were more than happy to provide these elements for Tori to assemble, and think it was a great choice for a low maintenance DIY project. 

The second centerpiece option was a little more involved.  Tori brought these cute wooden boxes to fill, and made a selection of foxglove, ferns, spray roses, stock and peonies. 

This rustic shelving served as an intricate dessert display for guests to enjoy.  The bucket of flowers was included in the bride's order, and contained plenty of stems to add to the glass bottles and adorn the cakes.

This turned out great! Love the added candles and potted ferns! 

You can see here that no detail was forgotten, no corner left untouched!

Congratulations, Tori & Mike!  We are so happy for you, and hope you come back to work with us again! 

If you are interested in DIY wedding flowers, but need some guidance and floral expertise, contact us!  We love to help clients tap into this creative side, and would be honored to help you get knee-deep in your wedding decor. 

Mary Coombs