Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How to make a Brooch Bouquet for your Florida Beach Wedding

Sunset Beach Wedding bride's have had some fantastic bouquets over the years!  Many brides opt for artificial flowers for their destination beach wedding.  One neat idea is to make a brooch bouquet (this works for seashells as well!)  This article from Wedding Magazine shows you how:

How to make a brooch bouquet

Published on 14th Apr 2015

Perfect for your wedding reception, this sparkling floral alternative will add some extra pretty to your celebration



You will need...


- Rose garlands in pink and light cream (we used Sass & Belle) 

- Brooches

- Hessian and ribbon

- Glue gun

- Floristry tape

- Floral wire

- Wirecutters



Wind the pink rose garland into a spiral. Attach three lengths of floristry wire to the bottom, twisting the ends around it until they feel secure. Pull these wires together to form the stem of the bouquet. 


Cut blooms from the cream garland and attach each one to floristry wire, placing randomly within the bouquet until it looks full. Attach floristry wire to the back of several brooches using a blob of hot glue.


Insert the brooches within the bouquet, again holding the wires together to add to the stem. Once you've added all the brooches and blooms, hold all of the wires together and wrap floristry tape around them.


Cut some hessian and wrap over the stem, then a length of white ribbon, to make it comfortable to hold.


Tip! Wrap the leftover leaves from the cream garland around the top of the stem to disguise the bottoms of the flowers. 

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Ken and Heather Delo
Sunset Beach Weddings

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Who to take Shopping for your Bridesmaids Beach Wedding Dresses

Breezy, blowy, fluttery, strapless, fun beach wedding bridesmaids dresses.  There are so many options (traditional or not) for your Sunset Beach Wedding bridal party attire.  Sandy Malone shares some tips on who you should take shopping for your bridesmaids dresses in this blog for

Shopping For Your Bridesmaids' Dresses? Here's Who You Should Take with You

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 
Who To Take To Shop For Bridesmaids Dresses

Photo: Getty Images

Bridesmaid-dress shopping for your own wedding is a lot less stressful than shopping for your own bridal gown. There's nothing to be anxious about. No stress! Just sit back and laugh with your girlfriends when something truly adorable on the hanger looks hideous on the bridesmaids ... at least it should be care free so long as you bring the right people with you. Keep the following five things in mind when choosing who will shop with you or you might not have as much fun as you deserve:

1. Don't take more than two bridesmaids with you shopping for a dress. The more girls, the more opinions you'll have to contend with when they try on dresses.

2. Take your bridesmaid who will be the most difficult fit with you to the bridal shop. 
If you have a member of your wedding party who is plus size, or has a very large bust, or some other body shape that makes finding flattering dresses a challenge, this is the woman you need to focus on when you're shopping for bridesmaid dresses. True, you don't have to limit yourself to what looks good on her because a lot of bridal vendors can do different style in the same color, but it's a good idea to make sure she's going to look good and feel comfortable in what you're asking her to wear.

3. Take your mom with you only if she's on the same page as you.
If your mother is adamantly opposed to strapless, for example, and that's what you definitely want, thendon't invite her to go along on the shopping trip.

4. Bring a bridesmaid who understands your taste and the look you're going for. 
If sexy isn't the look you want at your wedding, don't bring the girl most likely to choose something with more cleavage and less skirt.

5. Choose the least opinionated and most supportive bridesmaid for this shopping expedition. 
Yes, you want your girls' opinions, as long as they're in line with yours. You get to choose the dress. If they don't like it, they have to live with it. It's only one day of their lives.

Owner of Weddings in Vieques, a destination-wedding planning company off the coast of Puerto Rico, Sandy Malone has helped countless couples plan their big day since 2007.

Ken and Heather Delo
Sunset Beach Weddings

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