Exciting news! Portland Bride and Groom recently featured one of our bridal bouquets! In every issue, Portland Bride and Groom includes a spread called True Colors, where they highlight wedding trends and show brides how to incorporate these trends into their big event. In the past they have had themes like Neutrals, Pretty in Pinks, and Purple Reign. Local wedding professionals contribute designs and ideas for invitations, accessories, and wedding decor to each spread. This issue, their theme was Color Me Rad, which included neons, brights, and vibrant hues. Our resident wedding designer Lindsay designed a super fun papercut invitation suite for the spread (check out her personal design business Paper Bloom for gorgeous custom wedding invitations), and of course we designed a neon wedding bouquet of paper flowers!
Our neon wedding bouquet includes ranunculus, peonies, and billy balls with pretty greens. Neon wedding bouquets are certainly unconventional, but they most definitely have the wow factor that so many brides want to achieve. We made this bouquet with 180 gram crepe for a thicker, bolder look that would fit with the Color Me Rad theme. Or, using our extra fine crepe paper line would soften up these blooms if you would like to go for a more delicate look. If you love the design of this bouquet, but you are planning a more understated color scheme for your wedding, you can easily make this bouquet in hues that complement your specific event decor. In other words, play around with it to make it yours!
You will need crepe paper, 18 gauge floral wire, floral tape, and 1/2-inch foam balls to make this neon wedding bouquet. Print the PDF template below as a guide for cutting your crepe. Make sure that you are cutting the crepe vertically with the grain or else you will not be able to stretch the paper properly! Once you have all of your leaves and petals cut, you can head to this post for a photo tutorial to make your ranunculus flowers. For the peonies, follow steps 3-7 of this photo tutorial to create your blooms. To make the billy balls, use the same technique as the centers of the ranunculus, then add the small leaves and wrap the stem with floral tape. Fill out the the bouquet with overflowing leaves in different shades of green and then tie the arrangement together with a pretty color of matching ribbon. Your neon wedding bouquet is ready to show off to all of your guests.
Browse some of our other wedding bouquets to explore your options! Our rustic bouquet includes gorgeous muted jewel tones and our other crepe wedding bouquet is great to pair with a neutral color scheme. If you are wanting a more classic look, take a look at our pretty pink rose bouquet or our beautiful beautiful white calla lilies. Or, mix and match fresh flowers with paper blooms! I would love to see the wedding bouquets that you are creating for your special day, so share your photos with me using the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia on Instagram, or emailing them into firstname.lastname@example.org! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to see all of our daily projects, or head to our membership page to start downloading all the templates you need to make this fabulous neon wedding bouquet. Enjoy! ~ Lia