DIY Summer Wedding Bouquet - Wed Mayhem
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DIY Summer Wedding Bouquet

Even if they don’t want to get married, your guests are going to want to catch this bridal bouquet! And the icing on the cake will be that you made it yourself! Our Wedding Wingman Rachel Hunter of Aflorae is here to share her tips and tricks for creating an unforgettable wedding bouquet that will not only save you money, but be exactly what you want to be carrying on your big day. In this video, Rachel teaches us how to make a cascading bouquet. Her tutorial will give you the blueprint to your bouquet, but you can choose the fresh flowers that best fit your wedding vision.

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“Remember to always turn the bouquet when you are making it. By continuing to rotate, you will create a bouquet with multiple fronts to it. So when it is done, you can hold it in different ways and have the photographer photograph it in different ways, to really get two bouquets out of one!”

Meet Your Wedding Wingman!

Rachel Hunter is a floral designer who opened her studio, A Florae, in 2011, and she’s been a part of hundreds of love stories ever since. Rachel joined Wed Mayhem to help budding marriages flourish, as she believes “incorporating flowers and all that is nature into your wedding day is one of the strongest memories that you can hold on to.”

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10 Crystals for Manifesting Love on Your Wedding Day

If you’re looking to harness all the big love energy you can for your wedding day, you’ve come to the right place. Crystals and gemstones are believed to contain healing properties you can tap into simply by having the gorgeous little suckers around. And really, if there’s ever a day for good vibes only, your wedding day is it.

Crystals can help you manifest all the love, luck, and passion you need to start your marriage in the best possible way, and—bonus!—since they’re so pretty, they can even double as chic wedding décor.

“We love the idea of bringing something so visually stunning as a crystal to your wedding design. Crystals are a beautiful representation of longevity, fortitude, and commitment, and they’re universally recognized to hold both metaphysical and healing properties. A gorgeous way to bring about good energy and support your intentions as you head into your marriage.”

Meghan Gutteron, owner of Denver-based MAG Events

MAG Events is so convinced that crystals can play a positive role in your nuptials that they house their very own crystal collection, which couples can borrow from for beautiful wedding décor. They’ve helped couples source crystal centerpieces and even smaller stones for favors and place card holders. “They literally can be used anywhere and in so many ways,” Gutteron says. “You can select specific stones to incorporate, choose by desired color, or let them all work together to support your big day.”

Here, 10 crystals and gemstones to promote love and positivity on your wedding day. 

Rose Quartz 

Of course you want what’s known as the love stone to play a big part on your wedding day. Rose quartz is said to attract love, enhance connection, promote unconditional love, and encourage kindness and care. That’s a lot of good stuff! Plus, its sparkle and gorgeous blush color will look beautiful anywhere you display it.  


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What better stone to have around on your ultimate day of commitment than the ultimate stone of commitment? Garnet’s fiery red shade conveys passion and romance, giving it the reputation as a commitment stone. It’s also known for its sensual properties, so you might want to bring this one along on your honeymoon. 


crystal healing powers

Selenite may look clear and delicate, but it’s believed to be one of the more powerful crystals in existence. Some of its superpowers include cleansing bad juju and evaporating negative energy, because you don’t need any of that on your wedding day. Make this stone your BFF, as it’s all about good vibes and positivity.

Clear Quartz

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The mother of all clearing crystals, clear quartz creates a blank space, ideal for building a new marriage upon. This is a great one to have on-hand at your ceremony, where it sucks up all that positive energy and radiates it back to you. 

Red Jasper 

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Having this crimson stone around is believed to help you make good decisions—and if ever there was a day to make good decisions, this is it! Jasper is a spirit and confidence booster essential for taking on big life choices, which is exactly why you want it on-hand when you say I do! 



This good luck stone could boost your chance of happily ever after. Aventurine is believed to release the old and bring on the new, helping you move forward in a positive direction. It also promotes trust and honesty and is great when beginning new endeavors, like, say, a marriage!  One of the luckiest stones, it’s considered at its peak in shades of green, but it’s also found in red, orange, yellow, or your something blue. 


crystal healing powers

If you want to bump up the energy, this super energizing stone is what you need. But besides keeping everyone on the dance floor until late in the night, citrine also bolsters happiness and helps manifest dreams. So yeah, you should definitely have this yellow guy around on your wedding day, but probably on regular days too.  


crystal healing powers

Harness rhodochrosite’s anxiety-melting properties to calm any wedding day jitters. Typically in bright roses or pinks, it soothes both the mind and body, while also stimulating love and passion. Makes sense: How could you feel anything but good when gazing upon this cheery little stone?


Amethyst Crystal

Amethyst ranges in color from pale lilac to vibrant deep purples, making it one of the prettiest crystals out there. But the beautiful variety of quartz is also said to channel tranquility, protect you against negative thoughts, and help with communication. Bust this one out for your wedding day, sure, but also for those inevitable marital spats.


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Surely you’ve heard “Diamonds are forever” a time or a thousand, and that’s probably what you’re after for your nuptials—eternity. While you may not be able to shower your tables in diamonds or bling out your chuppah, you may already have the stone present on your wedding day via your engagement ring. Representing purity, love, and fidelity—not to mention forever—your diamond can be a channeler of all that good energy. 

Want to learn more about crystals and their believed healing and happiness-inducing properties? Check out Healthline’s guide to crystals and California Psychics’ list of the best crystals for a successful wedding and marriage.

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