getaway garland 1

I recently asked some of my favorite southern ladies to pull together a series of DIY posts centered around beautiful, floral decorations easily recreated at home. We received such a great response from the car garlands in the fall wedding colors  and elegant ranch wedding ideas features, I asked Ginny and Holly to create a tutorial on how to design something similar for your own getaway car. I love how it turned out!





Greenery Garland – We suggest buying a pre made garland like this one from Fifty Flowers for ease.
Floral Oasis


1. Cut Garland to desired length

2. Attach soaked oasis to the ends of the garland floral wire

3. Insert greenery or longer stemmed flowers to the base of the oasis

4. Insert larger blooms on the top part of the oasis

5. Covering the oasis with the flowers entirely

Photography: Odalys Mendez // Styling: Ginny Au // Flowers: Rosegolden Flowers // Greenery Garland: Fifty Flowers


Comments (13)

Lindsay | Fly Away Bride | Reply

See my problem here would be that I wouldn’t be able to move from the back of the car, into the car. It’s too pretty not to keep admiring! And you girls make it look so easy!

michelle | Reply

How long will a garland like this last? Its beautiful and would love to make one for my wedding.

Rosegolden Flowers | Reply

Michelle, it should last a couple if days. I would make it the day before your wedding and it will stay fresh through your wedding day. Good luck, I know it will be beautiful!

Kate | Reply

So…. how does one adhere a floral garland like this to the car? :)

Rosegolden Flowers | Reply

Kate, I used ribbon which I threaded between the oasis and garland right below the point where the two are wired together. Then, with the trunk open, I fed both ends of the ribbon through on either side of the hinges of the trunk and then tied it inside the trunk. I wouldn’t use wire as it could scratch the car. Strong ribbon or twine will work well.

Rosalind | Reply

You could plait lengths of Ivy together too or another similar trailing greenery! Looks fabulous

Kimberly | Reply

This isn’t about the garland, which is beautiful, but I need help! I’ve been unable to reach anybody on this website. The only contact info I see is emily@oncewed but my email keeps getting rejected. I want so badly to purchase a dress I found on here but my emails don’t seem to be going through to the seller either. Any ideas???

leiriondress2013 | Reply

So..so lovely, Great work!

Urban Stylz Wedding Photography | Reply

Very creative use of greenery.

Garlands for car | Reply

Great work ! Beautiful garland and looks so fresh and vitally.

Andrew Redpath | Reply

Awesome decoration, and nice photography.

Topweddingshop.co.uk | Reply

Beautiful and very natural look garland. Thank you for sharing.
best Regards


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