Having always loved arranging flowers I thought it would be great to learn floristry techniques for weddings so, last summer, I took a short course in Wedding Flower design at a local college. It was fun and inspiring to do and gave me a great insight into the work involved putting together a good floral design, how long it takes and what costs are involved.
If any of you are thinking of doing your own flowers for your wedding and are looking for some hands on help and inspiration then I would highly recommend you take a short course. Not only will this teach you all the basic techniques you may even meet some other local brides to share ideas with.
Bear in mind also that floral arrangements do take time and some items such as hand tied bouquets and button holes need to be done as late as possible to preserve their freshness, so if you are considering the DIY route for table arrangements think about hiring a professional florist in for these as you don’t want to give yourself any more pressure the morning of your wedding.
Here are some of my arrangements:
A modern display in a vase.
A floral handbag either for display or can be held. Great for bridesmaids and flower girls especially as they can be put down easily, I recommend you scale the handbag to the size of the holder.