Hayley and Cameron’s Intimate Rustic Cornish Wedding by Grace Elizabeth
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I hear a lot of people saying that they are doing their own flowers for their wedding day, which if you are green fingered and have a huge love of flowers is fair enough! However, making the decision to create your own bridal bouquets and flower decorations isn’t one to be taken lightly. I always advise couples to hire a professional when it comes to planning a wedding, whether it be the photography or catering, entertainment or the flowers. Although, if you have a creative streak, or a huge love of flowers, or you simply don’t have the budget, then you may want to get your secateurs out and give it a go yourself. . With that in mind, I have invited Grace Michaels, Co-Founder of Barn Florist Online, a leading wholesale flower and foliage provider to the blog. She is here to tell us a few do’s and don’ts and a few things you need to consider when creating your own wedding flowers.
Doing your own flowers is great way to save money, have fun, and get creative but don’t undervalue the skills of a florist. If you’re unsure, why not find a florist to make your bridal bouquets and leave yourself with the venue flowers.
Foliage is really important to carry a theme around a venue; it also sets the shape of your designs and is the backdrop for your flowers. If you are unsure of the quantities you need, then having too much foliage is not a bad thing. Leftover foliage can be easily used around a venue.
The majority of flowers are reliable and robust, but keep things simple for yourself by choosing flowers that are easy to work with, check with your supplier before you finalise your order, ask if you’ve chosen something that can be problematic to work with, some flowers such as garden roses and peonies will need special care, this is known as ‘Conditioning’. In many situations this means tidying and cutting the stems before putting them in water. Order more than you need and be prepared to have to put in some work to get your flowers looking perfect, removing bruised petals, broken stems and excess foliage.
The Barn Florist web shop has been designed with the DIY bride in-mind. Discover an inspiring range of fresh cut flowers and foliage, set out on an easy to use shopping platform, with advanced search facilities to help narrow down your list of DIY wedding flowers. Search wholesale flowers by colour, style, shape and season. Start creating your Wishlist today.
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