Do-it-yourself flowers

PUBLISHED: 14:07 13 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:26 20 February 2013

Do-it-yourself flowers

Do-it-yourself flowers

Want a more relaxed look to your wedding and do your own flowers? Florist Frances Fenwick from Flowercube can show you how.

Do-it-yourself flowers

Want a more relaxed look to your wedding and do your own flowers? Florist Frances Fenwick from Flowercube can show you how

If you want a more relaxed and natural country garden look to your wedding then consider doing your own flowers.

Brides love the just picked look, said Frances Fenwick, from Flowercube. With the vintage, shabby chic theme still going strong brides are coming in to us with their eclectic collections of jam jars, jugs, old teapots and teacups asking for them to be filled with rustic flower posies made with plenty of foliage and natural grasses.

Recently we filled small decorative watering cans for a wedding in a barn. With the growing call for a less structured and more casual look for bridal flowers comes the request for guidance as to how brides and their friends and family can create the look for themselves.

So Flowercube has launched its own DIY wedding workshop to help you create what you want for your big day. Although casual and natural designs look simple enough to make, they nevertheless take time and a degree of skill to put together. Careful thought and attention to detail needs to be applied so that the final combination of colours and flower selection looks just right.

Its best to concentrate on the table arrangements as these can be made a couple of days before the wedding and wont leave you feeling stressed and burning the midnight oil before your big day, said Frances.

Take care that you only take on what you feel capable of. Do some research, check out local flower workshops and expect to spend some time practising and experimenting with containers and flowers before the big day.

Attending a flower workshop with your mum, best friend or bridesmaids is not only a great day out but will also give you the confidence and guidance you need to make a success of creating your own wedding flowers. Plan to do this well ahead of your wedding date and avoid tackling anything too complicated if you are a novice.

With a choice of several designs to make in the Flowercube DIY wedding workshop programme theres something for everyone. Weve kept it simple and relaxed so no one will feel they cant attempt the designs and succeed, said Frances.

At each workshop we will show how to make several styles based on one design. There will be plenty of time to make an arrangement to take home at the end of the workshop.

Workshops include making hand tied posies, vintage English garden table posies as well as more contemporary table posies and vase designs. For the more adventurous bride there are workshops on how to make a bouquet and a grooms buttonhole as well as larger sized arrangements for placing on tall impressive vases or silver candelabra.

Tel: 01453 758585 for information on the Flowercube DIY Wedding Flower Workshops

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