Simple Wedding Flowers
This post was written as a guest post for Make, Do and Push blog whilst 'its owner' Hannah is on honeymoon, but I thought you might like to see it too: A couple of months ago, I took a trip to Sussex Flower Farm, you can read all about my visit here, Sussex Flower Farm provide flowers for retail outlets, events planners, and floral designers. But what you might not expect, is that they also sell freshly-cut flowers by the bucket for brides-to-be. A bucket contains 100 stems, and costs £50, which is a great deal cheaper than a regular florist.
When I was planning this post, my head was full of fancy ideas! But then I thought about it a bit more, and decided actually, when you are about to get married, you don't really have that much time on your hands for extravagant floral displays, and with flowers like these ones from the flower farm, you don't need to! All that is required, is a collection of jam jars, tin cans, or similar containers, some decent scissors and string, oh yes, and probably a couple of friends to help out, and I promise you, without any floristry skill required, you can make a stunning display!
Once you have collected all your bits together, it really is just a matter of starting to snip! Don't be scared to cut the stems relatively short, the shorter they are, the more you will get out of each flower.
Cut a few stems from a selection of the flowers, place together in one of your containers, and hey presto, a very easy, but very pretty arrangement!
It is quite amazing how many jars can be filled with 100 stems, the group below took less than an eighth of the flowers. Personally, for maximum effect, I would display in groups on each table, like this:
If you have enough flowers left over, you can use them up in any number of ways, I like the idea of putting an individual flower at each place setting.
Or even better hanging some on the wall, your very own flower bunting! (For this, all I did was tie a loop around each stem along a length of string.)
The overall effect is really quite lovely!
In case you are wondering what happened to all these jars of flowers, seeing as I wasn't getting married, well let me show you:
My entrepreneurial daughter decided we should sell them to our neighbours!
Have a lovely weekend.