I have a special treat this lunchtime in the form of a beautiful wedding bouquet tutorial by one of the biggest names in the floral world, William Clarke Flowers.
If you are looking to create your own wedding bouquet, or want to make a pretty arrangement at home then stay tuned peeps :-)
I so love this pretty and whimsy bouquet, and its super simple to recreate the look, take it away William….
What you need:
First of all I have selected my choice of English grown flowers, all grown in abundance at this time of year, the flowers I used are scented pink Stocks, delicate Sweet Peas, burgundy Astrantia, and lime green Alchemilla Mollis to add a lovely limey zesty colour.
After you have selected or hand picked your flowers, they need to be conditioned, this means that the flowers need to have all foliage stripped off the stem up to the tying point, the ends of the stems are cut, and then placed in deep cold water. This means the flowers can have a good drink before you start to create!
Now to make the bouquet! With one hand you need to gently hold the flowers between your fingers and thumb, and with the other hand you are going to add the flowers.
Make sure that the flowers are added on a diagonal, this ensures that your stems will spiral!
Add a flowers, and then turn the bouquet, keep doing this adding your flowers in a random way. Always turn the piquet in the same direction,and always place the stems facing in the same direction. Keep doing this until all your flowers have been added.
Keep looking at the flowers to make sure they look balanced in colour and shape. When you are happy with the end product use a strong twine or string and tie firmly!
Now all you have to do is enjoy looking at them!
Thanks so much for sharing William, such a beautiful bouquet, which would be the perfect adornment for any bride.
Happy arranging lovelies.
South African-born William Clarke has been around weddings his whole life, with his love of floristry dating back to his childhood, happily working on family weddings with his aunts. It was on moving to England that William moved away from his hotelier background to work in floristry for nine years, before taking the plunge and founding William Clarke Flowers twelve years ago. He says: “At William Clark Flowers, we offer a truly bespoke service for our couples. For me, that goes further than just recreating a picture from a magazine. We really get to know our couples, their personalities, their tastes and, rather than following trends, we make each arrangement reflect the couple we’re looking after.”
William Clarke Flowers has a workshop and consultation suite located in Battersea, London. For more information on their services and to view images of their work please visit http://www.williamclarkeflowers.com.
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