The New Book of Wedding Flowers: Simple & Stylish Arrangements for the Creative Brideby Joanne O'Sullivan
Too often, wedding details can be a source of stress instead of delight. But planning your flowers should be both a pleasure and an opportunity to express your personal style. All the information -- and inspiration -- you need is here. Start by creating a wedding flower plan detailing what you'd like for your ceremony and reception. You'll learn tips for deciding on a budget, working with florists, or finding the flowers you want on your own. Next, take a quick course in floral design basics, from color and composition to the various shapes of bouquets and their relation to dress style. Then, learn to create beautiful bridal arrangements, such as posies and nosegays for your wedding party, boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen, and halos for bridesmaids and flower girls.
The floral decorations are spectacular. Craft a charming "kissing ball" to hang from a chair back or church pew or in a doorway. Adorn your wedding cake with petals or entire blooms of edible violets, lavender, or nasturtium. The possibilities are endless. Monochromatic bouquets and arrangements are a hot trend and a foolproof solution for the modern bride. Just choose a color scheme and experiment with texture, using different flowers of the same shade. Or try a seasonal approach -- there are dozens of interesting options for every time of year, and you'll save money when you buy in-season flowers. If you're looking for something really different, use wildflowers and herbs, such as daisies and lavender -- they add a charming, heartfelt feeling to your celebration and won't break your budget. Whether your wedding is casual or formal, you'll find lots of artistic floral ideas that will complement your style. Duplicate the arrangements shown here, or use them as a springboard for your own imagination. Not only will you have the joy of adding a personal touch to a one-of-a-kind occasion, you'll save money along the way.
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