Learn how to make a gorgeous country fleurs for your wedding with this super easy DIY flower bouquet tutorial
Every bride should have a gorgeous posy of flowers to walk down the aisle with and this tutorial will teach you exactly what you need to know to DIY your own bridal bouquet. This bouquet will take around 60 minutes to make and can be made the day before your wedding - just keep it somewhere cool in lots of cold water. All you’ll have to do on the morning of your wedding is attach the ribbons, and your bouquet will be ready to go.
What you need
A sharp pair of scissors
Twine or greens string
A whole selection of ribbon
Lots of foliage from your garden – we’ve used herbs, eucalyptus, weeping pear, spirea and heuchera
For your flowers you want to think about shape. Having a mixture of round and spikey flowers gives your hand-tied a gorgeous rustic bouquet.
We’ve used 3 stems of lilac, 8 Memory Lane roses, a bunch of muscari, 10 stems of wallflowers, aquilegia, 8 bluebells, 1 bunch...
Nancy and Andrew came to see us with bags of amazing ideas for their DIY garden themed wedding. Set in the grounds of Wasing Park's Secret Garden they really wanted to take inspiration from the gorgeous surroundings.
After choosing the wonderful Laura Babb for their wedding photography, Nancy and Andrews wedding was featured on Rock My Wedding. Read all about their big day here
All photographs copyright Babb Photo
Nancy also took the time to write us this fantastic testimonial! We loved been part of their big day!
"Thank you Emma and everyone at Green Parlour for my amazing bouquet and the super cool buttonholes! We had such an amazing day at the Wasing Secret Garden and your flowers were spot on with our English garden theme!"
We're looking to expand! with your help and votes we can make this dream a reality ... take a look at our entry into Barclays 'One Small Step' competition and vote for our village florist franchise concept by posting a comment and pressing the like button.
We would love to be able to open another Green Parlour in another village like Pangbourne, so we have entered a competition with Barclays to get some funding...
To win we need your comments and support on the...
Drum roll please ...
... Our Christmas Wreath Classes are back
Learn how to make your own stunning Christmas door wreaths and dress your table to impress
Wednesday 1st December 2010
Wednesday 8th December 2010
Wednesday 15th December 2010
Green Parlour will provide you with all the knowledge and materials to create your own Christmas door wreath. Perfect for celebrating the festive season!
There will also be expert advise on the latest interior trends, as well as some inspirational ideas on how to dress your Christmas table from Lynda Tillotson at L Interiors, Chapel Row, Bucklebury, RG7 6PB.
Taking place at The Bladebone Inn, Chapel Row, Bucklebury, RG7 6PD classes will start promptly at 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm. You will be greeted with a glass of wine before a brief demonstration on how to create the perfect Christmas wreath. You will then be invited to create your own wreath for your front door. Lynda will then guide you through dressing your table beautifully for Christmas Day.
Each class costs £45.00 per person, per course. Places are limited.
Call Green Parlour on 0118 984 4000 to book your place...
We've made it to the national press! with the help of some wonderful images by Rosie Parsons (not only does she write a mean blog she also takes some pretty amazing photos to boot ... look out for her brand new shiny blog coming soon http://rosieparsons.com/blog/) and of course we couldn't have done it without the help the Bride and Groom - Ruth and Mike.
Here are the snapshots of their day (and our flowers...hurray!)