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WEDDING FLOWERS WORKSHOP – RUSTIC CENTREPIECES

Wedding Flowers Workshops by Passion for Flowers Warwickshire Midlands

Last week we ran our first wedding flowers workshops here at Passion for Flowers in our new studio at Home Farm in Warwickshire.

WHAT THE DAY INVOLVED

Karen demonstrated how to make a number of rustic country style centrepieces, including milk churns, jugs, mini crates and a grouping on a tree slice. She spoke about which flowers work well together and the techniques needed to make the different types of centrepieces.

In the afternoon all attendees made a place setting and crate centrepiece to take away with them.They also worked as a team to create a top table design, table plan and asked many questions about their own weddings and how they would go about creating various florals.

A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE DAY

OUR WORKSHOP:

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THE FLOWERS:

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KAREN DEMONSTRATING:

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Wedding Flowers Workshops by Passion for Flowers Warwickshire Midlands

Wedding Flowers Workshops by Passion for Flowers Warwickshire Midlands

 

GETTING STUCK IN

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Wedding Flowers Workshops by Passion for Flowers Warwickshire Midlands

 

THE FINISHED RESULTS

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If you are interested in attending one of our wedding flowers workshops or wedding florist courses send us an email to register your interest and we’ll let you know about future workshop dates. Email karen@passionforflowers.net

 

 

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS SOLIHULL & WARWICKSHIRE

Natural Christmas Wreaths by Passion for Flowers

Join Passion for Flowers on one of our Christmas wreath making workshops. We will teach you how to make your own festive wreath to decorate your door for the festive period. Have fun in a small group with plenty of help. All tools, materials and equipment will be included as well as a glass of festive fizz and mince pies.

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WHEN?

Wednesday 14 December |10.30 am to 12.30 am | 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Saturday 17 December |10.30 am to 12.30 am | 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

WHERE?

The wreath making workshops will be held in our workshop  at Home Farm, Berkswell, Warwickshire, CV7 7SL.

WHAT?

Join Passion for Flowers on one of our Christmas wreath making workshops. We will teach you how to make your own festive wreath to decorate your door for the festive period. Have fun in a small group with plenty of help. All tools, materials and equipment will be included as well as a glass of festive fizz and mince pies.

PRICE?

£60 per person inclusive of all materials

HOW TO BOOK?

Email karen@passionforflowers.net confirming how many places you would like to book and which workshop you would like to attend.

TOO BUSY TO ATTEND?

Passion for Flowers will also create wreaths to order prices start from £40. Email  karen@passionforflowers.net to place your order, collection from our our workshop  before Christmas.

Natural Christmas Wreaths by Passion for Flowers

Natural Christmas Wreaths by Passion for Flowers

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER CROWN – STEP BY STEP

how to make a flower crown by Passion for Flowers

Ever wondered how to make one of those pretty flower crowns you often see brides and bridesmaids wearing in our weddings? Well here you go, we have put together a step by step guide so you can learn how to make them. This is another of our DIY tutorials we have done in collaboration with Rock My Wedding, see more of our DIY floral guides here.

HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER CROWN

For this example floral crown we have used a mix of roses in nude and pink colours in different sizes as well as wax flower for texture. You can use any flowers for this, the larger the flower heads the less you will need, we suggest using flowers that will be used elsewhere in your wedding and in your bouquet.

how to make a flower crown by Passion for Flowers

YOU WILL NEED

  • Quicksand Roses
  • Sweet Avalanche Roses
  • Bombastic spray Roses
  • Roll of florists’ tape
  • Wax Flower
  • Vendela Roses
  • Fine gauge silver florists’ 32 gauge wire and
  • Medium gauge 56 or 71 wire

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1. Measure the head of the bride or person wearing the crown. The easiest way to do this is by using a piece of string. Add an additional 4cm to the length, these will be used to create hooks to hold it together.

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2. Using the medium guage wire cut this to match the length of the string, then cover it in florists tape.

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3. Select your flowers. For the roses cut the stems just below the flower head and push wire up through the centre of the stem. Add silver wire horizontally through the stem and twist it to secure with the main wire.

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4. Cover all the wires with tape, stretching the tape and pulling it as you wind around the wire to keep it as thin as possible. (no need to wire the wax flower)

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6. Once you have done this for all the flowers you are going to use in your flower crown you can start adding them to the longer piece of tape covered wire you prepared in step 2. Working from one end, place the first flower and fasten to the circlet wire with florists tape, wrapping it around the wires to make sure it is secure, then add another flower and another. Try alternate the flowers on either side of the wire for a natural look and make sure large and small roses are interspersed with the wax flower for texture.

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Let us know if you have a go at this yourself – we’d love to see your creations.

Credits – Florals: Passion for Flowers // Photography: Adam Crohill // Featured originally on Rock My Wedding

Why not pin the whole tutorial to your pinterest board to save it for later.

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STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC CRATE

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

Are you thinking of having a go at doing your wedding flowers yourself? We have been working with Rock My Wedding to put together some easy to follow step by step guides (see our other step by step tutorials here). Today we show you how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic style weddings using a wooden crate as your container.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC CRATE

Follow our step by step instructions as this is what you will end up with – perfect for a rustic centrepiece.

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

To create a relaxed rustic or country style look we have chosen a mix of flowers, including pittosporum, light blue hydrangeas, blue delphiniums, pink wax flower, Sweert Avalanche roses, dahlias, amni and blue veronica.

A similar wooden crate can be purchased from our online boutique, The Wedding of my Dreams, you will need to paint this white (or leave it with a the wooden finish it is up to you).

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

1. Line the wooden crate with cellophane or even a plastic bag if you don’t have cellophane.

2. Cut a piece of oasis to size and soak in a bucket of water.

3. Place the oasis inside the wooden crate on a plastic oasis tray.

4. Now it is time to starting adding the flowers, to begin with edge the box with your chosen foliage. Here we suggest edging it with the pittosporum and pink wax flower.

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5. Once you have added foliage you should position the key flowers in the oasis. So, this is the hydrangeas, roses and dahlias.

6. Remember to cut your stems on a diagonal to increase the surface area which enables them to drink more water.

7. Fill in any gaps with your remaining flowers.

8. As this is going in the centre of you tables, or perhaps running down the centre of a long table make sure you look at it from different angles to make sure there are no gaps. If you find some gaps just fill them in with foliage or any remaining flowers.

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This centrepiece is ideal for a relaxed rustic or country wedding. If blue and pinks aren’t your colours you can use different flowers. Have a look at our pinterest board ‘Flower Library – What’s That Flower Called’ to browse some of our favourite wedding flowers, it also tells you which season they are available in. Or if you are having long guest tables rather than round we suggest you make a few of these and line them up down the length of the table, this can also look good on the top table.

 

Leave us a comment if you have a go at making this, we’d love to hear how you get on and see pictures.

Credits – Florals: Passion for Flowers // Photography: Adam Crohill // Featured originally on Rock My Wedding // Wooden Crate: The Wedding of my Dreams

 

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC GLAMOUR

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Another of our DIY tutorials was featured on Rock My Wedding this week. If you are thinking of making your own wedding centrepieces or maybe your Christmas dining table centrepieces then have a look at these easy to follow instructions. This step by step guide shows how to make a floral centrepiece using a ring of oasis, we have added a mercury silver hurricane vase to the centre for a rustic glamour look with ribbed silver tea light holders to finish. You can change the flowers and central lantern to create a floral centrepiece of a different style using the same guidelines.

For example you could use a clear glass hurricane vase or ribbed glass lantern in the centre, or for a more rustic look perhaps a bark lantern.

Photos by Adam Crohill, see the full instructions over on Rock My Wedding.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC GLAMOUR

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To keep this example simple and stylish we have used four ingredients, you can use more if you wish. We used eucalyptus (a lovely grey / green tone for winter), brunia (grey balls to add textures and soft tones), thistles (these add more texture and bring in a subtle blue tone) and finally fluffy white hydrangeas.

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The above example is perfect for a rustic winter or rustic glamour wedding. Alternatively you could use different flowers for different seasons.

Spring example: for a pink and white scented spring wedding we suggest white ranunculus, soft pink freesias (adding a lovely scent), blush pink Sweet Avalanches Roses and greenery of your choice, seeded eucalyptus would look stunning. You could lighten with sprigs of gypsophila.

Summer example: for a peach and green toned summer wedding we suggest peach Juliet David Austin roses, cream David Austin roses, Wizard Of Oz Dahlias, tanacetum daisies and vibrant green amni and alchemilla mollis.

Autumn example: for a nude, grey and bronze toned autumn wedding we would suggest dusty miller, large cafe au lait dahlias, Quicksand roses, brunia, olive foliage and scabious seed pods.

HOW TO MAKE A BUTTONHOLE – STEP BY STEP GUIDE

If you are hoping to make your own buttonholes for your wedding you will love our latest collaboration with Rock My Wedding. Lolly and Adam came over and learnt how to make rustic buttonholes. They have detailed the whole process on their blog with step by step instructions and photos. We chose to show how to make rustic buttonholes as they look fab with the stems on show which means you can make them the day before and keep them in water – rather than leaving them until the morning of the wedding.

HOW TO MAKE A BUTTONHOLE – STEP BY STEP GUIDE

See the full feature over on Rock My Wedding.

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Photography credit: Adam Crohill

We styled the buttonhole on one of our wooden tree slices – available from The Wedding of my Dreams, you can also get the twine from there too!

 

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