I attempted to make the headline sound like a shocking newspaper article but it looks slightly failed up there but it sums up the post so we’ll stick with it! I wanted to try and show you a run through of doing some floral arrangements, I’ve started with this archway and hopefully as this goes along I’ll get better at taking pictures and you’ll actually be able to learn something from me 🙂
This archway was used for a ceremony we did at the fabulous and wonderfully scenic Waterton Park Hotel. We got there on Saturday morning with sunshine gloriously shining down on the lake and hotel.
I prepped the archway in the shop the day before the wedding so I didn’t need to do too much once we got to the venue.
This first picture shows the archway undressed and leaning precariously against the counter…
First comes foliage, if you make your arrangement look good with only foliage then the rest will come a lot easier. You need to create your shape with the foliage using its natural form, if a piece hangs a particular way, don’t get grumpy with it (maybe I should occasionally take my own advice), use it as it hangs, take advantage of its natural shape!
Next I tend to either put some of the main bigger flowers in, like Hydrangea, this enables me to make sure they’re properly inserted into oasis and getting a good drink or I would continue making my shape with other ‘filler’ flowers.
I tend to get a bit carried away when doing such large arrangements so the next few photos are basically the finished product as stopping and starting to take photographs completely went out of my mind!
And finally, in place, at the venue.