I'm planning on doing all the flowers for our wedding myself. Actually that's not quite true - I'll be roping in some of my home girls for a day of bouquet and table centre making the day before the wedding. We'll get up early and head down to the New Covent Garden Flower Market (which is actually in Vaxhall) before driving down to my Mum's. Florists do great work there's no denying it, however, our budget only extends to the flowers themselves so I'll be spending the year trying to soak up as much flower arranging skills as possible.
Love My Dress, one of the great wedding blogs I frequent has some fabulous tutorials.
In this inspiring Love My Dress tutorial, Miss Pickering shows you how to make beautiful buttonholes. I love the way they are all different and have little pieces of ribbon here and there. I'll definitely be taking inspiration from this for our wedding!
And in this clever tutorial Laura Coleman (of Laura Coleman Flowers) shows you how to make your own heart shaped wreath! Wouldn't this look beautiful hanging off a church door? You could also gift it to a good friend to take home after the wedding. This is something I would really like to try and would be completely out of my reach unless I was able to make it myself.
And last but not least, here Rebbecca Morgan (Blush Floral Design) shows you how to make DIY floral headdresses (wouldn't these look sweet on little flower girls?).
Actually the process for making this isn't dissimilar to how I made my Festival Flower Crown but I think it's safe to say it's a few steps up!
All photos are from Love My Dress