Guest Post, Wedding

Wedding Flowers on a Budget // Emma from A Quiet Style

Today I have a guest post from one of my favourite new blogs A Quiet Style! Emma writes so eloquently and her pictures are always gorgeous, so I’m excited to share this post with you all.

Hello, my name is Emma, and I’m very pleased to be sharing a post with you whilst Hannah is off on her well-deserved honeymoon. One of my favourite blogging and Instagram topics is flowers, I have always been a lover of all things floral, and in fact, many moons ago, before my eldest daughter came along, I tried my hand at floristry. Today I’m here to show you a budget-friendly, and very simple way to decorate a wedding venue with gorgeous seasonal flowers!

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Sussex Flower Farm, you can read all about my visit here, Sussex Flower Farm provide flowers for retail outlets, events planners, and floral designers. But what you might not expect, is that they also sell freshly-cut flowers by the bucket for brides-to-be. A bucket contains 100 stems, and costs £50, which is a great deal cheaper than a regular florist. Below you can see my bucket (or buckets rather, because 100 stems didn’t fit in just one), aren’t they beautiful?

When I was planning this post, my head was full of fancy ideas, but then I thought about it a bit more, and decided actually, when you are about to get married, you don’t really have that much time on your hands for extravagant floral displays, and with flowers like these, you don’t need to! All that is required, is a collection of jam jars, tin cans, or similar containers, some decent scissors and string, oh yes, and probably a couple of friends to help out and I promise you, without any floristry skill required, you can make a stunning display!

Once you have collected all your bits together, it really is just a matter of starting to snip! Don’t be scared to cut the stems relatively short, the shorter they are, the more you will get out of each flower.

Cut a few stems from a selection of the flowers, place together in one of your containers, and voila, a very easy, but very pretty arrangement!

It is quite amazing how many jars can be filled with 100 stems, the group below took less than an eighth of the flowers. Personally, for maximum effect, I would display in groups on each table, like this:

If you have enough flowers left over, you can use them up in any number of ways, I like the idea of putting an individual flower at each place setting.

Or even better hanging some on the wall, your very own flower bunting! (For this, all I did was tie a loop around each stem along a length of string.)

The overall effect is really quite lovely!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed reading my post. Perhaps I might see you some time over at A Quiet Style, if you do pop by, be sure to say hello!

Emma tweets as @aquietstyleuk

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