DIY Fine Art Wedding Bouquet

Penned on September 15, 2016 in DIY Projects, Flowers
Photography by Catherine O'Hara Photography

freshly picked from the garden bouquet

Good Morning lovely FWS readers and welcome to another beautiful day. We have a gorgeous DIY project for you today, a stunning DIY fine art wedding bouquet tutorial.

If you are planning a DIY wedding, then flowers will be near the top of your list, does DIY floristry scare you little? Well fear not because we have amazing experts FWS vendor Jennifer Fox of Avec Weddings & Events and Estelle from Estelle Preston Flowers to hand with their step by step tutorial. Making your bridal bouquet something you can tick off your list and have fun too. All of the fun was beautifully captured by talented FWS photographer Catherine O’Hara.

DIY bride or not – who doesn’t love fresh flower bouquets, we are obsessed with David Austin garden roses and voluptuous peonies here at FWS so we think this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with the girls…DIY wedding flowers workshop

From Jennifer Fox of Avec Weddings & Events:

“As a wedding planner and owner of Avec Weddings & Events, I always like to stay on top of the latest wedding trends so that I can better assist my brides in their design making decisions. It is so important as a planner to always stay relevant when it comes to knowledge, style and design. One area that is constantly evolving is floral design.”french sweet treats

signature wedding cocktail

sweet treats

“Lately I have noticed that brides are shying away from the more structured, round, formal wedding bouquets. Instead, they are opting for a more deconstructed, whimsical, organic, “freshly picked from the garden” type of floral style with varied blooms of different shapes and sizes and generous green foliage. 

This evolving trend is perfect for rustic, shabby chic and romantic fine art weddings alike. Think Provence, Dordogne, or anywhere in the French countryside! Also, it photographs beautifully set against a back drop of rolling hills, fields of lavender and olive groves.”DIY floral ideas

Vintage wedding roses

romantic haute couture wedding florals

“Although I tend to recommend this style of bouquet for a spring or summer wedding, depending on your floral choice, it will work for weddings in colder months as well.”Fine Art Wedding Bouquet

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“When it came down learning more about this developing floral trend, I called on romantic haute couture Paris floral designer Estelle Preston Flowers for her incredible expertise and know how!”Wedding flowers tutorial

DIY wedding bouquet

Peony wedding flowers

Peony bridal flowers

“Estelle came to “chez moi” for an impromptu girls afternoon {with some yummy snacks and a signature cocktail, of course!}. She taught me some of her tricks of the trade and gave me a step-by-step DIY instruction and tips on how to create my very own fine art wedding bouquet!Blousy bridal bouquet

fine art wedding theme

Step 1. Choose your flowers and foliage. Some of the flowers that we used for our floral design
class were garden roses, freesia, olive branches and peonies since it was Spring time. {Tip: try
mixing in bigger blooms that are sure to make a statement!}Hen party ideas

wedding bouquet ribbons

Step 2. Strip and clean the stems of your flowers.Pretty loose bridal bouquet

florist pins

Step 3. One at a time, cross your flowers right over left while rotating clockwise. You should
soon see a circular bouquet form taking shape, yay!How to make your own wedding flowers

Floral pins

Step 4. When alternating your flowers and foliage, choose different heights. This will create that
rounded, “freshly picked from the garden” look. {Tip: You can always take something out or
trim something off later but you cannot add something in.}Green foliage bridal bouquet

 

floral workshop snacks

Step 5. Once you’ve finished with your flowers, lay your bouquet down on a flat surface to tie
your ribbon. Loop your ribbon around your bouquet twice to anchor it off before tying a knot.DIY bouquet

Step 6. Put a pin in the center of your bouquet to secure. {Tip: When holding your bouquet,
have the pin facing your center.}Wedding Floristry

Step 7. Trim off the ends of your bouquet and gently shake it out to loosen the blooms,
creating a natural, organic look.Pink Fine Art Wedding Bouquet

Step 8. Lightly tap the bottom of your bouquet on a flat surface. If it then stands up on its own,
voila! You’ve created your beautiful fine art wedding bouquet!

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Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Catherine O’Hara Photography | Florist: Estelle Preston Flowers | Planner: Avec Weddings & Events

 

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