Springtime in England

One of the biggest movements I’ve seen over the last year in blogging
about weddings is how many of you are designing the flowers for your
own wedding and events. Maybe its because your budget doesn’t allow
hiring a florist or planning a wedding has a sparked a new found
interest in flowers and you like the idea of having creative control
over the design aspect. Since my strengths aren’t neccesarily in the creative
department, I’ve been brainstorming ways to bring more talented
contributors on the site to meet needs in the wedding world I feel
aren’t currently being met. After a few months of planning and
budgeting, I am so happy to introduce our newest contributor to Once
Wed, Chelsea Fuss.

Chelsea, the editor behind Frolic, is not only a fabulous blogger, but
also an extremely talented stylist and floral designer. Frolic is one
of my favorite daily reads and I’m so excited about having her as a contributor on Once Wed.  I adore Chelsea’s simple but stunning approach to flowers
and think her tutorials will complement the site perfectly. We haven’t worked out an
exact schedule yet, but Chelsea will be joining the site frequently
lending ideas on all types of floral arrangments from centerpieces to
bouquets to actual full tables. She will try to cover a range of
designs and flowers, so hopefully everyone can draw a bit of
inspiration for their own wedding or event. Her column today consists
of two pieces, but up first is a lovely, daisy boutonniere…

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For the Boutonniere
You’ll need:
1-2 English daisy plants
scissors or clippers
floral tape
glue
pins

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Step #1: Clip off 3-5 flowers down at the bottom of the stem

Step
# 2
: Gather flowers in your hand. Place the smallest flower so it peeks
out of the top of the group. Secure with floral tape. Place on leaf at
the back where it will lay against the lapel.

Step # 3: Cover floral tape with linen tape or ribbon. Secure with a drop of hot glue. Use a pin to secure to jacket.

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Stay tuned for a lovely, bouquet tutorial by Chelsea coming up next…

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6 Responses to “Springtime in England”

  1. Heather

    Yes! I’ve been wondering why no one launched a DIY column yet and so glad my favorite blog has.

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  2. Melissa

    We’ve had Laurie’s awesome DIY projects, which I love, and I’m so excited to see the floral projects that are to come! =)

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  3. BetsyM

    I am creating the centerpieces for my wedding and have been so discouraged because everything I love seems pretty much impossible for a novice to tackle. Not anymore:)….

    Reply

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