FROM THE STYLIST

When creating the initial concept for a styled shoot, I always like to ask myself “Can a client recreate this for their own event?”. Not only do I want to create a concept that is inspiring, but that is relatable as well. This shoot was no different. We went with the very rich tones of…

DO THINK OF LONGEVITY

There are some floral items you can create the day before, like buttonholes (Jo advises to store them in a cool place in a flat tray-like box, with a damp cloth on the top and bottom), foliage garlands or some hardier bouquets (as long as they’re kept in water!). But once your flowers come out…

DO LOOK ONLINE

From how to create your very own floral heart to how to make your own flower crown, wedding blogs, YouTube, and Pinterest are all loaded with how-to videos, step by step tutorials, and gorgeous pictures to guide and inspire you. Bookmark a few to have to hand when it comes to doing your own blooms….

DON’T DO IT ALONE

Ask anyone who has done their own wedding flowers for advice and they’ll tell you, ‘Get Help!’ Even the most die hard control freak needs to rope in a few friends to give you a hand with the blooms. Ensure you have plenty of tools (scissors, twine, sticky green florist tape, wire, ribbon) for everyone,…

DO A WORKSHOP

This is my number one piece of advice if you’re planning on doing your own flowers for your wedding. If you do nothing else to prep for your floristry endeavour, do a class or consultation with a professional florist. Lots of florists, like Columbia Creative offer dedicated one-on-one consultations for brides or grooms planning to…

FROM THE FILMMAKER

This film highlights a beautiful couple and a gorgeously executed day, but most importantly it captures a new family joining together in the most precious way. Our bride Macy has a 10-year-old daughter named Lia (who walked her down the aisle!), and her groom Ryan wrote the sweetest vows that he read to Lia during…