Using wild flowers for bouquets is becoming increasingly popular for summer weddings. Arrangements of wild flowers can also be a stylish addition to your house. There’s plenty of inspiration out there, but it’s easy to get things wrong, or put together flowers and colour schemes that don’t work in harmony. It’s important to create the right balance between messy and too precise. An effortless and natural wild flower bouquet is the goal.
We’ve come up with 5 tips to help you create beautiful wild flower floristry
- Be careful where and how you pick wild flowers. Don’t pick flowers on private land and be careful not to disturb wildlife.
- Know your poisonous plants. Some plants are best avoided and you should also wear gloves to avoid scratches and skin irritation as you pick your flowers.
- Collect more than just flowers. Don’t forget that the best flower arrangements have some foliage too. You could include different types of grass, herbs, pine cones and berries.
- Pin a ribbon tightly around your bouquet, to cover any floral tape you have used.
- Arrange your flowers in a glass bottle, or jar, to complete the natural look.
Want to learn more?
Surprise your family and friends with a perfectly assembled floral gift this summer. We offer floristry courses that you can take in your own time, from your own home. Develop your skills for fun, or train to be a florist, or wedding flower arranger.
Study with Stonebridge and you’ll learn more about popular flower choices, how to handle different types of flower, the best time to pick your flowers and how to prolong the life of flowers.
Discover more about floral design, which styles of arrangement look best in which container and how to arrange flowers for different occasions. Explore new ideas and get creative.