Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

Hardback

By (author) Mark Welford, By (author) Stephen Wicks

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  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 279mm x 23mm | 1,342g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405362316
  • ISBN 13: 9781405362313
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 90,203

Product description

This title explains impressive but achievable flower arranging. "Flower Arranging" recognises that we all love fresh flowers in our homes and want to keep them looking fabulous, without costing the earth or being too complicated. This book offers the solutions; with simple step-by-steps and clear photos, you can now create impressive but achievable flower arranging for all occasions - from pretty flowers in the home to striking bouquets for weddings. It features over 70 arrangements, using 38 most widely available flowers. Packed with insider tips and tricks for achieving stunning results with minimum effort and for keeping your flowers fresh and beautiful for as long as possible. There are also features on weddings throughout the year, showing you how to make beautiful pew ends, buttonholes and table arrangements for each season. While other flower arranging books look impressive, but leave you wondering just how to achieve such beautiful arrangements at home, "Flower Arranging" isn't just about showing off, it's about showing how.

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Stephen Wicks and Mark Welford have a passion for flowers and opened their store, Bloomsbury's Flowers, in London's Covent Garden in December 1994. Prior to this, the "Bloomsbury Boys", as they have become known, were both ballet dancers with the Royal Ballet, performing at both the Royal Opera House and Sadler's Wells as well as touring throughout the UK and worldwide. Mark and Stephen have arranged flowers for Jamie Oliver and Jennifer Saunders, among others, and were commissioned by Darcey Bussell for her wedding.

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Bloomsbury Flowers is considered to be at the cutting edge of floral design. The stunning window displays are a theatrical mix of colour, illustrating the artistic flair of Stephen Wicks and Mark Welford Time Out The aim of this book is to inspire, not to intimidate, declare Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks of Bloomsbury Flowers, and indeed Flower Arranging shows plenty of gorgeous ideas that anyone could achieve. -- Pattie Barron The Evening Standard 20110209 A book full of inspirational ideas and beautiful photography, this will encourage anyone with an interest in flowers to take up arranging -- Lorna Maybury Countryside Magazine 20110301 For anyone who has ever dallied with the idea of getting creative with flowers, but not had the confidence, this book is a must-have. With its stunning designs, skills guide and easy-to-follow step-by-step format, it makes each arrangement achievable - and is illustrated with beautiful photography -- Alice Ryan The Cambridgeshire Journal 20110401