Flower Arranging : For Home, Weddings and Gifts
Impressive but achievable flower arrangingFlower 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. Featuring 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.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 230 x 278 x 24mm | 1,360.77g
- 01 Feb 2011
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
- col. Illustrations
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 * 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 * 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 *
About Mark Welford
Award-winning florists Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks opened their flower shop, Bloomsbury Flowers, in 1994. Their mission was to make their arrangements as theatrical as possible, but also to keep them simple and classic. Mark and Stephen believe that, even with the most modest bunch of flowers, it's entirely possible to create something gorgeous. The "Bloomsbury Boys" work with many high-profile clients, including the Royal Opera House, Firmdale Hotels, which have hotels in London and New York, and many venues in and around London.