Last week I was invited to visit The Green Parlour, located in Pangbourne, nr Reading, Berkshire. The flower shop is owned by a girl I actually went to school with, Emma Sampson. Having not seen her for 10 years (!) and having a bit of a penchant for pretty blooms, I jumped at the chance to go and have a play. The idea was to do some quick DIY tutorials to show you all how to make your own bouquets, buttonholes and finally a cute flower crown. However much gossip and laughter meant that the photographs I took weren’t the best to illustrate what we did! Whoops…
Emma has written up a very helpful step by step guide for the bouquet and the buttonhole though so I do hope you enjoy these despite my rubbish photos. Why not have a go yourself? (and send me your photos afterwards too please!)
I was also so in love with my flower crown. I’m very sad that it died. I might have to invest in a faux flower crown (WhichGoose on etsy have some amaaazing ones!) so I can feel like a festival hippy chick on a daily basis.
A rustic & vintage inspired bouquet
Flowers used for the bouquet
♥ Pepita spray roses
♥ Hypnose roses
♥ Thlaspi (also known as field penny cress or in our shop Mr. funky funky)
♥ Populus eucalyptus (we used the leaves and the berries)
♥ Muscari (aka grape hyacinths)
You will need
♥ Ribbon, lace, material
♥ Pin or a brooch
1. First things first, make sure all the roses are de-thorned otherwise you may end up with a few bouquet battle scars.
2. I always like to use a rose at the centre of my bouquet as it gives a really lovely focus point as you look at the bouquet from above. We chose to use Pepita spray roses as our first