Do you ever feel as though Instagram has opened up whole new worlds for you? I love being part of a tribe of wedding creatives, and following some amazing floral designers, seeing their beautiful creations and daily inspiration.
One of my favourite things is seeing craft workshops, and when I saw images from a recent class by Wild Bunch I was hooked. If there’s one thing I’d urge you to do while planning your wedding, it’s to attend a workshop and learn something creative and wonderful – anything! I asked lovely photographer Lisa Webb if I could share these images with you, and I was thrilled when she said yes. I hope they inspire and brighten your day as they have mine!
I love to celebrate flowers, they hold a tangible power and natural beauty. And over the last few years I have travelled a journey growing them in a small field on our farm, and working with them for some very special people. During this time I have discovered there is a certain joy in sharing them and working with them in the landscape in which they grow, here on our farm at the cross roads of the Shropshire, Herefordshire and Welsh borders.
This year I will continue to open up our small flower farm to hold seasonal flower classes, for both small groups and also one-to-one flower intensive classes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Tammy’s upcoming classes sound so wonderful – do get in touch if you’re interested!
Field to Bouquet and Vase 10 May 2017
My seasonal field to bouquet and vase classes are open to everyone; the only requirement is to love flowers with the desire to celebrate them and the landscape in which they grow. These classes are about sharing our small flower farm on our farm, celebrating the season and being able to spend time outside where the flowers grow picking our own armfuls to work with later in my workshop. In the morning I will show you how I pick and prepare my flowers and myself before starting work on a romantic and natural garden bouquet, and following will guide you while you make your own. Following lunch together I will guide you through my approach to making a beautiful and natural table arrangement before you prepare and create your own to take home together with your garden bouquet.
Celebrating the Summer Bride: A two-day wedding flower design class – 21 and 22 June 2017
This two day class is about absorbing the nature of working with home grown seasonal flowers for wedding flower design. I will talk about how I approach working with home grown seasonal flowers, all the deeply wonderful highs and also how to navigate your way through potential dilemmas. And we will explore in detail how I plan for and design each detail, from extra small through to extra large. To best illustrate and experience this, we will spend time in the garden picking for our own work, and for the adventurous we can travel further afield foraging in the woods on our farm. Following our picking and foraging I will demonstrate how I make a natural and romantic garden style bridal bouquet, a series of gents’ buttonholes, a hair comb and a flower crown following which I will be on hand to guide you through the process of making these bridal party details before we break for the day at 4:00. Afternoon tea will be served before a period of free time, when you are welcome to spend time in the garden, picking and reading or just a moment of quiet, or you might like to have a longer walk up the farm hill to enjoy views across to Ludlow and the gentle Shropshire hills. On day two we will explore working on a larger scale. We will start with making our own table arrangements that we will style together. Following which we will go a step larger to create a Welcome arrangement, and in the afternoon we will work on dressing a beam and column to create a hanging foliage and floral garden.
With huge thanks for such a beautiful feature to Lisa Webb Photography and Tammy from Wild Bunch. Discover more from them both here:
Lisa Webb Photography
Wild Bunch Flowers from the Garden