This book, like most others currently in circulation, is full of lush photography with basic floral information. It is not intended to be a page per page instruction manual, but to serve as inspiration for anyone planning a wedding. Personally, I love this book and find it useful in guiding brides towards their own final choices. To expect books of this nature to fully instruct the novice in creating an entire wedding ensemble is not an easy task. Floral design is an art form that comes to some as a natural gift or is achieved through persistent practice however, if you are the daring sort who wishes to try your hand at it I recommend reading in addition to this one "Bouquets - a year of flowers for the bride" by Marsha Heckman. Alone both books are worth reading, but combined they are full of insightful help, instruction and ideas.
If it was just that simple!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
This book is just what you need!, I understand the sentiments of the previous reviewer but if it was just that simple! A wedding bouquet has to last a very important day and to contemplate a full wired teardrop shape via a book would be crazy,(We florists work years for the privledge) If you must do it yourself, stick to something simple, such as a super fresh hand tied bunch, something charming perhaps. Remember flowers like most other wedding items are entirely dictated by fashion, and although chillies may seem ridiculous,Intense colour Yellow and Red chillis with Orange roses and glossy green leaves would look Great, I could imagine a mexican cantina theme wedding where it would look fabulous, Enough of those boring bouquets that everyone has seen over and over again, Best advice Ive ever had is " if it looks anything like your mothers or Grandmothers,dont do it!!!! Inspiration is what this book does best.
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