Last week I was contacted by a lady called Claire who was planning her wedding, but had been let down by her florist. She had made her own dried lavender bouquets for her bridesmaids and asked her florist to produce something similar for her bridal bouquet. Unfortunately she had to reject the flowers the florist had submitted, leaving her with little time to source the bouquet. She asked if this dried flower bouquet from my shop might be suitable, which we sell for £9.99. This bouquet is often used as a bridal bouquet when the wedding is small or informal, but after discussing it, she decided to go for something a bit more substantial.
I offered to make something similar to the one above using about three times the material. Here is the result, which I made up the same day:
A lovely bouquet with dried lavender, dried pink delphiniums and dried wheat – all for less than £35.
Claire was kind enough to email me as soon as she received it:
“Just to let you know that the bouquet arrived on Tuesday and I collected it from the mother-in-law to be’s house yesterday. It’s absolutely perfect! Thank you so much!!!”
It was her wedding at the weekend and she has promised to send us a photo of her with the flowers when she gets back from honeymoon, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing it.
Update February 2013 – We are now able to offer this style of bouquet to buy online in our shop for the first time at £34.99, hand-tied by me to order. [Buy dried flower bridal bouquet.]
Dried flowers are becoming increasingly popular for weddings as discussed in recent blog posts