Wedding FlowersBook - 2004
Drawing on 15 years experience of matching wedding flowers to the celebrations of royalty and celebrity clients, in Wedding Flowers Paula Pryke guides you through the floral plans that are required for this most important of days. Beginning with helping you choose a theme for your wedding, Paula then looks at each element of the wedding in detail. From the bridal bouquet to the reception centerpieces, the bridesmaids' and other attendants' accessories, to the ceremony flowers, you are guided and inspired to find the style that is perfect for you. Woven throughout the book are examples of real weddings for which Paula has created some of her most stunning designs to date. These are guaranteed to help you develop your own ideas still further. At the start of the book Paula shows you how to use different flower types and colors to create a theme for the day. She demonstrates how to blend seasonal choices with cultivated flowers to create the look that is right for your day. The bridal bouquet is a key part of the bride's outfit and so this is the first specific area that Paula looks at in detail. She shows how to match the bouquet's shape and colors to the bride's dress and accessories, using a series of real-life case studies in modern and traditional styles. In this chapter, and in each of the following ones, the exquisite photographs show the fine details and the text explains exactly which flowers you need to recreate any of the bouquets featured on these pages. In subsequent chapters, one of the world's leading florists has tips on designing flowers for the bridal party that complement the bridal bouquet, including decorations for child attendants. She gives a host of ideas for embellishing entrances, pew ends, and chair backs to create an overall effect, and shows how flowers can help your reception to sparkle, whether through the simplest of floral napkin rings or most elaborate of buffet-table focal points. Finally, for those readers who wish to contribute to the event, there is a series of step-by-step instructions threaded throughout the book demonstrating how to make some of Paula's most popular wedding-flower designs. With Paula Pryke to guide you, your wedding day is surely going to be one to remember. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, c2004
Branch Call Number: 635.966 PRYKE
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm