Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers is a book and videos about using local flowers for weddings. It was created for the eco-conscious couple committed to having a greener wedding, the specialty cut flower farmer who sells flowers for weddings, the floral designer who wishes to get in on the locally grown trend, and the passionate gardener who wants to grow flowers for events.
Illustrated with photographs from dozens of real weddings, this book celebrates the romantic, bold, vibrant arrangements created by today’s top floral designers using local flowers and other botanicals. It informs brides about how to find local growers, what levels of service to expect, and how to stretch a floral budget. It includes advice for DIY weddings, and instruction in basic floral design techniques.
Step-by-step photo essays show how to make a hand-tied bouquet, a boutonniere, a mason jar centerpiece, and a large altar arrangement.
Four videos totaling 75 minutes teach you the mechanics and overall thought process that go into creating flowers for an event. Designer Erin Benzakein demonstrates how she constructs an abundant bridal bouquet, a large altar arrangement, a low and lush centerpiece, a boutonniere and a pin-on corsage. The videos can be viewed online with the links and passwords included in the book.