Category: Gardening & Floral

A Wild & Moody Hand-Tied Bouquet | Spotlight on Les Jardins de Frieda Bella

Wild & Moody Hand-Tied Bouquet - Wild Bouquet - Les Jardins de Frieda Bella - Flourish & Knot

When I say “shop local”, what do you think of? Fresh produce from a farmers’ market. Locally-made clothing, accessories, gifts bought in a boutique rather than a big-box store. One-of-a-kind home decor from a flea market or small shop. But there are SO many other ways to shop local, including for flowers! Flower farms are becoming more and more common, and they are slowly moving their way north from warmer climes to Quebec. I had a chance to visit Les Jardins de Frieda Bella, a brand-new flower farm in the small town of Rigaud, to see what shopping locally for flowers really means. I got to sample Frieda’s gorgeous blooms by making a moody, wild bouquet in a palette of purples, blues, and soft pinks.

Wild & Moody Hand-Tied Bouquet - Wild Bouquet - Les Jardins de Frieda Bella - Flourish & Knot

Les Jardins de Frieda Bella provided the flowers for this bouquet gratis. All opinions and creative designs are my own. For more information, please see my Policies page. Thank you for supporting the brands that partner with Flourish & Knot!

Let me show you how I created this bouquet, which would be perfect for either gifting or for a wedding, and take you on a tour of Les Jardins Frieda Bella. 

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DIY Silk Floral Hair Comb | DIY Hair Accessories

DIY Silk Floral Accessory Ensemble | Silk Thistle Boutonniere | Silk Gardenia Corsage and Hair Comb | DIY Silk Floral Hair Comb | DIY Hair Accessories | DIY Wedding Comb

They say that the first step towards progress is admitting you have a problem, right? Well, I’m Sarah and I LOVE flowers. Flowers of all kinds! The more, the brighter, the ruffly-er, the better! But I definitely don’t have any plans to ditch this particular addiction; so, when I heard about Afloral‘s gorgeous silk blooms I saw an opportunity to expand my knowledge of flowers past fresh-cut. At first I was unsure of what the outcome would be… when you say “silk flowers”, what often springs to mind are dusty, faded, hotel lobby arrangements.  I am so happy to report that Afloral’s flowers are NOTHING like that! Let me show you how I used them to create romantic, garden-style DIY hair accessories and wedding details. 

The silk flowers used in this post were generously provided by Afloral. All opinions remain my own. For more information on sponsored posts, please see my policies. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Flourish & Knot possible!

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Doing Your Own Wedding Flowers (Without Tears!)

Doing Your Own Wedding Flowers | DIY Wedding Flowers | How to do your own wedding or event flowers without tears

“I want to do my own wedding flowers.” *A hush falls over the crowd. The trepidation and doubt are palpable. Will she prevail or will she fold like a garage sale card table?*

YES YOU CAN! (And without tears or tantrums!)

Doing your own wedding flowers IS possible and can even be enjoyable. (An enjoyable wedding DIY? Say whaaat?) No really, I promise that with a bit of preparation and planning, you can get a beautiful floral look for your wedding or special event on a more reasonable budget. 

I want to take a moment and say that DIYing floral arrangements and bouquets is not necessarily for everyone – and that’s ok! There’s no shame in seeking a professional’s services if you’re completely overwhelmed by the thought of arranging your own flowers. I am in no way diminishing the job that a professional florist does! 🙂 I’m just here to share some tips and to provide you with a most cost-effective alternative. (And working with flowers can be SUPER therapeutic during event planning craziness.) But if you are considering (even just maybe) doing your own floral arrangements, read on!

So here we go. My top 5 tips for doing your own wedding flowers (or special event flowers) without losing your mind, having a meltdown, or calling off your event.

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