Whether hanging installations or oversized bouquets, ceremonial backdrops or timeless and classical table arrangements, sustainable plant displays or single bud boutonnieres wedding flowers say a lot about a couple’s personality.  Flower power can make your big day unique, bespoke and special.  Wedding flowers are bigger than ever these days.  Venues are decorated with hanging chandeliers and over-head installations, arches and floral walls. Wedding flowers can really set the tone for your big day… but at a cost.

Launching the “Creative Brides Workshop” The Total Flower School explained that the average amount spent on flowers for the big day can be between €2,000 and €5,000. So, if you’re a bride or a groom to be and want bespoke and unique floral arrangements without breaking the bank this is the perfect workshop for you. Or if you simply want to try your hand at a new skill or are considering a career in the business this one-day workshop could be a must attend event.




2020 Trends

Director Siobhan Harrison outlined that “The trend this year for wedding flowers, and especially the bride’s bouquet, is for a fluid loose style and with asymmetrical bouquets becoming popular”.  She also outlined that there is a huge focus on sustainability. The term “grown not flown” is part of the trend to use home grown seasonal Irish farm flowers. Dried flowers and grasses are increasingly a feature of bouquets and ceremony arrangements.”  Regarding the most popular blooms Siobhan stated that “Roses are still the most popular flower for weddings in particular vintage style home grown roses however, exotic, textured flowers, for example the Protea which is the national flower of South Africa, have featured heavily recently”. The trend for peach-coloured blooms combined with creams or deep burgundy shades looks set to continue into this year’s wedding season. However, style conscious brides may opt for bouquets with Hydrangeas or delphiniums to echo the Pantone colour of the year, Classic Blue. For those looking for something a little different the all green bouquet using only foliage and succulents remains a popular choice.”

The one-day workshop is on Saturday 7th March costs €200 and is taking place in the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan, Dublin.  During this one-day class you will learn the mechanics and technique to creating beautiful wedding bouquets. Charm the groom and his helpers with artistic buttonholes and wow the guests with stunning arrangements. All materials, flowers and foliage are supplied. With guidance you will make and take home a stunning wedding bouquet. Tea/Coffee and light refreshments provided throughout the day. Places are limited, so head over to https://www.thetotalflowerschool.com/product-page-2/creative-brides-workshop to secure your place now.





About The Total Flower School:

The Total Flower School has grown to offer a wide range of classes, workshops and events at several locations across Dublin and Ireland.  They aim to bring the excitement and joy of flower arranging to a wide audience.  Their goal is that students learn and gain confidence through a combination of demonstrations, design developments and practical sessions.  Whether you are a trained florist or a total beginner, The Total Flower School offers fun and exciting courses with subjects ranging from contemporary Japanese Floral Design to traditional floral arrangements.