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Floristry - Bridal Bouquets and Wedding Flowers - Part 1

Day of week:
Dartford Adult Education Centre, Dartford
Level 1
10:00 - 14:30
3 weeks

This practical course will introduce you to the art of arranging flowers for a wedding. The arrangements will be in the popular boho/vintage style, suitable for homemade rustic themed events.
Perfect for anyone who has some previous flower arranging experience who would like to make their own wedding bouquet!.
You will be making -
A Hand tied Bouquet
A Corsage
Table centre piece
Long and low top table arrangement
Jam Jar Flower arrangements
Cake topper & 'naked' cake decorating

By the end of this course you’ll be able to-

select flowers suitable for each arrangement
explain the care and conditioning needs of the plant materials you use
identify 4 colour harmonies
construct a hand tied bouquet
explain the health and safety considerations for the resources used

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Laura Follows

Laura has had a very colourful and varied floristry career over the past 21 years; from working for the florist appointed to HRH and being privileged to make the royal families flowers, to creating celebrity flowers for Hollywood stars and designers including Louis Vuitton and meeting a few famous faces along the way! Laura has worked in some very glamorous and beautiful locations in London over the years including the Lord Mayors show, banquets for the rich and famous, prestigious London hotels and companies and even Westminster Abbey. She has covered every step of the floristry career ladder from junior to head florist and managed prestigious London based flower shops.
Teaching since 2002 Laura is qualified through City and Guilds and has a passion for flowers in her genes! She is the 4th generation of florists in the family and loves teaching people and having the privilege of passing on her knowledge and skills to others.

View all courses taught by Laura Follows here

How will I be taught?

You and your tutor will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met.
Your tutor will give individual feedback and your peers will also be willing to exchange ideas.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to supply your own flowers and accessories at an approximate cost of £15 each week.
For the first week please bring -

Rose wires
56/72mm wires
Latex tape
Ivy and another foliage, 2 stems of each
1 bunch of Freesias or tea roses
Gypsophila or wax flower or solidaster
A square plastic food container to carry it home in

What can I do next?

Specialist Floristry courses such as Bridal or Funeral Flowers. You could also join an accredited course, we offer the NCFE Level 2 in Floristry, please ask at the centre for further details.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for those who have already completed Beginners classes with us or have experience in basic floristry techniques already. If you have not attended a beginners class but think this may be suitable for you, please contact the centre to discuss this before enrolling to check suitability.
Complete beginners with no experience in Floristry should attend one of our beginners courses.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. If you need to bring a carer with you or be accompanied by another person please ask to speak to the Curriculum Leader before you enrol.

Getting to your course

Find us

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DAR/122708/M/LC.