With the ThreeSmallApples wedding extravaganza (whoops, hyped it!) looming, I’ve been every so slightly distracted. There is SO MUCH still to do, and it doesn’t always help that Mr ThreeSmallApples is the one of the most chilled people ever. So chilled, in fact, that when I send him rambling but bullet-pointed emails because I feel a bit like this, he usually doesn’t reply. ARG!
One of the things on the never-ending (it actually appears to be growing) list is flowers.
Do you know the cost of wedding flowers? Like all wedding related things, they are so ridiculously expensive that you feel like having twigs instead. And then they die. Money well spent(!).
Instead of selling my flat (where would the cats live?) to pay a florist, I thought I might do the flower arrangements myself. It can’t be that hard can it? I was quite pleased with that jam jar… but the flowers in the garden aren’t really going to go very far. And it’s probably best I have a practice with something a bit bigger than a geranium in a jam jar.
So I dragged Mr ThreeSmallApples down to Columbia Road Flower Market.
Dahlias… Note to self: plant this week!
Might cheat with herbs since this year’s Parsley is a total disaster
Sunflowers are a bit of a fav. And they last for ages.
The “trick” (according to Mr ThreeSmallApples, who has no flower arranging experience) is to pick some stems with a head that faces ‘up’ and some that have a tilted head. I hate that he’s always right.
I added some pink Gerberas. Not because I’m obsessed with pink (grown out of that phase.. ahem) but because there was a bit of a disappointing Gerbera selection ‘down’ the market. Might have to have a word…
And there we have it, another floral success!
Now to do something like this on a much larger, slightly more stressful (probably…) scale.