An essential book packed with exquisite photographs and amazing floral displays for planning every aspect of the wedding day and beyond, from London’s leading floral designer. Paula Pryke has been helping couples plan weddings for nearly 30 years and is one of the most sought after wedding florists. In this unique and invaluable aide to planning your own day, she guides you through the different flower options, exploring wedding traditions as well as suggestions on how a modern bride can depart from them. It addresses every type of seasonal concern; distinguishes decorative, ceremony, and reception flowers; provides great ideas for floral accessories; and, of course, devotes much consideration to the all-important choice of the bouquet. Whatever approach you choose for your special big day, Pryke provides a host of ideas for decorations, from bouquets to buttonholes and headdresses for the flower girls, as well as plenty of ideas for decorating the venue, from floral arches to pew ends, and table decorations, chairbacks, napkin details and cake toppers that will all set the stage for a wonderful celebration. For those brides who want to create their own arrangements, 29 step-by-step projects for bouquets and arrangements show how they – with the help of bridesmaids, friends, and family - can make some of Pryke’s most popular wedding flower arrangements themselves.
In 1998, Paula Pryke had a dream of opening a little flower shop in Islington, London. From these humble beginnings she changed the face of British floristry and has become of one London's top florists. Paula published her first book in 1993 and has now published 18 flower books, which have been translated into as many languages. Initially Paula's style was embraced in Japan and America but more recently she has been working and influencing floral design in Korea, China, India and South America, establishing her reputation globally. Recently awarded an OBE for her services to floral design, Paula Pryke is one of the most famous and respected florists in the world. www.paulapryke.com