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DIY bright autumnal bouquet

I love to try my hand and a bit of amateur floristry, so when my mother in law told me I could help myself to anything in the WHOLE garden I obviously jumped at the chance! Her garden is always beautiful but when I looked out of the kitchen window on this gloomy autumnal morning I was struck by how bright and alive everything still looked.....and thought....damn I should have got married in October!!

I spent a good half an hour in the garden snipping away at anything that caught my eye and made a rough bouquet in my hand. Once I'd pretty much taken most of the colour from the borders I took them all inside and laid them out on the floor ready to build a bouquet. I've never had any sort of training in florestry so have no real idea what I'm doing other than what I feel looks good as I'm placing the different colours and shapes in my hand.

When I was happy with how it looked I tied off the bouquet with some twine and finished it off with some hand dyed raw silk I had leftover and voila!

I rushed out into the garden to use what was left of the fading light and propped my creation up underneath the apple tree nestled in autumn leaves and fallen apples. I was quite literally in my element.

I just can't get enough of the bright colours against the typical warm tones of the autumn leaves.

The bouquet is made up of Dahlias, Cosmos and Verbena with a few bits of leafy foliage from bushes in the garden.

Making my own wedding bouquets for me and my bridesmaid was one of my favourite parts of wedding planning, it was a huge stressful rush but I would urge anyone who enjoys getting creative and wants to save some cash to give it a go.

I'm planning on posting all about my own wedding flowers in the near future so stay tuned for more floral inspiration!

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