Introduction to Summer Wedding Flowers

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details



Course Start Date


Course Duration

Part-Time - 6 weeks


Art & Design

Course Overview

The aims of the course are

• To introduce floristry with the specific  focus to floral displays
that can be used for weddings

• To encourage safe and efficient working practices.

Topics will include

• Care and conditioning of flowers

• Principles and elements of design

• Constructing a range of designs in floral foam

• Basic techniques for wiring and taping flowers and foliage

• Designing and making a buttonhole.

Welcome  6 weeks Introduction to basic Summer
Wedding designs
Each week you will make a design as listed below. Make sure
you photograph all your designs as it helps to build a portfolio of your work
and how well you are progressing.
I hope you enjoy your six weeks of creating
your very own flower designs, wired, tied, and arranged. Each week you will have
an introduction to the design you are making to help you understand the basics
of floristry and a demonstration by your tutor. No previous experience is
necessary as you will be guided throughout. Below is a basic guide of flowers,
foliage and sundries required to complete your designs. You may wish to obtain
your own floristry scissors to bring each week and practise at home. Your Tutor
will advise you the week before what to bring.   Where possible,
always look at colours chosen, length of stems needed, and quantities. You will
learn what flowers to select as you gain more knowledge.

Week 1 –  Basic wiring and taping techniques/ leaf stitching/ make your
own Buttonhole

Week 2 –   Bridesmaids crown/circlet headress

Week 3-    Natural tied pew end/chair back , Oasis Pew
end/chair back (these can be used to decorate walls, doors or staircases)

Week 4 –  Table centre with candles and matching Napkin ring/side plate
decor  (Can be used at ceremomy table, wedding reception and general room

Week 5 –   Thank you Hand Tied in presentation box

Week 6 – Wedding Corsage

No formal qualifications

For the first week of the course the flowers will be provided. For the next 5 weeks after that you will need to buy your own flowers. Your tutor will let you know each week what you need to bring. Sundries such as foam, wire and tape may be purchased from the college.
if you have a sharp pair of scissors please bring these along with you to class.

This taster course can lead onto other floristry intro courses

This is an essentially practical course with no formal assessment. Learners will receive constructive verbal feedback each week and will be encouraged to keep a photographic record of their work.

The Tuition fee for this course is £100.00
You may be eligible for a full fee remission if you are in receipt of certain benefits or earning less than £20,888 per annum (if residing within Greater Manchester)

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