Did I ever mention that we're going the DIY route for our wedding flowers?
Scary, I know.
I don't know very much about flower arranging, but I do know that there are a lot of things to consider: what flowers are in season, their color and texture and smell, the shape and size of vases, floral foam and flower frogs and tape grids...
I figure the best way to learn is to practice. Take my Valentine's day flowers: gorgeous as is, but the inside of the vase looks kind of boring and yucky. So I pulled everything out, plucked and tossed anything brown, and cleaned up the stems:
...then I took a new, smaller vase, filled it with glass pebbles and water, and started arranging. I started with greenery first, then added in the flowers from largest to smallest. It's kind of like getting an entirely new bouquet.
I think the stems look nicer all straightened out, don't you? (Okay, good, one practice session down, many more to go...)