Have you considered paper flowers for your wedding?

So we’ve become a little obsessed with the Big Allotment Challenge on BBC1 and River Cottage Australia on More4, which means we now have all sorts of ideas of what fruit, veg and flowers we can grow in our garden once the weather picks up. We’d also like our own dairy cow, chucks and some bees (we eat that much honey!), but that’s not going to happen any time soon.

Anyway, on last week’s episode the B.A.C contestants were challenged with making a floral swag or floral garland. It’s basically flowers and foliage tied around a length of rope to make a flower arrangement, which would look great on the top table on your big day or something more delicate to wrap around your chairs and the poles of the marquee. You could even continue the theme to be part of your hair accessories for you and your bridesmaids.

All they used was binding wire, scissors, a piece of rope and a load of flowers and greenery. Simple? It looked pretty hard to me, and quite expensive if you were to pay a professional to do it for you. So it got me thinking, maybe you could do it yourself with either artificial or paper flowers? It would still be time consuming and cost a little bit depending on what materials you use, but you’d have all the time in the world to do it without the worry of the flowers drooping and dying!

Here are a couple of photos I’ve found on Pinterest and Confetti Day Dreams to give you an idea of what you could do. You could even buy them ready made on Ebay or Etsy if you’re not feeling creative.