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Fresh From The Field Wedding Flowers

Fresh From The Field Wedding Flowers

by Lynn Byczynski, Erin Benzakein

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Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers is a book and videos about using local flowers for weddings. It was created for the eco-conscious couple committed to having a greener wedding, the specialty cut flower farmer who sells flowers for weddings, the floral designer who wishes to get in on the locally grown trend, and the passionate gardener who wants to grow flowers for events.
Illustrated with photographs from dozens of real weddings, this book celebrates the romantic, bold, vibrant arrangements created by today�s top floral designers using local flowers and other botanicals. It informs brides about how to find local growers, what levels of service to expect, and how to stretch a floral budget. It includes advice for DIY weddings, and instruction in basic floral design techniques.
Step-by-step photo essays show how to make a hand-tied bouquet, a boutonniere, a mason jar centerpiece, and a large altar arrangement.
Four videos totaling 75 minutes teach you the mechanics and overall thought process that go into creating flowers for an event. Designer Erin Benzakein demonstrates how she constructs an abundant bridal bouquet, a large altar arrangement, a low and lush centerpiece, a boutonniere and a pin-on corsage. The videos can be viewed online with the links and passwords included in the book, so an internet connection is required.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149482290
Publisher: Fairplain Publications Inc
Publication date: 03/17/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 484,807
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Lynn Byczynski has been growing and writing about cut flowers since 1990. Her first book, The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower�s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, has been credited with inspiring thousands of people to start growing flowers for sale locally. On her own farm in Lawrence, Kansas, she has grown certified-organic flowers for local florists, supermarkets, natural food stores, a pick-your-own subscription, and weddings. Lynn is the editor and publisher of Growing for Market, a national magazine for small-scale, sustainable vegetable and flower farmers. She is the author of several other books, including Market Farming Success: The Business of Growing and Selling Local Food and The Hoophouse Handbook.

Erin Benzakein is a flower grower, designer, and writer whose popular blog features original photography and chronicles the daily life of her family- and flower-centered business, Floret. Erin is a contributing editor to Growing for Market magazine. Cut flowers grown on Erin�s farm appear in Whole Foods grocery stores throughout Washington, Oregon, and Canada. She teaches floral design and small-scale flower farming workshops nationwide. Her work has been featured in Sunset, Country Gardens, Victoria, and Design Sponge. Erin lives in Washington�s Skagit valley. Learn more at

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