Putting it all together _ Once you have selected your flowers and vase, its time to start putting things together. If possible, first cut each flower stem diagonally about one inch from the bottom while holding the end of the stem under warm water. Use your kitchen sink or a large basin. This helps ensure each stem will absorb moisture and nutrients easily. As you cut each flower, transfer it to a temporary "work" vase, which should be halfway full of water.
So, let's talk about 2013 and the trends we think will be hitting our bridal magazines really soon! Flowers, flowers everywhere and especially in your hair! Options available to you are flowers made from pure silk. These are usually hand cut, shaped and fixed on to either hair pins or small combs. The great thing about silk is that you get a lovely muted colour that looks amazing for the photographs and you can embellish the centres of the flowers with either Swarovski crystals or even fresh water pearls. You can ask for lace backing that surrounds the flowers giving a deeper, richer look.